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.
Doctor of Philosophy, University of New Mexico (2018)
Internship, University of California, Los Angeles, Neuropsychology (2018)
Master of Science, University of New Mexico (2014)
Bachelor of Arts, Wellesley College (2009)
Kathleen Poston, Postdoctoral Faculty Sponsor