Marissa Gogniat, PhD

Postdoctoral Fellow

Marissa Gogniat is a postdoctoral fellow in Neuropsychology at the Vanderbilt Memory and Alzheimer’s Center under the mentorship of Dr. Angela Jefferson. She graduated summa cum laude from Emory University with bachelor’s degrees in Neuroscience & Behavioral Biology and Psychology. She earned a doctorate in Clinical Psychology with a concentration in Neuropsychology from the University of Georgia. Prior to joining VMAC, she completed a doctoral internship at the VA Maryland Health Care System/University of Maryland School of Medicine Psychology Internship Consortium in the VA Neuropsychology Track. 

Dr. Gogniat’s research focuses on the neuroprotective effects of health and wellness factors in aging using neuroimaging techniques and neuropsychological assessment. In addition to her research activities, Dr. Gogniat will also perform clinical assessments under the supervision of Dr. Katherine Gifford in the Behavioral and Cognitive Neurology clinic and Dr. Holly Westervelt in the One Hundred Oaks Outpatient Neurology clinic.