Director, Collaborative on Aging Research and Multicultural Assessment (CARMA)
Ph.D., San Diego State University/University of California San Diego Joint Doctoral Program
Heyne Building, Room 229C
Dr. Medina will be reviewing graduate student applications for the 2023-2024 academic year. Application deadline is Dec 1, 2022. Please see Student Admissions, Outcomes, and Other Data for details.
Dr. Luis D. Medina is a licensed clinical psychologist and cultural neuropsychologist. He received his B.A. in psychology from Yale University and his Ph.D. in clinical psychology/neuropsychology from the San Diego State University/University of California San Diego Joint Doctoral Program in Clinical Psychology. Dr. Medina completed his clinical internship at the West Los Angeles Veterans Affairs Medical Center (geropsychology track) followed by a postdoctoral fellowship in adult clinical neuropsychology at the University of Colorado School of Medicine. As a member of the Rocky Mountain Alzheimer’s Disease Center at the University of Colorado, he performed postdoctoral research in cognitive aging and neurodegenerative disease. His research examines the cultural neuroscience of cognitive aging, particularly in the context of Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias (ADRD), as well as the clinical assessment and diagnosis of ADRD in underrepresented populations.
- Cultural Neuropsychology
- Cognitive Aging and Neurodegenerative Disease
- Alzheimer’s Disease and Related Dementias
- Health Disparities
- Psyc 7339: Cognitive Disorders and Lifespan Neuropsychology III (graduate)
Complete List of Published Work in My Bibliography
- Holden, S. K., Medina, L. D., Hoyt, B., Sillau, S. H., Berman, B. D., Goldman, J. G., Weintraub, D., & Kluger, B. M. (2018) Validation of a performance-based assessment of functional ability related to cognition in Parkinson’s disease. Movement Disorders ( in press)
- Medina, L. D., Hirshberg, L., Taylor, M. J., Gilbert, P. E., & Heaton, R. K. (2018). Rates of neuropsychological dysfunction in fibromyalgia and rheumatoid arthritis: An automated clinical rating approach. Journal of Clinical Rheumatology ( ePub ahead of print) doi: 10.1097/RHU.0000000000000837
- Joe, E., Medina, L. D., Ringman, J. M., & O’Neill, J. (2018). 1H MRS spectroscopy in preclinical autosomal dominant Alzheimer disease. Brain Imaging and Behavior ( ePub ahead of print) doi: 10.1007/s11682-018-9913-1
- Petok, J. R., Myers, C. E., Pa, J., Hobel, Z., Wharton, D. M., Medina, L. D., Casado, M., Coppola, G., Gluck, M. A., & Ringman, J. M. (2018). Impairment of memory generalization in preclinical autosomal dominant Alzheimer’s disease mutation carriers. Neurobiology of Aging, 65, 149-157. doi: 10.1016/j.neurobiolaging.2018.01.022