Positions

Overview

  • Dr. Crowe is a licensed clinical psychologist with specialization in geropsychology and neuropsychology. His research is centered on cognitive and mental health during older adulthood, with an emphasis on modifiable risk and protective factors for cognitive decline and dementia. Dr. Crowe has led a number of investigations focused on cognitive aging outcomes in relation to factors such as leisure activity and environmental complexity, indicators of stress, quantity and quality of education, and health conditions such as diabetes. In much of his recent work, he has focused on cognitive and mental health outcomes in populations with known health disparities, older African American and Hispanic adults. He is currently the Principal Investigator for a five-year project in Puerto Rico (https://sites.uab.edu/prehco/) and Dr. Crowe is also an investigator for two large national studies of aging and health that are based at UAB: REGARDS (https://www.uab.edu/soph/regardsstudy/about), and CARDIA (https://www.cardia.dopm.uab.edu/). He is a co-leader for the Research Education Core of the Deep South Resource Center for Minority Aging Research (RCMAR) and serves as Director for the undergraduate Psychology Honors Program at UAB.
  • Selected Publications

    Academic Article

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    2022 Associations between social connections and cognition: a global collaborative individual participant data meta-analysis 2022
    2022 Increasing Pain Interference is Associated with Cognitive Decline over Four Years among Older Puerto Rican Adults.Journal of Gerontology Series A: Biological Sciences and Medical Sciences2022
    2022 Neuropsychological Functioning in Primary Dystonia: Updated and Expanded Multidomain Meta-AnalysisMovement Disorders.  37:1483-1494. 2022
    2022 Evaluating Social Determinants of Health Domains and Their Predictive Validity Within Black/African American and White Older Adults From the Active Trial.Journal of Aging and Health.  8982643221111205. 2022
    2022 Effect of intensive blood pressure control on subtypes of mild cognitive impairment and risk of progression from SPRINT studyJournal of the American Geriatrics Society.  70:1384-1393. 2022
    2022 Color disparities in cognitive aging among Puerto Ricans on the archipelagoSSM - Population Health.  17. 2022
    2022 Correlates of subjective and objective everyday functioning in middle-aged and older adults with human immunodeficiency virusApplied neuropsychology. Adult2022
    2022 Pain associates with subjective memory problems and cognition in older Puerto Rican adultsAging, Neuropsychology and Cognition: A Journal on Normal and Dysfunctional Development.  29:985-999. 2022
    2021 The Association of Persistent Low Back Pain With Older Adult Falls and Collisions: A Longitudinal AnalysisJournal of Applied Gerontology.  40:1455-1464. 2021
    2021 Cognitive Processing Speed Is Strongly Related to Driving Skills, Financial Abilities, and Other Instrumental Activities of Daily Living in Persons with Mild Cognitive Impairment and Mild DementiaJournal of Gerontology Series A: Biological Sciences and Medical Sciences.  76:1829-1838. 2021
    2021 Job strain and trajectories of cognitive change before and after retirementJournal of Gerontology Series B: Psychological Sciences and Social Sciences.  76:1313-1322. 2021
    2021 Correlates of deep brain stimulation consensus conference decision to treat primary dystoniaClinical Neurology and Neurosurgery.  207. 2021
    2021 Depressive Symptoms and Risk of Stroke in a National Cohort of Black and White Participants From REGARDS.Neurology: Clinical Practice.  11:e454-e461. 2021
    2021 Job Strain and Late-Life Cognition: Findings From the Puerto Rican Elderly Health Conditions StudyJournal of Aging and Health.  33:273-284. 2021
    2021 The relationship of cognitive change over time to the self-reported ascertain dementia 8-item questionnaire in a general populationArchives of Clinical Neuropsychology.  36:243-252. 2021
    2021 Association between personality and cognitive performance in middle-aged and older adults with human immunodeficiency virus (HIV)Applied neuropsychology. Adult2021
    2021 Neuropsychological correlates of anosognosia for objective functional difficulties in older adults on the mild cognitive impairment spectrumArchives of Clinical Neuropsychology.  35:365-376. 2021
    2021 Quality of Education and Late-Life Cognitive Function in a Population-Based Sample From Puerto Rico.Innovation in Aging.  5:igab016. 2021
    2020 Effects of intensive versus standard blood pressure control on domain-specific cognitive function: a substudy of the SPRINT randomised controlled trialLancet Neurology.  19:899-907. 2020
    2020 Does parity matter in women's risk of dementia? A COSMIC collaboration cohort studyBMC Medicine.  18. 2020
    2020 Lifting cognition: a meta-analysis of effects of resistance exercise on cognitionPsychological Research: an international journal of perception, attention, memory and action.  84:1167-1183. 2020
    2020 Effects of speed of processing training and transcranial direct current stimulation on global sleep quality and speed of processing in older adults with and without HIV: A pilot studyApplied neuropsychology. Adult.  27:267-278. 2020
    2020 An examination of the neurocognitive profile and base rate of performance impairment in primary dystoniaJournal of Clinical Neuroscience.  74:1-5. 2020
    2020 The relationship of longitudinal cognitive change to self-reported IADL in a general populationAging, Neuropsychology and Cognition: A Journal on Normal and Dysfunctional Development.  27:125-139. 2020
