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Jennifer J. Manly, PhD

  • Associate Professor of Neuropsychology (in Neurology, the Gertrude H. Sergievsky Center and the Taub Institute for Research on Alzheimer's Disease and the Aging Brain)
Jennifer J. Manly, PhD

Jennifer Manly, PhD is an Associate Professor of Neuropsychology in Neurology at the Gertrude H. Sergievsky Center and the Taub Institute for Research in Aging and Alzheimer’s disease at Columbia University. She completed her graduate training in neuropsychology at the San Diego State University / University of California at San Diego Joint Doctoral Program in Clinical Psychology. After a clinical internship at Brown University, she completed a postdoctoral fellowship at Columbia University. Her research on cultural, medical, and genetic predictors of cognitive aging and Alzheimer’s disease among African Americans and Hispanics has been funded by the National Institute on Aging and the Alzheimer’s Association. She has authored over 100 peer-reviewed publications and 8 chapters.

In 2002 she was awarded the Early Career Award from Division 40 of the American Psychological Association, and in 2004 she was elected a Fellow of APA. She serves on the US Department of Health and Human Services Advisory Council on Alzheimer's Research, Care and Services, and is a member of the Alzheimer’s Association Medical & Scientific Research Board. She currently serves as a member at large on the Board of Governors of the International Neuropsychological Society.

Dr. Manly aims to improve the diagnostic accuracy of neuropsychological tests when used to detect cognitive impairment and Alzheimer's disease among African American and Hispanic elders. This work clarifies the independent influences of language, acculturation, educational experiences, racial socialization, and socioeconomic status on cognitive test performance, with the ultimate goal of understanding more about the relationship between culture and cognition. Recent work focuses on the specificity of cognitive tasks in detecting subtle cognitive decline among illiterate and low-literacy older adults. This work has important implications for determining the complex influence of reading and writing skills on brain function.

Departmental Appointments

  • Department of Neurology
    Division of Aging and Dementia
    Division of Cognitive Neuroscience

Areas of Expertise

  • Clinical Neuropsychology
  • Neuropsychological Assessment
  • Neuropsychological Testing
  • Neuropsychological Testing Battery
  • Neuropsychology Consult
  • Neuropsychology

Education & Training

  • University of California San Diego School of Medicine
  • Internship: Brown University/Miriam Hospital

Locations

  • Select One

    Phone:
    (212) 305-8604

Centers/Institutes/Programs

  • Gertrude H. Sergievsky Center
  • Taub Institute for Research on Alzheimer's Disease and the Aging Brain

Provider Affiliations

  • NewYork-Presbyterian/Columbia

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Contact Info

Past Positions

2001 American Psychological Association – Division 40 Program Committee Co-Chair
2002 American Psychological Association – Division 40 Program Committee Chair
2002 – 2005 Steering Committee, American Psychological Association Division 40 Ethnic Minority Affairs Committee
2003 – 2006 American Psychological Association – Division 40 Member-at-Large
2005 – 2012 Chair of Continuing Education Program, International Neuropsychological Society
2005 - 2007 Member, American Psychological Association Committee on Ethnic Minority Affairs
2005 – 2007 National Board of Directors, Alzheimer’s Association
2006 – 2007 Member, American Psychological Association Integrated Health Care for An Aging Population Presidential Task Force
2007 – 2012 American Psychological Association – Division 40 Council Representative
2007 - 2010 Member, American Psychological Association Board of Scientific Affairs
2011 – 2013 American Psychological Association – Division 45 Member-at-Large
2011 – present Member, Advisory Council on Alzheimer’s Research, Care, and Services
2012 – present Member, Medical and Scientific Advisory Board, Alzheimer’s Association

Committees/Societies/Memberships

1991 – present       International Neuropsychological Society

1995 – present       American Psychological Association

Honors & Awards

1994 Awarded the Dorathe Frick Memorial Award, for contribution to the UCSD/SDSU Joint Doctoral Program in Clinical Psychology
2003 Early Career Award, American Psychological Association Division 40 (Clinical Neuropsychology) 
2005 Fellow, American Psychological Association Division 40 (Clinical Neuropsychology)
2006 Early Career Award, National Academy of Neuropsychology 

Research Interests

  • Neuropsychology
  • Cognitive aging
  • Cultural and educational experience

Grants

08/15/11 – 08/14/14    Cognitive Function Among Offspring of Diverse Elders With and Without Alzheimer's; Alzheimer's Association

 

 

NIH Grants

  • HEALTH AND RETIREMENT STUDY YRS 29- 34: HARMONIZED COGNITIVE ASSESSMENT PROTOCOL (HCAP) (Federal Gov)

    Jan 1 2018 - Dec 31 2023

    HEALTH AND RETIREMENT STUDY YRS 29-34 (Federal Gov)

    Jan 1 2018 - Dec 31 2023

    COLUMBIA CENTER FOR INTERDISCIPLINARY RESEARCH ON ALZHEIMER S DISEASE DISPARITIES (CIRAD) (Federal Gov)

    Sep 1 2018 - Jun 30 2023

    CONTINUATION OF THE GLYCEMIA REDUCTION APPROACHES IN DIABETES: A COMPARATIVE EFFECTIVENESS (GRADE) STUDY (Federal Gov)

    Sep 6 2017 - Jul 31 2022

    TESTING OLFACTION IN PRIMARY CARE TO DETECT ALZHEIMER S DISEASE AND OTHER DEMENTIAS (TOPAD) (Federal Gov)

    Sep 30 2017 - May 31 2022

    RESILIENCE MECHANISMS UNDERLYING RACIAL/ETHNIC DISPARITIES IN ALZHEIMER S DISEASE (Federal Gov)

