Education: Ph.D., Ohio University (2002)
Research Areas: Clinical - Assessment, Clinical - Health
My research examines two broad areas: 1) the effects of aging and disease on neurocognitive function, with a particular interest in cardiovascular disease and obesity; and 2) acute factors that affect neuropsychological functioning, including environmental stressors.
Lab Site: Clinical Neuropsychology Research Lab
Courses Frequently Taught
- Psychology of Adjustment (undergraduate)
- Neuropsychological Assessment (graduate)
- Introduction to Psychological Assessment (graduate)
Scholarly, Creative & Professional Activities
Gunstad, J., Strain, G., Devlin, M., Wing, R., Cohen, R., Paul, R., Crosby, R., & Mitchell, J. (2011). Improved memory function 12 weeks after bariatric surgery. Surgery for Obesity and Related Diseases, 7, 465-474..
Stanek, K., Brickman, A., Korgaonkar, M., Paul, R., Cohen, R., & Gunstad, J. (2011). Obesity is associated with reduced microstructural integrity of white matter in healthy adults. Obesity, 19, 500-504.
Muller, M., Gunstad, J., Miller, L., Szabo, A., Updegraff, J., Spitznagel, MB., & Glickman, E. (in press). Acute cold exposure and cognitive function: evidence for sustained impairment. Ergonomics.
Alosco, M., Spitznagel, M., Cohen, R., Sweet, L., Colbert, L., Josephson, R., Waechter, D., Hughes, J., Rosneck, J., & Gunstad, J. (2012). Cognitive impairment is independently associated with reduced instrumental activities of daily living in persons with heart failure. J Cardiovascular Nursing, 27, 44-50.
Garcia, S., Spitznagel, M., Cohen, R., Raz, N., Sweet, L., Colbert, L., Josephson, R., Hughes, J., Rosneck, J., & Gunstad, J. (2011). Depression is associated with cognitive dysfunction in older adults with heart failure. Cardiovascular Psychiatry and Neurology, 368324.