Mary Thoma, MPH

PhD Student

Education: University of San Diego, (BA, Biology); Columbia Mailman School of Public Health, (MPH)

Research interests: My research focuses on risk factors of cognitive decline and dementia. I am particularly interested in elucidating the role of social isolation in dementia risk by exploring various plausible causal pathways, such as decreased cognitive stimulation, changes in psychosocial well-being (loneliness and depression), and related risk factors such as sensory impairment (vision and hearing loss).