Priscilla Amofa, M.A., M.S.

Priscilla Amofa

Biography

Priscilla completed her undergraduate degree at Carleton College with a major in Psychology and a minor in Neuroscience. After graduation, she completed a 1-year service project as an AmeriCorp HealthVista for a local non-profit organization to improve and increase access to healthcare to undeserved and uninsured community members. After her service, Priscilla took a clinical research coordinator position in the Alzheimer’s Disease Center at Rush University Medical Center, Chicago. During this time, she also completed a master’s degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling. She is a licensed professional counselor in the State of IL. In her free time, she enjoys listening to music, yoga, running, and cooking.

Research Focus

Lifestyle interventions as an alternative treatment to the delay and/or prevention of dementia among older adults with mild cognitive impairment. Increasing minority representation in clinical research, particularly in neurodegenerative populations.

Publications

Wilson, R., Capuano, A., Marquez, D., Amofa, P., Barnes, L., Bennett, D. Change in cognitive abilities in older Latinos. Journal of the International Neuropsychological Society (2015), 21. 1-8.

Wilson, R., Rajan, K., Barnes, L., Janson, W., Amofa, P., Weuve, J., Evans, D. Terminal Decline of episodic memory and perceptual speed in a biracial population. Aging, Neuropsychology, and Cognition (2017). doi: 10.1080/13825585.2017.1306020.

Wilson, R., Capuano, A., James, B., Amofa, P., Arvantakis, Z., Bennett D., Boyle, P. Purpose in life and hospitalization for ambulatory car-sensitive conditions in old age. American Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry. (2017) doi: 10.1016/j.jagp.2017.06.022.

Presentations

Amofa, P. (April 2013). Effects of Neuropeptide S on Spatial Learning and Memory in Rats. Poster presentation at the 48th Minnesota Undergraduate Psychology Conference, Minneapolis, MN.

Professional Memberships

Student Member of American Counseling Association (2015 – present)

Student Member of International Neuropsychology Society (2018 – present