Clara Li
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Clara Li, PhD


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Dr. Clara Li is a clinical neuropsychologist and an Associate Professor in the Department of Psychiatry at Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai in New York, New York. She completed her predoctoral internship and postdoctoral fellowship in clinical neuropsychology in the Department of Psychiatry at Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai.  She received her Ph.D. in clinical psychology with a minor in clinical neuropsychology from Yeshiva University.

Dr. Li provides neuropsychological consultations for adult patients with memory loss and dementia, with a particular focus on Chinese American older adults.  She also trains Chinese-English bilingual doctoral candidates to administer neuropsychological tests and interpret cognitive data.  Dr. Li has published peer-reviewed manuscripts and chapters on Alzheimer’s Disease and related dementias, and has presented her research at international conferences.  Dr. Li’s research is currently funded by federal grants from National Institutes of Health/ National Institutes on Aging.  Her recent research projects focus on studying the cognitive health of Chinese American older adults.  In addition, Dr. Li is the principle investigator for two clinical trials at the Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center (ADRC) at Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai: the EXERT and MIND study.  The EXERT study is a Phase III study examining the effects of exercise on cognitive function and biological markers of Alzheimer’s Disease in older adults with mild memory loss.  The MIND study is a Phase II study testing whether nicotine in patch form is effective in improving memory and functioning in adults with mild memory problems.  Dr. Li also serves as a co-investigator for other clinical studies and trials within the ADRC to identify effective treatment for memory loss and Alzheimer ’s Disease.

Press Release



李博士為患有記憶衰退和腦退化症的成年患者提供神經心理學諮詢,特別關注美國華人長者群體。她還負責為中英文雙語的博士候選人提供培訓,進行神經心理學測試和解釋認知數據。李博士發表了經同行評審的關於阿爾茲海默氏症和相關腦退化症的論文和章節,並在國際會議上展示了她的研究成果。李博士的研究目前得到了美國國立衛生研究院/美國國立老齡化研究所的資助。她近期的研究項目關注在研究美國華人長者的認知健康。此外,李博士是西奈山醫院伊坎醫學院阿爾茲海默氏症研究中心(ADRC)的EXERT 研究和MIND研究兩項臨床試驗的首席研究員。EXERT研究是一項III期研究,研究身體運動對患有輕度記憶退化的長者的認知功能和阿爾茲海默氏症生物學標誌物的影響。 MIND研究是一項II期研究,研究尼古丁貼片是否可以有效改善有輕度記憶問題的成年人的記憶力和功能。她還兼任ADRC其他臨床研究和試驗的聯合研究員,以發現有效治療記憶衰退和阿爾茲海默氏症的方法。



Chinese (Mandarin), Chinese (Cantonese), English
Hospital Affiliations
  • The Mount Sinai Hospital
Research Topics

Aging, Alzheimer's Disease, Memory