Director, ClEaR-ADRD Lab
Research at a glance
Dr. Kiselica’s research focuses on developing methods to detect symptoms of Alzheimer's disease as early as possible and optimizing use of commercial technologies, like smartphones, to better manage these symptoms.
- BA in Psychology from The College of New Jersey (2008-2012)
- MA in Clinical Psychology from the University of South Florida (2012-2015)
- PhD in Clinical Psychology from the University of South Florida (2012-2018)
- Internship in Clinical Neuropsychology at the Miami Veterans Affairs Healthcare System (2017-2018)
- Fellowship in Clinical Neuropsychology at Baylor Scott and White Health (2018-2020)
Dr. Kiselica directs the Clinical Evaluation and Research in Alzheimer’s Disease and Related Dementias (ClEaR-ADRD) lab. In addition, he leads the Missouri Neurodegenerative Disease Registry, which connects older adults and their family members with research opportunities. Research in the lab focuses on three areas: 1) developing and validating advanced techniques for early detection of symptoms of ADRD; 2) examining how commercial technologies, like smartphones, can improve the lives of older adults, people with ADRD, and care partners; and 3) improving understanding of the relationship between stress and cognitive decline. The lab has been continuously funded by the Alzheimer’s Association and the NIH since 2019.
* Denotes student author/tree author
Kiselica, A. M., Karr, J. E, *Mikula, C. M., *Ranum, R. M., Benge, J. F., Medina, L. D., & Woods, S. P. (2023). Recent advances in neuropsychological test interpretation for clinical practice. Neuropsychology Review, doi: 10.1007/s11065-023-09596-1.
*Stojanovic, M., *Waters, A., Kiselica, A. M., & Benge, J. F. (2023). The impact of technology-based compensatory behaviors on subjective cognitive decline in older adults with a family history of dementia. Applied Neuropsychology: Adult, doi: 10.1080/23279095.2023.2247109.
*Mikula, C. M., Boone, A., *Perry, C., Benge, J. F., Scullin, M., & Kiselica, A. M. (2022) Dementia caregiver insights on use of assistive technologies. Work, Aging, and Retirement, e-publication ahead of print. https://doi.org/10.1093/workar/waac027
Scullin, M., Jones, W., Phenis, R., Beevers, S., Rosen, S., Dinh, K., Kiselica, A. M., Keefe, F., & Benge, J. F. (2022). Using smartphone technology to improve prospective memory functioning: A randomized control trial. Journal of the American Geriatrics Society, 70(2), 459-469.
Kiselica, A. M., *Kaser, A., & Benge, J. F. (2020). An initial empirical operationalization of the earliest stages of the Alzheimer’s Continuum. Alzheimer’s Disease & Associated Disorders, 35(1), 62-67