Positions

Overview

  • Dr. Karlene Ball, University Professor and experimental psychologist, is the Director of the UAB Edward R. Roybal Center for Research on Applied Gerontology, funded by the National Institute on Aging, Associate Director of the university-wide Comprehensive Center for Healthy Aging (formerly the Center for Aging), Associate Director of the Center for Outcomes and Effectiveness Research and Education, Professor in the Department of Neurobiology, a Senior Scientist in the Vision Research Center, a Senior Scientist in the Comprehensive Neuroscience Center, and a Senior Scientist in the Center for Exercise Medicine. Dr. Ball chaired the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society Technical Group on Aging, and she is a member of the Transportation Research Board of the National Research Council.

    She received a M.E.R.I.T. award from the National Institutes of Health to extend her basic research program on the everyday activity problems of older adults to the development of interventions to prevent or retard age-related declines. A further description of the UAB Roybal Center, along with its investigators, resources, and projects, may be found at http://crag.uab.edu/crag/.
  • Selected Publications

    Academic Article

    Year Title Altmetric
    2019 Older Veterans EmpoweRed To Use Regular Exercise (OVERTURE) II: Design and methods of a randomized controlled trial among older veterans with chronic health conditionsHepatology.  15. 2019
    2019 Computer and Videogame Interventions for Older Adults' Cognitive and Everyday FunctioningGames for Health Journal.  8:129-143. 2019
    2019 Effect of transcranial direct current stimulation combined with cognitive training on cognitive functioning in older adults with HIV: A pilot studySports Engineering.  26:36-47. 2019
    2017 Pedestrian safety in patients with Parkinson's disease: A case-control studyMovement Disorders.  32:1748-1755. 2017
    2017 The Impact of Three Cognitive Training Programs on Driving Cessation Across 10 Years: A Randomized Controlled TrialGerontologist.  57:838-846. 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 Testing a Computerized Cognitive Training Protocol in Adults Aging With HIV-Associated Neurocognitive Disorders: Randomized Controlled Trial Rationale and Protocol.JMIR Research Protocols.  6:e68. 2017
    2016 Physical Activity and Cognitive Function in Older Adults: The Mediating Effect of Depressive SymptomsJournal of Neuroscience Nursing.  48:E2-E12. 2016
    2016 The transfer of cognitive speed of processing training to older adults' driving mobility across 5 yearsJournals of Gerontology, Series B.  71:87-97. 2016
    2016 What Factors Influence the Relationship between Feedback on Cognitive Performance and Subsequent Driving Self-Regulation?Journal of Applied Gerontology.  35:653-663. 2016
    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
    2014 Adolescent television viewing and unhealthy snack food consumption: the mediating role of home availability of unhealthy snack foods.Public Health Nutrition.  17:317-323. 2014
    2014 Ten-year effects of the advanced cognitive training for independent and vital elderly cognitive training trial on cognition and everyday functioning in older adultsJournal of the American Geriatrics Society.  62:16-24. 2014
    2013 Lower hippocampal volume predicts decrements in lane control among drivers with amnestic mild cognitive impairmentJournal of Geriatric Psychiatry and Neurology.  26:259-266. 2013
    2013 Emerging issues in safe and sustainable mobility for older personsExpert Opinion on Investigational Drugs.  61:138-140. 2013
    2013 Video game training to improve selective visual attention in older adultsCritical Care Nurse.  29:1318-1324. 2013
    2013 Impact of distracted driving on safety and traffic flowExpert Opinion on Investigational Drugs.  61:63-70. 2013
