About Christina Kay, PhD

Dr. Christina Kay is a Clinical Neuropsychologist at the MGH Psychology Assessment Center (PAC), the Director of the MGH Clinical Neuropsychology Internship Program, an Instructor at Harvard Medical School, and a Licensed Clinical Psychologist in Massachusetts. 

Dr. Kay performs neuropsychological evaluations of adults, including extensive work with the geriatric population. She specializes in neurodegenerative disorders, including Alzheimer's disease, Lewy body dementia, and frontotemporal disorders. She also has clinical expertise in autoimmune encephalitis, central nervous system infections, long-COVID, multiple sclerosis, traumatic brain injury, functional neurological disorders, and other neuropsychiatric conditions.

Dr. Kay's current research aims to identify and better understand long-term cognitive sequelae of autoimmune encephalitis and post-acute COVID syndrome. 

Dr. Kay completed undergraduate studies at Tufts University and earned a Master's degree in forensic psychology from John Jay College of Criminal Justice. She earned a Ph.D. in clinical psychology with specialization in neuropsychology from Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science. Her clinical training included a neuropsychology internship at MGH and a postdoctoral fellowship in clinical neuropsychology at MGH and Brigham and Women's Hospital.

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Medical Education

  • PhD, Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine & Science

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  • Parsons, M. W., Gardner, M. M., Sherman, J. C., Pasquariello, K., Grieco, J. A., Kay, C. D., Pollak, L. E., Morgan, A. K., Carlson-Emerton, B., Seligsohn, K., Davidsdottir, S., Pulsifer, M. B., Zarrella, G. V., Burstein, S. M., & Mancuso, S. M. (2021). Feasibility and acceptance of direct-to-home tele-neuropsychology services during the COVID-19 pandemic. Journal of the International Neuropsychological Society, 1-6.

    Kay, C. D., Early-Onset Behavioral Variant Frontotemporal Dementia and its Impact on the Family Unit: A Case Study (Oct 2017). Grand Rounds Symposium (selected oral presentation), Annual Conference of the National Academy of Neuropsychology, Boston, MA.

    Kay, C. D., Leveroni, C., & Colvin, M. K. (June, 2017). Cognitive sequelae of anti-N-methyl-D-aspartate receptor encephalitis: A case series. Poster Presentation, Annual American Academy of Clinical Neuropsychology (AACN) Conference, Boston, MA. Abstract published in: The Clinical Neuropsychologist, Volume 31, Number 4, pp 723.

    Kay, C. D., Seidenberg, M., Durgerian, S., Nielson, K. A., Smith, J. C., Woodard, J. L., & Rao, S. M. (2017). Motor timing intraindividual variability in amnestic mild cognitive impairment and cognitively intact elders at genetic risk for Alzheimer’s disease. Journal of Clinical and Experimental Neuropsychology, 1-10.