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Kristine A. Wilckens, Ph.D.

Education:

     •     BA, Psychology, Rutgers University, Douglass College (New Brunswick, NJ), 2006

     •     MA, Psychology, New York University (New York, NY), 2008

     •     PhD, Cognitive Psychology, University of Pittsburgh (Pittsburgh, PA), 2012

     •     Postdoctoral Fellowship, Geriatric Psychiatry T32, University of Pittsburgh (Pittsburgh, PA), 2012-2015

Research Interests:

With undergraduate and graduate training in cognitive neuroscience and aging and postdoctoral training in sleep medicine, Dr. Wilckens is uniquely positioned to study the role of sleep in brain health and cognition. Her research interests focus on the neural mechanisms connecting sleep with cognitive function, particularly in older adulthood and whether sleep can be modified to improve cognitive performance.

Current Research Funding:

     •     Alzheimer's Disease Research Center Donations Program, University of Pittsburgh