Dr. Katya Rascovsky is a Research Assistant Professor at the Penn Frontotemporal Degeneration Center and Department of Neurology, University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine. She was awarded her PhD in Clinical Psychology from the University of California, San Diego and completed a postdoctoral fellowship in Neuropsychology at the Memory and Aging Center, University of California San Francisco.
Dr. Rascovsky’s research focuses on the cognitive and behavioral characteristics of young-onset dementias. As a former Research Associate at the Pontificia Universidad Javeriana (Colombia) and Co-Director of the UCSF Latino Memory Clinic, she has experience in the diagnosis and management of Latino dementia patients both in Latin America and the US. She currently oversees a Latin American consortium to study young-onset dementia with sites in Colombia, Peru, Mexico and Argentina. Dr. Rascovsky also directs an initiative to translate and adapt the NIA-funded National Alzheimer Coordinating Center (NACC) clinical and cognitive modules to study dementia in Spanish-speaking Latino populations.