Fayeza Ahmed

Fayeza AhmedAssistant Professor
378 Williams Hall

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**Note to applicants: Dr. Ahmed plans to recruit a graduate student for Fall 2024

Research Interests

Broadly, my research interests are in the areas of Clinical Neuropsychology and Health Psychology.

The focus of my program of research is on the intersection of health factors/behaviors and cognitive functioning. Specific aims include examining (1) the relationship of health status (e.g., cardiovascular function), biological, and behavioral factors on cognition, and (2) wellness-focused interventions.

Selected Publications

Ahmed, F. S., McMillan, T. M., Guenther, B. A., & Dearborn, P. (2022). Cognitive Performance following Single-or Multi-Session Exercise Intervention in Middle Age: A Systematic Review. Experimental Aging Research, 1-37.  https://doi.org/10.1080/0361073X.2022.2137360

Ahmed, F.S., Wade, A.T., Guenther, B.A., Murphy, K.J., & Elias, M.F. (2020). Higher adherence to a Mediterranean diet is associated with lower blood pressure in a US population: Findings from the Maine-Syracuse Longitudinal Study. Journal of Clinical Hypertension. 22, 2276-2284. https://doi.org/10.1111/jch.14068

Ahmed, F.S., Bogucki, O., Dearborn, P., & Elias, M.F. (2019). Obesity, cognitive functioning and dementia: A life-span prospective. In  R.R. Watson & V. Preedy (Eds.). Omega 3 Fatty Acids in Brain and Neurological Health (2nd edition). Elsevier.

Strout, K., Ahmed, F., Sporer, K., Howard, E. P., Sassatelli, E., & Mcfadden, K. (2018). What are older adults wellness priorities? A qualitative analysis of priorities within multiple domains of wellness. Healthy Aging Research7(2), e21.

Ahmed, F.S., & Miller, L.S. (2014). Adequate proverb interpretation is associated with performance on the Independent Living Scales. Aging, Neuropsychology and Cognition, 22(3), 376-387.