Linda M. Ercoli is a Health Sciences Clinical Professor at the Jane and Terry Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Human Behavior in the Department of Psychiatry and Biobehavioral Sciences, at the David Geffen School of Medicine, University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). She is the Interim Director of the Longevity Center and director of Geriatric Psychology, in the Division of Geriatric Psychiatry.
Professor Linda M. Ercoli is a clinical psychologist, with a specialty in neuropsychology, aging, dementia, dementia caregiver support, and cognitive training.
Her research experience focuses on the use of Positron Emission Tomography (PET) neuroimaging methods and Neuropsychology in healthy aging, mild cognitive impairment and dementia. She also has as research focus the development and testing of the efficacy, through clinical trials, of cognitive enhancement intervention programs for older adults, and cognitive rehabilitation programs for people with cancer related cognitive impairment. The interventions have been implemented in many settings (e.g., memory disorders clinics), in several states in the USA and in Asia.
Professor Linda M. Ercoli is the scientific co-supervisor of the PhD project within the scope of this research. The program developed in this research project is based on the Cognitive Rehabilitation Program for Cancer Survivors of her authorship.