Catherine Price, Ph.D., ABPP

Associate Professor
Joint Appointment in the Dept. of Anesthesiology
(Ph.D., 2002, Drexel University)

Office: 352-273-6617
Dr. Price’s Lab
Neuropsychology Website

Link to PHHP Research Profile

Full CV


Dr. Catherine Price is a Associate Professor with a joint appointment between Clinical and Health Psychology in the College of Public Health and Health Professions and the Department of Anesthesiology in the College of Medicine and Area Head of the Neuropsychology area. Dr. Price received her Ph.D. from Drexel University (Philadelphia, PA) in 2002 (neuropsychology specialty). Her graduate research and clinical training was completed at the University of Pennsylvania and Thomas Jefferson University, with her internship in clinical neuropsychology conducted at UF.

Research Focus

Dr. Price’s research has two aims. First, to understand the relative contribution of white matter integrity, versus subcortical gray matter structure integrity, on the cognitive profiles associated with neurodegenerative subcortical diseases (e.g.,small vessel vascular dementia, 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 (i.e., major orthopedic surgery).   Dr. Price conducts federally funded and privately funded research investigations addressing both of these aims.

Clinical Focus

Dr. Price serves as the Attending Psychologist for the Neuropsychology Area in the UF/Shands Psychology Clinic. Her  primary role is to train and supervise predoctoral, interns, and postdoctoral students in the neuropsychological assessment of adults. She has one clinical day per week where she supervises core practicum students who are assigned to their first neuropsychology practicum, as well as advanced practicum students who are seeking more intensive training in neuropsychology and specifically dementia/movement disorders/post-operative cognitive dysfunction.  Dr. Price  also supervises the short- and long-term psychological and cognitive intervention treatment of individuals with mood disturbances comorbid with a dementing illness, cognitive impairment associated with prodromal dementia, or Parkinson’s disease.

Current Funding:

NSF 12-543 Price (PI, UF site) 09/01/14 to 08/30/17
Title: Collaborative Research: Think-Inferring Cognitive State from Subtle Behaviors. This study will use smart technology to examine patterns of cognitive function relative to neuroanatomical connections.

R01 N5082386-02 Price (PI) 09/01/14 to 08/30/19
Title: White Matter Connectivity and PD Cognitive Phenotypes
The goal of this research project is to determine if cognitive phenotypes and cognitive trajectory can be partially explained by frontal and temporal circuit integrity.

Supplement to R01NS082385-01A1 Price (Mentor) 07/01/14-06/30/16
Title:Research Supplement to Promote Diversity in Health-Related Research (Admi Supplement) to White Matter Connectivity and PD Cognitive Phenotypes; Post-doctoral Fellow: Shellie-Anne Levy, Ph.D.

R01 NR014810-01 (PI, Price) Price (PI) 09/27/13 to 08/30/18
Title: Neuroimaging Biomarkers for Post-Operative Cognitive Decline in Older Adults
This study will determine the extent that preoperative neuroimaging markers can predict type of post-operative cognitive decline after major orthopedic surgery in older adults.

Courses Taught

  • Adult Neuropsychological Assessment
  • Neuropsychological Theory and Case Integration 

Professional Memberships

  • The International Society for Vascular Behavioural and Cognitive Disorders (VAS-COG)
  • International Neuropsychological Society
  • American Psychological Association (APA), Division 20, Division 40 

Representative Publications 

Price, C. & Grossman, M. (2005). An on-line study of verb knowledge in individuals diagnosed with AD and FTD. Brain and Language, 92 (2), 217-232. 

Price, C., Jefferson, A. J., Merino, J. G., Heilman, K., Libon, D. J. (2005). Towards an operational definition of the Research Criteria for Subcortical Vascular Dementia: Integrating neuroradiological and neuropsychological data. Neurology, 65(3), 376-82.  

Price C., Garvan C, Monk T. (2008). Type and severity of cognitive impairment in older adults after non-cardiac surgery.  Anesthesiology 108:817. PMID: 18156877  

Price C., Wood MF, Leonard CM, Towler S, Ward J, Montijo H, Kellison I, Bowers D, Monk T, Newcomer JC, Schmlafuss I. (2010). Entorhinal cortex volume in older adults: reliability and validity considerations for three published measurement protocols. Journal of the International Neuropsychological Society 16:846-855, PMID: 20937164  

Price, C., Cunningham, H., Coronado, N., Freedland, A., Cosentino, S., Penney, D., Pennisi, A., Bowers, D., Okun, M., Libon, D. (2011). Clock Drawing in the Montreal Cognitive Assessment: Recommendations for Dementia Evaluation. Dementia and Geriatric Cognitive Disorders, 31(3), 179-187.  

Price C., Favilla C, Tanner J, Towler S, Hass C, Foote K, Okun M.(2011). Lateral ventricular volume poor predictor of DBS gait and motor outcome for idiopathic Parkinson’s disease. Parkinsonism and Related Disorders 17:343-347. PMID: 21345713

Price C., Mitchell SM, Brumback B, Tanner JJ, Schmalfuss I, Lamar M, Giovannetti T, Heilman KM, Libon DJ. MRI leukoaraiosis (LA) threshold and the phenotypic expression of dementia. Neurology (in press).

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 adults. Anesthesiology, 120(3), 601-13. PMCID3930070.TKAPilot_Anesthesiology_02_2014

Price, C. C., Mitchell, S. M., Brumback, B., Tanner, J. J., Schmalfuss, I., Lamar, M., Giovannetti, T., Heilman, K. M., Libon, D. J. (2012). MRI leukoaraiosis (LA) threshold and the phenotypic expression of dementia. Neurology, 79(8), 734-740. PMCID4098873.LA threshold.Neurology.2012.79.734-740