Brian Ho, M.S.

Brian HoBiography

Brian has held a variety of clinical and research responsibilities including those related to child social/emotional skills counseling, adolescent stress, TBI day programs, primate neurobiology, longitudinal studies of neuropsychology/neuropathology/neurodegenerative diseases, and pre-clinical feasibility trials for pharmaceutical companies. He is also an ARRT licensed MRI Technologist and performed the duty in a community hospital at the height of the COVID-19 pandemic. He holds an A.S. from Monroe Community College, a B.A. from the University Of Rochester, and an M.S. from Boston University. Brian is continuing his studies as a doctoral student in the department’s Clinical Psychology program with a concentration in Neuropsychology under the mentorship of Dr. Ronald Cohen.

Research Focus

Brian is primarily interested in dietary and exercise interventions which may limit cognitive decline and/or improve cognitive abilities in those with neurodegenerative diseases and those considered otherwise normal and healthy.

Publications

Fudge, J. L., Kelly, E. A., Pal, R., Bedont, J. L., Park, L., & Ho, B. (2017). Beyond the classic VTA: Extended amygdala projections to DA-striatal paths in the primate. Neuropsychopharmacology, 42(8), 1563–1576. http://doi.org/10.1038/npp.2017.38

Presentations

Kabiri, N. S., Ho, B. D., Czech, M., Best, A., Johnson, S., Severson, J., Brooks, C., Cai, X., Erb, K. M., & Thomas, K. C. (2020, April). Assessment of cognitive and motor symptoms of Parkinson’s disease in-clinic and in-home with the use of a mobile digital battery. Poster abstract accepted for the 72nd annual meeting of the American Academy of Neurology, Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

Kabiri, N. S., Best, A., Johnson, S., Ho, B., Eden, G., Dupee, B., Fedorovsky, M., Severson, J., Amato, D., Severson, B., Bhangu, J., Cosman, J., Erb, K., & Thomas, K. (2019, September). Utility of a Smartphone App in Discretely Assessing and Monitoring Symptoms of Parkinson’s Disease. Poster presented at the 17th annual meeting of the International Congress of Parkinson’s Disease and Movement Disorders, Nice, France.

Ho, B. D., Stein, T., Ang, T., Piers, R., & Au, R. (2019, February). Neurofibrillary tangle burden in the dorsolateral frontal cortex is associated with processing speed impairment: A digital neuropathological analysis from the Framingham Heart Study. Paper presentation at the 47th annual meeting of the International Neuropsychological Society, New York City, NY.

Ho, B. D. (2017, November). Stroke and cholesterol in TILDA. Poster presented at the 3rd annual meeting of the Simon A. Chernack Conference on Crisis & Emergency Management, Boston, MA.

Professional Memberships

American Registry of Radiologic Technologists