Clinical and Health Psychology, Public Health and Health Professions
Dr. Catherine Price is a Assistant Professor with a joint appointment between Clinical and Health Psychology in the College of Public Health and Health Professions and the Department of Anesthesiology in the College of Medicine. Dr. Price received her Ph.D. from Drexel University (Philadelphia, PA) in 2002 (neuropsychology specialty). Her graduate research and clinical training was completed at the University of Pennsylvania and Thomas Jefferson University, with her internship in clinical neuropsychology conducted at UF. She recently completed a NIH post-doctoral fellowship training grant investigating cognitive and neuroanatomical predictors of post-operative cognitive dysfunction in older adults following total knee replacement surgery. Currently, Dr. Price is developing an interventional clinical and research service for older adults undergoing major surgery.
Dr. Price is currently PI of an investigation studying elevations in diurnal cortisol among individual with mild cognitive impairment undergoing total knee replacement (I. Hermann Anesthesia Foundation). She is also a co-investigator on three newly funded grants. (a) MRI/Spect/Diffusion Tensor Imaging measures in older adults with mild cognitive impairment (McKnight Brain Institute), (b) effect of anesthesia on cognitive function in a microgravity environment (NASA), and (c) MRI white matter abnormalities and treatment response to anticholinesterase inhibitors in Alzheimer’s disease (Eisai).