Sharon Krinsky-McHale, PhD
New York State Institute for Basic Research in Developmental Disabilities
Dr. Krinsky-McHale has been a research psychologist with the New York State Institute for Basic Research in Developmental Disabilities since 1995, and is the head of the Laboratory of Cognition and Development. She conducts research on cognitive functioning and developmental processes in adults with Down syndrome and in individuals with other forms of intellectual disability (e.g., Williams syndrome). Her laboratory is also examining the neuropsychiatric symptoms that are associated with mild cognitive impairment/Alzheimer’s disease and how these change during disease progression. Dr. Krinsky-McHale has unique expertise in the areas of cognition, visual perception and neuropsychiatric symptomatology, and have been at the forefront of research focused on recognition of the earliest indicators of dementia in adults with Down syndrome.