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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 additon, 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.
College of Health Sciences - AZ
Intelligence Testing I; Intelligence Testing II
Introduction to Neuropsychology
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