Shannon Risacher, Ph.D.
Education: BS, Psychology, IUPUI 2006; PhD, Medical Neuroscience, Indiana University School of Medicine 2011
Special Interests: My main research interests involve evaluating imaging and non-imaging biomarkers of Alzheimer’s disease for utility in early detection and diagnosis. In particular, I am interested in evaluating which biomarkers are most sensitive in the earliest stages of disease, both for detecting pathophysiological changes and for predicting future clinical outcomes. I am primarily focused on structural, functional and molecular imaging biomarkers of AD, but have additional interest in novel biomarkers such as sensory and perceptual tests. In addition, I am interested in the impact of genetic variations in the development of dementia and the molecular changes associated with cognitive decline.