    2013 Longitudinal relationships between subjective fatigue, cognitive function, and everyday functioning in old ageInternational Psychogeriatrics.  25:275-285. 2013
    2013 Association between higher order visual processing abilities and a history of motor vehicle collision involvement by drivers ages 70 and overInvestigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science.  54:778-782. 2013
    2013 Interventions to maintain mobility: What works?Expert Opinion on Investigational Drugs.  61:167-196. 2013
    2013 Race-Related Disparities in 5-Year Cognitive Level and Change in Untrained Active ParticipantsJournal of Aging and Health.  25:103S-127S. 2013
    2013 Speed of Processing Training in the ACTIVE Study: How Much Is Needed and Who Benefits?Journal of Aging and Health.  25:65S-84S. 2013
    2013 The ACTIVE Cognitive Training Interventions and Trajectories of Performance Among Older AdultsJournal of Aging and Health.  25:186S-208S. 2013
    2013 The relationship between computer experience and computerized cognitive test performance among older adultsJournals of Gerontology, Series B.  68:337-346. 2013
    2012 Speed of Processing Training With Middle-Age and Older Adults With HIV: A Pilot StudyJournal of the Association of Nurses in AIDS Care.  23:500-510. 2012
    2012 Advanced cognitive training for breast cancer survivors: A randomized controlled trialActa Physica Polonica B.  135:799-809. 2012
    2012 Self-rated driving and driving safety in older adultsExpert Opinion on Investigational Drugs.  48:523-527. 2012
    2011 Cognitive and everyday functioning in older and younger adults with and without HIVAmerican Journal of Chinese Medicine.  34:413-426. 2011
    2011 THE EFFECT OF COMPUTER EXPERIENCE, ANXIETY, AND ATTITUDES ON COMPUTERIZED COGNITIVE TEST PERFORMANCE AMONG OLDER ADULTSEuropean Journal of Neurology.  18:76-76. 2011
    2011 The impact of feedback on self-rated driving ability and driving self-regulation among older adultsGerontologist.  51:367-378. 2011
    2010 Cognitive training decreases motor vehicle collision involvement of older driversJournal of the American Geriatrics Society.  58:2107-2113. 2010
    2010 Speed of processing training protects self-rated health in older adults: Enduring effects observed in the multi-site ACTIVE randomized controlled trialInternational Psychogeriatrics.  22:470-478. 2010
    2010 Driving-related cognitive performance in older adults with pharmacologically treated cardiovascular diseaseAmerican Journal of Chinese Medicine.  33:109-123. 2010
    2010 Cognitive speed of processing and functional declines in older cancer survivors: An analysis of data from the active trialEuropean Journal of Cancer Care.  19:110-117. 2010
    2010 Does cognitive training improve internal locus of control among older adults?Journals of Gerontology, Series B.  65 B:591-598. 2010
    2010 Indicators of self-rated driving across 3 years among a community-based sample of older adultsTransportation Research Part F: Traffic Psychology and Behaviour.  13:307-314. 2010
    2009 The Indiana Alzheimer Disease Center's Symposium on Mild Cognitive Impairment. Cognitive training in older adults: Lessons from the ACTIVE studyUltrasound Quarterly.  6:375-383. 2009
    2009 The longitudinal impact of cognitive speed of processing training on driving mobilityGerontologist.  49:485-494. 2009
    2009 Awareness of functional difficulties in mild cognitive impairment: A multidomain assessment approachJournal of the American Geriatrics Society.  57:978-984. 2009
    2009 Mild cognitive impairment and everyday function: An investigation of driving performanceJournal of Geriatric Psychiatry and Neurology.  22:87-94. 2009
    2009 Visual function and cognitive speed of processing mediate age-related decline in memory span and fluid intelligenceJournal of Aging and Health.  21:547-566. 2009
    2009 The effect of speed-of-processing training on depressive symptoms in ACTIVEJournals of Gerontology, Series A.  64:468-472. 2009
