Adam J Woods

Adam J Woods, Ph.D.

Associate Professor, Assistant Program Director

Department: Department of Clinical and Health Psychology
Business Phone: (352) 294-5842
Business Email: ajwoods@phhp.ufl.edu

About Adam J Woods

Dr. Woods is Associate Director of the Center for Cognitive Aging and Memory (CAM) in the McKnight Brain Institute at UF. Dr. Woods is also an Associate Professor in the Department of Clinical and Health Psychology at UF, with a joint appointment to Neuroscience. Dr. Woods completed a post-doctoral fellowship in Cognitive Neuroscience at the University of Pennsylvania after completing his PhD in Cognitive Neuroscience at George Washington University. His undergraduate training in Psychology was completed at the University of Alabama at Birmingham. He has expertise in non-invasive brain stimulation, neuroimaging, and cognitive training for working memory and speed of processing/attention. He is a national leader in the field of neuromodulation, leading the largest transcranial electrical stimulation (tES) and near infrared photobiomodulation trials to date, multiple cognitive training trials, publishing the first comprehensive textbook in the field of tES, and multiple field standards papers. Dr. Woods’ research specifically focuses on discovery and application of novel non-invasive interventions for enhancing cognitive function in adults with and without neurodegenerative disease. Dr. Woods has expertise in multi-disciplinary cognitive neuroscience methodologies (MRI/fMRI, electrophysiology, non-invasive brain stimulation), extensive experience with aging-related cognitive disorders, cognitive training applications, and past research with neurological diseases. Over the past five years, Dr. Woods has established one of the largest and most well-funded neuromodulation laboratories in the United States. He is PI of the first and largest phase III RCT for tES using transcranial direct current stimulation (tDCS) and cognitive training, the ACT study (R01AG054077, n=360), the largest phase II near infrared photobiomodulation trial (R01AG064587, n=168), one of the largest phase II tES trials, the Stimulated Brain Study (K01AG054077, n=80), as well as an R21 and U01 investigating the effects of neuromodulation on the aging brain (R21MH112206, U01AG062368). He also serves as co-I on multiple other NIH funded grants focused on neuromodulation of cognitive aging, chronic pain, and mobility using transcranial electrical stimulation (RF1MH114290, R37AG033906, R21AG053736). Each of these studies attempts to enhance cognitive and brain function in older adults and prevent dementia through neuromodulation.

Accomplishments

Excellence in Research Mentoring Award
2020 · Department of Clinical and Health Psychology, University of Florida
Tenure
2019 · University of Florida
University Preeminence Term Professorship
2018-2020 · University of Florida
NIH/NIA K01 Career Award
2016-2021 · National Institute on Aging
NIH Loan Repayment Program
2015-2019 · National Institute on Aging
Young Investigator Award
2015 · NYC Neuromodulation Conference 2015
Clinical Translational Science Institute KL2 Research Fellow
2014 · University of Florida Clinical Translational Science Institute
Thelma Hunt Research Fellowship
2009-2010 · George Washington University
National Science Foundation (NSF) Graduate Research Fellowship
2006-2009 · National Science Foundation
1st Place John P. Ost Undergraduate Psychology Research Competition
2003 · University of Alabama at Birmingham Department of Psychology

Research Profile

Cognitive Aging and Dementia: Cognitive function declines as we age. As our thinking and memory skills decline, the rate of functional dependence, mortality, and acute illness requiring hospitalization increases. Increased rates of cognitive and functional decline associated with dementia represent a growing concern in light of our rapidly aging population. There are currently a paucity of effective treatments for preventing dementia or recovering age-related cognitive decline. A variety of methods have been proposed to counteract cognitive aging and/or slow onset of dementia (e.g., cognitive training). Unfortunately, these techniques have limited degrees of success and transfer to everyday life. My work demonstrates that combining treatments like cognitive training with non-invasive brain stimulation (tDCS, TMS, tACS) facilitates neural plastic response, improves cognitive abilities (specifically working memory, attention, and speed of processing), and leads to long-term improvement. In combination with modern multimodal neuroimaging and electrophysiology recording, this work not only identifies mechanisms underlying improvement, but also provides information important for further optimizing treatment effectiveness. This work has recently led to funding of the largest and only Phase III randomized clinical trial for tDCS as an adjunctive method with cognitive training to combat cognitive aging and slow dementia onset. In addition, my lab is funded to investigate mobility enhancement in older adults, treat chronic knee osteoarthritic pain, and enhance working memory using a variety of non-invasive electrical brain stimulation methods in Phase II trials. At present, my lab maintains over 7 million dollars in NIH funding to investigate non-invasive brain stimulation-related interventions. In addition, my lab also maintains funding to investigate a variety of non-pharmacological compounds in a Phase II pilot clinical trials to investigate novel methods for improving brain metabolism, neuroplasticity, and cognitive function. This work capitalizes on novel methods for imaging mitochondrial function and cerebral energy metabolism in the brain, as well as state of the art diffusion-weighted and functional imaging methods. Collectively, my work aims to slow or reverse the effects of cognitive aging and slow the onset of dementia using non-invasive and minimally invasive approaches. In addition, the extension of my work to chronic pain and mobility decline in older adults represents an exciting new arm of my intervention work.

