Jodie Gawryluk

Jodie Gawryluk
Associate Professor
Office: COR A257

Ph.D. 2013 (Dalhousie University) joined Department in 2014

Area of expertise

Clinical psychology

My research in neuroimaging and neuropsychology has a common focus: to develop research-driven approaches that can be implemented clinically to better understand and assess neuropsychological conditions. Specifically, my research uses magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) techniques, including functional (fMRI) and diffusion-weighted imaging (DTI), to study the brain-behavior relationship in patient populations and in healthy aging.

My lab is currently studying how brain structure and function change with age and in the context of neurodegenerative disorders.  Current projects are focused on healthy aging, subjective cognitive decline, Alzheimer’s disease,  concussion and multiple sclerosis.


Respect for Diversity: It is my intent that students from diverse backgrounds and perspectives be well-served, and that the diversity that students bring be viewed as a resource, strength and benefit. 

  • Clinical neuropsychology
  • Neuroimaging


Parker AF, Ohlhauser L, Scarapicchia V, Smart CM, Szoeke C, Gawryluk JR. A Systematic Review of Neuroimaging Studies Comparing Individuals with Subjective Cognitive Decline to Healthy Controls. J Alzheimers Dis. 2022;86(4):1545-1567.

Kwan, H., Scarapicchia, V., Halliday, D., MacDonald, S., Gawryluk, J.R. Functional near infrared spectroscopy activation during an executive function task differs between healthy older and younger adults. Aging Brain. 2022; 2: 100029.

Scarapicchia, V., MacDonald, S., Gawryluk, J.R. The relationship between cardiovascular risk and lifestyle activities on hippocampal volumes in normative aging. Aging Brain. 2022, 2: 100033.

Mayo CD, Kenny R, Scarapicchia V, Ohlhauser L, Syme R, Gawryluk JR. Aging in Place: Challenges of Older Adults with Self-Reported Cognitive Decline. Can Geriatr J. 2021 Jun 1;24(2):138-143

Saadat N, Mayo CD, Lacey C, Gawryluk JR. Functional connectivity pre-post exercise intervention in individuals with relapsing-remitting multiple sclerosis. Neuroreport. 2021 Sep 8;32(13

Mayo CD, Lacey C, Gawryluk JR; Multiple Sclerosis Outcome Assessments Consortium (MSOAC). Differences in symptoms of depression between females and males with relapsing-remitting multiple sclerosis. Mult Scler Relat Disord. 2021 Jun;51:102884.

Mayo CD, Harrison L, Attwell-Pope K, Stuart-Hill L, Gawryluk JR. A pilot study of the impact of an exercise intervention on brain structure, cognition, and psychosocial symptoms in individuals with relapsing-remitting multiple sclerosis. Pilot Feasibility Stud. 2021 Mar 8;7(1):65.

Oschmann M, Gawryluk JR. A Longitudinal Study of Changes in Resting-State Functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging Functional Connectivity Networks During Healthy Aging. Brain Connect. 2020 Sep;10(7):377-384.

Parker AF, Smart CM, Scarapicchia V, Gawryluk JR; for the Alzheimer’s Disease Neuroimaging Initiative. Identification of Earlier Biomarkers for Alzheimer's Disease: A Multimodal Neuroimaging Study of Individuals with Subjective Cognitive Decline. J Alzheimers Dis. 2020;77(3):1067-1076.