Director, Brain Fit Club, Cognitive Neurology Unit
PhD, University of California, San Diego and San Diego State University Joint Doctoral Program in Clinical Psychology
Clinical Interests/Program Development:
- Neuropsychological evaluation of adults with a variety of neurological, developmental, psychiatric and medical conditions
- Multimodal interventions that target modifiable risk factors and utilize mind-body techniques and cognitive training to prevent cognitive decline and optimize physical and brain health, emotional well-being, and quality of life
- Educational and skills-based group interventions
- Brain Fit Club
Dr. Fish received his doctoral degree from the San Diego State University / University of California, San Diego Joint Doctoral Program in clinical psychology with a specialization in clinical neuropsychology. He completed a predoctoral internship in clinical psychology through Harvard Medical School at McLean Hospital. He completed a postdoctoral fellowship in clinical neuropsychology through Harvard Medical School, Massachusetts Mental Health Center, and Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center. Prior to joining the CNU, Dr. Fish served for several years as a staff neuropsychologist at the Boston VA Healthcare System, where he was actively involved in clinical training and held an academic appointment as Instructor within the Department of Psychiatry at Harvard Medical School.
Dr. Fish is board certified in clinical neuropsychology through the American Board of Clinical Neuropsychology. His clinical expertise includes evaluation and treatment of adults with psychiatric and substance use disorders, complex medical problems, and diverse neurological conditions, such as Alzheimer’s disease and other neurodegenerative disorders, vascular related cognitive decline, concussion/traumatic brain injury, and epilepsy. He also has expertise in cognitive rehabilitation and group interventions. Dr. Fish uses a collaborative, holistic approach to patient care that considers cognitive difficulties within a broader biopsychosocial context and personalizes treatment with the goals of maximizing brain health, daily functioning, overall well-being, and quality of life.
- Multidomain interventions for optimizing brain functioning, well-being and quality of life
- Cognitive aging, reserve, and modifiable risk factors
- Modifiable risk factors associated with late-life cognitive impairment
- Compensatory cognitive training
- Mind-body (e.g., tai chi, yoga, meditation) treatment outcomes
- Cognitive and social-cognitive functioning in neuropsychiatric conditions
Family and friends, travel, exercise, outdoor activities and nature, traditional Chinese martial arts