Marisa Menchola, Ph.D., Ph.D.

Associate Professor
Glendale, AZ

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Dr. Menchola is a board-certified clinical neuropsychologist (ABPP-CN). She obtained her Ph.D. at the University of Arizona and completed a post-doctoral fellowship through the Arizona Alzheimer’s Consortium. Prior to joining the Clinical Psychology program at Midwestern University, she was a clinical professor at the University of Arizona College of Medicine and Banner University Medical Center. While at the U of A, she served as Director of Psychology Training and Director of the APA-accredited Doctoral Psychology Internship program for the Department of Psychiatry, and as Director of the Clinical Neuropsychology Fellowship Program for the Department of Neurology. She is a past-president of the Southern Arizona Psychological Association and the Arizona Neuropsychological Society. She has also served in different roles with the Arizona Psychological Association, the Desert Southwest Chapter of the Alzheimer’s Association, Pima Council on Aging, and the Hispanic Neuropsychological Society. Her research and advocacy interests include issues related to aging, psychology training, and the role of psychologists in eliminating health disparities.

Associate Professor

Glendale, AZ

College of Health Sciences - AZ

Behavioral Sciences

Clinical Psychology

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University of Arizona | 2007 | Ph.D.
University of Arizona | 2003 | M.A.
University of Lima | 1999 | B.A.

Courses Taught

Intelligence Testing I & II

Introduction to Neuropsychology

Clinical Neuroscience

Advanced Neuropsychological Assessment


American Academy of Clinical Neuropsychology

American Psychological Association (Division 12, Society of Clinical Psychology; Division 40, Society for Clinical Neuropsychology)

Arizona Neuropsychological Society

Arizona Psychological Association

Asian Neuropsychological Association

Hispanic Neuropsychological Society

International Neuropsychological Society

National Academy of Neuropsychology

Queer Neuropsychological Society

Society for Black Neuropsychology

Southern Arizona Psychological Association


2021 Award for Distinguished Contribution to the Practice of Professional Psychology, presented by the Arizona Psychological Association

2020 Peter Attarian Award for Outstanding Contribution to Psychology in Southern Arizona, presented by the Southern Arizona Psychological Association

2018 Herring-Farrell Psychology Interns Award for Outstanding Contributions to the Psychology Internship, presented by The University of Arizona Department of Psychiatry

2007 University of Arizona President’s Award for Outstanding Academic Research and Community Service

2007 University of Arizona’s Association of Women Faculty Award