About our Laboratory

Laboratory Director and Primary Investigator Dr. Glenn Smith is Elizabeth Faulk Endowed Professor and Chair of the Department of Clinical and Health Psychology.

As a lab, we aim to investigate:

  • Lifestyle modifications to reduce the risk for MIld Cognitive Impairment and Dementia.
  • Cognitive functions on which behavioral interventions can build, such as procedural memory, in healthy elderly as well as in patients with Mild Cognitive Impairment and Dementia.
  • Patient preferences in treatment outcomes for patients with Mild Cognitive Impairment and Dementia.

Some of our papers on these aims:

Smith, G. E. (2016). Healthy cognitive aging and dementia prevention. American Psychologist, 71(4), 268.

Barrios, P. G., González, R. P., Hanna, S. M., Lunde, A. M., Fields, J. A., Locke, D. E., & Smith, G. E. (2016). Priority of treatment outcomes for caregivers and patients with mild cognitive impairment: preliminary analyses. Neurology and Therapy, 5(2), 183-192.

Chandler, M. J., Parks, A. C., Marsiske, M., Rotblatt, L. J., & Smith, G. E. (2016). Everyday impact of cognitive interventions in mild cognitive impairment: a systematic review and meta-analysis. Neuropsychology review, 26(3), 225-251.

Locke, D. E., Greenaway, M. C., Duncan, N., Fields, J. A., Cuc, A. V., Snyder, C. H., … & Smith, G. E. (2014). A patient-centered analysis of enrollment and retention in a randomized behavioral trial of two cognitive rehabilitation interventions for Mild Cognitive

Impairment. The journal of prevention of Alzheimer’s disease, 1(3), 143.

Greenaway, M. C., Duncan, N. L., & Smith, G. E. (2013). The memory support system for mild cognitive impairment: randomized trial of a cognitive rehabilitation intervention. International journal of geriatric psychiatry, 28(4), 402-409.