Open Researcher and Contributor ID (ORCID)

0000-0002-0786-0236

Areas of Interest
  • Alzheimer’s Disease
  • Attention
  • Clinical Translational Neuroscience
  • Cognitive Aging
  • Cognitive Neuroscience
  • Dementia
  • MR imaging
  • Neuroimaging Methods
  • Neuromodulation
  • Neuroplasticity
  • Non-invasive Brain Stimulation
  • Speed of Processing
  • Working Memory

Publications

2021
A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis of Transcranial Direct Current Stimulation to Remediate Age-Related Cognitive Decline in Healthy Older Adults.
Neuropsychiatric disease and treatment. 17:971-990 [DOI] 10.2147/NDT.S259499. [PMID] 33824591.
2021
An fMRI study of age-associated changes in basic visual discrimination.
Brain imaging and behavior. 15(2):917-929 [DOI] 10.1007/s11682-020-00301-x. [PMID] 32710340.
2021
Association of Immunosuppression and Viral Load With Subcortical Brain Volume in an International Sample of People Living With HIV.
JAMA network open. 4(1) [DOI] 10.1001/jamanetworkopen.2020.31190. [PMID] 33449093.
2021
Brain gamma-aminobutyric acid, but not glutamine and glutamate levels are lower in older adults with chronic musculoskeletal pain: considerations by sex and brain location.
Pain reports. 6(3) [DOI] 10.1097/PR9.0000000000000952. [PMID] 34514275.
2021
Circulating Cytokines Predict 1H-Proton MRS Cerebral Metabolites in Healthy Older Adults.
Frontiers in aging neuroscience. 13 [DOI] 10.3389/fnagi.2021.690923. [PMID] 34489672.
2021
Combining Frontal Transcranial Direct Current Stimulation With Walking Rehabilitation to Enhance Mobility and Executive Function: A Pilot Clinical Trial.
Neuromodulation : journal of the International Neuromodulation Society. 24(5):950-959 [DOI] 10.1111/ner.13250. [PMID] 32808403.
2021
Dataset of prefrontal transcranial direct-current stimulation to improve early surgical knot-tying skills.
Data in brief. 35 [DOI] 10.1016/j.dib.2021.106905. [PMID] 33732823.
2021
Dedifferentiation of Functional Brain Activation Associated With Greater Visual Discrimination Accuracy in Middle-Aged and Older Adults.
Frontiers in aging neuroscience. 13 [DOI] 10.3389/fnagi.2021.651284. [PMID] 34366822.
2021
Frequency drift in MR spectroscopy at 3T.
NeuroImage. 241 [DOI] 10.1016/j.neuroimage.2021.118430. [PMID] 34314848.
2021
Frontal White Matter Hyperintensities and Executive Functioning Performance in Older Adults.
Frontiers in aging neuroscience. 13 [DOI] 10.3389/fnagi.2021.672535. [PMID] 34262445.
2021
Functional Neural Correlates of a Useful Field of View (UFOV)-Based fMRI Task in Older Adults
Cerebral cortex (New York, N.Y. : 1991). [DOI] 10.1093/cercor/bhab332. [PMID] 34541604.
2021
Higher-order resting state network association with the useful field of view task in older adults.
GeroScience. [DOI] 10.1007/s11357-021-00441-y. [PMID] 34431043.
2021
Independent Contributions of Dorsolateral Prefrontal Structure and Function to Working Memory in Healthy Older Adults.
Cerebral cortex (New York, N.Y. : 1991). 31(3):1732-1743 [DOI] 10.1093/cercor/bhaa322. [PMID] 33188384.
2021
Individualized tDCS modeling predicts functional connectivity changes within the working memory network in older adults.
Brain stimulation. 14(5):1205-1215 [DOI] 10.1016/j.brs.2021.08.003. [PMID] 34371212.
2021
Is impaired dopaminergic function associated with mobility capacity in older adults?
GeroScience. 43(3):1383-1404 [DOI] 10.1007/s11357-020-00303-z. [PMID] 33236263.
2021
No risk of skin lesion or burn with transcranial direct current stimulation (tDCS) using standardized protocols.
Brain stimulation. 14(3):511-512 [DOI] 10.1016/j.brs.2021.03.006. [PMID] 33722658.
2021
Optimizing Chronic Pain Treatment with Enhanced Neuroplastic Responsiveness: A Pilot Randomized Controlled Trial.
Nutrients. 13(5) [DOI] 10.3390/nu13051556. [PMID] 34063083.
2021
Pain and the Montreal Cognitive Assessment (MoCA) in Aging.
Pain medicine (Malden, Mass.). 22(8):1776-1783 [DOI] 10.1093/pm/pnab003. [PMID] 33718961.
2021
Reduced Working Memory is Associated with Heavier Alcohol Consumption History, Role Impairment and Executive Function Difficulties.
