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Dawn J. Mechanic-Hamilton, PhD

Dawn J. Mechanic-Hamilton, PhD Clinical Psychologist or Neuropsychologist (PhD or PsyD)

Clinical Director, Cognitive Fitness Program Assistant Professor of Neurology at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania

Dr. Mechanic-Hamilton is employed by Penn Medicine.

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Clinical Specialties

Specialty:

  • Neuropsychology

Programs & Centers:

  • Neuro-psychiatry Program

Clinical Expertise:

  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
  • Cognitive Health
  • Memory Disorders
  • Mild Cognitive Impairment
  • Neuropsychological Assessment

Practice Locations and Appointments

  • Penn Memory Center

    Penn Neuroscience Center Perelman Center for Advanced Medicine, South Pavilion, 2nd Floor 3400 Civic Center Boulevard Philadelphia, PA 19104 800-789-7366 (PENN)

    A facility of the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania

Education and Training

Graduate School: Drexel University Center City Hahnemann Campus
Fellowship: Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania

Memberships

American Academy of Clinical Neuropsychology, National American Psychological Association, National International Neuropsychological Society, International National Academy of Neuropsychology, National Philadelphia Neuropsychology Society, Local

Hospital Affiliation

Dr. Mechanic-Hamilton is employed by Penn Medicine.

Hospital Privileges:

  • Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania: Has privileges to treat patients in the hospital.
  • Penn Presbyterian Medical Center: Has privileges to treat patients in the hospital.
  • Pennsylvania Hospital: Has privileges to treat patients in the hospital.

Research

Selected Publications:

Delhaye E, Mechanic-Hamilton D, Saad L, Das SR, Wisse LEM, Yushkevich PA, Wolk DA, Bastin C: Associative memory for conceptually unitized word pairs in mild cognitive impairment is related to the volume of the perirhinal cortex. Hippocampus 29 (7): 630-638,2019.

Stacey Burling: Print interview in "Who’s more likely to be right about your memory problem, you or your spouse?" The Philadelphia Inquirer : 2019.

Khurshid, K, Crow, AJD, Rupert, PE, Minniti, NL, Carswell, MA, Mechanic-Hamilton, D, Kamath, V, Doty, RL, Moberg, PJ, & Roalf, DR: A quantitative meta-analysis of olfactory dysfunction in epilepsy Neuropsychol Rev : 2019.

Bershad, M, Lane, J, Andrews, K, Wolk, D, Mechanic-Hamilton, D: Pilot mCAPP Study: Early detection of AD-related cognitive change with the mobile cognitive app performance program (mCAPP) 47th Annual Meeting of the International Neuropsychological Society : 2019.

Zuroff, L, Bove, J, Wolk, D, Mechanic-Hamilton, D: Cognitive Decline and Subjective Memory Complaints: Patient and Informant Discrepancies 47th Annual Meeting of the International Neuropsychological Society : 2019.

Roalf DR, Rupert P, Mechanic-Hamilton D, Brennan L, Duda JE, Weintraub D, Trojanowski JQ, Wolk D, Moberg PJ.: Quantitative assessment of finger tapping characteristics in mild cognitive impairment, Alzheimer's disease, and Parkinson's disease Journal of Neurology 265 (6): 1365-1375,2018.

Vickers, KL, Breslin, K, Roalf, DR, Kamath, V, Xie, SX, Moberg, PJ, Wolk, DA, Mechanic-Hamilton, D: Older Adult Normative Data for the Sniffin’ Sticks Odor Identification Test Archives of Clinical Neuropsychology 34 (2): 254-258,2018.

Lazar RM, Pavol MA, Bormann T, Dwyer MG, Kraemer C, White R, Zivadinov R, Wertheimer JC, Thöne-Otto A, Ravdin LD, Naugle R, Mechanic-Hamilton D, Garmoe WS, Stringer AY, Bender HA, Kapadia SR, Kodali S, Ghanem A, Linke A, Mehran R, Virmani R, Nazif T, Parhizgar A, Leon MB.: Neurocognition and Cerebral Lesion Burden in High-Risk Patients Before Undergoing Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement: Insights From the SENTINEL Trial. JACC Cardiovasc Interventions 11 (4): 384-392,2018.

D'Errico, L, Glenn, M, Wolk, D, Mechanic-Hamilton, D, Moelter, S: Probability of First Recall in Asymptomatic Older Adults with CSF Biomarkers of Alzheimer's Disease 46th Annual Meeting of the International Neuropsychological Society : 2018.

Mechanic-Hamilton, D, Saad, L, Sacchetti, D, Hamilton, R: Pilot M.I.N.D.S. Study: Modulating Intellect with Noninvasive DC Stimulation 46th Annual Meeting of the International Neuropsychological Society : 2018.

Academic Contact Info

Penn Memory Center
Perelman Center for Advanced Medicine, 2 South
3400 Civic Center Boulevard

Philadelphia, PA 19104
Phone: (215) 662-4516
Patient appointments: 800-789-7366 (PENN)