Elizabeth A. Vassey, PsyD

Assistant Professor, Neurology

Elizabeth Vassey
72 E. Concord St Robinson (B)


Dr. Elizabeth Vassey completed her undergraduate degree in Psychology from Mars Hill College and earned her Master’s and Doctoral degrees in Clinical Psychology in the Department of Behavioral Medicine from Midwestern University (MWU). While at MWU, Dr. Vassey completed diagnostic, clinical, and advanced clinical training specializing in psychotherapy and behavioral medicine at Loyola University Medical Center Stritch School of Medicine in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Neurosciences and Alexian Brothers Behavioral Health Hospital. She completed her Pre-doctoral Clinical Fellowship with a specialty in Clinical Neuropsychology at The Memory Clinic (Clinical Neurosciences Research Associates) as the primary placement of the Southwestern Vermont Psychology Consortium. Dr. Vassey completed her Postdoctoral Fellowship in Clinical Neuropsychology from the Department of Neurology at the Boston University Alzheimer’s Disease Center (BU ADC), Chobanian and Avedisian School of Medicine under the supervision of Dr. Robert Stern and joined its faculty in 2014. In addition to her appointment at the BU ADC, Dr. Vassey is the Associate Director of the Boston Center for Memory (BCM), a multi-specialty diagnostic and treatment center for patients with Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias. At BCM, Dr. Vassey is responsible managing and coordinating the clinical and research administrative operations of the center. Dr. Vassey’s principle clinical interest is the intersection between behavioral medicine approaches and clinical neuropsychology in treating patients with Alzheimer’s disease, related dementias and other neurodegenerative diseases.


  • Midwestern University, PsyD
  • Midwestern University, MA
  • Mars Hill University, BA


  • Published on 8/1/2021

    Vives-Rodriguez A, Turk KW, Vassey EA, Singhal T, Cho CH, Budson AE. Reversible Amnestic Cognitive Impairment in a Patient With Brain Sagging Syndrome. Neurol Clin Pract. 2021 Aug; 11(4):e551-e554. PMID: 34484956.

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  • Published on 1/22/2021

    Galvin JE, Aisen P, Langbaum JB, Rodriguez E, Sabbagh M, Stefanacci R, Stern RA, Vassey EA, de Wilde A, West N, Rubino I. Early Stages of Alzheimer's Disease: Evolving the Care Team for Optimal Patient Management. Front Neurol. 2020; 11:592302. PMID: 33551954.

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  • Published on 1/1/2020

    Pelcher I, Puzo C, Tripodis Y, Aparicio HJ, Steinberg EG, Phelps A, Martin B, Palmisano JN, Vassey E, Lindbergh C, McKee AC, Stein TD, Killiany RJ, Au R, Kowall NW, Stern RA, Mez J, Alosco ML. Revised Framingham Stroke Risk Profile: Association with Cognitive Status and MRI-Derived Volumetric Measures. J Alzheimers Dis. 2020; 78(4):1393-1408. PMID: 33164933.

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  • Published on 2/15/2016

    Solomon TM, Leech J, deBros GB, Murphy CA, Budson AE, Vassey EA, Solomon PR. A randomized, double-blind, placebo controlled, parallel group, efficacy study of alpha BRAIN® administered orally. Hum Psychopharmacol. 2016 Mar; 31(2):135-43. PMID: 26876224.

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  • Published on 4/20/2015

    O'Connor MK, Deason RG, Reynolds E, Tat MJ, Flannery S, Solomon PR, Vassey EA, Budson AE. The imagination inflation effect in healthy older adults and patients with mild Alzheimer's disease. Neuropsychology. 2015 Jul; 29(4):550-60. PMID: 25893972.

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