Julene Johnson

Cognitive neuroscientist

Julene K. Johnson is a cognitive neuroscientist and a professor at the UCSF Memory and Aging Center. In addition, she helps coordinate the California Frontotemporal Dementia Consortium. Her research interests include cognitive and neuropathological studies of Mild Cognitive Impairment, Alzheimer's disease, Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease and healthy aging. She also studies language and music abilities in dementia. Johnson received her doctorate in cognitive neuroscience from the University of Texas at Dallas and a bachelor's of music from Southern Methodist University in Dallas. She did her postdoctoral training with Dr. Carl Cotman at the University of California, Irvine where she studied clinical and neuropathological features of Alzheimer's disease and healthy aging.

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Selected Research and Publications

  1. Flatt JD, Johnson JK, Karpiak SE, Seidel L, Larson B, Brennan-Ing M. Correlates of Subjective Cognitive Decline in Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Older Adults. J Alzheimers Dis. 2018 May 31.
  2. Cheever T, Taylor A, Finkelstein R, Edwards E, Thomas L, Bradt J, Holochwost SJ, Johnson JK, Limb C, Patel AD, Tottenham N, Iyengar S, Rutter D, Fleming R, Collins FS. NIH/Kennedy Center Workshop on Music and the Brain: Finding Harmony. Neuron. 2018 Mar 21; 97(6):1214-1218.
  3. Portacolone E, Rubinstein RL, Covinsky KE, Halpern J, Johnson JK. The Precarity of Older Adults Living Alone With Cognitive Impairment. Gerontologist. 2018 Jan 24.

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