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Jennifer Zientz, MS, CCC-SLP

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Deputy Director of Programs and Head of Clinical Services

Jennifer Zientz’s work focuses on the translation of Center for BrainHealth® research to improve how people think, work and live. She administers performance-based assessments and facilitates training workshops that empower individuals across the lifespan to take the lead in strengthening their focus, mental efficiency, reasoning and possibility thinking.

She has facilitated SMART™ Brain Training for groups including military leadership, active-duty special operators, veterans and their spouses, law enforcement officers, corporate executives and leadership teams, community leaders, athletes and graduate students.

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Key Research and Publications

Jennifer’s career in clinical research and translational application has contributed to the growing knowledge of the impact of cognitive training in health. Her early work focused on the important role that complex language processing plays in diagnosis and treatment of dementias. She also worked to define best practices for speech-language pathologists in the path of care for individuals with Alzheimer's disease.

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A Novel BrainHealth Index Prototype Improved by Telehealth-delivered Training During COVID-19

This groundbreaking study establishes a holistic, personalized measure of brain fitness (the BrainHealth® Index) and training protocols with the potential to revolutionize global health.

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Efficacy of Cognitive Training When Translated From the Laboratory to the Real World

This article presents preliminary evidence on the efficacy of SMART™ training when it is administered over a condensed time frame.

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COVID Fog: Four Ways to Maintain a Healthy Brain at Work

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A ubiquitous habit in the modern workplace, research shows that multitasking tends to reduce quality and efficiency of work.

Jennifer Zientz explores actionable ways to prevent workplace burnout in this D CEO article, sharing four actionable ways to maximize brain health and productivity in the workplace – encouraging deep thinking, single-tasking, adaptable approaches and strategic planning.

Curiosity – Keeping Your Memory in Top Shape as You Age

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When it comes to brain health, we know a ton of different components can influence our capacity for lasting memory and cognition. Staying hydrated,  practicing yoga, and even doing household chores  can all help keep our brains in tip-top shape as we age. But one of the best exercises for the brain, according to experts? Experiencing new things.

Jennifer Zientz shares insights and exercises that are better than brain games in this Well+Good article.

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972.883.3404