AIDS and behavior. 25(9):2720-2727 [DOI] 10.1007/s10461-021-03170-7. [PMID] 33550519.
2021
The neurobiology of wellness: 1H-MRS correlates of agency, flexibility and neuroaffective reserves in healthy young adults.
NeuroImage. 225 [DOI] 10.1016/j.neuroimage.2020.117509. [PMID] 33127477.
2021
White matter hyperintensities affect transcranial electrical stimulation in the aging brain.
Brain stimulation. 14(1):69-73 [DOI] 10.1016/j.brs.2020.11.009. [PMID] 33217610.
2020
Cerebral Metabolite Concentrations Are Associated With Cortical and Subcortical Volumes and Cognition in Older Adults.
Frontiers in aging neuroscience. 12 [DOI] 10.3389/fnagi.2020.587104. [PMID] 33613261.
2020
Comparison of Multivendor Single-Voxel MR Spectroscopy Data Acquired in Healthy Brain at 26 Sites.
Radiology. 295(1):171-180 [DOI] 10.1148/radiol.2020191037. [PMID] 32043950.
2020
Contributions of Hippocampal Volume to Cognition in Healthy Older Adults.
Frontiers in aging neuroscience. 12 [DOI] 10.3389/fnagi.2020.593833. [PMID] 33250765.
2020
Cortical Thickness Mediates the Association Between Self-Reported Pain and Sleep Quality in Community-Dwelling Older Adults.
Journal of pain research. 13:2389-2400 [DOI] 10.2147/JPR.S260611. [PMID] 33061554.
2020
Electric Field Strength From Prefrontal Transcranial Direct Current Stimulation Determines Degree of Working Memory Response: A Potential Application of Reverse-Calculation Modeling?
Neuromodulation : journal of the International Neuromodulation Society. [DOI] 10.1111/ner.13342. [PMID] 33314502.
2020
Guidelines for TMS/tES clinical services and research through the COVID-19 pandemic.
Brain stimulation. 13(4):1124-1149 [DOI] 10.1016/j.brs.2020.05.010. [PMID] 32413554.
2020
History of Alcohol Consumption and HIV Status Related to Functional Connectivity Differences in the Brain During Working Memory Performance.
Current HIV research. 18(3):181-193 [DOI] 10.2174/1570162X18666200217100123. [PMID] 32065091.
2020
Machine learning and individual variability in electric field characteristics predict tDCS treatment response.
Brain stimulation. 13(6):1753-1764 [DOI] 10.1016/j.brs.2020.10.001. [PMID] 33049412.
2020
Methodology for tDCS integration with fMRI.
Human brain mapping. 41(7):1950-1967 [DOI] 10.1002/hbm.24908. [PMID] 31872943.
2020
MicroRNA predicts cognitive performance in healthy older adults.
Neurobiology of aging. 95:186-194 [DOI] 10.1016/j.neurobiolaging.2020.07.023. [PMID] 32846274.
2020
Modeling transcranial electrical stimulation in the aging brain.
Brain stimulation. 13(3):664-674 [DOI] 10.1016/j.brs.2020.02.007. [PMID] 32289695.
2020
Obstacle Negotiation in Older Adults: Prefrontal Activation Interpreted Through Conceptual Models of Brain Aging.
Innovation in aging. 4(4) [DOI] 10.1093/geroni/igaa034. [PMID] 32995566.
2020
Pain relief for osteoarthritis through combined treatment (PROACT): Protocol for a randomized controlled trial of mindfulness meditation combined with transcranial direct current stimulation in non-Hispanic black and white adults with knee osteoarthritis.
Contemporary clinical trials. 98 [DOI] 10.1016/j.cct.2020.106159. [PMID] 32992020.
2020
Prefrontal transcranial direct-current stimulation improves early technical skills in surgery.
Brain stimulation. 13(6):1834-1841 [DOI] 10.1016/j.brs.2020.10.013. [PMID] 33130252.
2020
Re-test reliability and internal consistency of EEG alpha-band oscillations in older adults with chronic knee pain.
Clinical neurophysiology : official journal of the International Federation of Clinical Neurophysiology. 131(11):2630-2640 [DOI] 10.1016/j.clinph.2020.07.022. [PMID] 32947197.
2020
Structural Neural Correlates of Double Decision Performance in Older Adults.
Frontiers in aging neuroscience. 12 [DOI] 10.3389/fnagi.2020.00278. [PMID] 33117145.
2020
Supervised transcranial direct current stimulation (tDCS) at home: A guide for clinical research and practice.
Brain stimulation. 13(3):686-693 [DOI] 10.1016/j.brs.2020.02.011. [PMID] 32289698.
2020
The association of white matter free water with cognition in older adults.
NeuroImage. 219 [DOI] 10.1016/j.neuroimage.2020.117040. [PMID] 32534124.
2020
The Role of Resting-State Network Functional Connectivity in Cognitive Aging.
