WAI Faculty & Staff
Role at the WAI
Current WAI Project: Wisconsin Registry for Alzheimer's Prevention (WRAP)
BA, 2001, Psychology and Music, Case Western Reserve University (Cleveland, OH).
PhD, 2008, Psychology, University of Wisconsin (Madison, WI). Minor: methodology (distributed).
MS, x2015, Statistics, University of Wisconsin (Madison, WI). Emphasis in Biostatistics.
Dr. Jonaitis is interested in measuring change over time. Dr. Jonaitis joined the WRAP team in December 2009 and is working to understand how best to assess cognitive change in older adults. In collaboration with subject matter experts across the university, she has worked on projects examining the role of cardiovascular and metabolic risk factors, Vitamin D, anesthesia, and markers of cognitive reserve in predicting cognitive performance over time. In addition to her work at WAI, Dr. Jonaitis is currently pursuing a master's degree in Statistics at UW-Madison.
Methods for longitudinal analysis; hypothesis testing and model evaluation; modifiable risk factors; cognitive psychology; music cognition