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Renee Biss, Ph.D

Office: Room #257-2 Chrysler Hall South
Phone: (519) 253-3000, ext. 2398
Email: rbiss@uwindsor.ca

Dr. Biss completed her Ph.D. in psychology at the University of Toronto, with postdoctoral training in clinical neuropsychology at Baycrest Health Sciences. Her clinical experience includes work in private practice and a primary care clinic specialized in caring for people experiencing homelessness. She joined the University of Windsor in 2019 as an assistant professor on the Clinical Neuropsychology track.

Dr. Biss’ research program focuses on cognitive health in healthy older adults and older individuals with cognitive impairments (e.g., mild cognitive impairment, dementia). She is interested in understanding how memory and attention abilities change with age and using this knowledge to improve cognitive interventions to help older adults age well in the community. Past research has also examined emotion-cognition interactions in younger and older adults. Another line of her research looks at developing new technology to promote cognitive, physical and social activity for individuals living in long-term care homes. Finally, she is interested in understanding cognitive health in underserved groups, particularly individuals experiencing homelessness who are at higher risk of cognitive impairment with the goal of advocating for improved access to health care.