Shama Varghese

Research Associate

Shama Varghese is a research associate at the Boston Center for Memory. She assists in the management of a Phase III clinical trial investigating pharmacotherapy for individuals with Mild Cognitive Impairment(MCI) and mild to moderate stage Alzheimer’s disease(AD). 


She completed her B.S. in Computational Biology with concentrations in Spanish and Globalization Anthropology at the University of Rochester. Throughout her undergraduate career, she worked as a research assistant on a variety of projects. She spent 3 years at the University of Rochester Medical Center CogT lab where she studied non-invasive interventions for individuals with MCI. She also worked at the Mount Hope Family Center where she assisted in research regarding maltreatment among the lower socio-economic status population and the impact on biomarker allostatic load, mental health, and physical health. 


Shama is currently pursuing a Master’s in Public Health from the Tufts University School of Medicine. At BCM, she aims to continue learning more about non-invasive interventions and pharmacotherapy efforts to mitigate the future impact of MCI and AD.