Frontiers in aging neuroscience. 12 [DOI] 10.3389/fnagi.2020.00177. [PMID] 32595490.
2020
Transcranial direct current stimulation (tDCS) as an intervention to improve empathic abilities and reduce violent behavior in forensic offenders: study protocol for a randomized controlled trial.
Trials. 21(1) [DOI] 10.1186/s13063-020-4074-0. [PMID] 32169111.
2020
Transcranial Direct Current Stimulation (tDCS) Can Alter Cortical Excitability of the Lower Extremity in Healthy Participants: A Review and Methodological Study.
Frontiers in neurology and neuroscience research. 1 [PMID] 33274350.
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2020
Updated Technique for Reliable, Easy, and Tolerated Transcranial Electrical Stimulation Including Transcranial Direct Current Stimulation.
Journal of visualized experiments : JoVE. (155) [DOI] 10.3791/59204. [PMID] 31957745.
2019
Associations between subclinical depressive symptoms and reduced brain volume in middle-aged to older adults.
Aging & mental health. 23(7):819-830 [DOI] 10.1080/13607863.2018.1432030. [PMID] 29381390.
2019
Big GABA II: Water-referenced edited MR spectroscopy at 25 research sites.
NeuroImage. 191:537-548 [DOI] 10.1016/j.neuroimage.2019.02.059. [PMID] 30840905.
2019
Cerebral Metabolites on the Descending Limb of Acute Alcohol: A Preliminary 1H MRS Study.
Alcohol and alcoholism (Oxford, Oxfordshire). 54(5):487-496 [DOI] 10.1093/alcalc/agz062. [PMID] 31322647.
2019
Chronic pain is associated with a brain aging biomarker in community-dwelling older adults.
Pain. 160(5):1119-1130 [DOI] 10.1097/j.pain.0000000000001491. [PMID] 31009418.
2019
Cytokine-associated fatigue prior to, during, and post-chemotherapy for breast cancer.
Journal of neuroimmunology. 334 [DOI] 10.1016/j.jneuroim.2019.577001. [PMID] 31260949.
2019
Effect of Hospitalizations on Physical Activity Patterns in Mobility-Limited Older Adults.
Journal of the American Geriatrics Society. 67(2):261-268 [DOI] 10.1111/jgs.15631. [PMID] 30452084.
2019
Effect of transcranial direct current stimulation combined with cognitive training on cognitive functioning in older adults with HIV: A pilot study.
Applied neuropsychology. Adult. 26(1):36-47 [DOI] 10.1080/23279095.2017.1357037. [PMID] 29020472.
2019
Effect of transcranial direct current stimulation on decision making and cognitive flexibility in gambling disorder
European archives of psychiatry and clinical neuroscience (Internet). 275-284 [DOI] 10.1007/s00406-018-0948-5. [PMID] 30367243.
2019
Effect of transcranial direct current stimulation on decision making and cognitive flexibility in gambling disorder.
European archives of psychiatry and clinical neuroscience. 269(3):275-284 [DOI] 10.1007/s00406-018-0948-5. [PMID] 30367243.
2019
Effects of 6-month at-home transcranial direct current stimulation on cognition and cerebral glucose metabolism in Alzheimer’s disease.
Brain stimulation. 12(5):1222-1228 [DOI] 10.1016/j.brs.2019.06.003. [PMID] 31196835.
2019
Effects of in-Scanner Bilateral Frontal tDCS on Functional Connectivity of the Working Memory Network in Older Adults.
Frontiers in aging neuroscience. 11 [DOI] 10.3389/fnagi.2019.00051. [PMID] 30930766.
2019
Effects of transcranial direct current stimulation on decision making and cognitive flexibility in gambling disorder
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2019
Effects of Transcranial Direct Current Stimulation Paired With Cognitive Training on Functional Connectivity of the Working Memory Network in Older Adults.
Frontiers in aging neuroscience. 11 [DOI] 10.3389/fnagi.2019.00340. [PMID] 31998111.
2019
Heavy Alcohol Use and Age Effects on HIV-Associated Neurocognitive Function.
Alcoholism, clinical and experimental research. 43(1):147-157 [DOI] 10.1111/acer.13915. [PMID] 30371953.
2019
Inherent physiological artifacts in EEG during tDCS.
NeuroImage. 185:408-424 [DOI] 10.1016/j.neuroimage.2018.10.025. [PMID] 30321643.
2019
Methods to monitor accurate and consistent electrode placements in conventional transcranial electrical stimulation.
Brain stimulation. 12(2):267-274 [DOI] 10.1016/j.brs.2018.10.016. [PMID] 30420198.
2019
