Principal Investigators

Jasmeet Hayes, Ph.D.

Dr. Jasmeet Hayes is the PI of the MINDSET Lab at OSU. Her lab uses neuroimaging to investigate neurodegeneration, stress, and traumatic brain injury. Dr. Hayes joined the Psychology Department at the Ohio State University in 2018 and is also a faculty member in the Chronic Brain Injury Program. Dr. Hayes graduated with High Honors from the University of California, Berkeley. She completed her Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology (specialization in Neuropsychology) at the University of Arizona. Prior to OSU, Dr. Hayes was a PI in the National Center for PTSD, and Boston University Medical School. She recently received the Early Career Investigator Award from the International Brain Injury Association. As a licensed clinical psychologist, Dr. Hayes’ interests include neuropsychological assessment of TBI and PTSD.

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Scott M. Hayes, Ph.D.

Dr. Scott M. Hayes is an Associate Professor in the Department of Psychology at Ohio State and the Director of the Buckeye Brain Aging Lab (B-BAL). He graduated from Skidmore College (Biology, Psychology) and completed his doctoral work in Clinical Psychology (Neuropsychology) at the University of Arizona. Dr. Hayes completed an NRSA-funded cognitive neuroscience-clinical neuropsychology postdoctoral fellowship in the Center for Cognitive Neuroscience at Duke University and the Bryan Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center at Duke University Medical Center. As a Department of Veterans Affairs Career Development Awardee, Dr. Hayes worked at the Boston University Memory Disorders Research Center and served as the Associate Director for the Neuroimaging Research for Veterans Center at VA Boston Healthcare System. A licensed psychologist, Dr. Hayes clinical interests include neuropsychological assessment of age-related neurodegenerative disorders such as Alzheimer’s disease, microvascular disease, and frontotemporal dementia, as well as medial temporal lobe amnesia.

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