Entry Year


Major Area of Study

Experimental Psychopathology


Catherine Ayers, PhD



Research Interests

Assessment and treatment of geriatric anxiety.

Representative Publications
  • Dozier, M.E. & Ayers, C.R. (2014). The predictive value of different reasons for saving and acquiring on hoarding disorder symptoms. Journal of Obsessive-Compulsive and Related Disorders, 3, 220-227. doi: 10.1016/j.jocrd.2014.05.002

  • Ayers, C.R. & Dozier, M.E. (2015). Predictors of hoarding severity in older adults with hoarding disorder. International Psychogeriatrics, 27, 1147-1156. doi: 10.1017/S1041610214001677

  • Dozier, M.E., & Ayers, C.R. (2015). Validation of the Clutter Image Rating in older adults with hoarding disorder. International Psychogeriatrics, 27, 769-776. doi: 10.1017/S1041610214002403

  • Ayers, C.R., Dozier, M.E., Espejo, E., Mayes, T., Iqbal, Y., Strickland, K., & Wilson, A. (2015). Treatment recruitment and retention of geriatric patients with Hoarding Disorder. Clinical Gerontologist, 38, 235-250. doi: 10.1080/07317115.2015.1032467

  • Dozier, M.E., Porter, B., & Ayers, C.R. (2015). Age of onset and progression of hoarding symptoms in older adults with hoarding disorder. Aging and Mental Health, 20, 736-742. doi: 10.1080/13607863.2015.1033684

  • EAyers, C.R., Dozier, M.E., Wetherell, J.L., Twamley, E.W., & Schiehser, D.M. (2016). Executive Functioning in Participants Over Age of 50 with Hoarding Disorder. The American Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry, 24(5), 342-349. doi: 10.1016/j.jagp.2015.10.009

  • Dozier, M.E., Wetherell, J.L., Twamley, E.W., Schiehser, D.M., & Ayers, C.R. (2016). The relationship between age and neurocognitive and daily functioning in adults with hoarding disorder. International Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry, 31(12), 1329-1336. doi: 10.1002/gps.4438

  • Ung, J., Dozier, M.E., Bratiotis, C., & Ayers, C.R. (in press). An Exploratory Investigation of Animal Hoarding Symptoms in a Sample of Adults Diagnosed with Hoarding Disorder. Journal of Clinical Psychology.

  • Ayers, C.R, Dozier, M.E, Twamley, E.T., Granholm, E., Saxena, S., Mayes, T.L., & Wetherell, J.L. (in press). Cognitive Rehabilitation and Exposure/Sorting Therapy for Hoarding Disorder among older adults: A randomized controlled trial. The Journal of Clinical Psychiatry.

  • Ayers, C.R., Dozier, M.E., & Mayes, T.L. (2016). Psychometric evaluation of the Saving Inventory-Revised in older adults. Clinical Gerontologist. doi: 10.1080/07317115.2016.1267056

  • Dozier, M.E., Taylor, C.T., Castriotta, N., Mayes, T.L., & Ayers, C.R. (2017). A preliminary investigation of the measurement of object interconnectedness in hoarding disorder. Cognitive Therapy and Research. doi: 10.1007/s10608-017-9845-x