Originally from Northern California, Jed Falkowski studied Psychology and Sociology at the University of Tulsa while a member on the University’s Track and Field team. He went on to obtain his Master’s Degree in Psychology from West Texas A&M University (WTAMU), where his research interests focused on neuropsychological assessment and dementia syndromes.
While at West Texas A&M, Jed gained experience as a research assistant working on studies through the Neurology Department and the F. Marie Hall Institute for Rural Community Health at Texas Tech University of Health Sciences Center. His Master’s Thesis focused on the relationship between the cardiovascular risk factors that compose the metabolic syndrome and executive functioning.
Jed said that his decision to pursue his PhD in Clinical Psychology at UT Southwestern was based on several factors.
“I was interested in the wide scope of clinical training and research opportunities,” he said, adding that, " the unique placement of the program within a major medical center fosters collaboration on research projects with experts across many different fields.”
Over Jed’s first three years at UT Southwestern he has worked as a research assistant with Dr. Myron Weiner on projects through the UT Southwestern Alzheimer ’s Disease Center and The Cooper Institute investigating topics such as the relationship between exercise and cognition, utility of cognitive screening instruments, and differentiation of dementia syndromes.
Clinical Psychology Doctoral Program, 3rd Year