Lindsay Rotblatt, M.A.

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Lindsay Rotblatt graduated from the University of California, Santa Barbara in 2011 with a B.S. in Biopsychology and a minor in Education and Applied Psychology. While at UCSB she volunteered at the Neuroscience Research Institute assisting in examining the effects of prenatal stress on alcohol addiction. After completing her bachelor’s degree, she attended San Diego State University where she completed her M.A. in Psychology with an emphasis in cognitive and behavioral neuroscience. While at SDSU she worked at the Center for Healthy Aging and Neurodegenerative Disease Research investigating the effects of aging and neurodegenerative disease on various cognitive domains (i.e. episodic memory, spatial memory, temporal order memory). In 2015 she enrolled in the UF Clinical & Health Psychology program with a focus in neuropsychology. She is currently a fifth-year doctoral student in the Cognitive Aging Lab of Dr. Michael Marsiske.

Research Focus

Ms. Rotblatt’s research interest broadly include investigating risk and resiliency factors affecting long-term age-related changes in cognition. Her two-year dissertation study, funded by the National Institute on Aging,  will examine the associations between cardiovascular risk (including both risk factors like hypertension and comorbidities like myocardial infarction), brain-based measures of vascular neuropathology (white matter hyperintensities in regions of interest), and trajectories of change across four cognitive domains (Memory, Attention, Executive Function/Processing Speed, and Language). The study will further investigate whether pharmacological treatment (cardiovascular medication) mitigates cognitive decline. Ms. Rotblatt’s study will leverage up to 10-years of data from the National Alzheimer’s disease Coordinating Center (NACC) with over 20,000 cognitively diverse older adult participants at baseline. Through combining behavioral, neuropsychological, and neuroimaging data, the study seeks to provide new insight into disease risk and mitigation of cognitive aging.

Publications

Chandler, M.J., Parks, A.C., Marsiske, M., Rotblatt, L.J., Farrell, A.M, and Smith, G.E. (2016). Everyday impact of cognitive interventions in Mild Cognitive Impairment: A systematic review and meta-analysis. Neuropsychology Review. doi: 10.1007/s11065-016-9330-4

Rotblatt, L.J., Sumida, C.A., Van Etten, E.J., Turk, E.P., Tolentino, J.C., and Gilbert, P.E. (2015). Differences in temporal order memory among young, middle-aged, and older adults may depend on the level of interference. Frontiers in Aging Neuroscience, 7. doi: 10.3389/fnagi.2015.00028

Presentations

Felix, C., Du, S., Gross, A., Tzuang, M., Gallo, J.J., Thorpe, R.J., Rebok, G., Willis, S.L., McCaskill, G., Clay, O.J., Ball, K., Taylor, B., Rotblatt, L.J., Ross, L.A. (2019, May). Depressive symptoms may hamper long-term maintenance of cognitive training gains and downstream functional benefits in older adults at-risk for dementia: ACTIVE 10-year follow-up study. Poster presented at the American Geriatrics Society annual meeting, Portland, OR

.Rotblatt, L.J., Horgas, A., & Marsiske, M. (2019, February). The effects of hypertension, antihypertensive treatment, and APOE4 genotype on predicted MCI and Dementia Status in NACC. Poster presented at the International Neuropsychological Society annual meeting, New York, NY.

Rotblatt, L.J., Horgas, A., & Marsiske, M. (2018, August). The longitudinal effects of cardiovascular risk and treatment on reasoning in older adults. Poster presented at the American Psychological Association – Division 20 annual meeting, San Francisco, CA.

Rotblatt, L.J., Horgas, A., & Marsiske, M. (2018, February). The effects of hypertension and polypharmacy on changes in reasoning abilities over 10 years in the ACTIVE trial. Poster presented at the International Neuropsychological Society annual meeting, Washington, DC.

Chandler, J.M., Parks, A.C., Marsiske, M., Rotblatt, L.J., & Smith, G.E. (2017, June). Cognitive interventions in Mild Cognitive Impairment: A systematic review and meta-analysis. Poster presented at the American Academy of Clinical Neuropsychology annual meeting, Boston, MA.

Rotblatt, L.J., Horgas, A., & Marsiske, M. (2017, May). The effects of hypertension and its pharmacological treatment in the ACTIVE Study. Oral presentation and poster presented at the 7th Annual Institute for Learning in Retirement Student Research on Aging Exposition and Awards, Oak Hammock at the University of Florida, Gainesville, FL. Robert A. Levitt Aging Research Award recipient.

Rotblatt, L.J., Horgas, A., & Marsiske, M. (2017, February). The effects of hypertension and its pharmacological treatment in the ACTIVE Study. Poster presented at the International Neuropsychological Society annual meeting, New Orleans, LA.

