378 Williams Hall
**Note to applicants: Dr. Ahmed does not plan to take a new student for the 2023-2024 academic year.
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.
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 Research, 7(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.