    2009 Visual and medical risk factors for motor vehicle collision involvement among older driversNature Reviews Neurology.  93:400-404. 2009
    2009 Do older drivers at-risk for crashes modify their driving over time?Journals of Gerontology, Series B.  64:163-170. 2009
    2009 The ACTIVE cognitive training interventions and the Onset of and recovery from suspected clinical depressionJournals of Gerontology, Series B.  64:577-585. 2009
    2008 The relationship of memory, reasoning, and speed of processing on falling among older adultsPhysical and Occupational Therapy in Geriatrics.  27:212-228. 2008
    2008 What Predicts Changes in Useful Field of View Test Performance?Psychology and Aging.  23:917-927. 2008
    2008 PREDICTING AGE RELATED CHANGES IN MOBILITY AND DRIVING HABITSGerontologist.  48:60-60. 2008
    2008 THE BIOPSYCHOSOCIAL FACTORS ASSOCIATED WITH SPIRITUALITY, AGING, AND HIVGerontologist.  48:620-620. 2008
    2008 THE EFFECTS OF THE ACTIVE COGNITIVE TRAINING INTERVENTIONS ON DRIVING AND MOBILITYGerontologist.  48:720-721. 2008
    2008 THE SENIOR DRIVER RESEARCH PROJECT: PREDICTION OF AT-FAULT CRASHES AND INSURANCE CLAIMSGerontologist.  48:720-720. 2008
    2008 Mental stimulation, neural plasticity, and aging: Directions for nursing research and practiceJournal of Neuroscience Nursing.  40:241-249. 2008
    2008 Dissociations in visual attention deficits among persons with mild cognitive impairmentJournal of Parasitology Research.  15:492-505. 2008
    2008 Visual attention and self-regulation of driving among older adultsInternational Psychogeriatrics.  20:162-173. 2008
    2008 Examination of cognitive and instrumental functional performance as indicators for driving cessation risk across 3 yearsGerontologist.  48:802-810. 2008
    2008 Longitudinal predictors of driving cessation among older adults from the ACTIVE clinical trialJournals of Gerontology, Series B.  63. 2008
    2007 Correlates of individual physical activities in older adultsJournal of Aerosol Medicine.  31:1-21. 2007
    2007 Individual difference factors in risky driving among older adultsJournal of Safety Research.  38:501-509. 2007
    2007 Effect of memory impairment on training outcomes in ACTIVEJournal of the International Neuropsychological Society.  13:953-960. 2007
    2007 Self-Regulation of Driving in the Context of Impaired Visual Attention: Are There Gender Differences?Rehabilitation Psychology.  52:421-428. 2007
    2007 The Impact of Speed of Processing Training on Cognitive and Everyday Functions.Journals of Gerontology, Series B.  62:19-31. 2007
    2007 The accelerate study: The longitudinal effect of speed of processing training on cognitive performance of older adultsRehabilitation Psychology.  52:89-96. 2007
    2007 Cognitive remediation therapies for older adults: Implications for nursing practice and researchJournal of Neuroscience Nursing.  39:226-231. 2007
    2007 The impact of speed of processing training on cognitive and everyday functionsJournals of Gerontology, Series B.  62:19-31. 2007
    2006 Long-term effects of cognitive training on everyday functional outcomes in older adultsJournal of the American Medical Association.  296:2805-2814. 2006
    2006 A cost-benefit analysis of risk-reduction strategies targeted at older driversTraffic Injury Prevention.  7:352-359. 2006
    2006 Subjective cognitive function and decline among older adults with psychometrically defined amnestic MCIInternational Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry.  21:1187-1192. 2006
    2006 Cognitive correlates of financial abilities in mild cognitive impairmentJournal of the American Geriatrics Society.  54:1745-1750. 2006
    2006 Individual difference factors in risky driving: The roles of anger/hostility, conscientiousness, and sensation-seekingExpert Opinion on Investigational Drugs.  38:801-810. 2006
    2006 Predictors of driving exposure and avoidance in a field study of older drivers from the state of MarylandExpert Opinion on Investigational Drugs.  38:823-831. 2006
