Sharlene Leong

Sharlene Leong is currently pursuing her PhD in Clinical Psychology at Howard University where she is studying the effects of mood disorders on cognitive and memory performance in older populations at risk for age related dementias, primarily Alzheimer’s Disease. Her interest is in developing technological and behavioral interventions in cognitive rehabilitation for various cultural contexts and age groups. She contributes her clinical and assessment skills to various clinical trials related to Alzheimer’s Disease in the Department of Geriatrics at Howard University Hospital, overseen by Dr. Thomas Obisesan. Sharlene earned her MA in General Psychology with a concentration in mental health and substance abuse counseling from the New School for Social Research, her BA in Psychology from New York University, and currently serves as the copyeditor for the Journal of the National Medical Association