Adult Neuropsychology Research

The adult neuropsychology laboratory at National Jewish Health has a number of ongoing projects and research interests.

These include:

  • Neuropsychological functioning in autoimmune disorders including systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) and antiphospholipid syndrome (APS)
  • Biological (immunological)  and behavioral (depression, pain, fatigue, etc. ) correlates of cognitive dysfunction in autoimmune disease
  • Neuroimaging and cognition in SLE and APS- magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), magnetic resonance spectroscopy (MRS), diffusion tensor imaging (DTI) and functional MRI (fMRI)
  • White matter abnormalities in autoimmune disorders
  • Cardiopulmonary correlates of cognitive dysfunction in SLE
  • Barriers to exercise treatment in patients with autoimmune disease
  • Obstructive sleep apnea and cognitive dysfunction in SLE
  • Word-finding in mild cognitive impairment and dementia
  • Language disorders across the lifespan, from dyslexia to primary progressive aphasia
  • Psychology of aging
  • Development of more effective ways to assess cognitive functioning in older adults
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