Elizabeth Lane

Assistant professor

Biological Psychology

813-463-7244

emlane@argosy.edu

Degrees

  • PhD, Biological Psychology, University of Missouri-St. Louis (2013)
  • MA, Biological Psychology, University of Missouri-St. Louis (2009)
  • BA, Psychology, University of Missouri-St. Louis (2007)

Biography

Dr. Lane earned her PhD in Biological Psychology with an emphasis in cognitive aging and neuropsychological assessment from the University of Missouri-Saint Louis. While completing her PhD, she served as the coordinator for her mentor’s cognitive aging study, where she was responsible for training and mentoring students on neuropsychological assessments and research project development. Dr. Lane concurrently taught courses in General Psychology, Biological Psychology, and Hormones, Brain, & Behavior while completing her education at the University of Missouri-St. Louis.

After achieving her PhD, Dr. Lane completed a Postdoctoral Fellowship at Vanderbilt University Medical Center in the Vanderbilt Memory & Alzheimer’s Center where she continued to develop a strong background in the application of research methodology utilizing neuropsychological assessment and neuroimaging to investigate biological mechanisms related to cognitive aging. Her research interests emphasized the association between obesity-related and cardiovascular-related mechanisms and abnormal brain aging, and were inspired by the lack of effective treatments for cognitive diseases of aging, such as Alzheimer’s disease. While at Vanderbilt, she frequently collaborated with faculty and students on project development, implementation, and dissemination. She performed hundreds of clinical interviews for the assessment of dementia, and participated in training of new staff on clinical interviewing and neuropsychological assessments.

Throughout her career, Dr. Lane has been recognized with numerous grants and awards for her excellence as a student and her development of research ideas. She has contributed to several publications and presented her work at many international conferences. Dr. Lane utilizes her abundant training and research experiences with cognitive aging and neuropsychological assessment to inform and greatly enrich her teaching and mentoring practices.

Expertise

  • Biological Psychology
  • Cognitive Aging & Dementia
  • Neuropsychological Assessment
  • Research Design

Memberships

  • APA Division 1: Society for General Psychology
  • APA Division 2: Society for the Teaching of Psychology
  • APA Division 3: Society for Experimental Psychology and Cognitive Science
  • APA Division 20: Adult Development and Aging