    2006 Development and Evaluation of Home-Based Speed-of-Processing Training for Older AdultsDelaware Medical Journal.  87:757-763. 2006
    2006 Driving in an aging society: Innovations in technologyGenerations.  30:31-37. 2006
    2006 The useful field of view test: Normative data for older adultsCritical Ultrasound Journal.  21:275-286. 2006
    2006 Can high-risk older drivers be identified through performance-based measures in a department of motor vehicles setting?Journal of the American Geriatrics Society.  54:77-84. 2006
    2006 Predictors of falling in older Maryland drivers: A structural-equation modelJournal of Aging and Physical Activity.  14:254-269. 2006
    2005 Biomarkers of speed of processing training gains in older adultsGerontologist.  45:612-612. 2005
    2005 The personal computer version of the useful field of view test: Normative dataGerontologist.  45:259-259. 2005
    2005 Cumulative meta-analysis of the relationship between useful field of view and driving performance in older adults: Current and future implicationsOptometry and Vision Science.  82:724-731. 2005
    2005 Reliability and validity of useful field of view test scores as administered by personal computerJournal of Clinical and Experimental Neuropsychology.  27:529-543. 2005
    2005 The impact of speed of processing training on cognitive and everyday performanceSouthern Rural Access Project Nurse Practitioner Task Force.  9:262-271. 2005
    2005 Speed of processing training in older veteran drivers.Journal of the American Geriatrics Society.  53:S15-S15. 2005
    2005 Sensory and cognitive factors influencing functional ability in older adultsGerontology.  51:131-141. 2005
    2005 The effects of physical activity and sedentary behavior on cognitive health in older adultsJournal of Aging and Physical Activity.  13:294-313. 2005
    2004 Evaluation of mild cognitive impairment (MCI) in diverse older populations: Reflections and implicationsGerontologist.  44:173-174. 2004
    2004 Predictors of incident falling in a cohort of older veteran driversGerontologist.  44:353-353. 2004
    2004 Disorganized search on cancellation is not a consequence of neglectNeurology.  63:78-84. 2004
    2004 Medical and psychosocial predictors of falling and balance in community-dwelling older adults.Journal of the American Geriatrics Society.  52:S43-S43. 2004
    2004 Physiological and psychosocial predictors of speed of processing in older community-dwelling adults.Journal of the American Geriatrics Society.  52:S43-S43. 2004
    2004 Cognitive Skills: Training, Maintenance, and Daily Usage 2004
    2003 Phonological, visual and temporal processing in adults with and without reading disabilityReading and Writing.  16:737-758. 2003
    2003 Driving competence: It's not a matter of ageJournal of the American Geriatrics Society.  51:1499-1501. 2003
    2003 Improving cognitive function in older adults: Issues in translational researchGerontologist.  43:153-154. 2003
    2003 Association of physical activity and visual attention in older adultsJournal of Aging and Health.  15:534-547. 2003
    2003 Speed-of-processing and driving simulator training result in improved driving performanceHuman Factors.  45:218-233. 2003
    2003 Falls among older veteran drivers.Journal of the American Geriatrics Society.  51:S42-S42. 2003
    2003 Shared associations for falls and motor vehicle crashes among older veterans.Journal of the American Geriatrics Society.  51:S202-S202. 2003
    2003 Obstacles to implementing research outcomes in community settingsGerontologist.  43:29-36. 2003
    2003 Real-world evaluation of visual functionOphthalmology Clinics of North America.  16:289-298. 2003
    2002 Effects of cognitive training interventions with older adults: A randomized controlled trialJournal of the American Medical Association.  288:2271-2281. 2002
