Dr. Hampstead is a board-certified Clinical Neuropsychologist who earned his PhD in Clinical Psychology (Neuropsychology emphasis) from Drexel University. He is an Associate Professor in Psychiatry at the University of Michigan, Staff Neuropsychologist in the VA Ann Arbor Healthcare System, and Clinical Core Leader of the NIA funded Michigan Alzheimer’s Disease Core Center. Dr. Hampstead’s research focuses on non-pharmacologic approaches to maximize cognitive functioning in older adults. Specifically, he uses techniques like cognitive rehabilitation and non-invasive electrical brain stimulation to enhance learning and memory, typically within the context of a randomized controlled trial format. Dr. Hampstead integrates these techniques with functional and structural neuroimaging in order to predict treatment response, identify the neuroplastic changes following treatment, and plan/develop new interventions. Funding for this work has come from, or is currently provided by, the Department of Veterans Affairs, National Institute on Aging, National Institute of Mental Health, and the Michigan Alzheimer’s Disease Center.
- University of Michigan & VA Ann Arbor Healthcare
- Ann Arbor, MI