Rebecca MacAulay

Dr. Rebecca MacAulay is an Associate Professor in the Psychology Department at the University of Maine at Orono, Director of the Cognition Aging Resiliency Enhancement (CARE) Lab, and a licensed Clinical Psychologist with an appointment at the Northern Light Mood and Memory Clinic.

She graduated with Honors and a B.A. in Psychology from the University of California at Los Angeles (UCLA). She earned a Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from the Louisiana State University (LSU) and completed a clinical internship in Neuropsychology and Behavioral Medicine at the Medical University of South Carolina and Ralph Johnson VAMC.

As a scientist-practitioner, she completed a post-doctoral fellowship at Northern Light EMMC under the mentorship of Dr. Anthony Podraza, ABPP-CN while she was in rank as tenure-track professor. Her research program aims to advance brain health and quality of life across the middle to older adult life span by developing novel assessment and intervention techniques. She has a strong track record of multidisciplinary research partnerships and scientific publications that are dedicated to better understanding the intersections between physical, cognitive, and mental health disparities in middle-to-older adults.

She heads the Clinical Neuropsychology Emphasis as part of the UMaine APA-Accredited Clinical Psychology doctoral program and instructs advanced courses in Cognitive Assessment, Affective Basis of Behavior, and Evidence-Based Models of Psychotherapies. She enjoys eating good food, learning new things, and travelling off the beaten path.