    2002 Predictors, transfer, and durability of gains associated with speed of processing trainingGerontologist.  42:309-309. 2002
    2002 Transfer of a speed of processing intervention to near and far cognitive functionsGerontology.  48:329-340. 2002
    2002 Timed instrumental activities of daily living tasks: Relationship to cognitive function and everyday performance assessments in older adultsGerontology.  48:254-265. 2002
    2002 The effect of group intervention on the relationships of parents with intellectual disabilitiesJournal of Applied Research in Intellectual Disabilities.  15:354-366. 2002
    2001 Evaluation of a brief driver assessment battery by the Maryland Motor Vehicle Administration.Gerontologist.  41:179-179. 2001
    2001 Useful field of view performance and functional abilities of older adultsGerontologist.  41:236-236. 2001
    2001 Active: A cognitive intervention trial to promote independence in older adultsJournal of receptor research.  22:453-479. 2001
    2000 Relation of useful field of view and other screening tests to on-road driving performance.Perceptual and Motor Skills.  91:279-290. 2000
    2000 Visual attention impairments in Alzheimer's diseaseNeurology.  54:1954-1959. 2000
    2000 Exploratory study of incident vehicle crashes among older driversJournals of Gerontology, Series A.  55. 2000
    2000 Relation of useful field of view and other screening tests to on-road driving performancePerceptual and Motor Skills.  91:279-290. 2000
    1999 The life space questionnaire: A measure of the extent of mobility of older adultsJournal of Applied Gerontology.  18:460-478. 1999
    1998 Vision impairment, eye disease, and injurious motor vehicle crashes in the elderlyOphthalmic Epidemiology.  5:101-113. 1998
    1998 A preliminary assessment of the medical and functional factors associated with vehicle crashes by older adultsJournal of the American Geriatrics Society.  46. 1998
    1998 Visual processing impairment and risk of motor vehicle crash among older adultsJournal of the American Medical Association.  279:1083-1088. 1998
    1998 Attention and driving performance in Alzheimer's disease.Journals of Gerontology, Series B.  53:P130-P141. 1998
    1998 Attention and driving performance in Alzheimer's diseaseJournals of Gerontology, Series B.  53:130-141. 1998
    1998 Driving avoidance and functional impairment in older driversExpert Opinion on Investigational Drugs.  30:313-322. 1998
    1998 Identifying crash involvement among older drivers: Agreement between self-report and state recordsExpert Opinion on Investigational Drugs.  30:781-791. 1998
    1998 Useful Field of View and Other Neurocognitive Indicators of Crash Risk in Older AdultsJournal of Clinical Psychology in Medical Settings.  5:425-440. 1998
    1997 The effects of visual attention training on driving performanceInvestigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science.  38. 1997
    1997 Attentional problems and older driversInternational Health.  11:42-47. 1997
    1997 Dementia and driving: An attempt at consensusInternational Health.  11:28-37. 1997
    1997 The role of selective attention in driving and dementia of the Alzheimer typeInternational Health.  11:48-56. 1997
    1995 THE USEFUL FIELD-OF-VIEW IN GOOD VERSUS POOR READERSInvestigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science.  36:S901-S901. 1995
    1995 Relationship between visual sensitivity and target localization in older adultsVision Research.  35:579-587. 1995
    1994 RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN VISUAL SENSITIVITY AND TARGET LOCALIZATION IN OLDER ADULTSInvestigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science.  35:1953-1953. 1994
    1994 Evaluating the Driving Ability of Older AdultsJournal of Applied Gerontology.  13:20-38. 1994
    1993 AUDITORY DISTRACTION RESULTS IN FUNCTIONAL VISUAL IMPAIRMENT FOR SOME OLDER DRIVERSInvestigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science.  34:1418-1418. 1993
