Kristoffer Rhoads, PhD

Associate Professor, UW Department of Neurology
Neuropsychologist, Clinical Core, ADRC

Kristoffer Rhoads, PhD, is a clinical neuropsychologist specializing in the evaluation and treatment of dementia and neurodegenerative disorders. He currently serves as the primary neuropsychologist for the UW Memory and Brain Wellness Center. The specialty of neuropsychology involves the initial evaluation and treatment of people living with memory loss and dementia, with attention to emotional health. In his own twist on care, Dr. Rhoads works with patients and their families long after diagnosis, helping them to live well during big life change by developing new social, physical, and creative or healthy habits, such as mindfulness meditation, with consideration the unique needs of each individual he sees.

Dr. Rhoads first came to the UW as a fellow in neuropsychology and returned after a decade of other clinical and leadership positions in dementia care. He currently serves on the Board of Directors of the Washington Chapter of the Alzheimer's Association, and was appointed as Chair of the Health/Medical Care Subcommittee for the Washington State Working Group to develop and implement the WA State Plan for Alzheimer's Disease. In addition, he is the Chair of the Bree Collaborative Alzheimer’s Disease and Other Dementias Workgroup.

Research Interests

Screening and early detection of cognitive impairment; Non-medication interventions for memory loss; cross-cultural dementia care.