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Lauren Massimo PhD, CRNP, FAAN

Co-Director, Assistant Professor


Lauren Massimo is a graduate of the PhD program at the University of Pennsylvania. She is an Assistant Professor in the School of Nursing at the University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Massimo holds a bachelor’s degree in Nursing from The Pennsylvania State University and master’s degree as an Adult and Gerontology Nurse Practitioner from the University of Pennsylvania.  Dr. Massimo’s research focuses on identifying the cognitive and neural basis for decline in neurodegenerative disease. Over her decade-long career as a nurse practitioner in cognitive neurology, she has enjoyed the opportunity to work with and support many patients with neurodegenerative disease and their families. She has received numerous grants and awards including the John A. Hartford Foundation Building Academic Geriatric Nursing Capacity pre-doctoral fellowship and two National Research Service Awards. She is currently funded by the National Institute on Aging for her work on cognitive reserve in young-onset dementia.

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