    1993 Assessing visual function in the older driverIssues of Contemporary Philology.  9:389-401. 1993
    1993 The useful field of view test: a new technique for evaluating age-related declines in visual function.Journal- American Optometric Association.  64:71-79. 1993
    1993 Visual attention problems as a predictor of vehicle crashes in older driversInvestigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science.  34:3110-3123. 1993
    1992 VISUAL-ATTENTION PROBLEMS AS A PREDICTOR OF VEHICLE CRASHES AMONG OLDER DRIVERSInvestigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science.  33:1419-1419. 1992
    1991 DRIVING AND VISUAL-SEARCH - EXPANDING THE USEFUL FIELD OF VIEWInvestigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science.  32:1041-1041. 1991
    1991 Identifying correlates of accident involvement for the older driverHuman Factors.  33:583-595. 1991
    1991 Visual and cognitive predictors of driving problems in older adultsExperimental Aging Research.  17:79-80. 1991
    1991 Visual/cognitive correlates of vehicle accidents in older drivers.Psychology and Aging.  6:403-415. 1991
    1990 Chapter 25 Developmental Changes in Attention and Visual Search throughout AdulthoodSoft Matter.  69:489-508. 1990
    1990 Clinical visual perimetry underestimates peripheral field problems in older adultsVision Research.  5:113-125. 1990
    1988 Age and visual search: Expanding the useful field of viewJournal of the Optical Society of America A.  5:2210-2219. 1988
    1987 Direction-specific improvement in motion discriminationVision Research.  27:953-965. 1987
    1986 Visual localization: Age and practiceJournal of the Optical Society of America A.  3:864-867. 1986
    1986 Improving visual perception in older observersJournal of Gerontology.  41:176-182. 1986
    1983 Detection and identification of moving targetsVision Research.  23:229-238. 1983
    1982 A specific and enduring improvement in visual motion discriminationScience.  218:697-698. 1982
    1981 Adaptive processing of visual motionJournal of Experimental Psychology: Human Perception and Performance.  7:780-794. 1981
    1981 Cues reduce direction uncertainty and enhance motion detectionPerception and Psychophysics.  30:119-128. 1981
    1980 Models of stimulus uncertainty in motion perceptionPsychological Review.  87:435-469. 1980
    1980 Human vision favors centrifugal motionPerception.  9:317-325. 1980
    1979 Masking of motion by broadband and filtered directional noisePerception and Psychophysics.  26:206-214. 1979
    1979 Childrens understanding of monosyllabic nouns in quiet and in noise aJournal of the Acoustical Society of America.  66:12-21. 1979
    1977 Mental set alters visibility of moving targetsScience.  198:60-62. 1977

    Chapter

    Year Title Altmetric
    2013 Processing speed and the digit symbol substitution test in schizophrenia.  125-151. 2013
    2011 The older driver (Training and assessment: Knowledge, skills and attitudes).  25-1-25-10. 2011
    2007 The Older Adult Driver.  423-427. 2007

    Research Overview

  • Dr. Ball’s research interest is visual and cognitive correlates of mobility difficulties among older adults, with an emphasis on driving skills. She has served frequently on expert panels charged with setting the vision standards for commercial and older drivers, and she has authored numerous publications on visual, attentional, and cognitive changes with age, as well as on the identification of at-risk older drivers. She is an internationally renowned expert on developmental change in cognition associated with aging, with discoveries that span the disciplines of cognitive psychology, human factors, injury prevention, basic and applied gerontology, vision science, and transportation research. Her cognitive interventions designed to maintain and improve everyday functioning in older adult have become the centerpiece of nationwide initiative to prevent decline in health-related quality of life, and have resulting in lower medical expenditures and safer mobility among older drivers.

