Dawn J Mechanic-Hamilton, Ph.D., ABPP-CN

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Assistant Professor of Neurology at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
Department: Neurology

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Penn Memory Center
Perelman Center for Advanced Medicine, 2 South
3400 Civic Center Boulevard
Philadelphia, PA 19104
Office: 215-662-4516
B.A. (Psychobiology)
Wellesley College, 1998.
M.S. (Clinical Psychology, Neuropsychology Concentration)
Drexel University, 2008.
Ph.D. (Clinical Psychology, Neuropsychology Concentration)
Drexel University, 2010.
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Selected Publications

Wan Q, Chrysikou EG, Mechanic-Hamilton D, Yaden D, Thompson-Schill SL, Hamilton R: A Standardized Neuropsychological Test for Creativity Based on the Alternative Uses Task. Annual Meeting of the Cognitive Neuroscience Society March 2017.

Devlin KN, Saad L, Giovannetti T, Wolk DA, and Mechanic-Hamilton D: Diagnosing Mild Cognitive Impairment: Comparison of Conventional, Actuarial, and Statistical Methods 45th Annual Meeting of the International Neuropsychological Society February 2017.

Saad L, Wolk DA, Mechanic-Hamilton D: An Update on Normative Data for Neuropsychological Performance on Memory and Language Measures in a Racially Diverse Older Adult Longitudinal Cohort. 45th Annual Meeting of the International Neuropsychological Society February 2017.

Roalf DR, Moore TM, Mechanic-Hamilton D, Wolk DA, Arnold SA, Weintraub DA, & Moberg PJ : Bridging Cognitive Screening Tests in Neurological Disorders: A cross-walk between the s-MoCA and MMSE. Alzheimer’s & Dementia in press, January 2017.

Brennan L, Devlin K, Xie SX, Mechanic-Hamilton D, Tran B, Hurtig H, Chen-Plotkin A, Chahine L, Morley JF, Duda JE, Roalf DR, Dahodwala N, Rick J, Trojanowski JQ, Moberg PJ, Weintraub D. : Neuropsychological subgroups in non-demented Parkinson’s disease: A latent class analysis. Journal of Parkinson’s Disease in press 2017.

Lazar RM, Pavol MA, Bormann T, Dwyer MG, Kraemer C, White R, Zivadinov R, Wertheimer JC, Thöne-Otto A, Ravdin LD, Naugle R, Mechanic-Hamilton D, Garmoe WS, Stringer AY, Bender HA, Kapadia SR, Kodali S, Ghanem A, Linke A, Mehran R, Virmani R, Nazif T, Parhizgar A, Leon MB: Neurocognition and Cerebral Lesion Burden in High-Risk patients before Undergoing TAVR: Insights from the Sentinel Trial. JACC: Cardiovascular Interventions in press 2017.

Koenig AM, Mechanic-Hamilton D, Xie SX, Combs MF, Cappola AR, Xie L, Detre JA, Wolk DA, Arnold SE: Effects of the Insulin Sensitizer Metformin in Alzheimer’s Disease: Pilot Data from a Randomized Placebo-Controlled Crossover Study. Alzheimer's Disease & Associated Disorders in press 2017.

Quarmley, Megan, Moberg, Paul J., Mechanic-Hamilton, Dawn, Kabadi, Sushila, Arnold, Steven E., Wolk, David A., Roalf, David R.: Odor Identification Screening Improves Diagnostic Classification in Incipient Alzheimer’s Disease. Journal of Alzheimer's Disease 55(4): 1497-1507, December 2016.

Roalf, D.R., Quarmley, M., Mechanic-Hamilton, D., Wolk, D.A., Arnold, S.E., Moberg, P.J. : Within-Individual Variability: An Index for Subtle Change in Neurocognition in Mild Cognitive Impairment. Journal of Alzheimer's Disease 54(325-35), August 2016.

L Brennan, K Devlin, SX Xie, D Mechanic-Hamilton, B Tran, HH Hurtig, A Chen-Plotkin, L Chahine, JF Morley, JE Duda, DR Roalf, N Dahodwala, J Rick, JQ Trojanowski, PJ Moberg, D Weintraub : Neuropsychological Subgroups in Non-Demented Parkinson's Disease: A Latent Class Analysis. 20th International Congress of Parkinson's Disease and Movement Disorders June 2016.

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