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Sandra Bell-McGinty, PhD
Assistant Clinical Professor of Neuropsychology
Division of Aging and Dementia


  • PhD: (Clinical Psychology with specialization in Neuropsychology) MCP-Hahnemann University/Drexel University, Philadelphia PA
  • Internship: (Clinical Neuropsychology) Brown University, Providence RI
  • Fellowship: (Geriatric Psychiatry/Neuropsychology) Western Psychiatric Institute & Clinic, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh PA
  • Fellowship: (Geriatric Psychiatry/Neuropsychology) Columbia University, NY

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Sandra Bell-McGinty, Ph.D. holds the title of Assistant Clinical Professor of Neuropsychology at Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons, Department of Neurology, Division of Aging and Dementia. After completing a clinical internship at Brown University, Dr. Bell-McGinty completed 2 years of fellowship training at the Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic before completion of additional fellowship training at Columbia University. She specializes in the evaluation and diagnosis of memory disorders including Alzheimer's disease, Parkinson's disease, stroke, and other dementing disorders. Dr. Bell-McGinty performs neuropsychological evaluations investigating premorbid intellectual functioning, current intellectual functioning, memory, attention, language, visuospatial skills, executive functioning, mood disorders, and personality functioning. Her primary research interests concern the predictors of cognitive decline in late-life depression and mild cognitive impairment and the relation of mild cognitive impairment to Alzheimer's disease. She has also conducted research examining the effects of sleep deprivation on cognition and has presented study results at the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA/Department of Defense) quarterly meeting for primary investigators.

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