Jennifer Davis's research focuses on identifying ways to reduce burden and minimize physical and mental health declines in dementia caregivers. By developing easily accessible interventions, this work could help improve the quality of life of caregivers and the individuals they care for at home or after nursing home placement. She also studies cognitive risk factors for driving safety in normal aging and in patients with Alzheimer's dementia. Finally, she investigates the depression in epilepsy and its cognitive and neuroimaging correlates.
Jennifer Duncan Davis is a clinical neuropsychologist specializing in geriatrics, epilepsy, and medical neuropsychology. She completed her BA in Biopsychology at Bates College and her Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology (Neuropsychology specialization) at the University of Utah. She came to Brown in 2000 to complete her predoctoral internship in neuropsychology and remained as a clinical fellow in adult general medical neuropsychology at Rhode Island Hospital (RIH). After completing her clinical fellowship, she joined the neuropsychology staff in the Department of Psychiatry at RIH and remained at Brown as a Dementia T32 fellow to continue her research training in aging and dementia. Her current research focuses on ways to reduce burden and minimize physical and mental health declines in dementia caregivers. Other research includes identifying predictors of driving safety in dementia and normal aging and cognitive and brain imaging correlates of depression in patients with temporal epilepsy.
JENNIFER DAVIS, Ph.D.
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