Jessica Julia Powell, Psy.D.

Assistant Professor
Glendale, AZ

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Dr. Jessica Powell received her doctorate degree in Clinical Psychology from Pacific University in Oregon and completed her Postdoctoral Fellowship in Neuropsychology at the Banner Sun Health Research Institute in Arizona. She is an Assistant Professor in the Clinical Psychology program at Midwestern University where she developed and oversees the Neuropsychology Track. In addition, she continues to work as a clinical neuropsychologist at the Banner Sun Health Research Clinic in their outpatient practice. As a part of this practice she has also served as a global and psychometric rater on numerous gloabal prevention, drug, and device Clinical Trials. Dr. Powell has devoted her professional career to the research and practice of clinical neuropsychology. She has specialized research interests in the area of dementia and other neurodegenerative diseases. 

Assistant Professor

Glendale, AZ

College of Health Sciences - AZ

Behavioral Sciences

Clinical Psychology

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Pacific University | 2011 | Psy.D.

Courses Taught

Intelligence Testing I; Intelligence Testing II

Introduction to Neuropsychology

Advanced Neuropsychology

Clinical Neuroanatomy

Clinical Neuroscience

Advanced Elective Practicum Seminar



Dr. Powell's primary areas of research are neurodegenerative diseases. Specific areas of interest are normal aging, mild cognitive impairment, dementia's, and movement disorders. She is interested in the use of neuropsychological assessment as a uique contributor to diagnostic clarifications of these disorders. Most student-led research guided by Dr. Powell is in the realm of neurological disorder and includes topics such as Alzheimer's disease, Parkinson's disease, caregiver burden, tramatic brain injury, Autism, and Attention Deficit Hyperactivty Disorder.


Powell, J., Blake, L., Wyman-Chick, K., & Daniel, M. (2020). Brief visuospatial memory test-revised normative data and form

                 equivalence for adults ages 80-89. The Clinical Neuropsychologist, DOI: 10.1080/13854046.2020.1824279


Adler, C., Beach, T., Zhang, N., Shill, H., Driver-Dunckley, E., Caviness, J. Mehta, S., Sabbagh, M., Serrano, G., Sue, L.,

                  Belden, C. Powell, J., Jacobson, S., Zamrini, E., Shprecher, D., Davis, K., Dugger, B., Hentz, J. (2019). Unified

                  staging system for lewy body disorders: Clinicopathologic correlations and comparison to braak staging.

                  Journal of Neuropathology and Experimental Neurology, 78(10), 891-899.


Fried, A. & Powell, J. (2018). “What should I do? Seeking ethics consultation from colleagues.” The Clinical

                  Psychologist 71(1), 9-11.


Weidman, D., Zamrini E., Sabbagh, S., Jacobson, Burke, A., Belden, C., Powell, J., Bhalla, N., Roontiva, A., Kuang, X.,

                  Luo, J., Chen, K., Riggs, G., Burke, W. (2017). Added value and limitations of amyloid-PET imaging: review

                  and analysis of selected cases of mild cognitive impairment and dementia. Neurocase: The Neural Basis of

                  Cognition 23(1), 41-51.


Powell, J., Lendrum, J., Huff, R., Blenden, C. , Sabbagh, M. (2017). Early and Mild Phases of Primary Progressive

                  Aphasia: A Case Series. Current Aging Science 10(2), 136-142.


Arizona Psychologist License Number 4302                                                                                                    

National Register of Health Service Providers in Psychology                                                                          

National Academy of Neuropsychology                                                                                                                    

American Psychological Association                                                                                                                      

Society for Clinical Neuropsychology, Division 40


Cerebrovascular Dysfunction and Cognitive Decline in Aging APOE2, APOE3, APOE4 Targeted-Replacement Mice

Arizona Biomedical Research Commission                        $225,000                                                                              4/2018-3/2021


Cerebrovascular Function in APOE3 & APOE4 Targeted-Replacement Mice                           

Arizona Alzheimer’s Association                                            $4,539                                                                                7/2017-6/2018

Midwestern University-MACC                                                $4,539

Midwestern University-RFC                                                     $7000


Outstanding Psychology Faculty, AzPA                                                                                                                                                 2020

AzPA 1st Place Annual Poster Session                                                                                                                                            10/2019

American Society on Aging MindAlert Award                                                                                                                                     1/2015

Early Career Psychologist Credentialing Scholarship                                                                                                            2/2013-2/2014