evarangisI am a fifth year Cognitive Psychology and Neuroscience graduate student at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. I graduated from Barnard College with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology and Economics in 2010. I also recently completed my Master of Arts in Cognitive Psychology in May 2015. My research interests include neurocognitive long-term outcomes of sport-related concussion, as well as both short-term and long-term effects of concussion on memory.

My graduate research to date has focused on the effects of concussions and exposure to football on cognitive aging within a sample of retired former professional and college athletes. To examine patterns of cognitive aging in this sample, I have utilized data from neurocognitive testing, genotype assessments, fMRI imaging, as well as fMRI connectivity analyses.

Questions? Contact me at varangis@live.unc.edu!