Sonya S. Kaur, PhD

Sonya S. Kaur, PhD

Instructor of Neurology

Evelyn F. McKnight Brain Institute
Department of Neurology, Division of Neuropsychology
University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine
1120 NW 14th Street, Suite 1369
Miami, FL 33136

Dr. Kaur was born and raised in Singapore. She moved to the United States to earn a Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from the University of Texas at Austin.  She completed her internship in Clinical Psychology with a specialization in neuropsychology at the Henry Ford Health System in Detroit, Michigan. She completed her postdoctoral fellowship in clinical neuropsychology at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine. She currently serves as an Instructor in the Division of Neuropsychology and Cognitive Neuroscience at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine.

She conducts neuropsychological assessments for a range of neurological and psychiatric populations including but not limited to pre-and post-neurosurgery evaluations, cardiovascular disease and stroke, epilepsy, autoimmune conditions, movement disorders and dementias. She is trained in cognitive behavioral therapy for insomnia and is interested in applying therapeutic techniques to treat poor sleep in a range of neurological conditions.

Dr. Kaur’s research focuses on mechanistic pathways that mediate cognitive impairment in aging. She has a special interest in examining the impact of lifestyle interventions (e.g. exercise, sleep) on markers of disease progression in a variety of neurodegenerative processes.