Alesandra Gorgone, B.S. Research Coordinator

Alesandra received her B.S. degree in Neuroscience and Psychology with a minor in Cognitive Science from the University of Delaware in 2018. She was a research assistant on various EEG studies during her undergraduate career, which eventually led to her senior thesis tract - using EEG to assess neural markers of emotional reactivity and cognitive control. Post-graduation, Alesandra worked as a TMS technician at Greenbrook TMS NeuroHealth Centers, then at Johns Hopkins in the of Division of Geriatric Psychiatry and Neuropsychiatry. At Johns Hopkins, she collaborated on studies spanning the Psychiatry, Cardiology, and Pulmonary departments, conducting neuropsychological assessments, mood, and clinical measures, as well as MRI and PET scans. Her work was focused on, but not limited to, vascular contributions to brain health under the Multi-Ethnic Study of Atherosclerosis (MESA) and cognitive, psychiatric, and functional decline amongst COVID-19 patients within the Post-acute COVID-19 Team (PACT). Her passion has always been the brain, primarily the various etiologies and detriments of mental health disorders.

Contact

gorgonea@chop.edu

Education

Education: 
B.S. - University of Delaware - 2018 - Neuroscience and Psychology

Selected Publications

Publications: 

Publications:

  1. Vannorsdall, T.D., Brigham, E., Fawzy, A., Raju, S., Gorgone, A., Pletnikova, A., Lyketsos, C.G., Parker, A., & Oh, E.S. (2021). Rates of cognitive dysfunction, psychiatric distress and functional decline following COVID-19 [published online November 15 2021]. Journal of the Academy of Consultation-Liaison Psychiatry. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jaclp.2021.10.006

 

Presentations:

  1. “Neural Markers of Emotion Regulated Processes and Cognitive Control,” Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences Annual Undergraduate Poster Day, May 16, 2018
  2. “Neural Markers of Emotion Reactivity and Cognitive Control, Frontal Oscillatory Activity to Negative and Positive Stimuli,” Senior Thesis Oral Defense, May 2, 2018
  3. “Neural Markers of Emotion Regulated Processes and Cognitive Control,” Mid-Atlantic Undergraduate Psychology Conference, March 9, 2018
  4. “Neural Reactions to Negative Stimuli Suggest Automatic Regulation Processes,” University of Delaware Summer Scholars August 10, 2017
  5. “Neural Reactions to Negative Stimuli Suggest Automatic Regulation Processes,” Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences Annual Undergraduate Poster Day, May 12, 2017
  6. “Neural Reactions to Negative Stimuli Suggest Automatic Regulation Processes,” Mid-Atlantic Undergraduate Psychology Conference, March 10, 2017