Dr. Carol Persad is a Clinical Professor in Psychiatry with an Adjunct Professor appointment in Psychology. She is the Director of the Neuropsychology Program in the Department of Psychiatry and the Director of the University Center for Language and Literacy in the Mary A. Rackham Institute.
Dr. Persad trained as a Clinical Psychologist with a specialization in Neuropsychology and has focused both her clinical and research work on understanding cognitive changes that are associated with neurological disorders across the lifespan and the underlying neural pathways. Dr. Persad’s research interests focus more specifically on cognitive changes associated with aging and neurodegenerative disorders. She is currently a co-investigator on a number of grants funded by the National Institutes of Health (NIH), and Dr. Persad has published numerous scientific papers and given dozens of conference presentations. In addition, she is involved in the training of Postdoctoral Fellows in Neuropsychology, as well as interns, practicum students, and undergraduates in both clinical placements and research projects.
Residency, University of Michigan
PhD, Michigan State University
BSc, University of Toronto