Elena Tsoy, PhD

Assistant Professor

Elena Tsoy was awarded her PhD degree in counseling psychology from the University of Massachusetts Boston. She completed her predoctoral internship in clinical psychology at Tewksbury State Hospital and her postdoctoral fellowship in neuropsychology at UCSF Memory and Aging Center.

Dr. Tsoy is a bilingual neuropsychologist with primary interests in early detection and diagnosis of neurodegenerative disease, multicultural neuropsychology, and social determinants of health and healthcare disparities in Alzheimer's disease and related dementias (ADRD). She works on elucidating social and structural factors underlying disparities in dementia diagnosis and care nationally and internationally and on the development and validation of novel cognitive assessment tools for the detection and diagnosis of cognitive disorders in underserved populations. An overarching goal of Dr. Tsoy’s research is to advance dementia prevention and care in diverse populations and lay the foundation for equity-based therapeutic and diagnostic practices which would improve the lives of all older adults.

Publications: 

Facilitators and Barriers to Dementia Assessment and Diagnosis: Perspectives From Dementia Experts Within a Global Health Context.

Frontiers in neurology

Bernstein Sideman A, Al-Rousan T, Tsoy E, Piña Escudero SD, Pintado-Caipa M, Kanjanapong S, Mbakile-Mahlanza L, Okada de Oliveira M, De la Cruz-Puebla M, Zygouris S, Ashour Mohamed A, Ibrahim H, Goode CA, Miller BL, Valcour V, Possin KL

Lessons from Detecting Cognitive Impairment Including Dementia (DetectCID) in Primary Care.

Journal of Alzheimer's disease : JAD

Sideman AB, Chalmer R, Ayers E, Gershon R, Verghese J, Wolf M, Ansari A, Arvanitis M, Bui N, Chen P, Chodos A, Corriveau R, Curtis L, Ehrlich AR, Farias SET, Goode C, Hill-Sakurai L, Nowinski CJ, Premkumar M, Rankin KP, Ritchie CS, Tsoy E, Weiss E, Possin KL

Detecting Alzheimer's disease biomarkers with a brief tablet-based cognitive battery: sensitivity to Aβ and tau PET.

Alzheimer's research & therapy

Tsoy E, Strom A, Iaccarino L, Erlhoff SJ, Goode CA, Rodriguez AM, Rabinovici GD, Miller BL, Kramer JH, Rankin KP, La Joie R, Possin KL

A Brief Digital Cognitive Assessment for Detection of Cognitive Impairment in Cuban Older Adults.

Journal of Alzheimer's disease : JAD

Rodríguez-Salgado AM, Llibre-Guerra JJ, Tsoy E, Ibis Peñalver-Guia A, Bringas G, Erlhoff SJ, Kramer JH, Allen IE, Valcour V, Miller BL, Llibre-Rodríguez JJ, Possin KL

Global Perspectives on Brief Cognitive Assessments for Dementia Diagnosis.

Journal of Alzheimer's disease : JAD

Tsoy E, Sideman AB, Piña Escudero SD, Pintado-Caipa M, Kanjanapong S, Al-Rousan T, Mbakile-Mahlanza L, de Oliveira MO, De la Cruz Puebla M, Zygouris S, Mohamed AA, Ibrahim H, Goode CA, Miller BL, Valcour V, Possin KL

Digital Cognitive Assessments for Dementia: Digital assessments may enhance the efficiency of evaluations in neurology and other clinics.

Practical neurology (Fort Washington, Pa.)

Staffaroni AM, Tsoy E, Taylor J, Boxer AL, Possin KL

Worth the Wait: Delayed Recall after 1 Week Predicts Cognitive and Medial Temporal Lobe Trajectories in Older Adults.

Journal of the International Neuropsychological Society : JINS

Lindbergh CA, Walker N, La Joie R, Weiner-Light S, Staffaroni AM, Casaletto KB, Elahi F, Walters SM, You M, Cotter D, Asken B, Apple AC, Tsoy E, Neuhaus J, Fonseca C, Wolf A, Cobigo Y, Rosen H, Kramer JH

Symptomatic amyloid-related imaging abnormalities in an APOE e4/e4 patient treated with aducanumab.

Alzheimer's & dementia (Amsterdam, Netherlands)

VandeVrede L, Gibbs DM, Koestler M, La Joie R, Ljubenkov PA, Provost K, Soleimani-Meigooni D, Strom A, Tsoy E, Rabinovici GD, Boxer AL

Sex-related differences in the relationship between ß-amyloid and cognitive trajectories in older adults.

Neuropsychology

Lindbergh CA, Casaletto KB, Staffaroni AM, La Joie R, Iaccarino L, Edwards L, Tsoy E, Elahi F, Walters SM, Cotter D, You M, Apple AC, Asken B, Neuhaus J, Rexach JE, Wojta KJ, Rabinovici G, Kramer JH

BHA-CS: A novel cognitive composite for Alzheimer's disease and related disorders.

Alzheimer's & dementia (Amsterdam, Netherlands)

Tsoy E, Erlhoff SJ, Goode CA, Dorsman KA, Kanjanapong S, Lindbergh CA, La Joie R, Strom A, Rabinovici GD, Lanata SC, Miller BL, Tomaszewski Farias SE, Kramer JH, Rankin KP, Possin KL

Tau Positron Emission Tomographic Findings in a Former US Football Player With Pathologically Confirmed Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy.

JAMA neurology

Mantyh WG, Spina S, Lee A, Iaccarino L, Soleimani-Meigooni D, Tsoy E, Mellinger TJ, Grant H, Vandevrede L, La Joie R, Lesman-Segev O, Gaus S, Possin KL, Grinberg LT, Miller BL, Seeley WW, Rabinovici GD

Self-Administered Cognitive Testing by Older Adults At-Risk for Cognitive Decline.

The journal of prevention of Alzheimer's disease

Tsoy E, Possin KL, Thompson N, Patel K, Garrigues SK, Maravilla I, Erlhoff SJ, Ritchie CS

Stigma, social anxiety, and illness severity in bipolar disorder: Implications for treatment.

Annals of clinical psychiatry : official journal of the American Academy of Clinical Psychiatrists

Levy B, Tsoy E, Brodt M, Petrosyan K, Malloy M