Dr. Alexandra J. Fiocco is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychology at Ryerson University and is Director of the Stress and Healthy Aging Research Laboratory in Toronto. She obtained a PhD in Neuroscience at McGill University in 2008, followed by four years of postdoctoral training in clinical and epidemiological research at the University of California, San Francisco and at Baycrest in Toronto. Dr. Fiocco has published 26 peer-reviewed articles, 10 of which are first-author papers. Her research program is two-pronged: the first investigating biopsychosocial predictors of cognitive aging and the second investigating prevention strategies that may maintain or augment cognitive function and well-being in late life. The study of mindfulness-based training has become a central focus in Dr. Fiocco’s prevention research stream.
This profile was last updated on April 18, 2014