Shellie-Anne Levy, Ph.D.
Clinical Assistant Professor
(Ph.D. 2014, Howard University)
Dr. Shellie-Anne Levy is a clinical neuropsychologist in the Department of Clinical and Health Psychology in the UF College of Public Health and Health Professions. Before joining the faculty team, she completed her internship and postdoctoral fellowship in clinical neuropsychology at UF. She received her doctorate in clinical psychology at Howard University and her bachelor’s degree in psychology from Emory University in 2006.
Dr. Levy is an attending psychologist for the neuropsychology area in the UF Psychology Clinic as well as for the Perioperative Cognition and Anesthesia Collaboration Network (PeCAN) housed in the Department of Anesthesiology Pre-Surgical Center of UF Health/Shands. She trains and supervises predoctoral students, interns, and postdoctoral fellows in the neuropsychological assessments of older adults. Patients seen in her clinic are largely referred for differential dementia diagnosis and mild cognitive impairment (MCI). Other patient referrals include psychiatric disorders, stroke, movement disorders, traumatic brain injury, and epilepsy. Patients seen at PeCAN are referred for pre- and post-operative cognitive evaluations; surgery types include vascular, orthopedic, neuro, gastrointestinal, as well as other more minor procedures.
Dr. Levy’s research program focuses on studying the cognitive changes in older adults with MCI and neurodegenerative disorders. Broadly, her primary research goals are to better understand the disparities that influence the onset, diagnosis and treatment of these disorders in minority populations in the context of a biopsychosocial-spiritual paradigm. More recent work has focused on examining behavioral interventions for mild cognitive impairment (MCI) that will improve functional outcomes in individuals at risk for progression to dementia. Dr. Levy also aims to elucidate barriers to participation in behavioral intervention research for MCI amongst underrepresented minority communities. She has received funding from federal and non-profit organizations to support this work.