Kanesha Simmons

Kanesha Simmons is a third year Clinical Psychology PhD student with an emphasis in Neuropsychology at Howard University. She joined Dr. Denee’ T. Mwendwa’s lab, Health Promotion, Risk Reduction Research Center (Health PARC) which seeks to understand the role that psychological, social, spiritual, and biological factors play in the development, prevention, and treatment of cardiovascular disease in minority populations across the lifespan. Currently, Kanesha’s research interests include cardiovascular disease and its impact on executive functioning. After completing her PhD, she intends to be practicing clinician and researcher investigating cerebrovascular disease and neurocognitive processing. She currently receives clinical training at St. Elizabeth’s psychiatric hospital and Howard University Family Health Services.