Aryn L. Harrison Bush, Ph.D.

Aryn L. Harrison Bush, Ph.D.

Dr. Aryn L. Harrison Bush received her B.A., M.A. and Ph.D. from The University of Akron. She earned her doctorate in cognitive aging psychology, with a particular emphasis on the cognitive neuroscience of amnestic mild cognitive impairment and Alzheimer's disease.

Dr. Harrison Bush is a Research Assistant Professor in the School of Aging Studies and Co-Director of the USF Neurophysiology of Aging Laboratory. Her research interests center on the neurocognitive and neurophysiological examination of mild cognitive impairment, Alzheimer's disease, and related dementias. Her current work focuses on elucidating the relationship between peripheral hearing, central auditory processing, and cognition in older adults with and without mild cognitive impairment using both behavioral and neurophysiological methods. Further, she is exploring the use of in-home, computer-based cognitive screening tools in cognitively normal, community-dwelling older adults.

In addition, Dr. Harrison Bush is interested in innovative intervention techniques geared toward the enhancement of self-management skills, quality of life and, potentially, cognitive processing in individuals with degenerative cognitive impairment. In addition to the contribution to scholarship within her field, Dr. Harrison Bush’s work values and promotes community engagement and impact. Current projects include partnerships with the USF Health Byrd Alzheimer’s Institute, the Alzheimer’s Association Florida Gulf Coast Chapter (FGCC), and the Winter Haven Hospital Memory Clinic.

Dr. Harrison Bush is an Associate Member of the USF Health Byrd Alzheimer’s Research Institute and a courtesy faculty member in the USF Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders. She currently serves on the Alzheimer's Association FGCC Board of Directors and is the former chairperson of the Board's Program Committee, on which she continues to serve as a member. She is also a founding partner of the Winter Haven Hospital Memory Clinic.