Christine M. Burns, PhD- Research Fellow (Neuropsychology)

Christine M. Burns, PhD

Dr. Christine Burns is a research fellow with specialty training in Neuropsychology. She attended the University of Arizona for predoctoral training, completed her Neuropsychology internship at University of California San Diego/San Diego VA, and participated in a clinical residency at the New Mexico VA Health Care System in Albuquerque, NM. She has clinical experience in adult outpatient neuropsychological assessment of adults, home based assessment of medically complex patients, and the use of mindfulness techniques that target healthy eating and coping skills.  She is a previous member of the Arizona Alzheimer’s Consortium’s Diversity committee and has published in the area of identifying risk factors for Alzheimer’s disease in healthy late middle aged adults utilizing neuroimaging and neuropsychological outcomes.

Her work at the Berman Center involves assisting in the analysis and interpretation of cognitive data that is associated with the BRINK (Brain in Kidney Disease) study.  She is currently involved in research that informs the prevalence and nature of cognitive impairment that is present in chronic kidney disease patients. Her interests include vascular risk factors for cognitive decline, neuroimaging, cognitive functioning before and after transplant, and the study of midlife psychosocial interventions designed to promote healthy aging.