Dr. Samantha John is a licensed clinical psychologist (NV #PY0930) with specialty training in geropsychology and geriatric neuropsychology. She directs the Cognitive Aging & Neuropsychological Equity Lab (https://john.faculty.unlv.edu) within the Department of Brain Health at UNLV. Her research aims to improve the measurement, diagnosis, and treatment of cognitive change and neurodegenerative disorders across ethnoracially diverse groups. Her research program prioritizes: 1) community-based approaches to research and clinical engagement, 2) evaluation of disease risk and resilience; and 3) test development of cognitive measures and patient reported outcomes.
Dr. John earned her doctoral degree in Clinical Psychology from the University of Colorado, Colorado Springs. She completed an APA-accredited internship in Geriatric Neuropsychology with the UCLA Semel Institute of Neuroscience and Human Behavior, and completed her training with a postdoctoral fellowship in Neuropsychology with the Emory University School of Medicine and Goizueta Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center.