    Psychology of Aging, Gerontology
  • Principal Investigator On

  • Deep South Resource Center in Minority Aging Research (RCMAR) - Research Education Core (REC)  awarded by National Institute on Aging/NIH/DHHS 2018 - 2023
  • ACTIVE Cognitive Training Trial: 20-Yr Follow-up of Functioning, Health, & Dementia  awarded by UNIVERSITY OF WASHINGTON 2017 - 2021
  • Center for Translational Research on Aging and Mobility - Core A: Management and Administration Core  awarded by National Institute on Aging/NIH/DHHS 2014 - 2020
  • Center for Translational Research on Aging and Mobility - Core B: Pilot Core  awarded by National Institute on Aging/NIH/DHHS 2014 - 2020
  • Center for Translational Research on Aging and Mobility - Older Veterans EmpowerRed to use Regular Exercise (OVERTURE) II  awarded by National Institute on Aging/NIH/DHHS 2014 - 2020
  • Center for Translational Research on Aging and Mobility  awarded by National Institute on Aging/NIH/DHHS 2014 - 2019
  • Examining the FMCSA Vision Standard and Vision Waiver Program for Commercial Motor Vehicle Drivers  awarded by VIRGINIA TECH TRANSPORTATION INSTITUTE 2016 - 2018
  • Predicting Long-Term Mobility Outcomes for Older Adults  awarded by National Institute on Aging/NIH/DHHS 2010 - 2017
  • Center for Translational Research on Aging and Mobility  awarded by National Institute on Aging/NIH/DHHS 2009 - 2014
  • Center for Translational Research on Aging and Mobility - Core A  awarded by National Institute on Aging/NIH/DHHS 2009 - 2014
  • Emerging Issues in Safe and Sustainable Mobility for Older Persons  awarded by National Institute on Aging/NIH/DHHS 2011 - 2013
  • ACTIVE Phase III: UAB Field Site  awarded by National Institute on Aging/NIH/DHHS 2008 - 2013
  • UAB Truck Driver Aging - Performance-Based Testing of Driving Skills/Capability  awarded by VIRGINIA TECH UNIVERSITY 2011 - 2012
  • Improvement of Visual Processing in Older Adults  awarded by National Institute on Aging/NIH/DHHS 2006 - 2012
  • Deep South Resource Center for Minority Aging Research - Investigator Development Core  awarded by National Institute on Aging/NIH/DHHS 2007 - 2012
  • Investigator On

  • Deep South Resource Center For Minority Aging Research (RCMAR)  awarded by National Institute on Aging/NIH/DHHS 2018 - 2023
  • An RCT of Speed of Processing Training in Middle-Aged and Older Adults with HIV  awarded by National Institute of Mental Health/NIH/DHHS 2016 - 2021
  • McKnight Brain Aging Registry  awarded by University of Miami 2016 - 2020
  • Changes in Visual Cortical Connectivity Following Central Visual Field Loss  awarded by National Eye Institute/NIH/DHHS 2016 - 2020
  • A Novel Neurorehabilitation Approach for Cognitive Aging with HIV  awarded by National Institute on Aging/NIH/DHHS 2015 - 2019
  • Center for Translational Research on Aging and Mobility  awarded by National Institute on Aging/NIH/DHHS 2014 - 2019
  • Individualized-Targeted Cognitive Training in Older Adults with HAND  awarded by National Institute of Nursing Research/NIH/DHHS 2016 - 2018
  • Deep South Resource Center for Minority Aging Research (RCMAR)  awarded by National Institute on Aging/NIH/DHHS 2013 - 2018
  • Deep South Resource Center for Minority Aging Research - Investigator Development Core  awarded by NIH - National Institutes of Health/DHHS 2013 - 2018
  • Center for Translational Research on Aging and Mobility - Core B  awarded by National Institute on Aging/NIH/DHHS 2009 - 2014
  • Deep South Resource Center for Minority Aging Research  awarded by National Institute on Aging/NIH/DHHS 2012 - 2014
  • Deep South Resource Center for Minority Aging Research - Investigator Development Core  awarded by National Institute on Aging/NIH/DHHS 2012 - 2014
  • UAB Traumatic Brain Injury Model System  awarded by Department of Education 2007 - 2013
