Priscilla A Amofa-Ho

Priscilla A Amofa-Ho,

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Department: Department of Clinical and Health Psychology
Business Phone: (352) 294-8678
Business Email: amofap@ufl.edu

About Priscilla A Amofa-Ho

Mentors: Glenn Smith (PhD) and Shellie-Anne Levy (PhD)

Primary Concentration: Clinical Psychology

Secondary Concentration: Clinical Neuropsychology

Grant Support: NIA Non-Pharmaceutical Interventions in ADRD T32 Training Fellowship (AG 020499); NIA ADRD T32 Training Fellowship (AG 061892)

Priscilla A. Amofa Sr., M.S., M.A., completed her undergraduate degree at Carleton College with a major in Psychology and a minor in Neuroscience. After graduation, she completed a 1-year service project as an AmeriCorp HealthVista for a local non-profit organization where she helped to improve and increase access to healthcare in the undeserved and uninsured community members. After her service, Priscilla took a clinical research coordinator position at the Alzheimer’s disease Center at Rush University Medical Center, Chicago. In this position, she obtained and examined biological samples in quest of identifying biomarkers for various Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias, as well as recruited, enrolled, and administered neurocognitive assessments to diverse research participants from diverse backgrounds into dementia and Alzheimer’s disease clinical trials. She also worked under the mentorship of Dr. Robert Wilson where she looked at racial difference in patients with dementia. During this time, she also completed her master’s degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling at Roosevelt University. As part of her master’s program, she completed a one-year internship at an in-patient psychiatric ward at Rush Medical Center, Chicago. As an intern, she worked with older adults from diverse backgrounds with diagnosis of different neurological disorders and other psychiatric conditions. Priscilla entered the Clinical and Health Psychology program at the University of Florida in the fall of 2018, with a major area of study in Clinical Neuropsychology. Priscilla entered the Clinical and Health Psychology program at the University of Florida in the fall of 2018, with a major area of study in Clinical Neuropsychology under the mentorship of Drs. Glenn Smith, PhD and Shellie-Anne Levy, PhD. Under their mentorship, she was selected for 2 NIH ADRD T32 fellowship trainings engaging in advanced training and coursework in ADRD research and had the opportunity to join experts in finding biomarkers and interventions related to ADRD. Priscilla’s research and clinical interests are in vascular burden, mild cognitive impairment (MCI), ADRDs, implementation of behavioral interventions to prevent or delay cognitive impairment, cross-cultural translation of assessment measures, and adaptation of behavioral interventions for underserved populations. Specifically, she is interested in identifying biomarkers and risk factors that predict cognitive decline in older adults and employing lifestyle modifications to mitigate cognitive decline. Ultimately, she is committed to elucidating barriers to participation in aging research in marginalized groups and to develop interventions to delay the onset of ADRD in these groups

Accomplishments

T32 Fellow
2022-2023 · NIA Non-Pharmaceutical Interventions in ADRD T32 Training Fellowship (AG 020499)
MBI Rising Star
2022 · MBI
T32 Fellow
2020-2022 · NIA ADRD T32 Training Fellowship (AG 061892)

Clinical Profile

Areas of Interest
  • Alzheimer disease
  • Cardiovascular
  • Dementia
  • Depression
  • Depression in older adults
  • Generalized anxiety disorder
  • Vascular dementia

Research Profile

Open Researcher and Contributor ID (ORCID)