    2020 State school policies as predictors of physical and mental health: A natural experiment in the REGARDS CohortAmerican Journal of Epidemiology.  189:384-393. 2020
    2020 The Role of Perceived Discrimination and Other Psychosocial Factors in Explaining Diabetes Distress Among Older African American and White AdultsJournal of Applied Gerontology.  39:99-104. 2020
    2019 Life course biopsychosocial effects of retrospective childhood social support and later-life cognitionPsychology and Aging.  34:867-883. 2019
    2019 The Role of Occupation in Explaining Cognitive Functioning in Later Life: Education and Occupational Complexity in a U.S. National Sample of Black and White Men and WomenJournal of Gerontology Series B: Psychological Sciences and Social Sciences.  74:1189-1199. 2019
    2019 Association of intensive vs standard blood pressure control with cerebral white matter lesionsJAMA: Journal of the American Medical Association.  322:524-534. 2019
    2019 Complexity ofwork and incident cognitive impairment in Puerto Rican older adultsJournal of Gerontology Series B: Psychological Sciences and Social Sciences.  74:785-795. 2019
    2019 Verbal fluency in a national sample: Telephone administration methodsInternational Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry.  34:578-587. 2019
    2019 Effect of Intensive vs Standard Blood Pressure Control on Probable Dementia: A Randomized Clinical TrialJAMA: Journal of the American Medical Association.  321:553-561. 2019
    2018 Associations of Multimorbid Medical Conditions and Health-Related Quality of Life among Older African American MenJournal of Gerontology Series B: Psychological Sciences and Social Sciences.  73:258-266. 2018
    2018 Meta-analysis of cognitive performance in fibromyalgiaJournal of Clinical and Experimental Neuropsychology.  40:698-714. 2018
    2018 The Role of Cognitive Reserve in Recovery from Traumatic Brain InjuryJournal of Head Trauma Rehabilitation.  33:E18-E27. 2018
    2017 Association of multiple chronic conditions and pain among older black and white adults with diabetes mellitusBMC Geriatrics.  17. 2017
    2017 Aging and Disability among Hispanics in the United States: Current Knowledge and Future DirectionsInnovation in Aging.  1. 2017
    2017 Influence of Type II Diabetes and High Depressive Symptoms on the Likelihood for Developing Activities of Daily Living (ADL) Disability and Mortality in Older Puerto RicansJournal of Aging and Health.  29:1079-1095. 2017
    2017 The association between cognitive decline and incident depressive symptoms in a sample of older Puerto Rican adults with diabetesInternational Psychogeriatrics.  29:1317-1325. 2017
    2017 Mild Cognitive Impairment and Changes in Everyday Function over Time: The Importance of Evaluating Both Speed and AccuracyJournal of Geriatric Psychiatry and Neurology.  30:220-227. 2017
    2017 The wechsler test of adult reading as a measure of premorbid intelligence following traumatic brain injuryArchives of Clinical Neuropsychology.  32:98-103. 2017
    2016 Stroke Symptoms with Absence of Recognized Stroke Are Associated with Cognitive Impairment and Depressive Symptoms in Older Adults with DiabetesJournal of Geriatric Psychiatry and Neurology.  29:142-148. 2016
    2016 Correlates of Depressive Symptoms in Older Adults with DiabetesJournal of Diabetes Research.  2016. 2016
    2015 The Physiological Mechanisms of Diabetes and Aging on Brain Health and Cognition: Implications for Nursing Practice and ResearchJournal of Neuroscience Nursing.  47:E12-E22. 2015
    2015 An examination of lower extremity function and its correlates in older African American and white menEthnicity and Disease.  25:271-278. 2015
    2015 Associations of social support and self-efficacy with quality of life in older adults with diabetesJournal of Gerontological Nursing.  41:21-29. 2015
    2015 Job strain and trajectories of change in episodic memory before and after retirement: Results from the health and retirement studyJournal of Epidemiology and Community Health.  69:442-446. 2015
    2014 Comparison of in-person and telephone administration of the mini-mental state examination in the University of Alabama at Birmingham study of agingJournal of the American Geriatrics Society.  62:1928-1932. 2014
    2014 Performance of the NINDS-CSN 5-Minute protocol in a national population-based sampleJournal of the International Neuropsychological Society.  20:856-867. 2014
    2014 Cognitive Functioning in Adults Aging with HIV: A Cross-Sectional Analysis of Cognitive Subtypes and Influential Factors.Journal of Clinical Research in HIV AIDS and Prevention..  1:155-169. 2014
    2013 Effect of duration and age at exposure to the Stroke Belt on incident stroke in adulthoodNeurology.  80:1655-1661. 2013
    2013 Indicators of childhood quality of education in relation to cognitive function in older adulthoodJournal of Gerontology Series A: Biological Sciences and Medical Sciences.  68:198-204. 2013
    2013 Caregiving strain and all-cause mortality: Evidence from the REGARDS studyJournal of Gerontology Series B: Psychological Sciences and Social Sciences.  68:504-512. 2013
    2013 Identification of mild cognitive impairment in ACTIVE: Algorithmic classification and stabilityJournal of the International Neuropsychological Society.  19:73-87. 2013
    2012 The relationship between cognitive function and life space: The potential role of personal control beliefsPsychology and Aging.  27:364-374. 2012
    2012 The impact of inflammation on cognitive function in older adults: Implications for healthcare practice and researchJournal of Neuroscience Nursing.  44:206-217. 2012