Greif, S.M., Snyder, A.R., Rotblatt, L.J,, Gaynor, L.S., Svingos, A.M., Ruiz, G., & Bauer, R.M. (2017, February). Acute symptom recall and sub-acute sleep and mood dysfunction in Mild Traumatic Brain Injury. Poster presented at the International Neuropsychological Society annual meeting, New Orleans, LA.

Rotblatt, L.J., Thomas, K.R., Maye, J.E., & Marsiske, M. (2016, April). The effects of polypharmacy and cardiovascular medication on cognition in older adults. Oral presentation and poster presented at the 29thAnnual Public Health and Health Professions Research Day, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL. Outstanding Research Award recipient.

Rotblatt, L.J., Sumida, C.A., Van Etten, E.J., Turk, E.P., Tolentino, J.C., & Gilbert, P.E. (2015, March). Temporal order memory declines across the adult life span: The effect of interference on performance. Poster presented at the Cognitive Neuroscience Society annual meeting, San Francisco, CA.

Rotblatt, L.J., Sumida, C.A., Van Etten, E.J., Hillman, J.D., Wagner, G.M., Turk, E.P., Tolentino, J.C., & Gilbert, P.E. (2015, February). Temporal order memory declines across the adult lifespan: Insights into middle and old age. Poster presented at the International Neuropsychological Society annual meeting, Denver, CO.

Rotblatt, L.J., Tierney, S.M., Pirogovsky, E., Nicoll, D.R., Collazo, A.E., Corey-Bloom, J., & Gilbert, P.E. (2014, April). A comparison of temporal order memory and standardized neuropsychological tests of executive function and memory in premanifest and manifest Huntington’s disease. Poster presented at the Cognitive Neuroscience Society annual meeting, Boston, MA.

Rotblatt, L.J., Pirogovsky, E., Nicoll, D.R., Breen, E. Gluhm, S., Corey-Bloom, J., & Gilbert, P.E. (2014,November). Differential impairment during the premanifest and manifest stages of Huntington’s disease: Evidence from the visual spatial learning test. Poster presented at the Huntington’s disease Study Group, Annual Meeting, Minneapolis, MN.

Sumida, C.A., Rotblatt, L.J., Gluhm, S.N., Schieser, D.M., Filoteo, J.V., & Gilbert, P.E. (2014, November). Emotional recognition memory for faces and words in healthy young and older adults. Poster presented at the Society for Neuroscience annual meeting, Washington, DC.

Tierney, S.M., Rotblatt, L.J., Sumida, C.A., Herndon, A., Gilbert, P.E., & Corey-Bloom, J. (2014, October). Evaluating measures used to predict onset of Huntington’s disease. Poster Presented at the American Neurological Association annual meeting, Baltimore, MD.

Rotblatt, L.J., Pirogovsky, E., Nicoll, D.R., & Gilbert, P.E. (2014, September). The visual spatial learning test: Differential impairment during the premanifest and manifest stages of Huntington’s disease. Poster presented at the San Diego State Student Research Symposium, San Diego, CA. Provost’s Award recipient.

Teaching Experience

Graduate Teaching Assistant

  • CLP 6528: Measurement, Design, and Statistics I, University of Florida – Fall 2016
  • CLP 6528: Measurement, Design, and Statistics II, University of Florida – Spring 2017
  • Psy 230: Developmental Psychology, San Diego State University – Spring 2015
  • Psy 361: Neuropsychology, San Diego State University – Spring 2014
  • Psy 365: Drugs and Behavior, San Diego State University – Fall 2013, Fall 2014

Awards and Memberships

  • J. Rotblatt (PI): F31AG063412-01: Kirschstein Individual Predoctoral National Research Service Fellowship (NRSA). “Cognitive Aging Trajectories: Cardiovascular Risk, White Matter, and Education Predictors” (Active: August 15, 2019 through August 14, 2021)
  • Marsiske (PI): T32AG020499: Predoctoral Institutional Training Grant (T32). “Physical, Cognitive, and Mental Health in Social Context”. (Active: April 4, 2017 through March 31, 2019)
  • UF Linton E. Grinter Fellowship (2015 – 2018)
  • Robert A. Levitt Aging Research Award, Second Place, The Institute for Learning in Retirement
  • UF College of Public Health & Health Professions Top Abstract Award, Fifth Place
  • Provost’s Award, Student Research Symposium, San Diego State University
  • Dean’s Honor List, U.C. Santa Barbara
  • American Psychological Association (2015 – present)

Leadership

  • Association for Neuropsychology Students in Training (ANST) Board; 2015 Cohort Representative (Present)
  • Class Representative, Clinical and Health Psychology (Fall 2015 – present)
  • Advocacy Coordinating Team Representative, American Psychological Association of Graduate Students (Fall 2015 – Summer 2016)