Alexandra Roth

M.A. (2014) University of Kansas
B.S. & B.A. (2011) Drake University
Primary office:


Research Lab: Denney Lab
Advisor: Dr. Doug Denney
Research Interests: Clinical neuropsychological assessment and psychosocial outcomes in adult and pediatric neurological patient populations.

Alexandra is in the clinical psychology program with a specialization in health psychology. She is interested in clinical neuropsychological assessment and psychosocial outcomes in adult and pediatric neurological patient populations. She works with Dr. Doug Denney studying cognition in multiple sclerosis.


Awards:

Lori Irving/Mitch Handelsman Teaching Award (2015)

Schulman Award for Excellence in Clinical Psychology (2014)

B. Kent Houston Award for Excellence in Health Psychology (2014)

Sandy Dinoff Memorial Health Psychology Research Award (2012)

Publications:

Roth, A. K., Denney, D. R., & Lynch, S. G. (2015). Information processing speed and attention in multiple sclerosis: Reconsidering the ANT. Journal of Clinical and Experimental Neuropsychology. Advanced online publication. doi: 10.1080/13803395.2015.1037252

Denney, D. R., Hughes, A. J., Elliot, J. K., Roth, A. K., Lynch, S. G. (2015). Incidental learning during rapid information processing on the symbol digit modalities test. Archives of Clinical Neuropsychology, 30. Advanced online publication. doi: 10.1093/arclin/acv019

Choi, I-Y., Lee, P., Denney, D. R., Spaeth, K., Nast, O., Roth, A. K., Lierman, J., & Sullivan, D. K. (2015). Dairy intake is associated with brain glutathione concentration in older adults. American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, 101. doi: 10.3945/ajcn.114.096701

Wrenn, C. C., Heitzer, A., Roth, A. K., Nawrocki, L., & Valdovinos, M. G. (2015). Effects of clonidine and methylphenidate on motor activity in Fmr1 knockout mice. Neuroscience Letters, 585, 109-113. doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.neulet.2014.11.035

Heitzer, A. M., Roth, A. K., Nawrocki, L., Wrenn, C. C., & Valdovinos, M. G. (2013). Brief report: Altered social behavior in isolation-reared Fmr1 knockout mice. Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, 43, 1452-1458. doi: 10.1007/a10803-012-1670-1.              

Presentations:

Roth, A. K., Denney, D. R., & Lynch, S. G. (2013, October). Information processing speed and attention in multiple sclerosis. Poster session presented at the meeting of the 29th Congress of the European Conference on Treatment and Research in Multiple Sclerosis (ECTRIMS), Copenhagen, Denmark.

Roth, A. K. (2013, May). Sandy Dinoff Memorial Award Address: Multiple sclerosis and the Attention Network Test. Oral presentation at the University of Kansas Clinical Psychology Proseminar, Lawrence, KS.

Roth, A. K., Heitzer, A., Valdovinos, M. G., & Wrenn, C. C. (2011, April). The effect of exercise on motor activity in Fmr1 knockout mice. Poster session presented at the 8th annual Drake University Conference on Undergraduate Research (DUCURS), Des Moines, IA.

Roth, A. K., Nawrocki, L., Valdovinos, M. G., & Wrenn, C. C. (2010, April). Social interaction behavior in Fmr1 knockout mice. Poster session presented at the 7th annual Drake University Conference on Undergraduate Research (DUCURS), Des Moines, IA.


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