    2012 ACTIVE cognitive training and rates of incident dementiaJournal of the International Neuropsychological Society.  18:669-677. 2012
    2012 Work-related stress may increase the risk of vascular dementiaJournal of the American Geriatrics Society.  60:60-67. 2012
    2011 Cognitive and everyday functioning in older and younger adults with and without HIVClinical Gerontologist: the journal of aging and mental health.  34:413-426. 2011
    2011 Modeling Change in Memory Performance and Memory Perceptions: Findings from the ACTIVE StudyPsychology and Aging.  26:518-524. 2011
    2011 Incident cognitive impairment is elevated in the stroke belt: The REGARDS StudyAnnals of Neurology.  70:229-236. 2011
    2011 The impact of feedback on self-rated driving ability and driving self-regulation among older adultsGerontologist.  51:367-378. 2011
    2011 Indicators of job strain at midlife and cognitive functioning in advanced old ageJournal of Gerontology Series B: Psychological Sciences and Social Sciences.  66 B:287-291. 2011
    2010 Changes in mobility among older adults with psychometrically defined mild cognitive impairmentJournal of Gerontology Series B: Psychological Sciences and Social Sciences.  65 B:306-316. 2010
    2010 Diabetes and Cognitive Decline: Investigating the Potential Influence of Factors Related to Health DisparitiesJournal of Aging and Health.  22:292-306. 2010
    2010 Normative performance on an executive clock drawing task (CLOX) in a community-dwelling sample of older adultsArchives of Clinical Neuropsychology.  25:610-617. 2010
    2010 Work-related exposure to extremely low-frequency magnetic fields and dementia: Results from the population-based study of dementia in swedish twinsJournal of Gerontology Series A: Biological Sciences and Medical Sciences.  65 A:1220-1227. 2010
    2009 Mild cognitive impairment and everyday function: An investigation of driving performanceJournal of Geriatric Psychiatry and Neurology.  22:87-94. 2009
    2009 Personality and lifestyle in relation to dementia incidenceNeurology.  72:253-259. 2009
    2008 The relationship of memory, reasoning, and speed of processing on falling among older adultsPhysical and Occupational Therapy in Geriatrics: current trends in geriatric rehabilitation.  27:212-228. 2008
    2008 Dissociations in visual attention deficits among persons with mild cognitive impairmentAging, Neuropsychology and Cognition: A Journal on Normal and Dysfunctional Development.  15:492-505. 2008
    2008 Mild cognitive impairment and everyday function: evidence of reduced speed in performing instrumental activities of daily living.American Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry.  16:416-424. 2008
    2008 Visual attention and self-regulation of driving among older adultsInternational Psychogeriatrics.  20:162-173. 2008
    2008 Education and reading ability in relation to differences in cognitive screening between African American and Caucasian older adultsInternational Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry.  23:222-223. 2008
    2008 Life-space and cognitive decline in a community-based sample of African American and Caucasian older adultsJournal of Gerontology Series A: Biological Sciences and Medical Sciences.  63:1241-1245. 2008
    2008 Mild cognitive impairment and everyday function: Evidence of reduced speed in performing instrumental activities of daily livingAmerican Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry.  16:416-424. 2008
    2008 Physical exercise at midlife and risk of dementia three decades later: A population-based study of Swedish twinsJournal of Gerontology Series A: Biological Sciences and Medical Sciences.  63:62-66. 2008
    2007 Self-Regulation of Driving in the Context of Impaired Visual Attention: Are There Gender Differences?Rehabilitation Psychology.  52:421-428. 2007
    2007 Changes in everyday function in individuals with psychometrically defined mild cognitive impairment in the advanced cognitive training for independent and vital elderly studyJournal of the American Geriatrics Society.  55:1192-1198. 2007
    2007 Do work-related stress and reactivity to stress predict dementia more than 30 years later?Alzheimer Disease and Associated Disorders.  21:205-209. 2007
    2007 Accounting for the relationship between low education and dementia: A twin studyPhysiology and Behavior.  92:232-237. 2007
    2006 Subjective cognitive function and decline among older adults with psychometrically defined amnestic MCIInternational Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry.  21:1187-1192. 2006
    2006 A proposed model of neuroplasticity and cognitive reserve in older adultsActivities, Adaptation and Aging: the journal of activities management.  30:61-79. 2006
    2006 Personality and risk of cognitive impairment 25 years laterPsychology and Aging.  21:573-580. 2006
    2006 The useful field of view test: Normative data for older adultsArchives of Clinical Neuropsychology.  21:275-286. 2006
    2005 Strategies to reduce the risk of cognitive decline and dementiaAging Health.  1:107-116. 2005
    2005 Complexity of work and risk of Alzheimer's disease: A population-based study of Swedish twinsJournal of Gerontology Series B: Psychological Sciences and Social Sciences.  60. 2005
    2003 Does participation in leisure activities lead to reduced risk of Alzheimer's disease? A prospective study of Swedish twinsJournal of Gerontology Series B: Psychological Sciences and Social Sciences.  58. 2003
    2000 Defining discordance in twin studies of risk and protective factors for late life disordersTwin Research and Human Genetics.  3:159-164. 2000
    1991 Alzheimerʼs DiseaseSouthern Medical Journal.  84. 1991

