Linda Ercoli, PhD

Linda Ercoli, PhD

Dr. Linda Ercoli, PhD, is a Health Sciences Associate Clinical Professor in the Department of Psychiatry and Biobehavioral Sciences at the Semel Institute, in the UCLA David Geffen School of Medicine, and also serves as the Interim Director of the Longevity Center, Director of Geriatric Psychology, in the Division of Geriatric Psychiatry. She is a clinical psychologist with a specialty in geropsychology-neuropsychology and cognitive training. Her research background is in the neuroimaging and neuropsychology of age-related cognitive disorders, as well as in clinical trials testing the effects of healthy lifestyle interventions and cognitive stimulation on cognition and brain function. She has worked with individual patients for the remediation of cognitive difficulties secondary to age-related cognitive changes and dementia. She developed a peer-based manualized cognitive rehabilitation and remediation interventions for community residing middle-aged and older adults with cognitive difficulties associated with aging. The interventions have been implemented in many settings such as memory disorders clinics in several states in the U.S.