About Catherine Price
Dr. Price received advanced graduate training via Drexel University, University of Pennsylvania, and the University of Florida. Her training and academic career have been devoted to studying the neuropsychology of older adults with and without dementia and neuroanatomical dissociates on older adults’ cognitive functioning and cognitive change. She assess individuals who are concerned about memory, problem solving, or thinking changes, cognitive decline, dementia, and cognitive complications following various medical procedures.
- Clinical Neuropsychology
- Movement – uncontrollable
Dr. Price examines how relationships between cognitive ability and neuroanatomical integrity, as well as how both, predict outcome after interventions (i.e., surgery, anesthesia). She has designed her laboratory and research around two primary aims. First, to understand the relative contribution of brain white matter integrity versus subcortical gray matter structure integrity on the cognitive profiles associated with neurodegenerative subcortical diseases (e.g., small vessel vascular dementia/Alzheimer’s disease spectrum disorder, Parkinson’s disease). Second, to apply this knowledge towards more collaborative and longitudinal research examining the predictive value of these patients’ white and gray matter structure integrity on a) disease associated cognitive decline and b) vulnerability to cognitive change after elective medical interventions with anesthesia (e.g., major orthopedic surgery). Federally funded and non-profit institutions have and continue to support both of these research aims (NIA R01; NINDS R01; NINR R01; NSF; NINDS K23; NIA F-32 post-doctoral training award; Alzheimer’s Association; National Parkinson Foundation). An important research subaim of her laboratory involves furthering appreciation for reliable and valid neuroimaging and cognitive assessment approaches for examining cognitive-structure dissociations/associations..