Judy Pa, PhD

Dr. Judy Pa, PhD is a Cognitive Neuroscientist and Associate Professor at USC in the Stevens Neuroimaging and Informatics Institute and in the departments of Neurology, Neuroscience, and Biomedical Engineering. She has 18 years of human neuroimaging experience and directs a research lab focused on Alzheimer’s risk factors and prevention— with a primary goal of developing and testing novel lifestyle interventions using technology. Dr. Pa is the Project 2 Leader of USC’s Program Project Grant on Vascular Contributions to Alzheimer’s disease and the Imaging Core Co-Leader of USC's national Alzheimer’s Disease Center. Her recent publications include developing and testing a virtual reality training program for Brain Health in older adults with the goal of improving cognition. Dr. Pa's research program is supported by the National Institutes of Health where she was recently awarded a new $7M grant to investigate the effects of a combined physical and cognitive activity intervention in VR in older adults, with the goal of improving brain health and cognition.