Dr. Sharp is a board certified clinical neuropsychologist and assistant professor in the Department of Neurology. She obtained her PhD in clinical psychology from the University of Southern California and completed a two year post-doctoral fellowship in neuropsychology at VA Boston Healthcare System. She is committed to providing excellent quality care to patients and the families of individuals who have experienced cognitive changes. As both a clinician and a researcher, she is broadly interested in aging and cognition including neurodegenerative disorders such as dementia as well as exceptional aging. Her current research is focused on the relationship between cognitive engagement and cognitive decline with specific interest in interventions designed to delay and reduce the functional implications of cognitive impairment.