Yolene Febe, DNP, MSN, RN-BC

Yolene Febe, DNP, MSN, RN-BC

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Yolene Febe, DNP, MSN, RN-BC

Clinical Research Nurse Coordinator

Yolene Febe is the Research Nurse Coordinator at the Comprehensive Center for Brain health with over 15 years of nursing experience.  Yolene’s experience ranges from post-open heart, heart failure, stroke, telemetry, education, and leadership.  She received her Nursing degree from the University of South Florida and furthered her education by receiving her Master of Science in Nursing, and recently completing her Doctor of Nursing Practice degree in which she graduated with distinction. Yolene also currently possess a national professional certification for cardiac-vascular nursing.

Jessica Bromfield, MS, BA

Jessica Bromfield, MS, BA

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Jessica Bromfield, MS, BA

Research Associate

Jessica Bromfield is a multidisciplinary research associate, supporting projects with geospatial data and visuals.

Jessica graduated with a BA in Psychology, and an MS in Geosciences with a concentration in GIS technology, both from Florida Atlantic University.

Her professional and academic interests include: spatial data analysis, geomatics and surveying, environmental restoration, and the relationships between environment and mental health.

Deirdre O’Shea, PhD

Deirdre O’Shea, PhD

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Deirdre O’Shea, PhD

Instructor of Neurology

Deirdre O’Shea, PhD, is an Instructor of Neurology at the Comprehensive Center for Brain Health at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine. She received her Ph.D. in clinical and health psychology (neuropsychology track) from the University of Florida in 2020. She completed her pre-doctoral clinical internship and post-doctoral fellowship in clinical neuropsychology at Brown University and her Master of Science in neuropsychology at the University of Edinburgh. Prior to her graduate training, she worked as a research coordinator for several clinical trials at the Taub Institute for Research on Alzheimer’s Disease and the Aging Brain at Columbia University in New York City. Her research is broadly focused on identifying biological and environmental factors that influence age-related cognitive heterogeneity and risk for Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias (ADRD). Her work has led to the publication of over 30 peer-reviewed publications and several book chapters in this area. She has also served as a reviewer for several leading journals in her field including Neurobiology of Aging, the Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease, Aging and Mental Health, PLOS One and the Journals of Gerontology: Biological Sciences. Her career goals include:

  • Increase understanding of factors that contribute to the higher prevalence of ADRD in women and other underrepresented groups through her research
  • Develop a cognitive rehabilitation program for older adults with mild cognitive impairment
  • Increase awareness of brain-healthy lifestyle behaviors in the community

Reem Ezzeddine, MD

Reem Ezzeddine, MD

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Reem Ezzeddine, MD

Research Associate

Reem Ezzeddine, MD is a Research Associate of Neurology at the Comprehensive Center for Brain Health at the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine. She recently received her medical degree from the the American University of Beirut (AUB) in Beirut, Lebanon. She has worked in research in the department of Psychiatry in AUB and plans to complete her residency in Neurology/Psychiatry. Her clinical research focus includes Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias (ADRD). Reem is responsible for the gait lab at CCBH. She performs thorough physical function tests and gait assessments that are hypothesized to correlate with dementia risk and other neurological diseases.

Monica A. Sonnenberg, MD, MHA

Monica A. Sonnenberg, MD, MHA

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Monica A. Sonnenberg, MD, MHA

Research Clinician

Monica Sonnenberg, MD is a Research Clinician of Neurology at the Comprehensive Center for Brain Health at the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine. She received her medical degree from the School of Medicine, Ricardo Palma University in Lima, Peru. She has worked for over 3 years as an Occupational and Preventative Physician. Additionally, Monica has a Master’s degree in Healthcare Administration from Florida Atlantic University. Her clinical and research focus includes, mild cognitive impairment, Alzheimer’s disease and other neurodegenerative disorders.  Monica specializes in the early detection of neurological diseases through clinical testing, including Electroencephalogram, Audiology, Optical Coherence Tomography (OCT), Biomarkers, and other tests she performs at the Comprehensive Center for Brain Health.