Virginia G Wadley
The University of Alabama at Birmingham, USA
Virginia G. Wadley, PhD, is a licensed medical psychologist and Associate Professor in the Department of Medicine, Division of Gerontology, Geriatrics and Palliative Care at the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB). She directs the Dementia Care Research Program of the UAB Center for Aging. Dr. Wadley’s research focuses on cognitive and everyday function in the contexts of normal aging, mild cognitive impairment, vascular disease, stroke and dementia. She oversees cognitive assessments within multiple NIH-funded epidemiological, clinical, and experimental research protocols, including her roles as chair of the Cognitive Function Working Group in the Reasons for Geographic and Racial Differences in Stroke (REGARDS) prospective cohort study of over 30,000 U. S. adults, as vice chair of the MIND Subcommittee of the multi-site Systolic Pressure Intervention Trial (SPRINT), and as a member of the Cognitive Function Working Group of the Coronary Artery Risk Development in Young Adults (CARDIA) study.
Cognitive function and everyday function in the contexts of normal aging, mild cognitive impairment, vascular disease, stroke and Dementia.