Ozioma Okonkwo, PhD

Ozioma Okonkwo, PhD

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Associate Professor

Department of Medicine
Division of Geriatrics and Gerontology


BA, Philosophy, University of Ibadan, Nigeria
MA, Psychology, University of West Georgia, Carrollton, GA
PhD, Medical/Clinical Psychology, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, AL
Postdoctoral Fellowship, Department of Neurology, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD
Fellowship, VA Advanced Fellowship in Geriatrics, the Geriatric Research, Education, and Clinical Center (GRECC), William S. Middleton Memorial Veterans Hospital, Madison, WI

Research Interests

Dr. Okonkwo's research focuses on clarifying how alterations in the brain and other biomolecules place some cognitively normal individuals on a pernicious trajectory that culminates in probable Alzheimer’s disease. In this context, he is also interested in discovering new knowledge concerning the modulation of the link between brain changes and cognitive decline by both modifiable (e.g., cognitively stimulating activities, physical exercise) and non-modifiable (e.g., genetic vulnerability) factors.