0000-0001-7974-8481

Publications

2023
The Mediating Roles of Neurobiomarkers in the Relationship Between Education and Late-Life Cognition.
Journal of Alzheimer's disease : JAD. 95(4):1405-1416 [DOI] 10.3233/JAD-230244. [PMID] 37694365.
2022
Behavioral Interventions in Mild Cognitive Impairment (MCI): Lessons from a Multicomponent Program
Neurotherapeutics. 19(1):117-131 [DOI] 10.1007/s13311-022-01225-8. [PMID] 35415779.
2022
Cross-national harmonization of cognitive measures across HRS HCAP (USA) and LASI-DAD (India)
PLOS ONE. 17(2) [DOI] 10.1371/journal.pone.0264166. [PMID] 35213581.
2022
Declarative Learning, Priming, and Procedural Learning Performances comparing Individuals with Amnestic Mild Cognitive Impairment, and Cognitively Unimpaired Older Adults
Journal of the International Neuropsychological Society. 1-13 [DOI] 10.1017/s1355617722000029.
2022
Health concerns and attitudes towards research participation in a community of rural Black Americans
Clinical Gerontologist. 46(2):1-12 [DOI] 10.1080/07317115.2022.2077678.
2022
Hippocampal Subfields in Mild Cognitive Impairment: Associations with Objective and Informant-Report of Memory Function
Archives of Clinical Neuropsychology. [DOI] 10.1093/arclin/acac018.
2022
Procedural learning, declarative learning, and working memory as predictors of learning the use of a memory compensation tool in persons with amnestic mild cognitive impairment
Neuropsychological Rehabilitation. 1-26 [DOI] 10.1080/09602011.2022.2089697.
2022
Repetition Priming in Individuals with Amnestic Mild Cognitive Impairment and Alzheimer’s Dementia: a Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis.
Neuropsychology review. 32(2):228-246 [DOI] 10.1007/s11065-021-09504-5. [PMID] 33895980.
2021
Comparative Effectiveness of Behavioral Interventions to Prevent or Delay Dementia: One-Year Partner Outcomes.
The journal of prevention of Alzheimer's disease. 8(1):33-40 [DOI] 10.14283/jpad.2020.59. [PMID] 33336222.
2021
Latent Factor Structure of Outcome Measures Used in the HABIT® Mild Cognitive Impairment Intervention Programs.
Journal of Alzheimer's disease : JAD. 84(1):193-205 [DOI] 10.3233/JAD-210582. [PMID] 34511501.
2021
Memory Support System training in mild cognitive impairment: Predictors of learning and adherence
Neuropsychological Rehabilitation. 31(1):92-104 [DOI] 10.1080/09602011.2019.1667833. [PMID] 31538854.
2021
Psychometric properties of the self-efficacy for managing mild cognitive impairment scale.
International journal of geriatric psychiatry. 36(1):174-181 [DOI] 10.1002/gps.5411. [PMID] 32830353.
2019
Functional ability is associated with higher adherence to behavioral interventions in mild cognitive impairment
The Clinical Neuropsychologist. 34(5):937-955 [DOI] 10.1080/13854046.2019.1672792. [PMID] 31608773.
2019
Self-Efficacy Mediates the Association Between Physical Function and Perceived Quality of Life in Individuals with Mild Cognitive Impairment.
Journal of Alzheimer's disease : JAD. 68(4):1511-1519 [DOI] 10.3233/JAD-181020. [PMID] 30909227.
2018
Purpose in Life and Hospitalization for Ambulatory Care-Sensitive Conditions in Old Age.
The American journal of geriatric psychiatry : official journal of the American Association for Geriatric Psychiatry. 26(3):364-374 [DOI] 10.1016/j.jagp.2017.06.022. [PMID] 28780129.
2018
Terminal decline of episodic memory and perceptual speed in a biracial population
Aging, Neuropsychology, and Cognition. 25(3):378-389 [DOI] 10.1080/13825585.2017.1306020. [PMID] 28332920.
2016
Change in Cognitive Abilities in Older Latinos
Journal of the International Neuropsychological Society. 22(1):58-65 [DOI] 10.1017/s1355617715001058.

Education

MS in Clinical Psychology
2018-2020 · University of Florida
MA in Clinical Mental Health Counseling
2015-2018 · Roosevelt University
BA in Psychology
2009-2013 · Carleton College

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