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.
- Investigator, Framingham Heart Study
- Indiana University of Pennsylvania, PsyD
- Ithaca College, BA
- 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 Sep 25. PMID: 37747662.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- Published on 1/27/2021
Appleman ER, O'Connor MK, Boucher SJ, Rostami R, Sullivan SK, Migliorini R, Kraft M. Teleneuropsychology clinic development and patient satisfaction. Clin Neuropsychol. 2021 05; 35(4):819-837. PMID: 33504268.
- Published on 1/1/2021
Indorewalla KK, O'Connor MK, Budson AE, Guess DiTerlizzi C, Jackson J. Modifiable Barriers for Recruitment and Retention of Older Adults Participants from Underrepresented Minorities in Alzheimer's Disease Research. J Alzheimers Dis. 2021; 80(3):927-940. PMID: 33612540.
- Published on 5/29/2020
Sugarman MA, Zetterberg H, Blennow K, Tripodis Y, McKee AC, Stein TD, Martin B, Palmisano JN, Steinberg EG, Simkin I, Budson AE, Killiany R, O'Connor MK, Au R, Qiu WWQ, Goldstein LE, Kowall NW, Mez J, Stern RA, Alosco ML. A longitudinal examination of plasma neurofilament light and total tau for the clinical detection and monitoring of Alzheimer's disease. Neurobiol Aging. 2020 10; 94:60-70. PMID: 32585491.
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