Dr. Amanda Maher is a Clinical Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychiatry at the University of Michigan. Dr. Maher received her M.S. and Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. She completed her predoctoral internship in Adult/Geriatric Neuropsychology at Emory University and a two-year postdoctoral fellowship in Adult/Geriatric neuropsychology at Michigan Medicine.
Dr. Maher is interested in understanding what contributes to cognitive health in older age and detect Alzheimer’s disease and related disorders (ADRD) in their earliest stages. The ultimate goal of this work is to apply information gleaned from the investigation of cognitively successful adults to those early in the ADRD course to mitigate cognitive decline.
Areas of Interest
- Extraordinary cognitive aging (i.e., ‘SuperAgers’) and cognitive resilience
- Neuropsychology of neurodegenerative disease
- Prediction of cognitive decline and dementia syndromes via performance changes in activities of daily living
- Adult neuropsychological evaluation
- Neurodegenerative disease and dementia syndromes
- Age-related changes in cognition, behavior, and daily functioning
Dr. Amanda Maher is leading the U-M initiative, one of six sites in the U.S. and Canada focused on unearthing clues to the unique biological, genetic, and psychosocial factors contributing to SuperAgers’ resilient cognition.
- Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine (PhD, Clinical Psychology)
- Boston University (MA, Medical Science)
- Middlebury College (BA, Neuroscience)