Katherine A. Gifford, Psy.D.

Assistant Professor


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Faculty Appointments
Assistant Professor of Neurology
Psy.D., Florida Institute of Technology, Melbourne, FloridaM.S., Florida Institute of Technology, Melbourne, FloridaB.A., Skidmore College , Saratoga Springs, New York
Office Address
2525 West End Ave
12th Floor, Suite 1200
Nashville, TN 37203
Clinical Research Keywords
memory loss, Alzheimer's disease, mild cognitive impairment, dementia
Jefferson AL, Gifford KA, Damon S, Chapman GW, Liu D, Sparling J, Dobromyslin V, Salat D, . Gray & white matter tissue contrast differentiates Mild Cognitive Impairment converters from non-converters. Brain Imaging Behav. 2015 Jun; 9(2): 141-8. PMID: 24493370, PMCID: PMC4146750, DOI: 10.1007/s11682-014-9291-2, ISSN: 1931-7565.

Gifford KA, Liu D, Lu Z, Tripodis Y, Cantwell NG, Palmisano J, Kowall N, Jefferson AL. The source of cognitive complaints predicts diagnostic conversion differentially among nondemented older adults. Alzheimers Dement [print-electronic]. 2014 May; 10(3): 319-27. PMID: 23871264, PMCID: PMC4064681, PII: S1552-5260(13)00082-4, DOI: 10.1016/j.jalz.2013.02.007, ISSN: 1552-5279.

Gifford KA, Badaracco M, Liu D, Tripodis Y, Gentile A, Lu Z, Palmisano J, Jefferson AL. Blood pressure and cognition among older adults: a meta-analysis. Arch Clin Neuropsychol [print-electronic]. 2013 Nov; 28(7): 649-64. PMID: 23838685, PMCID: PMC3807830, PII: act046, DOI: 10.1093/arclin/act046, ISSN: 1873-5843.

Jefferson AL, Carmona H, Gifford KA, Lambe S, Byerly LK, Cantwell NG, Tripodis Y, Karlawish J. Clinical research risk assessment among individuals with mild cognitive impairment. Am J Geriatr Psychiatry. 2012 Oct; 20(10): 878-86. PMID: 22549368, PMCID: PMC3411922, DOI: 10.1097/JGP.0b013e318252e5cb, ISSN: 1545-7214.