Dr. Dawn Mechanic-Hamilton

Penn Medicine

Assistant Professor, Department of Neurology
Chief, Division of Neuropsychology
Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania

Dr. Dawn Mechanic-Hamilton is a board-certified clinical neuropsychologist and researcher at the University of Pennsylvania. She is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Neurology, Chief of the Division of Neuropsychology, and Director of Cognitive Fitness Programs at the Penn Memory Center. Dr. Mechanic-Hamilton Co-Leads the Clinical Core of the Penn Alzheimer’s Disease Center and the Alzheimer’s Disease/Alzheimer’s Disease Related Dementias (AD/ADRD) Pilot Core of the Penn Artificial Intelligence and Technology Collaboratory for Healthy Aging (PennAITech). She earned her Ph.D. in clinical psychology with a concentration in neuropsychology from Drexel University. She completed her internship at Brown University and postdoctoral fellowship in clinical neuropsychology at the University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Mechanic-Hamilton’s research and clinical work focuses on integrating technology into neuropsychological assessment and cognitive and behavioral intervention in patients with cognitive impairment, with an emphasis on early detection and intervention in individuals living with AD/ADRD.