About Clara Vila Castelar, PhD

Clara Vila-Castelar, Ph.D. is a multilingual (English/Spanish/Catalan) clinical neuropsychologist at the Multicultural Assessment and Research Center in the Department of Psychiatry at Massachusetts General Hospital, and an Instructor at Harvard Medical School. Dr. Vila-Castelar earned a doctoral degree in Clinical Psychology with specialization in neuropsychology from Queens College, The Graduate Center (City University of New York). She completed her psychology internship in multicultural neuropsychology at Massachusetts General Hospital/Harvard Medical School and postdoctoral fellowship at the Psychology Assessment Center and Multicultural Alzheimer’s Prevention Program (Massachusetts General Hospital). She is a licensed clinical psychologist in Massachusetts.

Dr. Vila-Castelar conducts neuropsychological evaluations to culturally and linguistically diverse adults and older adults presenting with a variety of disorders that impact cognitive functioning, including neurological/medical disorders, neurodegenerative disorders, epilepsy, brain tumors, psychiatric disorders and learning disorders/developmental disabilities. Her research interests focus on aging and neurodegenerative diseases, including Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias.

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  • Fellowship, MGH Multicultural Neuropsychology Program / Psychology Assessment Center

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  • https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/myncbi/1hqC7ymAFVdwmB/bibliography/public/

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