Neurocognitive Deficits in a Cohort With Class 2 and Class 3 Obesity: Contributions of Type 2 Diabetes and Other Comorbidities.
Obesity (Silver Spring, Md.). 27(7):1099-1106 [DOI] 10.1002/oby.22508. [PMID] 31116012.
2019
The Aging Brain & the Dorsal Basal Ganglia: Implications for Age-Related Limitations of Mobility.
Advances in geriatric medicine and research. 1 [DOI] 10.20900/agmr20190008. [PMID] 31497780.
2019
The Impact of Transcranial Direct Current Stimulation on Upper-Limb Motor Performance in Healthy Adults: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis.
Frontiers in neuroscience. 13 [DOI] 10.3389/fnins.2019.01213. [PMID] 31803003.
2019
Time Is Not More Abstract Than Space in Sound.
Frontiers in psychology. 10 [DOI] 10.3389/fpsyg.2019.00048. [PMID] 30774606.
2019
Transcranial electrical stimulation nomenclature.
Brain stimulation. 12(6):1349-1366 [DOI] 10.1016/j.brs.2019.07.010. [PMID] 31358456.
2018
A pilot investigation on the effects of combination transcranial direct current stimulation and speed of processing cognitive remediation therapy on simulated driving behavior in older adults with HIV.
Transportation research. Part F, Traffic psychology and behaviour. 58:1061-1073 [DOI] 10.1016/j.trf.2018.08.002. [PMID] 31354384.
2018
Augmenting cognitive training in older adults (The ACT Study): Design and Methods of a Phase III tDCS and cognitive training trial.
Contemporary clinical trials. 65:19-32 [DOI] 10.1016/j.cct.2017.11.017. [PMID] 29313802.
2018
Bayesian analysis of the effect of transcranial direct current stimulation on experimental pain sensitivity in older adults with knee osteoarthritis: randomized sham-controlled pilot clinical study.
Journal of pain research. 11:2071-2082 [DOI] 10.2147/JPR.S173080. [PMID] 30310309.
2018
Depressive Symptom Dimensions and Their Association with Hippocampal and Entorhinal Cortex Volumes in Community Dwelling Older Adults.
Frontiers in aging neuroscience. 10 [DOI] 10.3389/fnagi.2018.00040. [PMID] 29515435.
2018
Discrepancies between crystallized and fluid ability are associated with frequency of social and physical engagement in community dwelling older adults.
Journal of clinical and experimental neuropsychology. 40(10):963-970 [DOI] 10.1080/13803395.2018.1452195. [PMID] 29569517.
2018
Educational Attainment Moderates the Association Between Hippocampal Volumes and Memory Performances in Healthy Older Adults.
Frontiers in aging neuroscience. 10 [DOI] 10.3389/fnagi.2018.00361. [PMID] 30467475.
2018
Effect of Aging on Cortical Current Flow Due to Transcranial Direct Current Stimulation: Considerations for Safety.
Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society. IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society. Annual International Conference. 2018:3084-3087 [DOI] 10.1109/EMBC.2018.8513014. [PMID] 30441046.
2018
Effects of Fermented Papaya Preparation (FPP) on Safety Outcomes in Older Adults – A Short Report of a Placebo-Controlled Clinical Trial.
The Journal of frailty & aging. 7(2):142-146 [DOI] 10.14283/jfa.2018.6. [PMID] 29741201.
2018
Limited output transcranial electrical stimulation (LOTES-2017): Engineering principles, regulatory statutes, and industry standards for wellness, over-the-counter, or prescription devices with low risk.
Brain stimulation. 11(1):134-157 [DOI] 10.1016/j.brs.2017.10.012. [PMID] 29122535.
2018
Neural response to working memory demand predicts neurocognitive deficits in HIV.
Journal of neurovirology. 24(3):291-304 [DOI] 10.1007/s13365-017-0607-z. [PMID] 29280107.
2018
Non-invasive Brain Stimulation: Probing Intracortical Circuits and Improving Cognition in the Aging Brain.
Frontiers in aging neuroscience. 10 [DOI] 10.3389/fnagi.2018.00177. [PMID] 29950986.
2018
Psychostimulant drug effects on glutamate, Glx, and creatine in the anterior cingulate cortex and subjective response in healthy humans.
Neuropsychopharmacology : official publication of the American College of Neuropsychopharmacology. 43(7):1498-1509 [DOI] 10.1038/s41386-018-0027-7. [PMID] 29511334.
2018
Rigor and reproducibility in research with transcranial electrical stimulation: An NIMH-sponsored workshop.
