Dr. Dodge is Professor of Neurology at Oregon Health Sciences University. She has been continuously funded by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) as Principal Investigator for behavioral intervention clinical trials, examining whether stimulations through face-to-face social interactions using webcams/Internet could improve cognitive functions. One of the series of projects is I-CONECT. These NIH-funded projects target socially isolated older adults, who are less likely to participate in clinical trials despite their high risk of cognitive decline. She also has research cohorts in Okinawa, Japan where she conducts cross-cultural comparative studies on healthy cognitive aging, supported by the Japan Grants-in-Aid for Scientific Research. She holds a fellow status at the Gerontological Society of America and serves as an editorial board member for multiple dementia journals.
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