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Francesca Farina

TitleResearch Associate (Assistant Professor)
InstitutionUniversity of Chicago
DepartmentObstetrics and Gynecology-Urogynecology
AddressChicago IL 60637
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    Dr. Farina's research interests encompass a range of topics, including modifiable risk factors for Alzheimer’s disease, the impact of hormonal contraceptives on women’s brain health, and dementia-related anxiety in older populations. She has published extensively in peer-reviewed journals and has been actively involved in international research projects focusing on brain health and dementia prevention across the life course. She also collaborates with patient and community advocacy groups to reduce stigma associated with dementia and promote lifelong well-being.
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    The National University of Ireland, IrelandPhD02/2016Neuroscience
    The National University of Ireland, IrelandBA09/2011Psychology

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    1. Hurstak E, Farina FR, Paasche-Orlow MK, Hahn EA, Henault LE, Moreno P, Weaver C, Marquez M, Serrano E, Thomas J, Griffith JW. COVID-19 Vaccine Confidence Mediates the Relationship between Health Literacy and Vaccination in a Diverse Sample of Urban Adults. Vaccines (Basel). 2023 Dec 13; 11(12). PMID: 38140251; PMCID: PMC10747333.
      Citations: 1     
    2. Farina FR, Regan J, Marquez M, An H, O'Loughlin P, Pavithra P, Taddeo M, Knight RC, Bennett M, Lenaert B, Griffith JW. Reducing fear and avoidance of memory loss improves mood and social engagement in community-based older adults: a randomized trial. BMC Geriatr. 2023 11 29; 23(1):786. PMID: 38030988; PMCID: PMC10688470.
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    3. Gregory S, Booi L, Jenkins N, Bridgeman K, Muniz-Terrera G, Farina FR. Hormonal contraception and risk for cognitive impairment or Alzheimer's disease and related dementias in young women: a scoping review of the evidence. Front Glob Womens Health. 2023; 4:1289096. PMID: 38025979; PMCID: PMC10679746.
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    4. Eyre HA, Stirland LE, Jeste DV, Reynolds CF, Berk M, Ibanez A, Dawson WD, Lawlor B, Leroi I, Yaffe K, Gatchel JR, Karp JF, Newhouse P, Rosand J, Letourneau N, Bayen E, Farina F, Booi L, Devanand DP, Mintzer J, Madigan S, Jayapurwala I, Wong STC, Falcoa VP, Cummings JL, Reichman W, Lock SL, Bennett M, Ahuja R, Steffens DC, Elkind MSV, Lavretsky H. Life-Course Brain Health as a Determinant of Late-Life Mental Health: American Association for Geriatric Psychiatry Expert Panel Recommendations. Am J Geriatr Psychiatry. 2023 12; 31(12):1017-1031. PMID: 37798224; PMCID: PMC10655836.
      Citations: 1     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    5. Farina FR, Pavithra P, An H, Marquez M, O'Loughlin P, Regan J, Taddeo M, Bennett M, Lenaert B, Griffith JW. Validation of the Fear and Avoidance of Memory Loss scale in community-based older adults. Alzheimers Dement (Amst). 2023 Apr-Jun; 15(2):e12432. PMID: 37101711; PMCID: PMC10123382.
      Citations: 1     
    6. Graham M, Farina F, Ritchie CW, Lawlor B, Naci L. Fear of Dementia and the Obligation to Provide Aggregate Research Results to Study Participants-ADDENDUM. Camb Q Healthc Ethics. 2023 Feb 24; 1. PMID: 36825784.
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    7. Farina FR, Booi L, Occhipinti JA, Quoidbach V, Destrebecq F, Muniz-Terrera G, Eyre HA. Young Adult Brain Capital: A New Opportunity for Dementia Prevention. J Alzheimers Dis. 2023; 94(2):415-423. PMID: 37302036.
      Citations: 3     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    8. Graham M, Farina F, Ritchie CW, Lawlor B, Naci L. Fear of Dementia and the Obligation to Provide Aggregate Research Results to Study Participants. Camb Q Healthc Ethics. 2022 10; 31(4):498-505. PMID: 36398509.
      Citations: 1     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    9. Farina FR, Gregory S, Lawlor B, Booi L. Brain health in young adults. BMJ. 2022 09 28; 378:o2311. PMID: 36170998.
      Citations: 3     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    10. Williams KL, Holmes J, Farina F, Vedechkina M, CALM team, Bennett MP. Inconsistencies between Subjective Reports of Cognitive Difficulties and Performance on Cognitive Tests are Associated with Elevated Internalising and Externalising Symptoms in Children with Learning-related Problems. Res Child Adolesc Psychopathol. 2022 12; 50(12):1557-1572. PMID: 35838930; PMCID: PMC9653343.
      Citations: 1     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    11. O'Loughlin P, Pavithra P, Regan J, Bennett M, Knight R, Lenaert B, Marquez M, Taddeo M, Griffith J, Shapiro R, Farina F. A Randomized Controlled Trial Investigating the Feasibility of a Low-Intensity Psychological Intervention for Fear of Memory Loss and Quality of Life in Older Adults: Protocol for the Reducing Fear and Avoidance of Memory Loss (REFRAME) Study. JMIR Res Protoc. 2021 Jul 30; 10(7):e30514. PMID: 34328428; PMCID: PMC8367123.
      Citations: 2     
    12. Kiiski H, Bennett M, Rueda-Delgado LM, Farina FR, Knight R, Boyle R, Roddy D, Grogan K, Bramham J, Kelly C, Whelan R. EEG spectral power, but not theta/beta ratio, is a neuromarker for adult ADHD. Eur J Neurosci. 2020 05; 51(10):2095-2109. PMID: 31834950.
      Citations: 21     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    13. Farina FR, Pragulbickaite G, Bennett M, Judd C, Walsh K, Mitchell S, O'Connell RG, Whelan R. Contralateral delay activity is not a robust marker of cognitive function in older adults at risk of mild cognitive impairment. Eur J Neurosci. 2020 06; 51(12):2367-2375. PMID: 31856354.
      Citations: 1     Fields:    Translation:Humans
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