About Shellie-Anne Levy
Dr. Shellie-Anne Levy is a clinical neuropsychologist in the Department of Clinical and Health Psychology in the UF College of Public Health and Health Professions. She completed her internship and postdoctoral fellowship in clinical neuropsychology at UF. She received her doctorate in clinical psychology at Howard University and her bachelor’s degree in psychology from Emory University.
Dr. Levy is an attending neuropsychologist within UF Health Psychology Specialties with a weekly outpatient clinic at The Normal Fixel Institute for Neurological Diseases. She trains and supervises predoctoral students, interns, and postdoctoral fellows in the neuropsychological assessment of older adults within a cultural neuropsychology framework. Patients seen in her clinic are largely referred for differential dementia diagnosis (e.g., Alzheimer’s dementia, Lewy Body dementias, Frontotemporal Dementia, Vascular Dementia, etc.) and mild cognitive impairment (MCI). Other patient referrals include stroke, movement disorders, traumatic brain injury, and epilepsy. She supervises short-term cognitive rehabilitation therapies as well as psychological treatment of older adults with anxiety and mood disturbances. Dr. Levy is also the lead neuropsychologist who supervises trainees for the Neurocognitive Screening Initiative (NSI), a student-led monthly community clinic for individuals who are underserved and under-insured in Gainesville and the surrounding communities. Lastly, she co-leads a monthly Dementia Case Conference, a multidisciplinary collaboration with neurology, neuroradiology, and neuropsychology specialties.
- Clinical Neuropsychology
- Alzheimer disease
- Frontotemporal dementia
- Memory loss
- Vascular dementia
Dr. Levy leads The Brain Health Equity and Dementia Prevention Lab (https://levy.chp.phhp.ufl.edu/). Her research program focuses on studying cognitive changes in older adults with MCI and neurodegenerative disorders (i.e., Alzheimer’s disease and related disorders). Broadly, her primary research goals are to better understand the health and psychosocial disparities that influence the onset, diagnosis and treatment of these disorders in minoritized populations in the context of a biopsychosocial-spiritual paradigm. Her work has focused on examining behavioral interventions for mild cognitive impairment (MCI) that will improve functional outcomes in individuals at risk for progression to dementia. Dr. Levy also aims to elucidate and mitigate barriers to participation in aging research for MCI amongst underrepresented minoritized communities. Her most recent work examines cognitive and psychosocial factors that affect medical and behavioral treatment adherence in diverse older adults with metabolic syndrome at risk for dementia. She has received funding from federal and non-profit organizations to support her work. She is also supported by the Center for Cognitive Aging and Memory and The McKnight Brain Institute.