Dr. Sun-Suslow is a licensed clinical neuropsychologist with a specialization in working with adults and older adults living with neurological disorders. She is finishing her second year as a
National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) T32-funded postdoctoral fellow at the University of California, San Diego in Clinical Neuropsychology and is preparing for board certification by the American Board of Clinical Neuropsychology.
She received her doctoral degree from University of Miami with a specialization in Health Psychology and completed an APA-Accredited predoctoral internship at the University of California, San Diego/VA San Diego Healthcare System joint training program. Her clinical training has been predominately within academic and VA hospital settings, working with a range of presenting problems including neurologic, psychiatric, and comorbid medical conditions. Her approach to neuropsychological assessment, case conceptualization, and treatment planning is an assimilative process that relies on evidence-based practice, the
interplay among neurobiology, cognition, and behavior, and a culturally-sensitive appreciation for individual patients. She favors flexibility and collaboratively tailoring individual assessments/treatments to maximize each patient’s overall functioning and quality of life.
As Dr. Sun-Suslow views her role as both a practitioner and a scientist, she is actively involved in neuropsychological research, with multiple peer-reviewed publications and dozens of presentations at professional meetings. She is interested in vascular inflammation, with the emphasis on mechanisms connecting psychosocial factors to disease outcomes and understanding the role of inflammation on the progression of chronic illness and their relationship with cognition and aging. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her family, yoga and art and craft projects.