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Jennifer Elaine Medina

Jennifer Elaine Medina, PhD

Instructor in Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences


Clinic (for patients): 312-695-9627
NMH/Arkes Family Pavilion Suite 945
676 N Saint Clair
Chicago IL 60611

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Aging; Alzheimer's Disease; Atypical Dementia; Dementia; Depression; Frontotemporal Dementia; Neuropsychology

Description of Interests

As a clinical neuropsychologist in the Neurobehavior and Memory Clinic of the Cognitive Neurology and Alzheimer’s Disease Center, Dr. Medina specializes in the assessment of cognition and behavior in adults, particularly the evaluation of cognitive disorders related to aging and dementia. Her current clinical and research interests include the co-morbidity of mood disorder and neurological conditions. Dr. Medina has published papers related to education and support for patients and families coping with dementia, as well as in the area of depression in individuals diagnosed with Primary Progressive Aphasia.

Professional Education

PhD: Northwestern University/Feinberg School of Medicine, Clinical Psychology (2009)
Postdoctoral Fellowship: University of Illinois, Chicago, Clinical Neuropsychology (2011)
Internship: Rush University, Clinical Neuropsychology (2009)

Selected PubMed Publications

Depression in Primary Progressive Aphasia.
Medina J, Weintraub S
Journal of geriatric psychiatry and neurology 2007 Sep; 20(3):153-60
PMID: 17712098

Organizing a Series of Education and Support Conferences for Caregivers of Individuals With Frontotemporal Dementia and Primary Progressive Aphasia.
Banks S, Rogalski E, Medina J, Skoglund A, Morhardt D
Alzheimer's care quarterly 2006 Oct 1; 7(4):243-250
PMID: 20596301

Other Selected Publications

A Useful Tool for Individuals Coping with a Diagnosis of Alzheimer’s Disease and Related Disorders
Medina J, Banks S, Morhardy D
Alzheimer’s Care Quarterly 2006; 7(4):223-225

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Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine
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