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Quinn Kennedy, Ph.D.

Name: Quinn Kennedy, Ph.D.

CEO and Founder of QK Consulting
Research Associate Professor, Naval Postgraduate School


Cognitive Aging and Cognitive Reserve
Healthy Cognitive Aging: Tips for Middle-Aged and Older Adults
Lifestyle Interventions to Maintain Cognitive Function
Mindfulness and Aging
Effectiveness of Brain Training Programs and Brain Supplements
How Aging and Cognition Affect Airplane Pilot Performance

Biography: Dr. Quinn Kennedy earned a PhD in Psychology and completed postdoctoral training in Cognitive Aging, both at Stanford University. She has over 20 years of research experience in investigating factors that affect older adults’ decision making and performance. Her work has been published in peer reviewed publications including Psychological Science, Psychology of Aging, and Journals of Gerontology and presented at scientific conferences such as The Cognitive Aging Conference, Gerontological Society of America Annual Conference, and the International Neuropsychological Society Annual Conference. Dr. Kennedy is the recipient of the Richard Hamming Award for Interdisciplinary Research, the Margret M. Baltes Doctoral Dissertation Award in the Psychology of Aging, the National Science Foundation Minority Graduate Research Fellowship, and the National Institute of Health Research Minority Supplement Grant Award. Her research with the Stanford/VA Aviation Research Lab has informed public policy regarding the mandatory retirement age for commercial pilots as well as recommended guidelines for older pilots. With her collaborators, her work has been featured on Channel 2 news, APA Monitor, Aviation Week, NPR, The New York Times, San Francisco Chronicle, and Science. She is a member of the Adult Development and Aging Division of the American Psychological Association, the Association for Psychological Science, the Gerontological Society of America, and the American Association for the Advancement of Science. Dr. Kennedy gives presentations and workshops in which she translates current scientific findings on adult aging into easy to understand concepts.
State: CA