Dr. Pettigrew is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Neurology in the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, and Leader of the Outreach, Recruitment and Engagement (ORE) Core of the Johns Hopkins Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center (JHADRC). Her primary research interests are in individual differences in cognition and biomarkers in older adults at risk for age-related cognitive decline and development of clinical symptoms of Alzheimer’s disease (AD) (i.e., preclinical AD). This includes examining risk and protective factors that may influence vulnerability to aging and disease among individuals with normal cognition.
Dr. Pettigrew received her Bachelor’s in Psychology from the University of Mary Washington, and her Master’s and Doctorate in Psychology at Rice University. She completed her postdoctoral training at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, and was appointed to the Johns Hopkins faculty in 2015.