Priscilla A Amofa-Ho

Priscilla A Amofa-Ho,


Department: Department of Clinical and Health Psychology
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About Priscilla A Amofa-Ho

Mentors: Glenn Smith (PhD) and Shellie-Anne Levy (PhD)

Primary Concentration: Clinical Psychology

Secondary Concentration: Clinical Neuropsychology

Grant Support: NIA Non-Pharmaceutical Interventions in ADRD T32 Training Fellowship (AG 020499); NIA ADRD T32 Training Fellowship (AG 061892)

Priscilla A. Amofa Sr., M.S., M.A., 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 where she helped to improve and increase access to healthcare in the undeserved and uninsured community members. After her service, Priscilla took a clinical research coordinator position at the Alzheimer’s disease Center at Rush University Medical Center, Chicago. In this position, she obtained and examined biological samples in quest of identifying biomarkers for various Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias, as well as recruited, enrolled, and administered neurocognitive assessments to diverse research participants from diverse backgrounds into dementia and Alzheimer’s disease clinical trials. She also worked under the mentorship of Dr. Robert Wilson where she looked at racial difference in patients with dementia. During this time, she also completed her master’s degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling at Roosevelt University. As part of her master’s program, she completed a one-year internship at an in-patient psychiatric ward at Rush Medical Center, Chicago. As an intern, she worked with older adults from diverse backgrounds with diagnosis of different neurological disorders and other psychiatric conditions. Priscilla entered the Clinical and Health Psychology program at the University of Florida in the fall of 2018, with a major area of study in Clinical Neuropsychology. Priscilla entered the Clinical and Health Psychology program at the University of Florida in the fall of 2018, with a major area of study in Clinical Neuropsychology under the mentorship of Drs. Glenn Smith, PhD and Shellie-Anne Levy, PhD. Under their mentorship, she was selected for 2 NIH ADRD T32 fellowship trainings engaging in advanced training and coursework in ADRD research and had the opportunity to join experts in finding biomarkers and interventions related to ADRD. Priscilla’s research and clinical interests are in vascular burden, mild cognitive impairment (MCI), ADRDs, implementation of behavioral interventions to prevent or delay cognitive impairment, cross-cultural translation of assessment measures, and adaptation of behavioral interventions for underserved populations. Specifically, she is interested in identifying biomarkers and risk factors that predict cognitive decline in older adults and employing lifestyle modifications to mitigate cognitive decline. Ultimately, she is committed to elucidating barriers to participation in aging research in marginalized groups and to develop interventions to delay the onset of ADRD in these groups


T32 Fellow
2022-2023 · NIA Non-Pharmaceutical Interventions in ADRD T32 Training Fellowship (AG 020499)
MBI Rising Star
2022 · MBI
T32 Fellow
2020-2022 · NIA ADRD T32 Training Fellowship (AG 061892)

Clinical Profile

Areas of Interest
  • Alzheimer disease
  • Cardiovascular
  • Dementia
  • Depression
  • Depression in older adults
  • Generalized anxiety disorder
  • Vascular dementia

Research Profile

Open Researcher and Contributor ID (ORCID)



The Mediating Roles of Neurobiomarkers in the Relationship Between Education and Late-Life Cognition.
Journal of Alzheimer's disease : JAD. 95(4):1405-1416 [DOI] 10.3233/JAD-230244. [PMID] 37694365.
Behavioral Interventions in Mild Cognitive Impairment (MCI): Lessons from a Multicomponent Program
Neurotherapeutics. 19(1):117-131 [DOI] 10.1007/s13311-022-01225-8. [PMID] 35415779.
Cross-national harmonization of cognitive measures across HRS HCAP (USA) and LASI-DAD (India)
PLOS ONE. 17(2) [DOI] 10.1371/journal.pone.0264166. [PMID] 35213581.
Declarative Learning, Priming, and Procedural Learning Performances comparing Individuals with Amnestic Mild Cognitive Impairment, and Cognitively Unimpaired Older Adults
Journal of the International Neuropsychological Society. 1-13 [DOI] 10.1017/s1355617722000029.
Health concerns and attitudes towards research participation in a community of rural Black Americans
Clinical Gerontologist. 46(2):1-12 [DOI] 10.1080/07317115.2022.2077678.
Hippocampal Subfields in Mild Cognitive Impairment: Associations with Objective and Informant-Report of Memory Function
Archives of Clinical Neuropsychology. [DOI] 10.1093/arclin/acac018.
Procedural learning, declarative learning, and working memory as predictors of learning the use of a memory compensation tool in persons with amnestic mild cognitive impairment
Neuropsychological Rehabilitation. 1-26 [DOI] 10.1080/09602011.2022.2089697.
Repetition Priming in Individuals with Amnestic Mild Cognitive Impairment and Alzheimer’s Dementia: a Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis.
Neuropsychology review. 32(2):228-246 [DOI] 10.1007/s11065-021-09504-5. [PMID] 33895980.
Comparative Effectiveness of Behavioral Interventions to Prevent or Delay Dementia: One-Year Partner Outcomes.
The journal of prevention of Alzheimer's disease. 8(1):33-40 [DOI] 10.14283/jpad.2020.59. [PMID] 33336222.
Latent Factor Structure of Outcome Measures Used in the HABIT® Mild Cognitive Impairment Intervention Programs.
Journal of Alzheimer's disease : JAD. 84(1):193-205 [DOI] 10.3233/JAD-210582. [PMID] 34511501.
Memory Support System training in mild cognitive impairment: Predictors of learning and adherence
Neuropsychological Rehabilitation. 31(1):92-104 [DOI] 10.1080/09602011.2019.1667833. [PMID] 31538854.
Psychometric properties of the self-efficacy for managing mild cognitive impairment scale.
International journal of geriatric psychiatry. 36(1):174-181 [DOI] 10.1002/gps.5411. [PMID] 32830353.
Functional ability is associated with higher adherence to behavioral interventions in mild cognitive impairment
The Clinical Neuropsychologist. 34(5):937-955 [DOI] 10.1080/13854046.2019.1672792. [PMID] 31608773.
Self-Efficacy Mediates the Association Between Physical Function and Perceived Quality of Life in Individuals with Mild Cognitive Impairment.
Journal of Alzheimer's disease : JAD. 68(4):1511-1519 [DOI] 10.3233/JAD-181020. [PMID] 30909227.
Purpose in Life and Hospitalization for Ambulatory Care-Sensitive Conditions in Old Age.
The American journal of geriatric psychiatry : official journal of the American Association for Geriatric Psychiatry. 26(3):364-374 [DOI] 10.1016/j.jagp.2017.06.022. [PMID] 28780129.
Terminal decline of episodic memory and perceptual speed in a biracial population
Aging, Neuropsychology, and Cognition. 25(3):378-389 [DOI] 10.1080/13825585.2017.1306020. [PMID] 28332920.
Change in Cognitive Abilities in Older Latinos
Journal of the International Neuropsychological Society. 22(1):58-65 [DOI] 10.1017/s1355617715001058.


MS in Clinical Psychology
2018-2020 · University of Florida
MA in Clinical Mental Health Counseling
2015-2018 · Roosevelt University
BA in Psychology
2009-2013 · Carleton College

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