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Scientific Consultants

Founding Scientist

Fergus Craik, PhD.

Dr. Fergus Craik, a senior scientist with the Rotman Research Institute and Professor Emeritus at the University of Toronto, has contributed immensely to the understanding of how human memory works and the effects of aging on those processes. His research has found that certain types of cognitive processes hold up better than others in later life. Dr. Craik has published extensively in scientific journals, written book chapters, and co-edited nine books, including The Oxford Handbook of Memory (with co-editor and Gairdner Award recipient Endel Tulving). In 2009, Dr. Craik was elected as a Fellow of The Royal Society of London for his experimental study of human memory processes.

Principal Investigator - Online Brain Health Assessment Project

Randy McIntosh, PhD.

Dr. Randy McIntosh is vice-president of Research at Baycrest and director of Baycrest's Rotman Research Institute.
Dr. McIntosh is leading a team of international scientists on a mammoth project to build the world's first functional, virtual brain. The massive project—akin to decoding the human genome—has the potential to revolutionize how clinicians assess and treat various brain disorders, including cognitive impairment caused by stroke and Alzheimer's disease.
Dr. McIntosh is a world-renowned expert in the use of neuro-imaging methods (fMRI, PET, EEG and MEG) and computational modeling to understand how brain networks change with aging and how the brain recovers from damage or disease. The Globe and Mail has ranked Dr. McIntosh among the top scientists in Canada's largest city poised to break new ground in their field of research.

Online Memory Assessment Consultants

Angela Troyer, PhD.

Dr. Angela Troyer is the Professional Practice Chief of Psychology and the Program Director of Neuropsychology and Cognitive Health at Baycrest. She is cross-appointed as an assistant professor in the Department of Psychology at the University of Toronto. Dr. Troyer's primary clinical and research interests focus on memory changes associated with normal aging and early cognitive disorders; cognitive test development and validation; and development and evaluation of memory interventions. Dr. Troyer's involvement with Cogniciti has been to consult on the development and validation of the Cognitive Assessment Test.

Brian Levine, PhD.

Dr. Brian Levine is a senior scientist at the Rotman Research Institute, Baycrest, professor of Psychology and Medicine (Neurology), University of Toronto, and Baycrest site director of the Heart and Stroke Foundation Centre for Stroke Recovery. He is a registered psychologist in Ontario and board certified in Clinical Neuropsychology by the American Board of Professional Psychology. He is a fellow of the American Psychological Association and the Association for Psychological Science. Dr. Levine's research involves the function and dysfunction of large-scale neural systems as expressed in complex human behaviors, including episodic and autobiographical memory, self-regulation, and goal management.

Kelly Murphy,PhD.

Dr. Kelly Murphy is a Clinical Neuropsychologist in the Cognitive and Behavioural Health Program at Baycrest, an assistant professor of Psychology at the University of Toronto, and an adjunct faculty member in graduate studies (Psychology) at York University. Dr. Murphy runs a clinical service specializing in the early detection and treatment of memory decline in older adults with mild cognitive impairment (MCI) who are at risk of developing future dementia. The service includes Memory Intervention for MCI, which is a program providing education about lifestyle factors for optimizing memory function, training on practical memory strategies, and psychosocial support for clients with MCI and their family members. Her research focuses primarily on cognitive aging, memory intervention, and mild cognitive impairment (MCI).

Gillian Rowe, PhD.

Dr. Gillian Rowe is a psychologist in the Neuropsychology and Cognitive Health Program at Baycrest Health Sciences, and a lecturer in Psychology at the University of Toronto. She is involved in running behavioural interventions for persons with mild to severe memory disorders. Her research includes investigations into the influence of normal aging, mild cognitive impairment, and acquired brain injury on attention and memory processes, as well as cognitive intervention in persons with memory impairments. Dr. Rowe is principal investigator of the Cognitive Assessment Test research project, and consults on its development and validation.

Nutrition and Brain Health Consultant

Carol Greenwood, PhD.

Dr. Carol Greenwood is a Senior Scientist at the Rotman Research Institute at Baycrest and a Professor in the Department of Nutritional Sciences at the University of Toronto. For more than a decade, she has explored the relationship between diet, nutrition and brain health. She and her colleagues are working to understand what factors in our diet increase our risk of cognitive loss as we age, and what we can do proactively through our diet to help retain our brain function. Hers was the first research to show that the average North American diet, if consumed in middle age, can contribute to cognitive decline. Now, Dr. Greenwood and her colleagues are using brain imaging technology to map and understand the biological factors that connect diet to dementia, and ultimately to identify food strategies that can help to set our brains up for healthy aging.

Online Mood Assessment Consultant

Michele Korostil, MD.

Dr. Korostil is staff psychiatrist and clinician-researcher at the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health.

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