Shellie-Anne Levy

Shellie-Anne Levy, PhD

Clinical Assistant Professor

Department: Department of Clinical and Health Psychology
Business Phone: (352) 294-8824
Business Email: stlevy@phhp.ufl.edu

About Shellie-Anne Levy

Dr. Levy is an attending neuropsychologist for UF Health Psychology Specialties. She trains and supervises predoctoral students, interns, and postdoctoral fellows in the neuropsychological assessments of older adults. Older adults seen in her clinic are largely referred for differential dementia diagnosis (e.g., Alzheimer’s dementia, Lewy Body dementias, Frontotemporal Dementia, Vascular Dementia, etc.) and mild cognitive impairment. Other patient referrals include psychiatric disorders, stroke, movement disorders, post-DBS, traumatic brain injury, and epilepsy.

Clinical Profile

Specialties
  • Psychology
Subspecialties
  • Clinical Neuropsychology
Areas of Interest
  • Alzheimer disease
  • Dementia
  • Frontotemporal dementia
  • Memory loss
  • Parkinson disease
  • Vascular dementia

Research Profile

Dr. Levy’s research program focuses on studying the cognitive changes in older adults with MCI and neurodegenerative disorders. Broadly, her primary research goals are to better understand the disparities that influence the onset, diagnosis and treatment of these disorders in minority populations in the context of a biopsychosocial-spiritual paradigm. More recent work has focused on examining behavioral interventions for mild cognitive impairment (MCI) that will improve functional outcomes in individuals at risk for progression to dementia. Dr. Levy also aims to elucidate barriers to participation in behavioral intervention research for MCI amongst underrepresented minority communities. She has received funding from federal and non-profit organizations to support this work.

Publications

2021
Education differentially contributes to cognitive reserve across racial/ethnic groups.
Alzheimer's & dementia : the journal of the Alzheimer's Association. 17(1):70-80 [DOI] 10.1002/alz.12176. [PMID] 32827354.
2019
Influence of Spirituality on Depression-Induced Inflammation and Executive Functioning in a Community Sample of African Americans.
Ethnicity & disease. 29(2):267-276 [DOI] 10.18865/ed.29.2.267. [PMID] 31057312.
2019
Pilot Study: Neurocognitive Disorders and Colonoscopy in Older Adults.
Anesthesia and analgesia. 129(3):e89-e93 [DOI] 10.1213/ANE.0000000000004212. [PMID] 31425226.
2019
Structural brain correlates of fatigue in older adults with and without Parkinson’s disease.
NeuroImage. Clinical. 22 [DOI] 10.1016/j.nicl.2019.101730. [PMID] 30818269.
2017
Marked brain asymmetry with intact cognitive functioning in idiopathic Parkinson’s disease: a longitudinal analysis.
The Clinical neuropsychologist. 31(3):654-675 [DOI] 10.1080/13854046.2016.1251973. [PMID] 27813459.
2015
Fasting glucose and glucose tolerance as potential predictors of neurocognitive function among nondiabetic older adults.
Journal of clinical and experimental neuropsychology. 37(1):49-60 [DOI] 10.1080/13803395.2014.985189. [PMID] 25562529.
2015
Orthopedic Surgery and Post-Operative Cognitive Decline in Idiopathic Parkinson’s Disease: Considerations from a Pilot Study.
Journal of Parkinson's disease. 5(4):893-905 [DOI] 10.3233/JPD-150632. [PMID] 26683785.
2014
Distinct functions of social support and cognitive function among older adults.
Experimental aging research. 40(1):40-59 [DOI] 10.1080/0361073X.2014.857551. [PMID] 24467699.
2014
Executive function and negative eating behaviors in severely obese African Americans.
Ethnicity & disease. 24(3):328-34 [PMID] 25065075.
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2013
Dispositional depression and hostility are associated with inflammatory markers of cardiovascular disease in African Americans.
Brain, behavior, and immunity. 28:72-82 [DOI] 10.1016/j.bbi.2012.10.019. [PMID] 23123367.
2013
Psychometric properties of the Cook Medley hostility scale and its association with inflammatory markers in African Americans.
Psychology, health & medicine. 18(4):431-44 [DOI] 10.1080/13548506.2012.736623. [PMID] 23116190.
2011
Coping with perceived racism: a significant factor in the development of obesity in African American women?
Journal of the National Medical Association. 103(7):602-8 [PMID] 21999035.
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2011
The influence of functional social support on executive functioning in middle-aged African Americans.
Neuropsychology, development, and cognition. Section B, Aging, neuropsychology and cognition. 18(4):414-31 [DOI] 10.1080/13825585.2011.567325. [PMID] 21614697.

Grants

Jun 2020 ACTIVE
1Florida Alzheimers Disease Research Center
Role: Project Manager
Funding: NATL INST OF HLTH NIA
Aug 2017 – Jul 2020
Engaging diverse populations in behavioral interventions for MCI
Role: Principal Investigator
Funding: ALZHEIMERS ASSO

Education

Postdoctoral Fellowship-Clinical Neuropsychology
2014-2017 · University of Florida
Clinical Internship – Clinical Neuropsychology
2013-2014 · University of Florida
Graduate School – Clinical Psychology
2007-2014 · Howard University
Undergraduate – Psychology
2002-2006 · Emory University

Teaching Profile

Courses Taught
2020-2021
CLP7980 Research for Doctoral Dissertation
2020-2021
CLP7979 Advanced Research
2020-2021
CLP6971 Research for Master’s Thesis
2020-2021
CLP6945 Advanced Practicum in Neuropsychology
2018
CLP6947 Practicum in Intervention

Contact Details

Phones:
Business:
(352) 294-8824
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