• Dr. Triebel joined the faculty in 2008 after completing a two-year postdoctoral residency in clinical neuropsychology at UAB. She is board certified in clinical neuropsychology. Her clinical work involves neuropsychological evaluation of adults and older adults with a wide variety of neurological disorders, with a specialty focus in cancer, dementia, and movement disorders (including DBS pre-surgical evaluations). Dr. Triebel is also involved in educating graduate students, interns, and postdoctoral fellows in neuropsychology. She has served as Chair on dissertation committees and provides clinical and research supervision to predoctoral trainees, interns, and postdoctoral fellows. She is the Secretary Elect and member of the board of directors of the National Academy of Neuropsychology (NAN). She currently serves NAN as the Chair of the Membership Committee and Professional Member Advisor of the Student Membership Committee.
  • Selected Publications

    Academic Article

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    2019 Anosognosia of financial ability in mild cognitive impairment 2019
    2019 Medical decision-making in progressive supranuclear palsy: A comparison to other neurodegenerative disorders 2019
    2018 Declining Financial Capacity in Mild Cognitive Impairment: A Six-Year Longitudinal Study 2018
    2018 Speed of processing training in middle-aged and older breast cancer survivors (SOAR): results of a randomized controlled pilot 2018
    2018 Exploring the Factor Structure of Financial Capacity in Cognitively Normal and Impaired Older Adults 2018
    2018 The Role of Cognitive Reserve in Recovery from Traumatic Brain Injury 2018
    2017 Financial Capacity and its Cognitive Predictors in Progressive Multiple Sclerosis 2017
    2017 Medical decision-making capacity and its cognitive predictors in progressive MS: Preliminary evidence 2017
    2017 The wechsler test of adult reading as a measure of premorbid intelligence following traumatic brain injury 2017
    2017 Interventions for cognitive deficits in breast cancer survivors treated with chemotherapy 2017
    2017 Neurocognitive Predictors of Declining Financial Capacity in Persons with Mild Cognitive Impairment 2017
    2016 Twelve-month recovery of medical decision-making capacity following traumatic brain injury 2016
    2016 Physical Activity and Cognitive Function in Older Adults: The Mediating Effect of Depressive Symptoms 2016
    2016 Age and education corrected older adult normative data for a short form version of the financial capacity instrument 2016
    2016 Enhancing Medical Decision-Making Evaluations: Introduction of Normative Data for the Capacity to Consent to Treatment Instrument 2016
    2016 Introducing demographic corrections for the 10/36 Spatial Recall Test 2016
    2016 Both financial and cognitive decline predict clinical progression in MCI 2016
    2016 Neurocognitive models of medical decision-making capacity in traumatic brain injury across injury severity 2016
    2015 Capacity of patients with brain metastases to make treatment decisions 2015
    2015 Cognitive Predictors of Reasoning through Treatment Decisions in Patients with Newly Diagnosed Brain Metastases 2015
    2015 Cognitive predictors of understanding treatment decisions in patients with newly diagnosed brain metastasis 2015
    2015 Cognitive deficits in breast cancer survivors after chemotherapy and hormonal therapy 2015
    2015 Impairment of medical decisional capacity in relation to Karnofsky Performance Status in adults with malignant brain tumor 2015
    2014 Cognition in patients with newly diagnosed brain metastasis: Profiles and implications 2014
    2014 Facilitating the use of implicit memory and learning in the physical therapy management of individuals with alzheimer disease: A case series 2014
    2014 Recovery over 6 months of medical decision-making capacity after traumatic brain injury 2014
    2013 Impaired financial abilities in Parkinson's disease patients with mild cognitive impairment and dementia 2013
    2013 Normal cognitive aging 2013
    2013 Recovery Over 6 Months of Medical Decision-Making Capacity After Traumatic Brain Injury 2013
    2013 MRI volume of the medial frontal cortex predicts financial capacity in patients with mild Alzheimer's disease 2013
    2012 Neurocognitive predictors of financial capacity in traumatic brain injury 2012
    2012 The warning signs of diminished financial capacity in older adults 2012
    2012 Treatment consent capacity in patients with traumatic brain injury across a range of injury severity 2012
    2010 Normative performance on an executive clock drawing task (CLOX) in a community-dwelling sample of older adults 2010
    2010 Financial capacity of older African Americans with amnestic mild cognitive impairment 2010
    2010 Capacity to consent to research participation in adults with malignant glioma 2010
    2009 Declining financial capacity in mild cognitive impairment: A 1-year longitudinal study 2009
    2009 Declining financial capacity in patients with MCI: A one-year longitudinal study 2009
    2009 Medical decision-making capacity in patients with malignant glioma 2009
    2008 Medical decision-making capacity in cognitively impaired Parkinson's disease patients without dementia 2008


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    2011 Financial capacity.  39-68. 2011

    Research Overview

  • Decisional Capacity Evaluation in Metastatic Brain Cancer - Dr. Triebel is a clinician scientist investigating cognitive impairment and functional and quality of life outcomes in patients with cancer-related cognitive impairment and a variety of neurological disorders. She is funded by the American Cancer Society, NIH, and other private organizations. Her research focuses on decisional capacity, cognition, and everyday functioning of patients with a variety of neurological disorders including cancer, traumatic brain injury, mild cognitive impairment, and Parkinson's disease.

    Keywords - neuropsychology, cancer, aging, neuro-oncology, neurodegenerative disorders, movement disorders, Alzheimer's disease, medical decision making capacity, cognitive impairment, functional change, forensics, psychometrics
  • Full Name

  • Kristen Triebel