Sylvia Josephy, MD completed medical school at the University of Costa Rica, working as a primary care physician and teaching anatomy. She earned a Masters in Neuroscience at McGill University and worked at a neuropharmacology lab studying new avenues for treatment of dementia. After moving to Worcester for neurology residency at UMass, she was a chief resident and created a program to prevent and fight physician burnout. Sylvia is now on a clinician-scientist path within the behavioral neurology and neuropsychiatry fellowship. Her research focuses on how an individual’s writing changes with dementia and how those changes could be analyzed digitally. Sylvia loves running, biking, spending time with family and friends, cooking and baking, rock music, and reading.
Clinical and Research Areas
- Writing abnormalities (dysgraphia) in cognitive impairment
- Use of technology for detection and tracking of cognitive changes
- Mild cognitive impairment
- Global health in neurology