Dr. Katie Osborn is a postdoctoral fellow in neuropsychology at the Vanderbilt Memory & Alzheimer’s Center under the mentorship of Dr. Angela Jefferson. She earned a bachelor’s degree in psychology from the University of Nebraska and a doctorate in clinical psychology with a concentration in neuropsychology from the Florida School of Professional Psychology. Prior to joining VMAC, she completed a pre-doctoral internship in neuropsychology at the Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth.
Dr. Osborn’s research has focused on memory disorders and the neuropsychological effects of hippocampal dysfunction and resection. Her current work addresses modifiable risk factors for cognitive aging, including understanding cardiovascular risk factors for dementia and developing early detection tools for Alzheimer’s disease. In addition to her research activities, she performs clinical assessments under the supervision of Dr. Katherine Gifford in the Neurology-based Cognitive and Behavioral Clinic at Vanderbilt University Medical Center. Dr. Osborn is actively involved in several professional service and leadership activities, including serving as Chair of the Association of Neuropsychology Students and Trainees of the Society for Clinical Neuropsychology (APA Division 40).