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

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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
Neuropsychology Division Chief, Neurology Department
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
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

Kim B, Yannatos I, Blam K, Wiebe D, Xie SX, McMillan CT, Mechanic-Hamilton D, Wolk DA, Lee EB: Neighborhood disadvantage reduces cognitive reserve independent of neuropathologic change. Alzheimer's & Dementia January 2024.

Bonomi S, Lu R, Schindler SE, Bui Q, Lah JJ, Wolk D, Gleason CE, Sperling R, Roberson ED, Levey AI, Shaw L, Van Hulle C, Benzinger T, Adams M, Manzanares C, Qiu D, Hassenstab J, Moulder KL, Balls-Berry JE, Johnson K, Johnson SC, Murchison CF, Luo J, Gremminger E, Agboola F, Grant EA, Hornbeck R, Massoumzadeh P, Keefe S, Dierker D, Gray JD, Henson RL, Streitz M, Mechanic-Hamilton D, Morris JC, Xiong C: Relationships of Cognitive Measures with Cerebrospinal Fluid but not Imaging Biomarkers of Alzheimer's Disease Vary between Black and White Individuals. Ann Neurol December 2023.

Stites, S, Lee, BN, Rubright, JD, Harkins, K, Mechanic-Hamilton D: Cognitive Complaint Types Can Correlate with Cognitive Testing, Perceived Stress, and Symptom Distress in Older Adults with Normal Cognition and Dementia. Alzheimer Disease & Associated Disorders December 2023.

Taghvaei, M, Mechanic-Hamilton, DJ, Sadaghiani, S, Shakibajahromi, B, Dolui, S, Das, S, Brown, C, Tackett, W, Khandelwal, P, Cook, P, Shinohara, RT, Yushkevich, P, Bassett, DS, Wolk, DA, Detre, JA: Impact of white matter hyperintensities on structural connectivity and cognition in cognitively intact ADNI participants. Neurobiology of Aging December 2023.

Rhodes E, Mechanic-Hamilton D, Phillips JS, McMillan C, Bahena A, Vitali N, Hlava Q, Cook P, Gee J, Grossman M, Massimo L.: Discrepancies in patient and caregiver ratings of personality change in Alzheimer's disease and related dementias. Arch Clin Neuropsychol October 2023.

Kamath V, Chen H, Shrestha S, Mechanic-Hamilton D, Deal JA, Mosley TH, Schneider ALC: Normative Data for the 12-Item Sniffin' Sticks Odor Identification Test in Older Adults. Arch Clin Neuropsychol October 2023.

Mechanic-Hamilton D, Lydon S, Xie SX, Zhang P, Miller A, Rascovsky K, Rhodes E,and Massimo L: Turning Apathy into Action in Neurodegenerative Disease: Development and Pilot Testing of a Goal-Directed Behavior App Neuropsychological Rehabilitation May 2023.

Halberstadter K, Pulley L, Rovere R, Dicalogero M, Wolk D, Mechanic-Hamilton D: Performance and Usability of a Remote App-Based Assessment of Cognition Among Older Adult Mobile Game Players and Non-Players. 51st Annual Meeting of the International Neuropsychological Society February 2023.

Mechanic-Hamilton D, Halberstadter K, Dicalogero M, Rovere R, Pulley L, Wolk D : Remote App-Based Assessment of Memory and Executive Functioning in Aging and Pre-Clinical Alzheimer’s Disease. 51st Annual Meeting of the International Neuropsychological Society February 2023.

Dicalogero M, Kamath V, Wolk, D, Das S, Xie L, Lane J, Halberstadter K, Mechanic-Hamilton D: Cognitive and Neuroanatomic Correlates of Olfactory Function in Cognitively Unimpaired and Impaired Older Adults. 51st Annual Meeting of the International Neuropsychological Society February 2023.

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