Tiffany Cummings, Psy.D.
Dr. Cummings is a clinical neuropsychology postdoctoral associate in the department of Clinical and Health Psychology and Institute on Aging. She is supervised by Drs. Bauer, Bowers, Cohen, Dotson, and Price. Her clinical responsibilities include neuropsychological assessments of older adults, including those with movement disorders, vascular and other neurologic diseases. She has been involved in development of a Brain Health Clinic through the Center for Movement Disorders and Neurorestoration. Her research interests include cognitive effects on aging, psychometrics, and relationship between exercise history and cognition in Parkinson disease patients. Dr. Cummings obtained her doctorate degree at Florida Institute of Technology, after completing her pre-doctoral internship at Henry Ford Health System in Neuropsychology. Her dissertation examined white matter hyperintensities and cognition in a memory disordered population.
Shellie-Anne Levy, Ph.D.
Dr. Levy is a neuropsychology postdoctoral associate in the Department of Clinical and Health Psychology working under the supervision of Dr. Catherine Price. Research interests include examining the cognitive sequelae of neurodegenerative disorders among ethnically diverse patient samples. Currently, she assesses cognitive changes in Parkinson’s disease and their relationship to gray matter structures and white matter integrity using structural brain MRI. Dr. Levy has been awarded a National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS) Diversity Supplement to specifically examine the brain white matter circuits that contribute to executive decline in individuals with Parkinson’s disease. Clinically, she provides neuropsychological assessment of older adults with movement disorders and memory disorders. Dr. Levy completed her pre-doctoral internship in Clinical Neuropsychology at the University of Florida and earned her doctorate in Clinical Psychology from Howard University. Her dissertation examined cardiovascular risk and cognition in older African Americans.
Jared Tanner, Ph.D.
Dr. Tanner is a postdoctoral research associate in the Department of Clinical and Health Psychology working under the supervision of Dr. Catherine Price. Currently, Dr. Tanner’s research focus is assessing neuroimaging biomarkers for post-operative cognitive decline in older adults undergoing total knee replacement surgery. Research interests include relating the structure and function of white matter pathways and gray matter structures of the brain using various MRI methodologies to neurocognitive functions in older adults. Dr. Tanner completed his pre-doctoral internship at Duke University. He earned his doctorate in clinical and health psychology from the University of Florida. His dissertation focused on the association between verbal memory and gray and white matter structures in Parkinson’s disease.
Danielle Wald, Psy.D.
Dr. Wald is a neuropsychology postdoctoral associate in the department of Clinical and Health Psychology working under the supervision of Drs. Bauer, Bowers, Dotson, and Price. As part of her clinical appointment, she provides neuropsychological assessment of patients’ with epilepsy syndromes, movement disorders, and memory disorders. Research interests include postsurgical cognitive outcomes in epilepsy resection and the mediating role of exercise on cognition and mood in patient with Parkinson’s disease. Dr. Wald completed her pre-doctoral internship at the University of Kansas School of Medicine and her doctorate degree from the Washington School of Professional Psychology in 2013. Her dissertation focused on creating normative data for the Wechsler Memory Scale-4th Edition Designs and Spatial Addition Subtests in a sample of older adults.
London Butterfield, Ph.D.
Dr. Butterfield is a Postdoctoral Fellow in the Department of Clinical and Health Psychology working under the supervision of Drs. Dawn Bowers and Michael Marsiske. She currently coordinates the UF Health Vitality Mind program at The Village retirement community, a collaborative and novel town-gown effort. Research there is focused on identifying optimal combinations of activities (exercise, mindfulness, cognitive training) for improving mood, motivation, cognition and active living in older adults. Dr. Butterfield obtained her Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology with a specialization in Clinical Neuropsychology at the University of South Florida in 2013, after completing a pre-doctoral internship in Clinical Neuropsychology at the University of Florida. Her dissertation examined the feasibility of a telehealth intervention for apathy and depression in individuals with Parkinson disease. Her clinical interests span both neuropsychological evaluations and individual psychotherapy for a range of psychological issues (i.e., grief/bereavement, anxiety, depression, PTSD, eating disorders, and identity issues, cognitive rehabilitation).
Erika Mellott, Ph.D.
Dr. Mellott is a pediatric neuropsychology postdoctoral associate in the Department of Clinical and Health Psychology working under the supervision of Dr. Shelley Heaton. As a part of her clinical appointment, Dr. Mellott provides both inpatient and outpatient neuropsychological assessments to children with a variety of neurobiological and neurodevelopmental disorders, and serves as a consultation liaison for several pediatric departments within UF Health & Shands Hospital. With regard to research, her interests include neurocognitive outcomes associated with pediatric traumatic brain injury and childhood cancers. Dr. Mellott completed her pre-doctoral internship at the University of Florida, and earned her doctorate in clinical psychology from Wright State University.