Cindy Tsotsoros, Ph.D.

  • Assistant Professor of Human Development and Family Science
  • Ryan Research Assistant Professor of Neuroscience
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Cindy Tsotsoros is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Human Development and Family Science. Dr. Tsotsoros received her M.S. in Gerontology from the University of Southern California and her Ph.D. in Cognitive and Developmental Psychology from Oklahoma State University. After working at numerous continuing care retirement communities, Dr. Tsotsoros has seen how varying levels of cognitive impairment have diverse consequences on an individual and their family. As the recipient of an Aging Research Dissertation Award by the National Institute on Aging- National Institute of Health, she now studies how adverse childhood experiences influence brain health later in life. Dr. Tsotsoros is excited about continuing her research in cognition in hopes of contributing to an enhanced quality of life for older adults.