Maureen K O’Connor, PsyD

Assistant Professor, Neurology

Maureen O'Connor
857.364.6181

Biography

Maureen K. O’Connor, Psy.D., ABPP-CN received her Doctorate in Clinical Psychology from Indiana University of Pennsylvania in 2002. She completed her Pre-Doctoral training in Neuropsychology at the Yale University School of Medicine, Connecticut Mental Health Center and Gaylord Rehabilitation Hospital, a Post-Doctoral Fellowship at the New York Presbyterian Hospital and Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center of Cornell Weil Medical College, and a two-year Advanced Post-Doctoral Fellowship at the Bedford Veterans Administration Medical Center and Chobanian and Avedisian School of Medicine.
She is Board Certified in Clinical Neuropsychology by the American Board of Professional Psychology, and is a reviewer for the journals: Cognitive Neuroscience, Aging and Mental Health, Dementia and Geriatric Cognitive Disorders, Archives of Clinical Neuropsychology, Disability and Rehabilitation, and the Journal of Clinical Psychology. She is widely published in Neuropsychology in peer reviewed journals, books and book chapters and has made numerous talks and professional presentations on a wide range of topics in Neuropsychology.
In 2006 she was the recipient of a New Investigator Research Grant from the National Alzheimer’s Association designed to study the impact of caregiver training on managing neuropsychiatric symptoms in dementia. In 2014 she received a Research, Rehabilitation, and Development SPiRE Award to study the impact of an intervention designed to educate older adults about brain aging and dementia and lifestyle factors that contribute to brain aging. In addition to her ongoing research activities, Dr. O’Connor continues to evaluate and treat individuals with memory loss while teaching doctoral students, interns, and residents in neuropsychology.

Other Positions

  • Investigator, Framingham Heart Study

Education

  • Indiana University of Pennsylvania, PsyD
  • Ithaca College, BA

Publications

  • Published on 1/8/2024

    Rindge ME, Strainge L, O'Connor MK. A neuropsychological feedback model for memory clinic trainees. BMC Med Educ. 2024 Jan 08; 24(1):40. PMID: 38191384.

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  • Published on 10/25/2023

    Ally M, Sugarman MA, Zetterberg H, Blennow K, Ashton NJ, Karikari TK, Aparicio HJ, Frank B, Tripodis Y, Martin B, Palmisano JN, Steinberg EG, Simkin I, Farrer LA, Jun GR, Turk KW, Budson AE, O'Connor MK, Au R, Goldstein LE, Kowall NW, Killiany R, Stern RA, Stein TD, McKee AC, Qiu WQ, Mez J, Alosco ML. Cross-sectional and longitudinal evaluation of plasma glial fibrillary acidic protein to detect and predict clinical syndromes of Alzheimer's disease. Alzheimers Dement (Amst). 2023; 15(4):e12492. PMID: 37885919.

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  • Published on 10/1/2023

    Gately ME, Metcalf EE, Waller DE, McLaren JE, Chamberlin ES, Hawley CE, Venegas M, Dryden EM, O'Connor MK, Moo LR. Caregiver Support Role in Occupational Therapy Video Telehealth: A Scoping Review. Top Geriatr Rehabil. 2023 Oct; 39(4):253-265. PMID: 37901356.

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  • Published on 9/25/2023

    Aguilar BJ, Miller D, Jasuja G, Li X, Shishova E, O'Connor MK, Nguyen A, Morin P, Berlowitz D, Zhang R, Monfared AAT, Zhang Q, Xia W. Rule-Based Identification of Individuals with Mild Cognitive Impairment or Alzheimer's Disease Using Clinical Notes from the United States Veterans Affairs Healthcare System. Neurol Ther. 2023 Dec; 12(6):2067-2078. PMID: 37747662.

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  • Published on 10/5/2022

    DeCaro R, O'Connor MK, DiTerlizzi C, Sekyi-Appiah N, Polk J, Budson AE. Educating students while recruiting underrepresented populations for Alzheimer's disease research: the Student Ambassador Program. BMC Med Educ. 2022 Oct 05; 22(1):707. PMID: 36199070.

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  • Published on 8/30/2022

    O'Connor MK, Nicholson R, Epstein C, Donley T, Salant R, Nguyen AH, Shirk S, Stevenson E, Mittelman MS. Telehealth Support for Dementia Caregivers During the COVID-19 Pandemic: Lessons Learned From the NYU Family Support Program. Am J Geriatr Psychiatry. 2023 Jan; 31(1):14-21. PMID: 36167652.

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  • Published on 4/20/2022

    Frank B, Ally M, Tripodis Y, Puzo C, Labriolo C, Hurley L, Martin B, Palmisano J, Chan L, Steinberg E, Turk K, Budson A, O'Connor M, Au R, Qiu WQ, Goldstein L, Kukull W, Kowall N, Killiany R, Stern R, Stein T, McKee A, Mez J, Alosco M. Trajectories of Cognitive Decline in Brain Donors With Autopsy-Confirmed Alzheimer Disease and Cerebrovascular Disease. Neurology. 2022 Jun 14; 98(24):e2454-e2464. PMID: 35444054.

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  • Published on 3/28/2022

    Clark EL, Daley RT, Deason RG, O'Connor MK, Budson AE, DeCaro RE. Cue-utilization in the imagination inflation effect paradigm in older adults with mild cognitive impairment. Neuropsychology. 2022 May; 36(4):297-313. PMID: 35343730.

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  • Published on 12/2/2021

    Frank B, Ally M, Brekke B, Zetterberg H, Blennow K, Sugarman MA, Ashton NJ, Karikari TK, Tripodis Y, Martin B, Palmisano JN, Steinberg EG, Simkina I, Turk KW, Budson AE, O'Connor MK, Au R, Goldstein LE, Jun GR, Kowall NW, Stein TD, McKee AC, Killiany R, Qiu WQ, Stern RA, Mez J, Alosco ML. Plasma p-tau181 shows stronger network association to Alzheimer's disease dementia than neurofilament light and total tau. Alzheimers Dement. 2022 Aug; 18(8):1523-1536. PMID: 34854549.

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  • Published on 10/15/2021

    Mittelman MS, O'Connor MK, Donley T, Epstein-Smith C, Nguyen A, Nicholson R, Salant R, Shirk SD, Stevenson E. Longitudinal study: understanding the lived experience of couples across the trajectory of dementia. BMC Geriatr. 2021 10 15; 21(1):558. PMID: 34654375.

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