Brad Taylor, M.A.

BiographyBrad Taylor

Brad graduated from Hanover College in 2015 with a B.A. in Neuroscience. While at Hanover, he interned at the IUPUI Neuroscience Center with Dr. Fred Unverzagt and gained an interest in intervention research. After completing his bachelors, he attended San Diego State University where he completed his M.A. in Psychology with an emphasis in neuropsychology. While at SDSU, he worked at the Center for Healthy Aging and Neurodegenerative Disease Research investigating the effects of healthy aging and neurodegenerative diseases on cognition (verbal learning and memory, source memory). In 2017, he enrolled in the UF Clinical & Health Psychology program with a focus in neuropsychology. He is currently a third-year doctoral student in the Cognitive Aging Lab of Dr. Michael Marsiske.

Research Focus

Brad’s primary research interests include cognitive training and intervention paradigms, and cognitive deficits associated with typical and pathological aging; he is also interested to exploring the contribution of social determinants of health to individual differences in late life cognition. Brad has methodological interests in quantitative neuropsychology, specifically in understanding the best way to quantify heterogeneity of longitudinal change in cognition. Other research has examined biomarkers of cognitive decline, as well as neurodegenerative and movement disorders that may pose dementia risk.

Publications

Van Etten, E.J., Graves., L.V., Taylor, B.P., Holden, H.M., Lopez, F.V., Williams, M.E., Pirogovsky-Turk, E., Corey-Bloom, J. Filoteo, J.V., Delis, D.C., & Gilbert, P.E. (2019, in press). Recall and recognition discriminability in Huntington’s disease and Parkinson’s disease. Journal of Huntington’s disease.

Taylor, B., Hardcastle, C., Marsiske, M. (2019, in press). Central nervous system. Encyclopedia of Gerontology and population aging.

Hardcastle, C., Taylor, B., Price, C. (2019, in press). Global deterioration scale. Encyclopedia of Gerontology and population aging.

Presentations

Taylor, B., Meinertz, N., Anthony, K., Stratton, L., Jain, D., Yochim B., Sperling, S., Margrett, J., Conley, C. (August, 2019) Translational Science and Advocacy of Dementia: A Roundtable Discussion. Interdivisional symposium organized, American Psychological Association Convention, Chicago, IL.

Felix, C., Du, S., Taylor, B., Gross, A., Rebok, G., (March, 2019). Depressive Symptoms: Hampering Maintenance of Cognitive Training Gains.

Taylor, B., Rotblatt, L., Marsiske, M. (February, 2019). The Effect of White Hispanic Status on Predicted Dementia Status in NACC. International Neuropsychological Society Conference. New York City, New York.

Rotblatt, L., Taylor, B., Horgas, A., & Marsiske, M. (February, 2019). The Effect of Hypertension, Antihypertensive Treatment, and ApoE4 Genotype on Predicted MCI and Dementia Status in NACC. International Neuropsychological Society Conference. New York City, New York.

Taylor, B., Yam, A., Belchior, P., & Marsiske, M. (August, 2018). Aging and Intervention Effects on Mental Rotation: A Growth Modeling Approach. American Psychological Association Conference. San Francisco, California.

Taylor, B. P., Van Etten, E.J., Holden, H.M., Graves, L.V., Lopez, F.V., Nguyen, L., Pirogovsky-Turk, E., Corey-Bloom, J., Filoteo., V.J., & Gilbert., P.E. (February, 2017) CVLT-II Performance in Huntington’s Disease and Parkinson’s Disease. Poster presentation. International Neuropsychology Society, New Orleans, LA.

Van Etten, E.J., Graves, L.V., Taylor, B. P., Holden, H.M., Lopez, F.V., Nguyen, L., Pirogovsky-Turk, E., Corey-Bloom, J., Filoteo., V.J., & Gilbert., P.E. (February, 2017) Recall and Recognition Discriminability in Parkinson’s Disease and Huntington’s Disease. Poster presentation. International Neuropsychology Society, New Orleans, LA.

Taylor, B. P., Risacher, S., Krantz (November, 2016). Effect of apoe e4 variant on progression from mild cognitive impairment to alzheimer’s disease. Poster Presentation. Society for Neuroscience, San Diego, CA.

Erram, J., Taylor, B., Gilbert, P., Goble, D., Baweja, H. (November, 2016). Dual-tasking diverts attention from postural control in older adults. Poster Presentation. Society for Neuroscience, San Diego, CA.

Burke, M. M., Taylor, B., Erram, J., Filoteo, J. V., Gilbert, P. E., Goble, D. J., Baweja, H.S. (November, 2016). Postural control with concurrent cognitive tasks in parkinson’s disease patients. Poster Presentation. Society for Neuroscience, San Diego, CA.

Taylor, B., Gilbert, P., Goble, D., Baweja, H. (May, 2015). Dual-tasking diverts attention from postural control in older adults. Presentation. California State Student Research Conference, California State University Bakersfield.

Taylor, B., Gilbert, P., Goble, D., Baweja, H. (March, 2015). Dual-tasking diverts attention from postural control in older adults. Presentation. Student Research Symposium, San Diego State University.

Erram, J. S., Burke, M. M., Taylor, B. P., Filoteo J. V., Gilbert, P.E., Goble D. J., Baweja H. S. (March, 2015). Postural control with concurrent cognitive tasks in postural instability gait disorder vs tremor dominant Parkinson’s disease patients. Presentation. Student Research Symposium, San Diego State University.

Taylor, B. P., Risacher, S., Krantz. (April, 2015). Effect of apoe e4 variant on progression from mild cognitive impairment to alzheimer’s disease. Presentation. Butler Undergraduate Research Conference, Butler University.

Teaching Experience

  • Graduate Teaching Assistant, Psy 301: Research Methods (Fall, 2015 – Spring 2017), San Diego State University

Awards and Funding

  • (2016) Graduate Student Travel Award, San Diego State University
  • (2016) The President’s Award at San Diego State University’s Student Research Symposium. Went on to represent San Diego State University at the CSU conference in Bakersfield
  • (2017-2021) 4-Year Graduate Student Fellowship, University of Florida Graduate School
  • (2018) Travel Award, Graduate Student Council, University of Florida
  • (2019) Travel Award, Graduate Student Council, University of Florida

Service

  • Member, Executive Leadership Group (Doctoral Student Liaison), Division 20 (Adults Development and Aging), American Psychological Association (2018 – Present)
  • Member, Association of Neuropsychology Students in Training (ANST), at University of Florida (2018 – 2019)

Memberships

  • Society for Neuroscience (SFN) (2016 – 2017)
  • International Neuropsychological Society (2017 – Present)
  • American Psychological Society (2018 – Present)
  • American Psychological Association Division 20 (Senior Student Representative) (2018 – Present)
  • American Psychological Association Division 40 (2018 – Present)
  • American Psychological Association Campus Ambassador (2018 – Present)