Dr. Sliwinski is a neuropsychologist whose research examines how aspects of everyday experiences influence a person’s ability to memorize, reason and concentrate. Dr. Sliwinski studies the developmental pathways leading from stressful experiences to cognitive impairment in middle and older aged adults. His research links environmental influences (e.g., daily stressors, life events) to physiological dysregulation and cognitive decline via ruminative processes (e.g., intrusive thoughts). Dr. Sliwinski has also developed tools that use mobile technology to embed brief ambulatory cognitive assessments into ecological momentary assessment (EMA) and daily diary designs. His current research projects examine whether ambulatory approaches to cognitive assessment improve test reliability, ecological validity, and ultimately, the early detection of mild cognitive impairment (MCI), Alzheimer’s disease and other types of dementia.