Selected Publications

  • Jefferson AL, Gifford KA, Acosta LM, Bell SP, Donahue MJ, Davis LT, Gottlieb JA, Gupta DK, Hohman TJ, Lane EM, Libon DJ, Mendes LA, Niswender K, Pechman KR, Rane S, Ruberg FL, Su YR, Zetterbert H, Liu D. The Vanderbilt Memory & Aging Project: study design & baseline cohort overview. Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease. Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease. 2016; 1-20. http://content.iospress.com/articles/journal-of-alzheimers-disease/jad150914
  • Baker L, Laidlaw D, Cabeen R, Akbudak E, Conturo TE, Correia S, Tate D, Heaps-Woodruff J, Brier MR, Bolzenius J, Salminen LE, Lane EM, McMichael A, Paul RH. Cognitive reserve moderates the relationship between neuropsychological performance and white matter fiber bundle length in healthy older adults. Brain Imaging and Behavior. March 2016. http://link.springer.com/article/10.1007%2Fs11682-016-9540-7
  • Salminen LE, Schofield PR, Pierce KD, Zhao Y, Luo X, Wang Y, Laidlaw DH, Cabeen RP, Conturo TE, Tate DF, Akbudak E, Lane EM, Heaps JM, Bolzenius JD, Baker LM, Cagle LM, Paul RH. Neuromarkers of the common angiotensinogen polymorphism in healthy older adults: a comprehensive assessment of white matter integrity and cognition. Behavioral Brain Research. 2016; 296: 85-93. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/26318936
  • Salminen LE, Schofield PR, Pierce KD, Conturo TE, Laidlaw DH, Cabeen R, Lane EM, Heaps JM, Bolzenius JD, Baker LM, Luo X, Akbudak E, Paul RH. Genetic markers of cholesterol transport and gray matter diffusion: a preliminary study of the CETP I405V polymorphism. Journal of Neurotransmission. 2015; 122(11): 1581-1592. http://link.springer.com/article/10.1007%2Fs00702-015-1434-0
  • Gifford KA, Phillips JS, Liu D, Damon SM, Lane EM, Bell SP, Lu Z, Romano RR, Fritzsche LR, Jefferson AL. Associations between verbal learning slope and neuroimaging markers across the cognitive aging spectrum. Journal of the International Neuropsychological Society. 2015; 44(1): 309-318. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/26219209
  • Salminen LE, Conturo TE, Laidlaw DH, Cabeen R, Akbudak E, Lane EM, Heaps JM, Bolzenius J, Baker LM, Cooley S, Scott S, Cagle LM, Phillips SK, Paul R. Regional age differences in gray matter diffusivity among healthy older adults. Brain Imaging and Behavior. April 2015. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25864197
  • Cooley SA, Cabeen RP, Laidlaw DH, Conturo TE, Lane EM, Heaps JM, Bolzenius JD, Baker LM, Salminen LE, Scott SE, Paul RH. Posterior brain white matter abnormalities in older adults with probable mild cognitive impairment. Journal of Clinical and Experimental Neuropsychology. 2015; 37(1): 61-69. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25523313
  • Behrman-Lay AM, Usher C, Conturo TE, Correia S, Laidlaw DH, Lane EM, Bolzenius J, Heaps JM, Salminen LE, Baker LM, Cabeen R, Akbudak E, Luo X, Yan P, Paul RH. Fiber bundle length and cognition: a length-based tractography MRI study. Brain Imaging and Behavior. November 2014. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25376332
  • Bolzenius JD, Laidlaw DH, Cabeen RP, Conturo TE, McMichael AR, Lane EM, Heaps JM, Salminen LE, Baker LM, Scott SE, Cooley SA, Gunstad J, Paul RH. Brain structure and cognitive correlates of body mass index in healthy older adults. Behavioral Brain Research. 2015; 278: 342-347. http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0166432814006676
  • Salminen LE, Schofield PR, Lane EM, Pierce KD, Cabeen R, Laidlaw DH, Paul RH. Impact of the AGTR1 A1166C polymorphism on subcortical hyperintensities and cognition in healthy older adults. Journal of the American Aging Association. 2014; 36(4): 9664. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24981111
  • Baker L, Laidlaw DH, Conturo TE, Hogan J, Zhao Y, Luo X, Correia S, Cabeen R, Lane EM, Heaps JM, Bolzenius J, Salminen LE, Akbudak E, McMichael AR, Usher C, Behrman A, Paul RH. White matter changes with age utilizing quantitative diffusion MRI. Neurology. 2014; 83(3): 247-252. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24928121
  • Salminen LE, Schofield PR, Lane EM, Heaps JM, Pierce KD, Cabeen R, Laidlaw DH, Conturo TE, Correia S, Paul RH. Triallelic relationships between the serotonin transporter polymorphism and cognition among healthy older adults. International Journal of Neuroscience. 2014; 124(5): 331-338. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24044728
  • Paul RH, Lane EM, Jefferson A. Vascular cognitive impairment. In: Ravdin LD & Katzen HL. Handbook on the Neuropsychology of Aging and Dementia. Springer (2013). http://www.springer.com/us/book/9781461431053
  • Bolzenius JD, Laidlaw DH, Cabeen RP, Conturo TE, McMichael AR, Lane EM, Heaps JM, Salminen LE, Baker LM, Gunstad J, Paul RH. Impact of body mass index on neuronal fiber bundle lengths among healthy older adults. Brain Imaging and Behavior. 2013; 7(3): 300-306. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23564371
  • Salminen LE, Schofield PR, Lane EM, Heaps JM, Pierce KD, Cabeen R, Laidlaw DH, Conturo TE, Correia S, Paul RH. Neuronal fiber bundle lengths in healthy adult carriers of the ApoE4 allele: a quantitative tractography DTI study. Brain Imaging and Behavior. 2013; 7(3): 274-281. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23475756
  • Lane EM, Paul RH, Cohen RA, Moser DJ. Influence of education on subcortical hyperintensities and global cognitive status in Vascular Dementia. Journal of the International Neuropsychological Society. 2011; 17: 531-536. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/21385518
  • Paul R, Lane EM, Tate DF, Heaps J, Romo D, Akbudak E, Niehoff J, Conturo T. Neuroimaging signatures and cognitive correlates of the Montreal Cognitive Assessment screen in a nonclinical elderly sample. Archives of Clinical Neuropsychology. 2011; 5: 454-60. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/21642663
  • Lane EM, Maloney SE, Paul RH. Vascular Dementia: a clinical conundrum. In: Cohen RA and Gunstad J. Neuropsychology and Cardiovascular Disease. Oxford (2010). https://global.oup.com/academic/product/neuropsychology-and-cardiovascular-disease-9780195341188?cc=us&lang=en&
  • Heaps JM, Neihoff J, Lane EM, Kroutil K Boggiano J, and Paul RH. Neuroimaging in HIV. In: Cohen R and Sweet LH, eds. Brain Imaging in Behavioral Medicine and Clinical Neuroscience. Springer Publishing (2010). http://www.amazon.com/Imaging-Behavioral-Medicine-Clinical-Neuroscience/dp/1441963715
  • Dearborn JT, Maloney SE, Hicklin N, Lane EM, Paul RH. Adjunctive therapy for long-term support of cognitive impairment. In: Paul RH, Sacktor NC, Valcour V, Tashima KT, Eds. HIV and the Brain: New challenges in the modern era. Springer (2009). http://www.springer.com/us/book/9781934115084

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