Liselotte (Lise) De Wit, M.S.

Lise De WitLiselotte (Lise) De Wit, M.S. completed her Bachelor of Science in Psychology with Honors at the University of Utrecht, Netherlands. She continued her studies with a Master’s program in Cognitive Neuropsychology at the Vrije Universiteit, Amsterdam. During her Master’s she completed a clinical neuropsychology internship at the University Medical Center Utrecht and a research internship at Rehabilitation Center De Hoogstraat. Lise did her Master’s thesis at the Cognitive Neuroscience of Aging and Depression Laboratory of Dr. Vonetta Dotson. She entered the doctorate program in Clinical and Health Psychology at the University of Florida in Fall 2016, where she is pursuing the neuropsychology concentration. Her research is broadly focused on behavioral interventions, and positive and negative modifiers of cognition and daily functioning in individuals at risk for dementia. Lise was awarded a two-year training grant by Alzheimer Nederland to assess non-declarative memory systems as a target for memory compensation training in individuals with amnestic Mild Cognitive Impairment. As part of this project, she has led two meta-analyses and has collected data at both the University of Florida as well as Radboud University in the Netherlands for her doctoral dissertation.


Peer-reviewed Manuscripts

De Wit, L., Marsiske, M., O’Shea, D.M., Kessels, R.P.C., Mejia, A., DeFeis, B., Schaefer, N., & Smith, G.E. (in press). Procedural learning in individuals with amnestic Mild Cognitive Impairment and Alzheimer’s dementia: A systematic review and meta-analysis. Neuropsychology Review. 10.1007/s11065-020-09449-1. Impact factor: 5.739.

Kurasz, A.M, DeFeis, B., Locke, Dona E.C., De Wit, L., Amofa Sr, P., Smith, G., & Chandler, M (in press). Psychometric Properties of a Memory-Related Self-Efficacy Scale in Mild Cognitive Impairment. International Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry. 10.1002/gps.5411. Impact factor: 3.141.

Dotson, V. M., McClintock, S. M., Verhaeghen, P., Kim, J. U., Draheim, A. A., Syzmkowicz, S. M., Draheim, A.A., Syzmkowicz, S.M., Gradone, A.M., Bogoian, H.R., & De Wit, L. (2020). Depression and Cognitive Control across the Lifespan: a Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis. Neuropsychology Review. 10.1007/s11065-020-09436-6. Impact factor: 5.739.

De Wit, L., Chandler, M., Amofa, P., DeFeis, B., Mejia, A., O’Shea, D., Locke, D.C., Fields, J.A. & Smith, G.E. (2019). Memory Support System training in mild cognitive impairment: Predictors of learning and adherence. Neuropsychological Rehabilitation, 1-13. 10.1080/09602011.2019.1667833. Impact factor: 2.667.

Amofa, P. A., DeFeis, B., De Wit, L., O’Shea, D., Mejia, A., Chandler, M., Locke, D.E.C., Fields, J., Phatak, V., Dean, P., Crook., J., Smith, G. (2019). Functional ability levels are associated with higher adherence to behavioral interventions in multimodal studies among older adults with MCI. The Clinical Neuropsychologist. https://doi.org/10.1080/13854046.2019.1672792. Impact factor: 2.006.

Langer, K., O’Shea, D., De Wit, L., DeFeis, B., Mejia, A., Amofa, P., Chandler, M., Locke, D.E.C., Fields, J., Phatak, V., Dean, P, % Smith, G.E. (2019). Self-Efficacy Mediates the Association Between Physical Function and Perceived Quality of Life in Individuals with Mild Cognitive Impairment. Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease, (Preprint), 1-9. Impact factor: 3.517.

De Wit, L., O’Shea, D. M., Chandler, M. C., Bhaskar, T., Tanner, J., Vemuri, P., & Smith, G. E. (2018). Physical Exercise And Cognitive Engagement Outcomes For Mild Neurocognitive Disorder: a group-randomized, recruitment and outcome assessor blinded trial. Trials. 19(1):573. 10.1186/s13063-018-2865-3. Impact factor: 1.975.

De Wit, L., Ten Brink, A. F., Visser‐Meily, J. M., & Nijboer, T. C. (2018). Does prism adaptation affect visual search in spatial neglect patients: A systematic review. Journal of neuropsychology, 12(1), 53-77. https://doi.org/10.1111/jnp.12100. Impact factor: 2.477.

O’Shea, D. M., De Wit, L. & Smith, G. E. (2017). Doctor, should I use computer games to prevent Alzheimer’s? The Clinical Gerontologist. https://doi.org/10.1080/07317115.2017.1370057. Impact factor: 1.586.

De Wit, L., Kirton, J. W., O’Shea, D. M., Szymkowicz, S. M., McLaren, M. E., & Dotson, V. M. (2017). Effects of body mass index and education on verbal and nonverbal memory. Aging, Neuropsychology, and Cognition, 24(3), 256-263. Impact factor: 1.919.

O’Shea, D. M., De Wit, L., Yutsis, M., Castro, M., & Smith, G. E. (2017). Repetition priming in mild cognitive impairment and mild dementia: Impact of educational attainment. Journal of Clinical and Experimental Neuropsychology, 1-9. Impact factor: 1.994.

Szymkowicz, S. M., Dotson, V.M., McLaren, M.E., De Wit, L., O’Shea, D.M., Talty, F.T. & Woods, A. J. (2017). Precuneus abnormalities in middle-aged to older adults with depressive symptoms: an analysis of BDI-II symptom dimensions. Psychiatry Research: Neuroimaging, 268, 9-14. Impact factor: 2.270.

O’Shea, D.M., De Wit, L., Szymkowicz, S.M., McLaren, M.E., Talty, F., & Dotson, V.M. (2016). Anxiety modifies the association between fatigue and verbal fluency in cognitively normal adults. Archives of Clinical Neuropsychology, 31(8), 1043-1049. Impact factor: 2.044.