The Brookdale Foundation Group
Ruth O'Hara, PhD
undergraduate work at University College Dublin
She came to the United States to attend graduate school at the University of Southern California, where she obtained her PhD in Experimental Cognitive Psychology.
At present, Dr. O'Hara is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Science at Stanford University.
She is also Associate Director of the Sierra-Pacific Mental Illness Research Education and Clinical Center (MIRECC) and serves as Co-Director of the MIRECC Fellowship in Advanced Psychiatry and Psychology.
Dr. O'Hara's research
aims to increase our understanding of the neurophysiological mechanisms understanding age-related cognative decline, mild cognitive impairment and the onset of dementia.
specific research goal as a Brookdale National Fellow was to employ quantitative electroencephalography to elucidate the possible neurophysiologic mechanisms of memory dysfunction in elderly adults.