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  • Ashley Elaine Rawls

    Ashley Elaine Rawls

    Clinical Instructor, Neurology & Neurological Sciences

    Bio Dr. Ashley Rawls received her bachelor's degree in Biology at Duke University. Subsequently, she earned a master's degree in Medical Sciences with a concentration in Aging and Neuroscience at the University of South Florida Morsani College of Medicine. She went on to obtain her medical degree from the University of Florida College of Medicine. She completed neurology residency at the Medical University of South Carolina, where she was appointed neurology Chief Resident. Dr. Rawls is currently training in the Stanford University Movement Disorders fellowship program, and hopes to continue to pursue her interests in global health and medical education.

  • Sephira Ryman, PhD, MS

    Sephira Ryman, PhD, MS

    Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Neurology and Neurological Sciences

    Bio Dr. Sephira Ryman is a clinical neuropsychologist who uses multimodal neuroimaging techniques (e.g. MRI/fMRI, EEG, DWI) to understand the dynamic mechanisms of higher order cognitive functioning in both health and disease. She currently aims to characterize how neuronal and cognitive functioning is altered in Parkinson's Disease and Lewy body dementias with the ultimate goal of 1) identifying meaningful biomarkers to track disease progression and 2) developing interventions that improve cognitive functioning.

    Dr. Ryman studied Neuroscience and Psychology as an undergraduate at Wellesley College. She continued to pursue these interests and obtained her Masters of Science and Doctorate Degree in Clinical Psychology, specializing in Neuropsychology at the University of New Mexico. She completed her clinical internship in Clinical Neuropsychology at the University of California, Los Angeles and is currently the Pacific Udall Center Clinical Research Fellow at Stanford University, Department of Neurology and Neurological Sciences.