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The Research Her is a weekly science communication podcast for us that provides reliable and relatable topics from how hair products affect health to the effects of Instagram on mental health. It encourages improvement of the disproportionate amount of research focused on minorities. Host Elissia Franklin is a black woman in chemistry who shares the woes and rewards in her field while learning of research in many areas.

Apr 27, 2020

Indira C. Turney, Ph.D. is a postdoctoral research scientist at the Taub Institute for Research on Alzheimer’s Disease and the Aging Brain at Columbia University Medical Center in New York City. She graduated from the University of the Virgin Islands with a Bachelor in Psychology.


During her undergraduate career, she was a member of several academic and non-academic organizations and honors societies and she pledged Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Incorporated. She went on to earn her Ph.D. in Cognitive Neuroscience from Pennsylvania State University.


Her dissertation thesis focused on reducing false memories and examined training-related changes in brain function in older adults. Dr. Turney’s current research uses molecular, structural, and functional neuroimaging to identify socio-cultural sources and neural correlates in Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias among racially and ethnically diverse older adults.


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