James F Sumowski

James F Sumowski, PhD




Research Topics:

Cognitive Neuroscience, Memory, Multiple Sclerosis

James F. Sumowski, Ph.D. is an Associate Professor of Neurology at Mount Sinai and neuropsychologist in the Corinne Goldsmith Dickinson Center for Multiple Sclerosis (MS). Dr. Sumowski specializes in cognitive processing and memory, and he is the foremost leader on the concept of reserve against cognitive decline among persons with MS: the notion that healthy active lifestyles provide protection against decline despite MS disease. His work has been published in high impact neurology journals (e.g., Brain, Neurology), and he has provided platform presentations at national and international meetings (e.g., AAN, ECTRIMS). Dr. Sumowski's work on cognition in MS has been principally funded by the National Institutes of Health (NIH), and he is now leading a large prospective NIH R01 project investigating modifiable risk and protective factors linked to cognitive decline in persons with MS.


BA, Seton Hall University

PhD, Columbia University

Internship, Neuropsychology, Long Island Jewish Medical Center

Fellowship, Neuropsychology, New Jersey Medical School - Rutgers University

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