Dawn J Mechanic-Hamilton

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Assistant Professor of Neurology at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
Clinical Director, Neuropsychological Services and Cognitive Fitness Program, Penn Memory Center, Perelman School of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania
Clinical Core Co-Lead, UPenn Alzheimer's Disease Research Center
AD/ADRD Pilot Core Co-Lead, PennAITech Artificial Intelligence and Technology Collaboratory for Healthy Aging
Department: Neurology

Contact information
Penn Memory Center
Perelman Center for Advanced Medicine, 2 South
3400 Civic Center Boulevard
Philadelphia, PA 19104
Office: 215-662-4516
Education:
B.A. (Psychobiology)
Wellesley College, 1998.
M.S. (Clinical Psychology, Neuropsychology Concentration)
Drexel University, 2008.
Ph.D. (Clinical Psychology, Neuropsychology Concentration)
Drexel University, 2010.
Post-Graduate Training
Predoctoral Intern in Clinical Neuropsychology, Brown University Clinical Psychology Training Consortium, 2009-2010.
Postdoctoral Fellow in Neuropsychology, University of Pennsylvania, Psychiatry Department, Neuropsychiatry Division, 2010-2012.
Certifications
American Board of Professional Psychology (ABPP), American Board of Clinical Neuropsychology (ABCN), 2016.
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Selected Publications

Xiong, C, Wolk, DA, Lah, JJ, Gleason, CE, Roberson, ED, Benzinger, TLS, Schindler, SE, Fagan, AM, Hassenstab, JJ, Moulder, KL, Balls-Berry, JE, Sperling, RA, Johnson, KA, Levey, AI, Johnson, SC, Luo, J, Gremminger, E, Agboola, F, Grant, EA, Ances, BA, Gordon, BA, Hornbeck, RC, Massoumzadeh, P, Keefe, SJ, Dierker, D, Gray, JD, Andrews, J, Henson, RL, Streitz, M, Manzanares, C, Qiu, D, Mechanic-Hamilton, D, Stites, SD, Shaw, LM, Midgett, S, Morris, JC: SORTOUT-AB: A Study of Race to Understand Alzheimer Biomarkers Alzheimer's Association International Conference August 2022.

Stites, SD, Midgett, S, Visco A, and Mechanic-Hamilton, D: Pilot Study of Social and Structural Determinants of Health (SSDOH) Measures in the UPenn Alzheimer's Disease Research Center. Alzheimer's Association International Conference August 2022.

Rhodes, E, Massimo, L, Mechanic-Hamilton, D, McMillan, CT, Phillips, JS, Burke, SE, Hlava, Q, Cook, P, Gee, JC, and Grossman, M: Factors associated with the Big 5 personality traits in Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias (ADRD). Alzheimer's Association International Conference August 2022.

Mechanic-Hamilton, D, Halberstadter, K, Lydon, S, Liebenberg, E, Wolk, D: At-Home Data Collection with an App-Based Cognitive Assessment for Detecting Memory and Executive Functioning Changes in Aging and Pre-Clinical AD. Alzheimer's Association International Conference July 2022.

Devlin KN, Brennan L, Saad L, Giovannetti T, Hamilton RH, Wolk DA, Xie SX, Mechanic-Hamilton D : Diagnosing Mild Cognitive Impairment Among Racially Diverse Older Adults: Comparison of Consensus, Actuarial, and Statistical Methods. Journal of Alzheimers Disease January 2022.

Zuroff, L, Wisse, LEM, Glenn, T, Sharon, XX, Nasrallah, IM, Habes, M., Dubroff, J, de Flores, R, Xie, L, Yushkevich, P, Doshi, J, Davatsikos, C, Shaw, LM, Tropea, TF, Chen-Plotkin, AS, Wolk, DA, Das, S, Mechanic-Hamilton, D: Self- and Partner-Reported Subjective Memory Complaints: Association with Objective Cognitive Impairment and Risk of Decline. Journal of Alzheimer's Disease Reports 2022.

Arezoumandan, S, Xie, SX, Cousins, KAQ, Mechanic-Hamilton, DJ, Peterson, CS, Huang, CY, Ohm, DT, Ittyerah, R, McMillan, CT, Wolk, DA, Yushkevich, P, Trojanowski, JQ, Lee, EB, Grossman, M, Phillips, JS, Irwin, DJ: Regional distribution and maturation of tau pathology among phenotypic variants of Alzheimer’s disease. Acta Neuropathologica 2022 Notes: In Press.

Stites SD, Midgett S, Mechanic-Hamilton D, Zuelsdorff M, Glover CM, Marquez DX, Balls-Berry JE, Streitz ML, Babulal G, Trani JF, Henderson JN, Barnes LL, Karlawish J, Wolk DA : Establishing a framework for gathering structural and social determinants of health in Alzheimer's Disease Research Centers The Gerontologist December 2021.

Midgett, S, Mechanic-Hamilton, D, Karlawish, J, Wolk, D, Stites, S: A Pilot Study of Social and Structural Determinants of Health (SSDoH) Measures in an Alzheimer's Disease Research Center (ADRC) Cohort. Alzheimer's Association International Conference July 2021.

Hackett, H, Ferrara, MJ, Newman, S, Kelley, M, Schankel, L, McCoubrey, H, Best, S, Manning Peskin, S, O’Brien, K, Xie, SX, Wolk, DA, Mechanic-Hamilton, D: Remote neuropsychological assessment using the UDS v3.0 T-Cog: Preliminary data among participants at the Penn ADRC. Alzheimer's Association International Conference July 2021.

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