Research Studies

Ongoing Projects

Impact of Hearing Loss on Brain and Cognition in Older Adults

This study is examining the cognitive and neural consequences of untreated mild-to-moderate age-related hearing loss in older adults.

Collaborator: Fatima Husain, UIUC

Funding: American Speech-Language-Hearing Foundation

Neural Markers of Strategic Attention

This study is examining the effects of healthy cognitive aging and mild cognitive impairment on strategic attention and learning through behavioral and electroencephalographic measures.

Collaborator: Daniel Llano, UIUC

Funding: Carle Clinical Research Program

Identifying Facilitators and Barriers to the Adoption of the OneClick Platform

This study is aimed at establishing feasibility and proof-of-concept of the OneClick video chat platform as a tool for social engagement for older adults with and without mild cognitive impairment.

Collaborator: Wendy Rogers, UIUC; OneClick.chat

Funding: NIH Small Business Innovation Research

Completed Projects

Neural Markers of Subjective Cognitive Impairment

This study examined the effects of subjective cognitive impairment and mild cognitive impairment on semantic abstraction using event-related potentials.

Collaborators: John Hart Jr., UTD; Kyle Womack, UTSW

Funding: Alzheimer's Association New Investigator Grant (NIRG-i 1-173815)

Neural Markers of Strategic Learning in Individuals with Subjective Memory Impairment

This study examined strategic attention and learning in young adults, normally aging seniors, and individuals with subjective cognitive impairment using event-related potentials.

Collaborator: Daniel Llano, UIUC

Strategy-Based Cognitive Training in Individuals with Mild Cognitive Impairment

This study examined the effects of two short-term group-based cognitive training programs in participants with mild cognitive impairment.

Collaborator: Sandra Chapman, UTD

Funding: CHAD Pilot Grant