Crystal Tarrago, MS, CRC II
Clinical Research Coordinator
Crystal Tarrago is a Clinical Research Coordinator at the Boston Center for Memory. At BCM, she is responsible for managing clinical trials in pharmacotherapy for Mild Cognitive Impairment and Alzheimer’s Disease. Crystal also provides phlebotomy services in our clinical research trials and is part of the laboratory staff.
Prior to BCM, Crystal worked at Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH), as a Research Coordinator in the Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center. She administered neuropsychological evaluations specifically with Spanish- speaking patients with Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias, including Lewy Body disease, Parkinson’s disease, and Frontotemporal dementia. Additionally, she was responsible for collecting biomarkers, data acquisition, querying, community outreach, and patient care.
Crystal graduated from the University of Barcelona where she received her Masters in Brain, Behavior and Cognitive Science. While there, she was responsible for managing a pilot study comparing language development in monolingual and bilingual infants with the aim to understand early bilingual language development. Additionally, Crystal completed her Bachelor’s at Lesley University, where she was given the opportunity to work as an interventionist within the greater Boston area at a non-profit. While earning her undergraduate degree, Crystal also worked and served as an AmeriCORPS vista and community outreach coordinator.
At BCM, Crystal aims to continue her passion in both science and psychology through clinical research. She is persistent in furthering her knowledge on dementia, and aims to pursue a career in neuropsychology.