Academic Title
Major Area(s) of Study
Assistant Adjunct Professor UCSD Neuropsychology
Address 858-552-8585 Ext.5794 Department of Psychiatry / University of California, San Diego / 9500 Gilman Drive / La Jolla, CA 92093-9151

Graduate Institution

SDSU/UCSD Joint Doctoral Program in Clinical Psychology

Research Description

Dr. Bangen completed her doctoral training at the San Diego State University/University of California, San Diego Joint Doctoral Program in Clinical Psychology. Her research aims to better understand the functional and structural brain changes that occur in normal aging, mild cognitive impairment, and dementia. Her current projects utilize neuropsychological and multimodal neuroimaging tools to elucidate vascular contributions to Alzheimer’s disease. Dr. Bangen’s research has been funded by the National Institutes of Health, VA Clinical Services Research and Development, and the Alzheimer’s Association.

Representative Publications
  • Bangen, K.J., Nation, D.A., Clark, L.R., Harmell, A.L., Wierenga, C.E., Dev, S.I., Delano-Wood, L., Zlatar, Z.Z., Salmon, D.P., Liu, T.T., & Bondi, M.W. (2014). Interactive effects of vascular risk burden and advanced age on cerebral blood flow. Frontiers in Aging Neuroscience, 6, 159.

  • Bangen, K.J., Nation, D.A., Delano-Wood, L., Weissberger, G.H., Hansen, L.A., Galasko, D.R., Salmon, D.P., & Bondi, M.W. (2015). Aggregate vascular risk factors predict cerebrovascular changes in autopsy-confirmed Alzheimer’s disease. Alzheimer’s & Dementia, 41(3), 809-817.

  • Bangen, K.J., Clark, A.L., Werhane, M., Edmonds, E.C., Nation, D.A., Evangelista, N., Libon, D.J., Bondi, M.W., Delano-Wood., L., Alzheimer’s Disease Neuroimaging Initiative. (in press). Cortical amyloid burden differences across empirically-derived mild cognitive impairment subtypes and interaction with APOE e4 genotype. Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease.


Dr. Mark Bondi / Dr. Lisa Delano-Wood / Dr. Gregory Brown / Dr. Amy Jak