Meet the Lab

The MCI & Prevention Laboratory currently contains four graduate students from the Doctoral Program in Clinical and Health Psychology, as well as three undergraduate students and one post-baccalaureate research volunteer.

If you’d like to learn more about our lab or are interested in joining our team, please email us at gesmithlab@ufl.edu.

Lab members of the MCI and Dementia Prevention Lab

Director

Glenn E Smith

Glenn E Smith Ph.D., ABPP-cn

Professor
Department: Department of Clinical and Health Psychology
Phone: (352) 273-6556

Dr. Glenn E. Smith is a Professor in the Department of Clinical and Health Psychology at the University of Florida. He served as department chair from 2015-2021. He is Professor Emeritus of Psychology at the Mayo Clinic College of Medicine. A board-certified neuropsychologist, Dr. Smith has been a practicing clinician for over 30 years and has authored or co-authored almost 250 original articles, 14 book chapters, and 2 books on the neuropsychology of cognitive aging and dementia.

Accomplishments:
  • Distinguished Neuropsychologist Award
    2016 · American Academy of Clinical Neuropsychology
  • Psychology Teacher of the Year Award
    2011 · Mayo Clinic
  • President
    2008-2009 · APA Society of Clinical Neuropsychology
  • Psycholoogy Teacher of the Year Award
    2007 · Mayo Clinic
  • President
    2005-2007 · American Board of Clinical Neuropsychology
Certifications:
  • Clinical Neuropsychology
    American Board of Professional Psychology
Specialties:
  • Psychology
Subspecialties:
  • Clinical Neuropsychology
Clinical Interests:
  • Aging changes in the nervous system
  • Alzheimer disease
  • Memory loss
  • Neurocognitive disorder
  • Parkinson disease
Research Summary:

Dr. Smith’s research focuses on the early detection of neurodegenerative diseases. He has been studying mild cognitive impairment for 25+ years. He also studies methods to prevent or delay the development of dementia, especially behavioral interventions intended to enhance resilience, reserve, or to mitigate neurodegenerative disease.

Research Interests:
  • Behavioral intervention
  • Dementia
  • Detection of neurodegenerative diseases
  • Mild cognitive impairment
  • Prevention
Publications:
Grants:
  • Apr 2021 ACTIVE
    Advancing Drug Repositioning for Alzheimers Disease using Real-world Data
    NATL INST OF HLTH NIA · Co-Investigator
  • Jun 2020 ACTIVE
    1Florida Alzheimers Disease Research Center
    NATL INST OF HLTH NIA · Co-Investigator
  • May 2020 ACTIVE
    Research Training in Non-Pharmacological Interventions for Cognition in Aging, MCI, and Alzheimer's Disease
    NATL INST OF HLTH NIA · Principal Investigator
  • May 2019 – Aug 2021
    Association of PET amyloid status with cognitive and functional outcomes of behavioral interventions in Mild Cognitive Impairment
    FL DEPT OF HLTH ED ETHEL MOORE ALZHEIMER · Principal Investigator
  • Feb 2019 – Feb 2021
    Utilizing Data from the Electronic Medical Record to Predict Alzheimers and Dementia Risk
    FL DEPT OF HLTH ED ETHEL MOORE ALZHEIMER · Principal Investigator
  • Sep 2018 ACTIVE
    Planning an Adaptive Clinical Trial of Cognitive Training to Improve Function and Delay Dementia
    UNIV OF SOUTH FLORIDA TAMPA · Co-Investigator
  • Sep 2018 – Dec 2020
    Using intuitive eLearning to Provide Personalized Training to Informal Caregivers of Patients with Dementia During the Discharge Process
    CENTRE FOR AGING AND BRAIN HEALTH INNOVA · Co-Investigator
  • Aug 2018 – Aug 2021
    Implicit Memory Functioning in amnestic MCI due to Alzheimer's Disease: Implications for Behavioral Interventions
    ALZHEIMER NEDERLAND · Other
  • Sep 2017 ACTIVE
    Accurate WiFi-Based Localization of Dementia Patients For Caregiver
    ASTER LABS INC · Principal Investigator
  • Aug 2017 – Jul 2020
    Engaging diverse populations in behavioral interventions for MCI
    ALZHEIMERS ASSO · Other
  • Feb 2017 – Mar 2019
    Consortium Study of Neuroimaging Impact of Behavioral Interventions in Mild Cognitive Impairment
    FL DEPT OF HLTH ED ETHEL MOORE ALZHEIMER · Principal Investigator
  • Oct 2015 – Sep 2018
    Contract for funded patient powered research network project: Phase II (new pprn)
    MAYO CLINIC · Principal Investigator
  • Sep 2015 – Aug 2017
    Precise Automatic Nail Trimmer to Aid Foot Care of the Elderly
    ASTER LABS INC · Principal Investigator
  • Sep 2015 – Mar 2017
    IPA for Michael Marsiske
    US DEPT OF VET AFF GAINESVILLE MED CTR · Principal Investigator
  • Aug 2015 – Jun 2020
    Comparative Effectiveness of Behavioral Interventions to Prevent or Delay Dementia
    PATIENT-CENTERED OUTCOMES RES INST · Principal Investigator
  • Apr 2015 – Aug 2017
    IPA for Molly Sullan
    US DEPT OF VET AFF GAINESVILLE MED CTR · Principal Investigator
Education:
  • 1990-1993
    Post Doctoral Fellowship in Clinical Neuropsychology
    Mayo Clinic
  • 1987-1988
    Gero and Neuro Psychology Internship
    UCLA
  • 1983-1988
    Graduate School for Clinical Psychology
    University of Nebraska

Graduate Students

The graduate students that are part of the MCI & Dementia Prevention Laboratory are enrolled in the Doctoral Program in Clinical and Health Psychology.

If you are an applicant for the Doctoral Program in Clinical and Health Psychology interested in working in our lab, please send an email to gesmithlab@ufl.edu.

Past Graduate Students

Undergraduate Students and Post Baccalaureate

We are always looking for motivated undergraduate student looking to be involved in our research and are interested in learning more about Mild Cognitive Impairment and dementia prevention. If you have availability to work with us for four hours a week (minimum), and can commit to more than one semester of involvement, please send an email to gesmithlab@phhp.ufl.edu. Please include a brief resume (one page) and a brief statement of interest as the body of your email.

Current Undergraduate Students and Research Volunteers:

Name Title
Kailey G Langer PREDOC FELLOWSHIP