CAM Center faculty Bringing together people and Ideas

Faculty at the CAM Center come from across the UF Health campus to create a diverse hub for cognitive aging and memory research.

CAM Center Leadership

CO-DIRECTOR

Jennifer Bizon, Ph.D.

Director Jennifer Bizon, Ph.D., is a professor and interim chair of neuroscience with a research program broadly focused on understanding brain aging and its implications for cognitive function. Specifically, her laboratory employs an integrative approach in animal models that combines cognitive assessments with molecular, pharmacological and optogenetic methodologies.

co-director

CO-DIRECTOR

Ronald A. Cohen, Ph.D., ABPP

Director Ron Cohen, Ph.D., ABPP, is a professor of clinical health psychology and the Evelyn F. McKnight Chair for Clinical Translation in Cognitive Aging with an extensive background in neuroimaging and the neuroscience of attention-executive functions. He has a strong record of research involving the use of functional and structural neuroimaging methods in studies of age-associated brain disorders and neurodegenerative brain disorders.

Ronald Cohen

associate director

Sara Burke, Ph.D.

Burke’s research program focuses on understanding how different brain regions communicate with each other in support of behavior, and how cognition and memory are altered by old age.

Sara Burke

associate director

Adam J. Woods, Ph.D.

Woods’ work demonstrates that combining treatments like cognitive training with non-invasive brain stimulation (tDCS, TMS, tACS) facilitates neuroplastic response of brain tissue, improves cognitive abilities (specifically working memory, attention and speed of processing) and leads to long-term improvement.

Adam Woods, Ph.D., assistant director of the Cognitive Aging and Memory Clinical Translational Research Program, has received funding for a multicenter trial to examine whether mild electrical stimulation may help prevent cognitive decline in older adults.

Evelyn F. McKnight Chair for Research on Cognitive Aging and Memory

Tom Foster, Ph.D.

Foster’s research program utilizes a combination of behavioral characterization with biochemical, molecular and electrophysiological techniques to obtain a vertically integrated perspective on neural aging, from the molecular to the cognitive level.

Dr. Tom foster

Affiliated Faculty

DEPT. OF CLINICAL AND HEALTH PSYCHOLOGY

Russell Bauer, Ph.D.

Rus Bauer

Depts. of Clinical and Health Psychology and Neurology

Dawn Bowers, Ph.D.

Dawn Bowers

Dept. of Community Dentistry and Behavioral Science

Yenisel Cruz-Almeida, Ph.D.

Yenisel Cruz-Almeida

Norman Fixel Institute for Neurological Diseases at UF Health

Matthew Farrer, Ph.D.

Matthew Farrer

DEPT. OF CLINICAL AND HEALTH PSYCHOLOGY

Joseph Gullett, Ph.D.

Joseph Gullett

DEPT. OF CLINICAL AND HEALTH PSYCHOLOGY

Michael Marsiske, Ph.D.

Michael Marsiske

CENTER FOR RESPIRATORY RESEARCH AND REHABILITATION

Gordon Mitchell, Ph.D.

Gordon Mitchell featured image

DEPT. OF CLINICAL AND HEALTH PSYCHOLOGY

Eric Porges, Ph.D.

Eric porges

DEPT. OF CLINICAL AND HEALTH PSYCHOLOGY

Catherine Price, Ph.D.

Catherine Price

Center for Translational Research in Neurodegenerative Disease

Malú Tansey, Ph.D.

Malu Tansey