Franchesca Arias, PhD

Dr.  Arias is a Post-doctoral Fellow in the Neuropsychology Area of the UF Department of Clinical & Health Psychology.   She is a research fellow on a multidisciplinary T32 training grant focused on pain and aging (T32-AG049673, Fillingham PI), under the mentorship of Dr. Catherine Price.  As part of the T32, her research investigates the relationship between pain and outcomes of older adults who undergo elective surgery.  As part of her training, she is involved in providing neurocognitive assessments and interventions with patients and family through the Perioperative Cognitive and Anesthesia Network (PeCAN) program, along with supervision of doctoral students.  Dr. Arias obtained a masters in Neuroscience in Education (Columbia U), completed a predoctoral internship at the University of Florida (neuropsychology), and obtained her doctorate from Fordham University in 2017. Her dissertation examined relationships among executive function, characterological facets of inhibitory control, and risky behaviors in adults receiving opioid agonist therapy.