1993 B.A. Psychology, Stanford University, Stanford, CA
2000 M.A. Clinical Psychology, Washington University, St. Louis, MO
2003 Ph.D., Clinical Psychology, Washington University, St. Louis, MO
Research Interests: My goal as a clinical research scientist is to use empirical studies to answer both theoretical and pragmatic questions about optimizing functioning in older adults. My research interests span and integrate several important areas, including clinical psychology, health psychology, cognitive aging, and lifespan development.
Some of my more specific areas of research include (1) understanding and treating memory complaints in older adults, (2) exploring the role of personality in both subjective and objective cognitive performance, (3) looking at the role that psychological and neuropsychological processes can play in chronic health conditions (e.g. diabetes, CHF), and (4) examining the health and social outcomes of late life cognitive changes.
My main goal as a scientist and a clinician is to understand and promote optimal well-being in older adults.