Academic Title
Major Area(s) of Study
Assistant Professor UCSD Neuropsychology

Graduate Institution

Michigan State University

Research Description

Dr. Delano-Wood’s research focuses on understanding the relationship between cognitive functioning, vascular risk, and brain changes across the aging spectrum (normal aging, mild cognitive impairment, and dementia such as Alzheimer’s disease). Additionally, she studies the effects of traumatic brain injury (TBI) on brain structure, cognition, and clinical outcome. Dr. Delano-Wood uses novel, innovative neuroimaging methods such as diffusion tensor imaging to examine changes to white matter underlying neuropsychological disorders of late life and TBI. Her current research is funded by a Department of Defense Investigator-Initiated Award, VA Merit Award, and an Alzheimer’s Association Investigator-Investigator Award.

Representative Publications
  • Delano-Wood L, Stricker NH, Sorg SF, Nation DA, Jak AJ, Woods SP, Libon DJ, Delis DC, Frank LR, Bondi MW. (2012). Posterior cingulum white matter disruption and its associations with verbal memory and stroke risk in mild cognitive impairment. J Alzheimers Dis, 29(3), 589-603.

  • Sorg, SF, Delano-Wood, L., Luc N, Schiehser DM, Hanson KL, Nation DA, Lanni E, Jak AJ, Lu K, Meloy MJ, Frank LR, Lohr JB, Bondi MW. (2013) White matter integrity in veterans with mild traumatic brain injury: Associations with executive function and loss of consciousness. J Head Trauma Rehabil.

  • Delano-Wood L, Bondi MW, Jak AJ, Horne NR, Schweinsburg BC, Frank LR, Wierenga CE, Delis DC, Theilmann RJ, Salmon DP (2010). Stroke risk modifies regional white matter differences in mild cognitive impairment. Neurobiol Aging, 31(10), 1721-31.


Mark Bondi / Dean Delis / Amy Jak / Dawn Schiehser