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Joy Stradford, M.S.

Pronouns: she, her, hers

Doctoral Student

SDSU / UC San Diego Joint Doctoral Program in Clinical Psychology

San Diego

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Areas of Research

Joy is interested in exploring inequalities of cognitive aging. Specifically, she would like to identify race and sex disparities in Alzheimer’s Disease and Related Dementias (ADRD), and uncover solutions to promote better health outcomes for minoritized communities.


Joy Stradford is a doctoral student in the SDSU / UC San Diego Joint Doctoral Program in Clinical Psychology.


Dr. Erin Sundermann, UC San Diego
Dr. Sarah Banks, UC San Diego


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  1. Stradford, J., Sakhare, A., Ravichandran, R., Schroeder, E. T., Michener, L. A., & Pa, J. (2021). Conducting a VR Clinical Trial in the Era of COVID-19. Frontiers in virtual reality, 2, 639478.
  2. Sakhare, A., Stradford, J., Ravichandran, R., Deng, R., Ruiz, J., Subramanian, K., Suh, J., & Pa, J. (2021). Simultaneous Exercise and Cognitive Training in Virtual Reality Phase 2 Pilot Study: Impact on Brain Health and Cognition in Older Adults. Brain plasticity (Amsterdam, Netherlands), 7(2), 111–130.
  3. Sakhare, A. R., Yang, V., Stradford, J., Tsang, I., Ravichandran, R., & Pa, J. (2019). Cycling and Spatial Navigation in an Enriched, Immersive 3D Virtual Park Environment: A Feasibility Study in Younger and Older Adults. Frontiers in aging neuroscience, 11, 218.
  4. Fenton, L., Isenberg, A. L., Aslanyan, V., Albrecht, D., Contreras, J. A., Stradford, J., Monreal, T., & Pa, J. (2023). Variability in objective sleep is associated with Alzheimer’s pathology and cognition. Brain communications, 5(2), fcad031.
  5. Albrecht, D., Isenberg, A. L., Stradford, J., Monreal, T., Sagare, A., Pachicano, M., Sweeney, M., Toga, A., Zlokovic, B., Chui, H., Joe, E., Schneider, L., Conti, P., Jann, K., & Pa, J. (2020). Associations between Vascular Function and Tau PET Are Associated with Global Cognition and Amyloid. The Journal of neuroscience : the official journal of the Society for Neuroscience, 40(44), 8573–8586.