Ana Daugherty

Ana Daugherty

Assistant Professor

Ana Daugherty

Division

 Faculty Profile

Research Interests

Progressive and cumulative declines in brain structure and function are a hallmark of aging, and in greater severity constitute neurodegenerative disease, such as Alzheimer's disease and dementia. My current research evaluates possible MRI biomarkers of impending cognitive decline, as well as metabolic and vascular health risk factors (e.g., hypertension) and protective lifestyle behaviors (e.g., aerobic exercise) that modify human aging trajectories.

Disease/Disorder

Brain structure and function in aging.

Species

Human

Methods

Structural MRI; fMRI; neuropsychological testing; cardiovascular health assessment.

Publications

 PubMed Search (past 5 years).

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