Ruth O'Hara

Associate Professor (Research) of Psychiatry and Behavioral Science (Veterans Administration and Geriatric)

Department: Medicine, Psychiatry and Behavioral Science

Research interests: Identifying the physiological markers of neurocognitive impairment in a broad range of late-life disorders, including Mild Cognitive Impairment, Alzheimer’s disease (AD), Late-Life Depression, and Late-Life Anxiety disorders; using neuroimaging and genetic approaches to investigating the impact of psychological and physiological stress, and sleep disorders; more fully characterizing the genetic risk factors and physiological mechanisms underlying normal and pathological cognitive impairment; assisting with early identification of those at greatest risk for cognitive decline, and dementia; increasing our understanding of the role of cognitive impairment in exacerbating late-life psychiatric disorders; developing interventions aimed at reducing this impairment

Email: [email protected]

Phone: (650) 736-3620

3801 Miranda Ave.
Stanford, California 94305