Clinical Research Coordinator
Sonika Agarwal is a clinical research coordinator at Boston Center for Memory. She manages 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 Behavioral Neuroscience at Northeastern University. As an undergraduate, she worked as a research assistant in a variety of research institutions. She spent two years at Massachusetts General Hospital’s Dekel Laboratory where she studied women’s mental health and mechanisms responsible for postpartum adjustment. She also worked at BIDMC’s Berenson-Allen Center for Noninvasive Brain Stimulation where she contributed to research developing therapeutic treatment options for cognitive decline associated with Alzheimer’s disease.
After graduating, Sonika began working at MGH’s Brain Modulation Lab as a Clinical Research Coordinator. She was responsible for coordinating day to day operations, such as IRB submissions and amendments, purchasing, and expense reconciliation, for multiple research studies funded by NIH, industry, and private foundations. Additionally, she worked on executing research tasks with patients and collecting data in the Epilepsy Monitoring Unit and the neurosurgery operating room. Sonika's previous research experience has confirmed her desire to work with a geriatric populations, specifically those facing cognitive impairments.