Brain stimulation. 11(3):465-480 [DOI] 10.1016/j.brs.2017.12.008. [PMID] 29398575.
2018
The effects of medication use in transcranial direct current stimulation: A brief review.
Brain stimulation. 11(1):52-58 [DOI] 10.1016/j.brs.2017.10.006. [PMID] 29066167.
2018
The Impact of Alcohol Use on Frontal White Matter in HIV.
Alcoholism, clinical and experimental research. 42(9):1640-1649 [DOI] 10.1111/acer.13823. [PMID] 29957870.
2017
Depressive symptoms modify age effects on hippocampal subfields in older adults.
Geriatrics & gerontology international. 17(10):1494-1500 [DOI] 10.1111/ggi.12901. [PMID] 27696657.
2017
Efficacy of transcranial direct current stimulation over primary motor cortex (anode) and contralateral supraorbital area (cathode) on clinical pain severity and mobility performance in persons with knee osteoarthritis: An experimenter- and participant-blinded, randomized, sham-controlled pilot clinical study.
Brain stimulation. 10(5):902-909 [DOI] 10.1016/j.brs.2017.05.007. [PMID] 28566193.
2017
Frontal Gamma-Aminobutyric Acid Concentrations Are Associated With Cognitive Performance in Older Adults.
Biological psychiatry. Cognitive neuroscience and neuroimaging. 2(1):38-44 [DOI] 10.1016/j.bpsc.2016.06.004. [PMID] 28217759.
2017
Impact of tissue correction strategy on GABA-edited MRS findings.
NeuroImage. 162:249-256 [DOI] 10.1016/j.neuroimage.2017.08.073. [PMID] 28882635.
2017
miRNA in Circulating Microvesicles as Biomarkers for Age-Related Cognitive Decline.
Frontiers in aging neuroscience. 9 [DOI] 10.3389/fnagi.2017.00323. [PMID] 29046635.
2017
Precuneus abnormalities in middle-aged to older adults with depressive symptoms: An analysis of BDI-II symptom dimensions.
Psychiatry research. Neuroimaging. 268:9-14 [DOI] 10.1016/j.pscychresns.2017.08.002. [PMID] 28837829.
2017
Response to letter to the editor: Safety of transcranial direct current stimulation: Evidence based update 2016.
Brain stimulation. 10(5):986-987 [DOI] 10.1016/j.brs.2017.06.007. [PMID] 28734680.
2017
Vertex-wise examination of depressive symptom dimensions and brain volumes in older adults.
Psychiatry research. Neuroimaging. 260:70-75 [DOI] 10.1016/j.pscychresns.2016.12.008. [PMID] 28039796.
2016
A technical guide to tDCS, and related non-invasive brain stimulation tools.
Clinical neurophysiology : official journal of the International Federation of Clinical Neurophysiology. 127(2):1031-1048 [DOI] 10.1016/j.clinph.2015.11.012. [PMID] 26652115.
2016
Age exacerbates HIV-associated white matter abnormalities.
Journal of neurovirology. 22(2):201-12 [DOI] 10.1007/s13365-015-0386-3. [PMID] 26446690.
2016
Cognitive Aging and the Hippocampus in Older Adults.
Frontiers in aging neuroscience. 8 [DOI] 10.3389/fnagi.2016.00298. [PMID] 28008314.
2016
Cognitively Engaging Activity Is Associated with Greater Cortical and Subcortical Volumes.
Frontiers in aging neuroscience. 8 [DOI] 10.3389/fnagi.2016.00094. [PMID] 27199740.
2016
Current Heavy Alcohol Consumption is Associated with Greater Cognitive Impairment in Older Adults.
Alcoholism, clinical and experimental research. 40(11):2435-2444 [DOI] 10.1111/acer.13211. [PMID] 27658235.
2016
Depressive symptom severity is associated with increased cortical thickness in older adults.
International journal of geriatric psychiatry. 31(4):325-33 [DOI] 10.1002/gps.4324. [PMID] 26205176.
2016
Dimensions of depressive symptoms and cingulate volumes in older adults.
Translational psychiatry. 6 [DOI] 10.1038/tp.2016.49. [PMID] 27093070.
2016
Frontal Structural Neural Correlates of Working Memory Performance in Older Adults.
Frontiers in aging neuroscience. 8 [DOI] 10.3389/fnagi.2016.00328. [PMID] 28101053.
2016
Safety of Transcranial Direct Current Stimulation: Evidence Based Update 2016.
Brain stimulation. 9(5):641-661 [DOI] 10.1016/j.brs.2016.06.004. [PMID] 27372845.
2016
Statistical Approaches for the Study of Cognitive and Brain Aging.
Frontiers in aging neuroscience. 8 [DOI] 10.3389/fnagi.2016.00176. [PMID] 27486400.
2016
Transcranial Direct Current Stimulation Use in the Treatment of Neuropsychiatric Disorders: A Brief Review.
Psychiatric annals. 46(11):642-646 [PMID] 27885309.
