Shana Samuel, M.A.

Shana Samuel is a fifth-year doctoral candidate at The Graduate Center of the City University of New York. She is an incoming intern in the clinical neuropsychology track at Long Island Jewish Medical Center – Zucker Hillside Hospital. Shana’s clinical interests include neuropsychological assessment in adult and aging populations with neurodegenerative diseases, movement disorders, and complex medical and psychiatric conditions. Her research is centered on the psychosocial determinants of brain health in racially and ethnically diverse communities, with a special interest in elucidating the complex relationship between interpersonal and systemic discrimination and cognitive outcomes. She has served as a Student Leader in Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) committees and has mentored undergraduates interested in careers in neuropsychology through her role as an instructor at Queens College. Shana is passionate about open educational resources and equipping the next generation of clinicians. In addition to her research and clinical work, she loves exploring great eats in her neighborhood, reading everything she can get her hands on, and singing in a community choir.