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Yakeel T. Quiroz-Gaviria, PhD

  • Director, Mass General Multicultural Alzheimer's Prevention Program, MAPP
  • Clinical Director, Mass General Multicultural Neuropsychology Program, MUNDOS
  • Assistant Professor, Harvard Medical School


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Clinical Interests
  • Memory disorders
  • Brain health
  • Early onset dementia
  • Alzheimer's disease
  • Neuropsychological assessment of adults
  • Neurodegenerative conditions
  • Neuropsychiatric conditions (e.g., OCD, Depression)
Medical Education
  • MA, Boston University
  • PHD, Boston University
  • Fellowship, Massachusetts General Hospital
Foreign Languages
  • Spanish
  • Boston: Massachusetts General Hospital
Existing Patients
Patient Gateway
Insurances Accepted
  • Aetna Health Inc.
  • Beech Street
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield - Blue Care 65
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield - Indemnity
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield - Managed Care
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield - Partners Plus
  • BMC HealthNet Mass Health MCO/ACO
  • Cigna Behavioral Health
  • Commonwealth Care Alliance
  • Great-West Healthcare (formally One Health Plan)
  • Health Care Value Management (HCVM)
  • Humana/Choice Care PPO
  • MassHealth
  • Medicare
  • Private Health Care Systems (PHCS)
  • Railroad Medicare
  • Railroad Medicare - ACD
  • Senior Whole Health
  • TriCare
  • Tufts Health Plan
  • Unicare
  • United Behavioral Health
  • United Behavioral Health - MGH

Note: This provider may accept more insurance plans than shown; please call the practice to find out if your plan is accepted.

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Dr. Quiroz is Assistant Professor in the Departments of Psychiatry and Neurology at Harvard Medical School.  She is a clinical neuropsychologist and neuroimaging researcher at Massachusetts General Hospital.  She completed her Ph.D. training in Clinical Psychology at Boston University and a postdoctoral fellowship in Clinical Neuropsychology at MGH.  Dr. Quiroz is the Director of the Multicultural Alzheimer's Prevention Program (MAPP), and Director of the Familial Dementia Neuroimaging Lab. She is also the Clinical Director of the MUNDOS Program at the Psychology Assessment Center, a clinical service that offers culturally and linguistically appropriate neuropsychological testing to Latino adults.

Her neuroimaging research seeks to identify and validate biomarkers for early detection of Alzheimer’s disease. 

Research & Publications

Research Summary

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Dr. Quiroz is the Director of the Familial Dementia Neuroimaging Lab. Her research is focused on the study of age-related cognitive and brain changes that may predispose individuals to develop dementia later in life. Understanding the pathophysiology of neurodegeneration and identifying preclinical biomarkers for early diagnosis of dementia, especially as measured by neuropsychology and neuroimaging, are fundamental goals for her research. Her current studies use multimodal neuroimaging (e.g. PET, sMRI, fMRI, DTI) and integrate genetic, molecular and neuropsychological data to characterize some of the earliest changes associated with dementia.


View my most recent publications at PubMed


Multicultural Alzheimer's Prevention Program- MAPP
100 1st Avenue, Building 39, Suite 101
Charlestown, MA 02129
Phone: 617-643-3997

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