Dr. Negash is a Research Associate in the Penn Memory Center. She received her doctoral training in neuroscience from Georgetown University. She completed her postdoctoral training in the Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center at Mayo Clinic Rochester, where she also obtained a Master’s of Science degree in the Clinical Research Program.
Her work focuses on investigating factors associated with successful cognitive aging, including lifestyle factors such as cognitive activity, and in developing interventions that enhance cognitive fitness in older adults. She also studies successful cognitive aging in minority populations, particularly African Americans. Her other area of work focuses on examining implicit and explicit learning and memory systems in healthy aging and in mild cognitive impairment.