Graduate Students

Stephanie Robinson
srobins1@brandeis.edu

Stephanie is a fourth year Ph.D. student and is currently studying physical activity, cognition, and successful aging. Specifically, she is interested in psychological and social barriers that impede adults from engaging in physical activity and how these influence age-related declines. At Brandeis, she is examining how perceived control can be modified to promote activity in middle-aged and older adults. She hopes that by developing such interventions she can continue to explore the relationships between physical activity, perceived control, and cognition. Before coming to Brandeis, she graduated from Elon University with a B.A. in Psychology where she explored strategies to improve episodic memory. She then graduated with honors from the Catholic University of America with an M.A. in General Psychology. 

Stephanie Robinson

Alycia Sullivan
alyciansullivan@brandeis.edu

Alycia is broadly interested in the field of cognitive aging. As an undergraduate at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, she studied the influence of sleep on memory consolidation across the lifespan. After graduation, Alycia worked as a lab manager in a kinesiology lab at UMass for two years. Here, she helped lead physical activity and sleep interventions in underserved communities. Currently, she is interested in interventions (specifically physical activity interventions) that have the potential to improve sleep. Such lifestyle interventions could buffer the effects of cognitive aging.

Alycia Sullivan