Entry Year

2019

Major Area of Study

Neuropsychology

Mentor

William Kremen, PhD

E-mail

mckennaewilliams@gmail.com

Research Interests

Broadly, I’m interested in the relation between genetic and environmental influences on cognitive aging. My research focuses on characterizing early (i.e., midlife) cognitive and physiological markers of risk for Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias, along with identifying protective factors associated with healthy aging.

Representative Publications
  • Williams, M. E., Graves, L. V., DeJesus, S. Y., Holden, H. M., DeFord, N. E., & Gilbert, P. E. (2019). Spatial memory ability during middle age may depend on level of spatial similarity. Learning & Memory, 16(1), 20-23. doi:10.1101/lm.048280.118

  • Graves, L. V., Simone, S., Williams, M. E., Courville, T., Mattson, S. N., Delano-Wood, L., Bondi, M. W., Salmon, D. P., Corey-Bloom, J., Delis, D. C., & Gilbert, P. E. (2019). Revisiting total recognition discriminability in Huntington’s and Alzheimer’s disease: New insights from the CVLT-3. Applied Neuropsychology: Adult. doi: 10.1080/23279095.2019.1605993

  • Van Etten, E.J., Graves., L.V., Taylor, B.P., Holden, H.M., Lopez, F.V., Williams, M.E., Pirogovsky-Turk, E., Corey-Bloom, J. Filoteo, J.V., Delis, D.C., & Gilbert, P.E. (2019, in press). Recall and recognition discriminability in Huntington’s disease and Parkinson’s disease. Journal of Huntington’s disease.