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Shari R. Waldstein Ph.D.

Academic Title: Professor
Primary Appointment: University of Maryland Baltimore County
Secondary Appointments: Medicine
Location: VAMC

Personal History:

Shari R. Waldstein completed her A.B. in Psychology at Duke University, and received her M.S. and Ph.D. in clinical psychology from the University of Pittsburgh with specialty training in cardiovascular behavioral medicine. She completed her clinical internship in neuropsychology and behavioral medicine at Brown University.

Dr. Waldstein's primary areas of collaborative investigation include: (a) study of the relations of cardiovascular risk factors and diseases to neurocognitive function, and examination of underlying brain mechanisms using neuroimaging procedures. (b) biopsychosocial factors in cardiovascular risk and disease: (c) study of individual differences in the magnitude and patterning of acute cardiovascular responses to mental stress; and (d) race- and socioeconomic- status related health disparities in brain, neurocognitive, and cardiovascular outcomes. Dr. Waldstein collaborates extensively with colleagues from the University of Maryland School of Medicine, Baltimore VA Medical Center, National Institute on Aging’s Intramural Research Program, and several other institutions. Her collaborators represent multiple disciplines that include internal medicine, geriatric medicine, nephrology, radiology, nuclear medicine, biostatistics, neurology, nursing, and others.