    Chapter

    Year Title Altmetric
    2018 Population aging and health in Puerto Rico.  7-17. 2018
    2002 Promoting mental health in later life.  272-297. 2002
    1991 Alzheimer's disease. 1991

    Research Overview

  • Dr. Crowe’s research expertise is in the area of cognitive decline, Alzheimer's disease, and other forms of dementia in older adults. He has authored a number of publications on how potentially modifiable factors such as environmental complexity, stress, and health may play a role in cognitive aging. His other areas of research include mental health in older adults, and health disparities with aging. In recent work, Dr. Crowe has been conducting research on aging in Puerto Rico (https://sites.uab.edu/prehco/).

    Please visit Dr. Crowe’s Google Scholar page to learn more about his research.

    Gerontology, Cognitive Aging and Dementia, Clinical Psychology, Psychology of Aging
  • Investigator On

  • ACTIVE Cognitive Training Trial: 20-Yr Follow-up of Functioning, Health, & Dementia  awarded by UNIVERSITY OF WASHINGTON
  • ACTIVE Phase III: UAB Field Site  awarded by National Institute on Aging/NIH/DHHS
  • Center for Translational Research on Aging and Mobility  awarded by National Institute on Aging/NIH/DHHS
  • Center for Translational Research on Aging and Mobility  awarded by National Institute on Aging/NIH/DHHS
  • Center for Translational Research on Aging and Mobility - Core A  awarded by National Institute on Aging/NIH/DHHS
  • Center for Translational Research on Aging and Mobility - Core A: Management and Administration Core  awarded by National Institute on Aging/NIH/DHHS
  • Center for Translational Research on Aging and Mobility - Core B  awarded by National Institute on Aging/NIH/DHHS
  • Center for Translational Research on Aging and Mobility - Core B: Pilot Core  awarded by National Institute on Aging/NIH/DHHS
  • Cerebral Small Vessel Disease Burden and Racial Disparity in Vascular Cognitive Impairment and Alzheimer’s Disease and its Related Dementias  awarded by University of Cincinnati
  • Childhood SES Factors: Impact on Age-Related Cognitive and Vascular Health  awarded by National Institute on Aging/NIH/DHHS
  • Deep South Resource Center For Minority Aging Research (RCMAR)  awarded by National Institute on Aging/NIH/DHHS
  • Deep South Resource Center for Minority Aging Research (RCMAR)  awarded by National Institute on Aging/NIH/DHHS
  • Deep South Resource Center for Minority Aging Research (RCMAR) - Research Education Core (REC)  awarded by National Institute on Aging/NIH/DHHS
  • Deep South Resource Center in Minority Aging Research (RCMAR) - Research Education Core (REC)  awarded by National Institute on Aging/NIH/DHHS
  • Lifecourse CVD Risk and Midlife Cognitive Trajectories and Brain Aging: Implications for Alzheimer's and Dementia Prevention  awarded by NORTHERN CALIFORNIA INSTITUTE FOR RESEARCH AND EDUCATION - NEW
  • Mental Health Experiences of Hispanic and Latinx ADRD Caregivers  awarded by National Institute on Aging/NIH/DHHS
  • Mobility Among Older African Americans and Whites  awarded by National Institute on Aging/NIH/DHHS