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2015
Age Differences in Prefrontal Surface Area and Thickness in Middle Aged to Older Adults.
Frontiers in aging neuroscience. 7 [DOI] 10.3389/fnagi.2015.00250. [PMID] 26834623.
2015
Disambiguating ambiguous motion perception: what are the cues?
Frontiers in psychology. 6 [DOI] 10.3389/fpsyg.2015.00902. [PMID] 26217257.
2015
Effects of Electrode Drift in Transcranial Direct Current Stimulation.
Brain stimulation. 8(3):515-9 [DOI] 10.1016/j.brs.2014.12.007. [PMID] 25583653.
2015
Expertise and decision-making in American football.
Frontiers in psychology. 6 [DOI] 10.3389/fpsyg.2015.00994. [PMID] 26217294.
2015
Frailty Clinical Phenotype: A Physical and Cognitive Point of View.
Nestle Nutrition Institute workshop series. 83:55-63 [DOI] 10.1159/000382061. [PMID] 26484671.
2015
Successful aging: Advancing the science of physical independence in older adults.
Ageing research reviews. 24(Pt B):304-27 [DOI] 10.1016/j.arr.2015.09.005. [PMID] 26462882.
2014
Medial temporal lobe roles in human path integration.
PloS one. 9(5) [DOI] 10.1371/journal.pone.0096583. [PMID] 24802000.
2014
Space, time, and causality in the human brain.
NeuroImage. 92:285-97 [DOI] 10.1016/j.neuroimage.2014.02.015. [PMID] 24561228.
2013
Cognitive frailty: frontiers and challenges.
The journal of nutrition, health & aging. 17(9):741-3 [DOI] 10.1007/s12603-013-0398-8. [PMID] 24154645.
2013
Dosage considerations for transcranial direct current stimulation in children: a computational modeling study.
PloS one. 8(9) [DOI] 10.1371/journal.pone.0076112. [PMID] 24086698.
2013
Elementary school children’s attentional biases in physical and numerical space.
The European journal of developmental psychology. 10(4):433-448 [PMID] 23795204.
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2013
Hyper-arousal decreases human visual thresholds.
PloS one. 8(4) [DOI] 10.1371/journal.pone.0061415. [PMID] 23593478.
2013
The development of organized visual search.
Acta psychologica. 143(2):191-9 [DOI] 10.1016/j.actpsy.2013.03.008. [PMID] 23584560.
2012
Context modulates the contribution of time and space in causal inference.
Frontiers in psychology. 3 [DOI] 10.3389/fpsyg.2012.00371. [PMID] 23162484.
2012
Improvement in arousal, visual neglect, and perception of stimulus intensity following cold pressor stimulation.
Neurocase. 18(2):115-22 [DOI] 10.1080/13554794.2011.568498. [PMID] 22013983.
2012
Language, perception, and the schematic representation of spatial relations.
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2012
Transcranial direct current stimulation in pediatric brain: a computational modeling study.
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2012
Transcranial direct current stimulation in the pediatric versus adult brain: A computational modeling study
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Acta neurobiologiae experimentalis. 71(3):348-58 [PMID] 22068744.
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2011
Pervasive cognitive impairment in acute rehabilitation inpatients without brain injury.
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2010
A comparison of blindpulling and blindwalking as measures of perceived absolute distance.
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2009
Sham Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation Using Electrical Stimulation of the Scalp.
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The various perceptions of distance: an alternative view of how effort affects distance judgments.
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2008
Progressive locomotor recalibration during blind walking.
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2008
Regional thinning of the cerebral cortex in schizophrenia: effects of diagnosis, age and antipsychotic medication.
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2007
Convergent validity of executive organization measures on cancellation.
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2006
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2006
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Grants

