Ozioma Okonkwo

Credentials: PhD

Position title: Professor

Email: ozioma@medicine.wisc.edu

Phone: 608-265-4479

CSC J5/156M
600 Highland Avenue
Madison, WI 53792

Okonkwo Laboratory

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PhD, University of Alabama, Birmingham

Internship: Brown Medical School, Providence, Rhode Island

Fellowship: Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, Baltimore, Maryland

Research Summary

Alzheimer’s disease, neuroimaging, lifestyle, genetics, cognitive resilience

Research Detail

My research focuses on clarifying how alterations in the brain and other biomolecules (such as cerebrospinal fluid β-amyloid) place some cognitively-normal individuals on a pernicious trajectory that culminates in probable Alzheimer’s disease. In this context, I am also interested in discovering new knowledge concerning whether and how specific modifiable (e.g., cognitively-stimulating activities, physical exercise) and non-modifiable (e.g., genetic makeup) factors provide resilience to the deleterious effects of brain changes on cognitive function.

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