Health Psychology

Clinical Evaluation and Research in Alzheimer’s Disease and Related Dementias

Lab director

Andrew M. Kiselica, PhD, ABPP-CN

Andrew is an assistant professor of Health Psychology and director of the Clinical Evaluation and Research in Alzheimer’s Disease and Related Dementias (ClEaR-ADRD) lab.

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Lab members

Greta Hermann

Greta received her B.A. from SUNY Geneseo in Dec. of 2022 where she studied Psychology as a member of the college’s honors program. She is the coordinator for the ClEaR-ADRD lab and has responsibility for studies seeking to better understand how people with dementia and their care partners use technologies. In the future, Greta plans to pursue a PhD in Clinical

Sawyer Harmon

Sawyer received his B.S. in psychology from the University of Central Missouri. He is currently a doctoral student in the school psychology
program at Mizzou. In the ClEaR-ADRD Lab, Sawyer focuses on ecological momentary assessment of cognition in older adults.

Lab description

The mission of the ClEaR-ADRD lab is to conduct research to improve assessment and management of cognitive declines associated with ADRD. The lab members develop tools to improve neuropsychological practice with older adults and collaborate with researchers in Engineering and Neuroradiology to capture digital and biological markers of cognitive aging and neurodegeneration. Furthermore, ClEaR-ADRD lab members lead investigations into how commercial technologies, like smartphones, can improve quality of life for older adults, people with ADRD, and caregivers. The lab welcomes MU undergraduates in research apprenticeships, recruits PhD students through our Rehabilitation Science program, and works with neuropsychology trainees through the MU Department of Health Psychology’s internship and fellowship training programs.

Current and past grant funding

Research in the lab is currently supported by funding from internal awards from the University of Missouri, as well as grants from the National Institute on Aging IMPACT Collaboratory and the National Institutes of Health. In the past, the lab has been supported by grants from the National Institute on Nursing Research, National Academy of Neuropsychology, and the Alzheimer’s Association.

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Missouri Neurodegenerative Disease Registry

The Clinical Evaluation and Research in Alzheimer’s Disease and Related Dementias (ClEaR-ADRD lab is responsible for managing the Missouri Neurodegenerative Disease Registry (MNDR). The MNDR is a list of older adults, aged 60 and older, and their family members who have agreed to be contacted about research opportunities. If you are interested in learning more about the registry, please call Greta Hermann at 573-882-7973 or email her at Sign-up can occur over phone or email, and will take 5-10 minutes.