Catherine Price, Ph.D., ABPP

Catherine PriceAssociate Professor

Office: 352-273-5929 


Curriculum Vitae

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  • Ph.D., Drexel University 2002

Research Focus

Dr. Price 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..

Clinical Focus

My clinical service to involves training and supervising predoctoral graduate students, interns, and postdoctoral trainees in 1) neuropsychological assessment of adults for various cognitive profiles and disorders, and 2) neuropsychological assessment of cognitive risk to anesthesia and surgical stressors for older adults electing surgical procedures with anesthesia.

Key Publications

Price, C.C., Garvan, C., Hizel, L. P., Lopez, M. G., Billings, I. V., & Frederic, T. (2017). Delayed recall and working memory MMSE domains predict delirium following cardiac surgery. Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease59(3), 1027-1035.

Price, C., Tanner, J.J., Nguyen, P.T., Schwab, N.A., Mitchell, S., Slonena, E., Brumback. B., Okun, M.S., Mareci, T.H., Bowers, D. (2016). Gray and white matter contributions to cognitive frontostriatal deficits in non-demented Parkinson’s disease.  PLoS One, 11 (1): e0147332.

Price, C. C., Levy, S., Tanner, J.J., Garvan, C., Ward, J., Akbar, F.A., Bowers, D. Rice, M., Okun, M. (2015). Orthopedic Surgery and Post-Operative Cognitive Decline in Idiopathic Parkinson’s Disease:  Considerations from a Pilot Study. Journal of Parkinson’s Disease, 5(4) 893-905.

Price, C.C., Tanner, J.J., Schmalfuss, I.M., Brumback. B., Heilman, K.M., Libon,D.J. (2015). Dissociating statistically-determined Alzheimer/ Vascular dementia neuropsychological syndromes using white and gray neuroradiological parameters.  Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease.

Price, C. C., Tanner, J. J., Schmalfuss, I., Garvan, C., Gearen, P., Dickey, D., Heilman, K., McDonagh, D., Libon, D. J., Leonard, T., Bowers, D., Monk, T. (2014). A pilot study evaluating pre-surgery neuroanatomical biomarkers for postoperative cognitive decline after total knee arthroplasty in older adult Anesthesiology, 120(3), 601-13. PMID: 24534857.

Courses Taught

  • Neuropsychological Assessment of Adults (CLP 7427)
  • Neuropsychological Theory and Case Integration (CLP 7934)

Awards & Honors

  • 2012 Research Mentor Award; Clinical and Health Psychology, University of Florida
  • 2013  UF Provost’s Assistant Professor of Excellence Award
  • 2014  Paul Satz Term Professorship in Clinical Neuropsychology
  • 2014  UF Research Foundation Professor Award
  • 2018  UF Superior Accomplishment Award, Faculty, UF Division 5
  • 2018  UF Pre-eminent Term Professor

Professional Memberships

  • International Neuropsychological Society, American Psychological Association (APA), Division 20, Division 40
  • American Board of Professional Psychology
  • American Society of Anesthesiology (ASA) Brain Health Initiative