    Aug 1 2017 - May 31 2022

    THE EFFECT OF LOWER PRESSURE OVER THE LIFE COURSE ON LATE-LIFE COGNITION IN BLACK (Federal Gov)

    Aug 1 2017 - May 31 2022

    ARE THERE ETHNIC DIFFERENCES IN BRAIN AMYLOID AND TAU IN THE SEVENTH DECADE OF LIFE? (Federal Gov)

    Aug 1 2017 - Apr 30 2022

    BILINGUALISM AMONG INDIVIDUALS WITH AND WITHOUT A FAMILY HISTORY OF DEMENTIA (Private)

    Jul 1 2018 - Jun 30 2021

    SCHOOL QUALITY AND RACIAL DISPARITIES IN ALZHEIMER S DISEASE IN PROJECT TALENT (Federal Gov)

    Sep 30 2016 - Jun 30 2021

    WHICAP -GENETIC EPIDEMIOLOGY OF CEREBROVASCULAR FACTORS IN ALZHEIMER S DISEASE (Federal Gov)

    Aug 1 2016 - Jun 30 2021

    OFFSPRING STUDY OF MECHANISMS OF RACIAL DISPARITIES IN ALZHEIMER S DISEASE (Federal Gov)

    Sep 1 2016 - Mar 31 2021

    13/22 DIABETES PREVENTION PROGRAM OUTCOMES STUDY (DPPOS) PHASE 3 - RESEARCH PROJECT (Federal Gov)

    Aug 15 1994 - Jan 31 2021

    ARMADA: ADVANCING RELIABLE MEASUREMENT IN ALZHEIMER S DISEASE AND COGNITIVE AGING (Federal Gov)

    Sep 1 2017 - Apr 30 2020

    WHITE MATTER HYPERINTENSITIES IN AGING AND DEMENTIA (Federal Gov)

    Sep 30 2016 - Aug 31 2019

    BIOLOGICAL AGING IN OLDER HIV-INFECTED AFRICAN AMERICANS (Federal Gov)

    Sep 1 2017 - May 31 2019

    PSYCHOSOCIAL PROTECTIVE FACTORS IN COGNITIVE AND BRAIN AGING (Federal Gov)

    Sep 30 2016 - Mar 30 2019

    WHOLE GENOME SEQUENCING IN ETHNICALLY DIVERSE COHORTS FOR THE ADSP FOLLOW UP STUDY (FUS) (Federal Gov)

    Sep 30 2017 - Dec 31 2017

    ETIOLOGY OF GEOGRAPHIC AND RACIAL DIFFERENCES IN STROKE (Federal Gov)

    Dec 1 2015 - Nov 30 2017

    GLYCEMIC REDUCTION APPROACHES FOR DIABETES: A COMPARATIVE EFFECTIVE STUDY (Federal Gov)

    Dec 1 2012 - Jul 31 2017

    MRI, GENETIC AND COGNITIVE PRECURSORS OF AD AND DEMENTIA (Federal Gov)

    Sep 15 2012 - May 31 2017

    EPIDEMIOLOGY OF BIOMARKERS OF RISK AND PROGRESSION IN LOAD (Federal Gov)

    May 1 2010 - Apr 30 2017

    CENTER OF EXCELLENCE IN ALZHEIMER DISEASE (NYS) (NY State Gov)

    Jul 1 2016 - Feb 28 2017

    COORDINATING CENTER FOR GENETICS AND GENOMICS OF ALZHEIMER S DISEASE (CGAD) (Federal Gov)

    Apr 15 2016 - Feb 28 2017

    COORDINATING CENTER FOR GENETICS AND GENOMICS OF ALZHEIMER S DISEASE (CGAD) (Federal Gov)

    Apr 15 2016 - Feb 28 2017

    RE-VISITING METHODS FOR MCI DIAGNOSIS TO IMPROVE BIOMARKER AND TRIAL FINDINGS (Federal Gov)

    Mar 15 2016 - Feb 28 2017

    PSYCHOSOCIAL PROTECTIVE FACTORS IN COGNITIVE AND BRAIN AGING (Federal Gov)

    Sep 1 2014 - Aug 31 2016

    ALZHEIMER S DISEASE GENETICS CONSORTIUM (Federal Gov)

    Jun 15 2015 - Mar 31 2016

    COLUMBIA CENTER FOR THE HEALTH OF URBAN MINORITIES (Federal Gov)

    Feb 10 2003 - Jan 31 2016

    INTERDISCIPLINARY LIFECOURSE APPROACHES TO AFRICAN AMERICAN COGNITIVE AGING (Federal Gov)

    Sep 30 2012 - Aug 31 2015

    OFFSPRING OF ETHNICALLY DIVERSE PEOPLE WITH AND WITHOUT ALZHEIMER S DISEASE (Private)

    Apr 1 2012 - Mar 31 2015

    GENETIC EPIDEMIOLOGY OF ALZHEIMERS DISEASE IN AFRICAN AMERICANS (Federal Gov)

    Sep 15 2007 - Jun 30 2014

    DIABETES PREVENTION PROGRAM OUTCOMES STUDY - PHASE 2 (Federal Gov)

    Apr 15 2009 - Jan 31 2014

    GENETIC EPIDEMIOLOGY OF ALZHEIMERS DISEASE AMONG AFRICAN AME RICANS (Private)

    Apr 1 2008 - Mar 31 2011

    HEALTH AND COGNITION AMONG AFRICAN AMERICAN WOMEN (Private)

    Jun 1 2006 - Dec 31 2010

    COGNITIVE TEST PERFORMANCE OF AFRICAN AMERICAN ELDERS (Federal Gov)

    Jul 1 1999 - Jul 31 2010