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) non-pharmacological approaches to improving brain function.
Courses Frequently Taught:
- Sport Psychology (undergraduate)
- Neuropsychological Assessment (graduate)
- Introduction to Psychological Assessment (graduate)
- Manderino, L.M., Gunstad, J. (2018). Performance of the Immediate Post-Concussion Assessment and Cognitive Testing protocol validity indices. Archives of Clinical Neuropsychology, 33, 596-605.
- Sanborn, V., Azcarate-Peril, M. A., Updegraff, J., Manderino, L., & Gunstad, J. (2018) A randomized clinical trial examining the impact of LGG probiotic supplementation on psychological status in middle-aged and older adults. Contemporary Clinical Trials Communications, 12, 192-197.
- Sanborn, V., Spitznagel, M., Crosby, R., Steffen, K., Mitchell, J., & Gunstad, J. (2018). Cognitive function and quality of life in bariatric surgery candidates. Surgery for Obesity and Related Disease, 14, 1396-1401.
- Anderson, J., Carroll, I., Azcarate-Peril, M., Rochette, A., Heinberg, L., Peat, C., Steffen, K., Manderino, L., Mitchell, J., & Gunstad, J. (2017). A preliminary examination of gut microbiota, sleep, and cognitive flexibility in healthy older adults. Sleep Medicine, 38, 104-107.
- Manderino, L. M., Carroll, I., Azcarate-Peril, M. A., Rochette, A., Heinberg, L., Peat, C., Steffen, K., Mitchell, J., Gunstad, J. (2017). Preliminary evidence for an association between the composition of the gut microbiome and cognitive function in neurologically-healthy older adults. Journal of the International Neuropsychological Society, 23, 700-705.