Michelle Chen

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Post Doctoral Fellow


Michelle Chen, PhD, is a Postdoctoral Fellow in the Center for Neuropsychology and Neuroscience Research at Kessler Foundation. She received her PhD in Clinical Psychology from the Yeshiva University and completed a one-year clinical internship at the Veterans Affairs Maryland Health Care System in 2019. She is interested in the assessment and treatment of cognitive dysfunction. Currently, she is collaborating with the CoNECt lab at the University of Illinois at Chicago to validate a smartphone application in predicting cognitive functioning among individuals with multiple sclerosis.

Functional Neuroimaging
Multiple Sclerosis
PhD - Clinical Psychology, Yeshiva University
MA - Clinical Psychology, Yeshiva University
BA - Psychology, Rutgers University-Newark
Chen, M. H.; Wylie, G. R.; Sandroff, B. M.; Dacosta-Aguayo, R.; DeLuca, J.; & Genova, H. M. (2020). Neural Mechanisms Underlying State Mental Fatigue in Multiple Sclerosis: a Pilot Study [published online ahead of print on April 29, 2020]. Journal of Neurology. DOI: 10.1007/s00415-020-09853-w.
Chen, M. H.; Goverover, Y.; Genova, H. M.; & DeLuca, J. (2020). Cognitive Efficacy of Pharmacologic Treatments in Multiple Sclerosis: A Systematic Review. CNS Drugs, 34(6), 599-628.
Chen, M. H.; Korenic, S. A.; Wickwire, E. M.; Wijtenburg, S. A.; Hong, L. E.; & Rowland, L. M. (2019). Sex Differences in Subjective Sleep Quality Patterns in Schizophrenia. Behavioral sleep medicine, 1-12.
Holtzer, R., Chen, M., Izzetoglu, M., & Wang, C (2018). Distinct fNIRS-derived HbO2 trajectories during the course and over repeated walking trials under single and dual-task conditions: implications for within session learning and prefrontal cortex efficiency in older adults. Journal of Gerontology: Series A, gly181.
*Chen, M., *Pillemer, S., England, S., Izzetoglu, M., Mahoney, J.M., & Holtzer, R. (2017). Neural Correlates of Obstacle Negotiation in Older Adults: An fNIRS Study. Gait and Posture, 58, 130-135.
Chen, M., Blumen, H. M., Izzetoglu, M., & Holtzer, R. (2017). Spatial Coregistration of Functional Near‐Infrared Spectroscopy to Brain MRI. Journal of Neuroimaging, 25(5), 453-460.
*Equally contributing authors