Maria Dekhtyar

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Email: mardek2@bu.edu

Education

B.A. in Neuroscience and Psychology, Boston University ( Dec. 2015)

Research Interests

Neuropsychology

fMRI

Optimal Performance

Current Projects

Predicting Rehabilitation Outcomes in Bilingual Aphasia Using Computational Modeling (PROCoM)

Intensive Cognitive Communication Rehabilitation

The Neurobiology of the Recovery of Aphasia

Publications

PEER-REVIEWED JOURNAL ARTICLES

Dekhtyar M., Papp KV., Buckley R., Jacobs HIL., Schultz AP., Schultz AP., Johnson KA., Sperling RA., Rentz DM., Neuroimaging Markers Associated with Maintenance of Optimal Memory Performance in Late Life.(2017) Neuropsychologia, Under Review.

Buckley, R.F., Sparks, K. P., Dekhtyar, M., Martin, C., Burnham S., Sperling, R.A., Rentz, D.M., (2017). Computerized iPad cognitive testing using NIH Toolbox and Cogstate C3 for use in clinical trials. Journal of Prevention of Alzheimer’s Disease (JPAD). http://dx.doi.org/10.14283/jpad.2017.1

Marshall GA, Aghjayan SL, Dekhtyar M, Locascio JJ, Jethwani K, Amariglio RE, Johnson KA, Sperling RA, Rentz DM. Activities of daily living measured by the Harvard Automated Phone Task track with cognitive decline over time in non-demented elderly. Journal of Prevention of Alzheimer’s Disease (JPAD). In press.

Rentz D. M., Dekhtyar M., Sherman J., Burnham S., Blacker D., Aghjayan S.L., Papp K.V., Amariglio R.E., Schembri A., Chenhall T., Maruff P., Aisen P., Hyman B.T., Sperling R.A., (2015): The Feasibility of At-Home iPad Cognitive Testing For Use in Clinical Trials. The Journal of Prevention of Alzheimer’s Disease (JPAD). http://dx.doi.org/10.14283/jpad.2015.78

Marshall, G. A., Dekhtyar, M., Bruno, J. M., Jethwani, K., Amariglio, R. E., Johnson, K. A., … & Rentz, D. M. (2015). The Harvard Automated Phone Task: new performance-based activities of daily living tests for early Alzheimer’s disease. The journal of prevention of Alzheimer’s disease, 2(4), 242.

Papp, K. V., Amariglio, R. E., Mormino, E. C., Hedden, T., Dekhytar, M., Johnson, K. A., … & Rentz, D. M. (2015). Free and cued memory in relation to biomarker-defined abnormalities in clinically normal older adults and those at risk for Alzheimer’s disease. Neuropsychologia, 73, 169-175.

Gidicsin, C. M., Maye, J. E., Locascio, J. J., Pepin, L. C., Philiossaint, M., Becker, J. A., Younger A.P., Dekhtyar M., Schultz A. P., Amariglio A.E., Marshall, G. A., Rentz D.M., Hedden T., Sperling R.A., Johnson K.A., (2015). Cognitive activity relates to cognitive performance but not to Alzheimer disease biomarkers. Neurology,85(1), 48-55.

Papp, K. V., Amariglio, R. E., Dekhtyar, M., Roy, K., Wigman, S., Bamfo, R., … & Rentz, D. M. (2014). Development of a Psychometrically Equivalent Short Form of the Face–Name Associative Memory Exam for use Along the Early Alzheimer’s Disease Trajectory. The Clinical Neuropsychologist, 28(5), 771-785.

Rentz D.M., Schembri A., Chenhall T., Dekhtyar M., Sherman J., Stark C., Salmon D., Donohue M., Maruff P., Aisen P., Sperling R. A. (2013). Novel cognitive outcomes for preclinical Alzheimer’s disease prevention trials. The Journal of Nutrition, Health and Aging Volume 17, OC39.

ABSTRACTS

Dekhtyar M., Buckley R.F., Papp KV., LaPoint MR., Amariglio RE., Quiroz YT., Schultz AP., Kilpatrick EP., Aghjayan SL., Jonas VH., Sparks KP., Orlovsky I., Muniz MC., Johnson KA., Sperling RA., Rentz DM. Biomarker and Lifestyle Differences Associated with Optimal Executive Function Performance in Older Adults. Presented at the International Neuropsycholigcal Society Symposium, New Orleans, LA, 2017.

Marshall GA., Aghjayan SL., Dekhtyar M., Locascio JJ., Jethwani K., Amariglio RE., Czaja SJ., Loewenstein D.A., Johnson K.A., Sperling R.A., Rentz D.A., Cross-validation and longitudinal assessment of the Harvard Automated Phone Task in non-demented elderly. Submitted to the Alzheimer’s Association International  Conference July 2016.

