Kelsey Hassevoort

Post Doctoral Fellow

Email: hassevo2@illinois.edu

Kelsey earned a Ph.D. in Neuroscience from the University of Illinois in 2018. Her research interests lie at the intersection of memory and health and she has cultivated an interdisciplinary program of research that investigates the contributions of physical health factors – including aerobic fitness, body composition, nutrition – to hippocampal-dependent cognition during childhood. To accomplish this, she has developed and utilized sensitive behavioral tasks in combination with physiological and structural neuroimaging techniques. As a postdoctoral fellow, she will extend these lines of research to include young and older adult populations.