Joshua Owens, B.S.

Biographyimage of Joshua Owens

Joshua graduated from Virginia Tech in 2018 with a B.S. in Psychology and a B.S. in Biology with a concentration in Biomedical Science. While at Virginia Tech, Joshua had the opportunity to work in the MEM lab studying episodic memory and the Mind-Body Lab studying post trauma psychopathology. In addition to research, Joshua gained hands on experience as a CNA at Adult Day Services where he had a variety of roles that included leading exercise and art-based activities for patients diagnosed with MCI, Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, and dementia. This position sparked his interest in cognitive aging and led him to pursue neuropsychology. In 2019, he enrolled in the UF Clinical & Health Psychology program with a focus in neuropsychology. He is currently a first-year doctoral student in the Cognitive Aging Lab of Dr. Michael Marsiske.   

Research Focus

Joshua’s primary research interests include cognitive deficits associated with typical and pathological aging, health disparities in cognitive aging, cognitive training and intervention paradigms, memory, biomarkers of cognitive decline, Mild Cognitive Impairment, and Alzheimer’s

Awards and Membership

  • McKnight Fellowship, Florida Education Fund  
  • Board of Education Fellowship, University of Florida  
  • James F Powell Scholarship, Virginia Tech  
  • Dean’s List, Virginia Tech 
  • American Psychological Association (2019 – present) 


  • Peer Mentor, VTSA  
  • Vice President of Alpha Epsilon Delta, Virginia Tech 
  • Search Committee, Therapeutic Programs Manager