Senegal Alfred Mabry
Senegal Alfred Mabry
Ph.D. Student


Senegal Alfred Mabry is a second-year Ph.D. Student in the neuroscience area of the Department of Psychology at Cornell University. Mabry is working on characterizing the potentially shared pathology and the comorbidity between Parkinson's Disease (PD) and cardiovascular disease (CVD). People with PD are at a greater risk of CVD. Yet CVD risk factors like smoking history and past myocardial infarctions decrease the likelihood of PD diagnosis. There are, however, powerful psychosocial risk factors for CVD (perceived social support, socioeconomic status, racial bias, anxiety, and depression). Yet, the potential role of these risk factors in the pathogenesis and the comorbidity between CVD and PD is not well understood. He is an alum of the Summer Program for Neuroscience Excellence and Success at the Marine Biological Laboratory at Woods Hole and a Society for Neuroscience Associate. He is team lead at the Community Neuroscience Initiative at Cornell, training preservice educators to use neuroscience to innovate their classroom curriculum. Mabry is the Graduate Student Advisor of the Cornell University chapter of Parkinson's Pals, an organization partnered with the Davis Phinney Foundation to connect people with PD to undergraduates for social interaction and support.

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