College of Medicine / About / Departments / Integrated Medical Science Department / Stephanie Chrisphonte, M.D.


Charles E. Schmidt College of Medicine
Florida Atlantic University
777 Glades Road
Boca Raton, FL 33431



Research Assistant Professor of Integrated Medical Science

Tel. (561) 297-4806


Stephanie Chrisphonte, M.D., is an Research Assistant Professor at the Charles E. Schmidt College of Medicine at Florida Atlantic University. Before coming to FAU she was an Assistant Research Scientist at the NYU School of Medicine.  She was trained to perform psychometrics and have coordinated research studies that involve cognitive impairment in older adults.  Her past positions have revolved around working in communities that were medically underrepresented in the New York City area. As a lay health advisor, she concentrated her community outreach by informing different populations about maintaining a healthy lifestyle, and the steps necessary to take a preventative stance about their health. She also interned at a medical startup that concentrates on the patient experience and family-oriented perspective of medicine through a social media outlet. She helped to increase user engagement by responding to user feedback and ensuring content quality across the conversations on the website.  Her experience ascertained through my medical studies have also allowed her to participate in many volunteer and community organized health fairs.  Her major objective is to use my medical education and work experience to help modify the current clinical setup to one that will become more grounded in self health awareness, but also to increase the health knowledge of those directly and indirectly affected by illness within the community.


  • 2005: B.S. Health Science, Stony Brook University, Stony Brook, NY
  • 2010: M.D. Xavier University, Aruba

  • 2015-Present: Research Assistant Professor, Integrated Medical Science, Charles E. Schmidt College of Medicine at Florida Atlantic University, Boca Raton, FL
  • 2013-2015: Assistant Research Scientist, Pearl I. Barlow Center for Memory Evaluation and Treatment, Department of Psychiatry, NYU School of Medicine, New York, NY
  • 2013: Clinical Research Coordinator, Oncological Sciences Department, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, New York, NY
  • 2012-2013: Community Intern, Department of Community and Social Media, Meddik, New York, NY
  • 2012-2013: Project Coordination Intern, Oncological Sciences Department, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, New York, NY
  • 2012-2013: Lay Health Advisor, Witness Project of Harlem, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, New York, NY
  • 2012: Tutor, At Home-Tutoring Services, The Academic Advantage, New York, NY

  • None to date.

Ongoing Research Support

  • RFA (Galvin PI)

    Michael J Fox Foundation
    Bioanatomical Correlates of Cognitive Phenotypes in PD, PD-MCI and PDD

    The major goals of this project define the Mild Cognitive Impairment stage of PD and map out the functional connectome of PD using structural and functional MRI and high density EEG.

    Role: Research Coordinator


  • Invited Award Galvin (PI)

    Morris and Alma Schapiro Foundation
    Biomarker Studies of Risk Factors for Cognitive Disorders in Older Adults

    The major goals of this project are to screen multicultural communities for common medical illness to determine future risk of dementia and validate with FDG-PET.

    Role: Research Coordinator


  • R01 AG040211-A1 Galvin (PI)

    NIH – NIA
    Multicultural Community Dementia Screening

    The major goals of this project are to provide cross-cultural validation of dementia screening methods and biological validation against imaging and CSF biomarkers of Alzheimer disease and related disorders.

    Role: Research Coordinator

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