Dekhtyar M., Kathryn V. Papp, Rebecca E. Amariglio, Yakeel T. Quiroz, Aaron P. Schultz, Catherine E. Munro, Emily P. Kilpatrick, Sarah L. Aghjayan, Sehily Y. Jaimes, Victoria H. Jonas, Molly R. LaPoint, Tamy-Fee Meneide, Kathryn P. Sparks, Keith A. Johnson, Reisa A. Sperling, Dorene M. Rentz. Biomarker Differences Associated with Optimal Memory Performance in Older Adults. Presented at the International Neuropsychological Society Science Symposium, Boston, MA, USA, 2016.

Dekhtyar M., Morgan A.,, McLaughlin K.,, Thiele E.,. Aicardi Syndrome: Case Study of a Well Developing 16 Year Old. Presented at the International Neuropsychological Society Symposium, Boston, MA, USA, 2016.

Dekhtyar M., Papp K.V., Amariglio R.E., Shaw E. E., Chute M.P., Meneide T.F, Munro C.E., Jaimes S.Y., LaPoint M.R., Wigman S.E., Dagley A.S., Schultz A.P., Johnson K.A., Sperling R.A., Rentz D.M. Optimal Cognitive Aging in Older Adults (75+) is Associated with Larger Hippocampal Volume, but not Reduced Amyloid, White Matter, or Genetic Burden. Presented at the International Neuropsychological Society Symposium, Denver, CO, USA, 2015.

Dekhtyar M., Papp K.V., Amariglio R.E., Sperling R.A., Rentz D.M. Measuring Subjective Cognitive Complaints in Clinically Normal Older Adults. Presented at the Massachusetts Neuropsychological Society Science Symposium, Boston, MA, USA, 2014.

Dekhtyar M., Papp K.V., Sherman J.B., Bruno J.M., Wigman S.E., Rentz D.M. Development of the Computerized Face- Name Associative Memory Exam for Older Adults. Presented at the Massachusetts Neuropsychological Society Science Symposium, Boston, MA, USA, 2014

Dekhtyar M., Buckley R.F., Papp KV., LaPoint MR., Amariglio RE., Quiroz YT., Schultz AP., Kilpatrick EP., Aghjayan SL., Jonas VH., Sparks KP., Orlovsky I., Muniz MC., Johnson KA., Sperling RA., Rentz DM. Biomarker and Lifestyle Differences Associated with Optimal Executive Function Performance in Older Adults. Presented at the International Neuropsycholigcal Society Symposium, New Orleans, LA, 2017.

Marshall GA., Aghjayan SL., Dekhtyar M., Locascio JJ., Jethwani K., Amariglio RE., Czaja SJ., Loewenstein D.A., Johnson K.A., Sperling R.A., Rentz D.A., Cross-validation and longitudinal assessment of the Harvard Automated Phone Task in non-demented elderly. Submitted to the Alzheimer’s Association International  Conference July 2016.

Dekhtyar M., Kathryn V. Papp, Rebecca E. Amariglio, Yakeel T. Quiroz, Aaron P. Schultz, Catherine E. Munro, Emily P. Kilpatrick, Sarah L. Aghjayan, Sehily Y. Jaimes, Victoria H. Jonas, Molly R. LaPoint, Tamy-Fee Meneide, Kathryn P. Sparks, Keith A. Johnson, Reisa A. Sperling, Dorene M. Rentz. Biomarker Differences Associated with Optimal Memory Performance in Older Adults. Presented at the International Neuropsychological Society Science Symposium, Boston, MA, USA, 2016.

Dekhtyar M., Morgan A.,, McLaughlin K.,, Thiele E.,. Aicardi Syndrome: Case Study of a Well Developing 16 Year Old. Presented at the International Neuropsychological Society Symposium, Boston, MA, USA, 2016.

Dekhtyar M., Papp K.V., Amariglio R.E., Shaw E. E., Chute M.P., Meneide T.F, Munro C.E., Jaimes S.Y., LaPoint M.R., Wigman S.E., Dagley A.S., Schultz A.P., Johnson K.A., Sperling R.A., Rentz D.M. Optimal Cognitive Aging in Older Adults (75+) is Associated with Larger Hippocampal Volume, but not Reduced Amyloid, White Matter, or Genetic Burden. Presented at the International Neuropsychological Society Symposium, Denver, CO, USA, 2015.

Dekhtyar M., Papp K.V., Amariglio R.E., Sperling R.A., Rentz D.M. Measuring Subjective Cognitive Complaints in Clinically Normal Older Adults. Presented at the Massachusetts Neuropsychological Society Science Symposium, Boston, MA, USA, 2014.

Dekhtyar M., Papp K.V., Sherman J.B., Bruno J.M., Wigman S.E., Rentz D.M. Development of the Computerized Face- Name Associative Memory Exam for Older Adults. Presented at the Massachusetts Neuropsychological Society Science Symposium, Boston, MA, USA, 2014