Jun 2021 ACTIVE
Mechanisms, response heterogeneity and dosing from MRI-derived electric field models in tDCS augmented cognitive training: a secondary data analysis of the ACT study
Role: Principal Investigator
Funding: NATL INST OF HLTH NIA
May 2021 ACTIVE
Cognitive Correlates of Mitochondrial Function in Older Adults
Role: Other
Funding: NATL INST OF HLTH NIA
Feb 2021 ACTIVE
Cognitive Training to Reduce Incidence of Cognitive Impairment in Older Adults
Role: Principal Investigator
Funding: UNIV OF SOUTH FLORIDA via NATL INST OF HLTH NIA
Sep 2020 – Aug 2021
IPA for Adam Woods 2020-2021
Role: Principal Investigator
Funding: US DEPT OF VET AFF GAINESVILLE MED CTR
Jul 2020 – May 2021
Addressing alcohol misuse in HIV prevention and care: The Brown University Alcohol Research Center on HIV
Role: Faculty
Funding: BROWN UNIV via NATL INST OF HLTH NIAAA
May 2020 ACTIVE
Research Training in Non-Pharmacological Interventions for Cognition in Aging, MCI, and Alzheimer's Disease
Role: Principal Investigator
Funding: NATL INST OF HLTH NIA
Apr 2020 ACTIVE
IPA for Rosa Rivera 2020-2021
Role: Other
Funding: US DEPT OF VET AFF GAINESVILLE MED CTR
Sep 2019 – Aug 2020
IPA for Adam Woods
Role: Principal Investigator
Funding: US DEPT OF VET AFF GAINESVILLE MED CTR
Aug 2019 ACTIVE
Revitalizing Cognition in Older Adults at Risk for Alzheimer's Disease with Near-Infrared Photobiomodulation.
Role: Principal Investigator
Funding: NATL INST OF HLTH NIA
Jun 2019 ACTIVE
Ethnic Differences in Responses to Painful Stimuli
Role: Co-Investigator
Funding: NATL INST OF HLTH NIA
Jun 2019 – May 2021
Revitalizing Cognition and Motor Symptoms in Parkinson Disease: A Pilot Intervention with Near Infrared Stimulation
Role: Co-Investigator
Funding: PARKINSONS FOU
Sep 2018 ACTIVE
Planning an Adaptive Clinical Trial of Cognitive Training to Improve Function and Delay Dementia
Role: Principal Investigator
Funding: UNIV OF SOUTH FLORIDA via NATL INST OF HLTH NIA
Sep 2018 ACTIVE
Role of Gut Microbial Dysbiosis and Aging on HIV-associated Neurocognitive and Brain Dysfunction
Role: Co-Investigator
Funding: UNIVERSITY OF LOUISVILLE RES FOU via NATL INST OF HLTH NIA
May 2018 ACTIVE
A Pilot Intervention with Near Infrared Stimulation: Revitalizing Cognition in Older Adults
Role: Principal Investigator
Funding: MCKNIGHT BRAIN RESEARCH FOU
Jan 2018 – Nov 2020
Stimulating Theta Oscillations to Enhance Working Memory
Role: Principal Investigator
Funding: NATL INST OF HLTH NIMH
Jul 2017 ACTIVE
Mechanism and dosimetry exploration in transcranial electrical stimulation using magnetic resonance current mapping methods
Role: Project Manager
Funding: ARIZONA STATE UNIVERSITY via NATL INST OF HLTH NIMH
Jun 2017 – May 2020
Combining tDCS and neurorehabilitation to treat age-related deficits of mobility and cognition
Role: Co-Investigator
Funding: NATL INST OF HLTH NIA
Sep 2016 – May 2021
Neuromodulation of Cognition in Older Adults
Role: Principal Investigator
Funding: NATL INST OF HLTH NIA
Sep 2016 ACTIVE
Effects of experimentally-induced reductions in alcohol consumption on brain cognitive, and clinical outcomes and motivation for changing drinking in older persons with HIV infection
Role: Other
Funding: NATL INST OF HLTH NIAAA
Sep 2016 ACTIVE
Augmenting Cognitive Training in Older Adults – The ACT Grant
Role: Principal Investigator
Funding: NATL INST OF HLTH NIA
Jun 2016 – Jun 2018
The influence of Fermented Papaya Preparation (FPP) on cerebral energy metabolism, neuroinflammation, and cognition in older adults (The Efficient Brain Study)
Role: Principal Investigator
Funding: OSATO RESEARCH INSTITUTE
Apr 2016 – Jun 2020
NEUROMODULATION OF COGNITIVE FUNCTION USING TRANSCRANIALDIRECT CURRENT STIMULATION
Role: Principal Investigator
Funding: UF FOU
Feb 2016 – Jan 2018
pilot intervention in mild cognitive impairment:
Role: Project Manager
Funding: FL DEPT OF HLTH ED ETHEL MOORE ALZHEIMER
Sep 2015 – Jun 2020
Alcohol and HIV: Biobehavioral Interactions and Interventions
Role: Faculty
Funding: BROWN UNIV via NATL INST OF HLTH NIAAA
May 2015 – Mar 2016
Together: Transforming and Translating Discovery to
Role: Project Manager
Funding: NATL INST OF HLTH NCATS
Jul 2014 ACTIVE
Age associated changes in attention and arousal (Attentive Brain Study)
Role: Project Manager
Funding: UF FOU
Jul 2014 ACTIVE
Aging effects on semantic neural networks (Talking Brain Study)
Role: Principal Investigator
Funding: UF FOU
Jul 2014 ACTIVE
Aging effects on visual cortical systems (seeing Brain Study)
Role: Principal Investigator
Funding: UF FOU
Jul 2014 ACTIVE
The Impact of urinary tract infection on cognitive function in older adults
Role: Principal Investigator
Funding: UF FOU
Jun 2014 – Dec 2018
Neuromodulation of cognition in older adults
Role: Principal Investigator
Funding: UF FOU
Jan 2014 ACTIVE
the ACTIVE BRAIN study- cerebral metabolic, vascular
Role: Principal Investigator
Funding: UF FOU

Education

Ph.D. Cognitive Neuroscience
2005-2010 · George Washington University
B.S.
1999-2003 · University of Alabama at Birmingham

Teaching Profile

Courses Taught
2019-2021
CLP7979 Advanced Research
2017-2021
CLP7980 Research for Doctoral Dissertation
2018-2021
CLP6971 Research for Master’s Thesis
2019,2021
CLP3911 Introduction to Clinical Research
2017-2018,2021
CLP7934 Special Topics In Clinical Psychology
2018
GMS7980 Research for Doctoral Dissertation
2018
BME7980 Research for Doctoral Dissertation
2015-2016
GMS6771 Clinical Neuroscience of Aging
2013-2015
GMS6417 Integrative Aging Physiology
2014-2015
GMS6893 Clinical and Translational Science Seminar Series
2015
GMS7093 Introduction to Clinical and Translational Research
2014
GMS6845 Clinical & Translational Research Practicum
2013
GMS7794 Neuroscience Seminar
2021
PSB6115C Clinical and Cognitive Neuroscience: Methods and Theory

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