Alyssa Aguirre

University of Texas at Austin, Dell Medical School

Alyssa has been a practicing social worker for 10 years and has dedicated her career to implementing evidence-based Alzheimer’s interventions, advocating for early diagnosis, and supporting family caregivers. She received her Master’s in Social Work from the University of Michigan as a Hartford Fellow and holds a Specialist in Aging certificate. She completed her undergraduate degree in psychology and graduated summa cum laude from the University of Minnesota in 2008. She is currently an Assistant Professor of Practice for the Steve Hicks School of Social Work. In her role as Manager of the Comprehensive Memory Center at Dell Medical School UT-Austin, she helped design the patient-centered and evidence-based approaches to deliver dementia treatment and care. She is a certified Caregiver coach for the NYU Caregiver Intervention and coordinates several research studies for the Department of Neurology at Dell Medical School.

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