  • Mobility Among Older African Americans and Whites  awarded by National Institute on Aging/NIH/DHHS
  • Predicting Long-Term Mobility Outcomes for Older Adults  awarded by National Institute on Aging/NIH/DHHS
  • Processing Speed Training to Preserve Driving and Functional Competencies in MCI  awarded by National Institute on Aging/NIH/DHHS
  • REasons for Geographic And Racial Differences in Stroke-Myocardial Infarction-4 (REGARDS-MI-4)  awarded by Weill (Joan and Sanford I.) Medical College of Cornell University
  • The Role of 24-hour Activity Cycles in Preserving Cognitive Function and Preventing Alzheimer’s Disease and Related Dementias  awarded by Columbia University
  • VCID and Stroke in Bi-Racial National Cohort  awarded by National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke/NIH/DHHS
  • Teaching Activities

  • GER425 - Psychology of Aging (Fall Term 2012)
  • GER425 - Psychology of Aging (Fall Term 2014)
  • GER425 - Psychology of Aging (Fall Term 2015)
  • GER425 - Psychology of Aging (Spring Term 2008)
  • GER425 - Psychology of Aging (Spring Term 2009)
  • GER425 - Psychology of Aging (Spring Term 2010)
  • GER425 - Psychology of Aging (Spring Term 2012)
  • GER425 - Psychology of Aging (Spring Term 2015)
  • GER785 - Psychology of Aging (Spring Term 2008)
  • PY218 - Abnormal Psychology (Fall Term 2008)
  • PY218 - Abnormal Psychology (Fall Term 2009)
  • PY218 - Abnormal Psychology (Fall Term 2011)
  • PY399 - Psychology Honors Seminar (Fall Term 2014)
  • PY399 - Psychology Honors Seminar (Fall Term 2017)
  • PY399 - Psychology Honors Seminar (Fall Term 2019)
  • PY399 - Psychology Honors Seminar (Fall Term 2021)
  • PY399 - Psychology Honors Seminar (Spring Term 2013)
  • PY399 - Psychology Honors Seminar (Spring Term 2014)
  • PY399 - Psychology Honors Seminar (Spring Term 2016)
  • PY399 - Psychology Honors Seminar (Spring Term 2017)
  • PY399 - Psychology Honors Seminar (Spring Term 2019)
  • PY399 - Psychology Honors Seminar (Spring Term 2020)
  • PY399 - Psychology Honors Seminar (Spring Term 2022)
  • PY425 - Psychology of Aging (Fall Term 2017)
  • PY425 - Psychology of Aging (Spring Term 2008)
  • PY425 - Psychology of Aging (Spring Term 2009)
  • PY425 - Psychology of Aging (Spring Term 2012)
  • PY425 - Psychology of Aging (Spring Term 2013)
  • PY499 - Psychology Honors Thesis (Fall Term 2016)
  • PY499 - Psychology Honors Thesis (Fall Term 2017)
  • PY499 - Psychology Honors Thesis (Fall Term 2019)
  • PY499 - Psychology Honors Thesis (Spring Term 2013)
  • PY499 - Psychology Honors Thesis (Spring Term 2016)
  • PY499 - Psychology Honors Thesis (Spring Term 2017)
  • PY499 - Psychology Honors Thesis (Spring Term 2020)
  • PY499 - Psychology Honors Thesis (Spring Term 2021)
  • PY785 - Psychology of Aging (Spring Term 2015)
  • Education And Training

  • Doctor of Philosophy in Psychology, University of Southern California 2004
  • Master of Psychology, University of Southern California 2000
  • Bachelor of Science or Mathematics in Psychology, University of Illinois System : Urbana-Champaign 1997
  • Full Name

  • Michael Crowe