Ana Margarita Rodriguez Salgado, MSc

Atlantic Fellow at GBHI
UCSF Memory and Aging Center

ana.rodriguez@gbhi.org
Home Country: Cuba
Field of Employment: Neuropsychology
Key Areas: neuropsychological evaluation of dementia, validation of neuropsychology tests, intervention therapy, organizational psychology

The increasing older population creates a need for new interventions at the macrosocial level to prevent future cases of dementia. New technologies used for cognitive stimulation is one possible solution.

Ana Margarita Rodriguez Salgado is a young psychologist from the Medical University of Havana. She is a founding member of the Cognitive and Behavior Unit at the National Institute of Neurology and Neurosurgery in Havana. Her work focuses on validating neuropsychological screening tests in the Cuban population. She has also worked on new models of care in dementia patient and caregiver support groups, and she helps run a clinical trial for Alzheimer’s disease at the Molecular Immunology Center of Cuba. She won the 2017 Young Investigator Award from the American Neuropsychiatric Association, as well as a scholarship to attend the Leadership for Women program at the American Academy of Neurology’s annual conference. As an Atlantic Fellow at GBHI, Salgado’s research will focus on the introduction of technology-based cognitive assessments and support to the Cuban population.

Bio: Ana Margarita Rodriguez Salgado is a young psychologist who graduated from the Medical University of Havana with honors. She has a master’s degree in Dementia Syndromes from the Alzheimer’s Research Center. She won the 2017 Young Investigator Award from the American Neuropsychiatric Association.

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