  • Using ICTs to Enhance Quality of Life Among Older Adults: An Intervention Study  awarded by National Institute on Aging/NIH/DHHS 2009 - 2013
  • Deep South Resource Center for Minority Aging Research  awarded by National Institute on Aging/NIH/DHHS 2007 - 2012
  • Teaching Activities

  • PY785 - Psychology of Aging (Fall Term 2019) 2019
  • PY710 - Contemp Issues Dev Psych Sem (Summer Term 2019) 2019
  • PY710 - Contemp Issues Dev Psych Sem (Spring Term 2019) 2019
  • PY710 - Contemp Issues Dev Psych Sem (Fall Term 2018) 2018
  • PY710 - Contemp Issues Dev Psych Sem (Summer Term 2017) 2017
  • PY710 - Contemp Issues Dev Psych Sem (Spring Term 2017) 2017
  • PY710 - Contemp Issues Dev Psych Sem (Fall Term 2016) 2016
  • PY710 - Contemp Issues Dev Psych Sem (Summer Term 2015) 2015
  • PY710 - Contemp Issues Dev Psych Sem (Spring Term 2015) 2015
  • PY710 - Contemp Issues Dev Psych Sem (Fall Term 2014) 2014
  • PY710 - Contemp Issues Dev Psych Sem (Summer Term 2013) 2013
  • PY372 - Social Psychology (Spring Term 2013) 2013
  • PY710 - Contemp Issues Dev Psych Sem (Spring Term 2013) 2013
  • GRD600 - Core Issues in Aging (Fall Term 2012) 2012
  • PY698 - Premaster's Degree Grad Resrch (Fall Term 2012) 2012
  • PY699 - Master's Level Thesis Research (Fall Term 2012) 2012
  • PY710 - Contemp Issues Dev Psych Sem (Fall Term 2012) 2012
  • PY798 - Predoctoral Degree Grad Res (Fall Term 2012) 2012
  • PY798 - Predoctoral Degree Grad Res (Fall Term 2012) 2012
  • PY799 - Doctoral Dissertation Research (Fall Term 2012) 2012
  • PY698 - Premaster's Degree Grad Resrch (Summer Term 2012) 2012
  • PY699 - Master's Level Thesis Research (Summer Term 2012) 2012
  • PY798 - Predoctoral Degree Grad Res (Summer Term 2012) 2012
  • PY798 - Predoctoral Degree Grad Res (Summer Term 2012) 2012
  • PY799 - Doctoral Dissertation Research (Summer Term 2012) 2012
  • GRD600 - Core Issues in Aging (Summer Term 2012) 2012
  • PY698 - Premaster's Degree Grad Resrch (Spring Term 2012) 2012
  • PY699 - Master's Level Thesis Research (Spring Term 2012) 2012
  • PY798 - Predoctoral Degree Grad Res (Spring Term 2012) 2012
  • PY798 - Predoctoral Degree Grad Res (Spring Term 2012) 2012
  • PY798 - Predoctoral Degree Grad Res (Spring Term 2012) 2012
  • PY799 - Doctoral Dissertation Research (Spring Term 2012) 2012
  • PY799 - Doctoral Dissertation Research (Spring Term 2012) 2012
  • PY799 - Doctoral Dissertation Research (Spring Term 2012) 2012
  • GER398 - Research Prac in Psychology (Fall Term 2011) 2011
  • PY698 - Premaster's Degree Grad Resrch (Fall Term 2011) 2011
  • PY699 - Master's Level Thesis Research (Fall Term 2011) 2011
  • PY798 - Predoctoral Degree Grad Res (Fall Term 2011) 2011
  • PY798 - Predoctoral Degree Grad Res (Fall Term 2011) 2011
  • PY798 - Predoctoral Degree Grad Res (Fall Term 2011) 2011
  • PY799 - Doctoral Dissertation Research (Fall Term 2011) 2011
  • GER398 - Research Prac in Psychology (Summer Term 2011) 2011
  • PY698 - Premaster's Degree Grad Resrch (Summer Term 2011) 2011
  • PY699 - Master's Level Thesis Research (Summer Term 2011) 2011
  • PY710 - Contemp Issues Dev Psych Sem (Summer Term 2011) 2011
  • PY798 - Predoctoral Degree Grad Res (Summer Term 2011) 2011
  • PY798 - Predoctoral Degree Grad Res (Summer Term 2011) 2011
  • PY798 - Predoctoral Degree Grad Res (Summer Term 2011) 2011
  • PY799 - Doctoral Dissertation Research (Summer Term 2011) 2011
  • PY698 - Premaster's Degree Grad Resrch (Spring Term 2011) 2011
  • PY699 - Master's Level Thesis Research (Spring Term 2011) 2011
  • PY710 - Contemp Issues Dev Psych Sem (Spring Term 2011) 2011
  • PY798 - Predoctoral Degree Grad Res (Spring Term 2011) 2011
  • PY798 - Predoctoral Degree Grad Res (Spring Term 2011) 2011
  • PY798 - Predoctoral Degree Grad Res (Spring Term 2011) 2011
  • PY799 - Doctoral Dissertation Research (Spring Term 2011) 2011
  • PY799 - Doctoral Dissertation Research (Spring Term 2011) 2011
  • PY799 - Doctoral Dissertation Research (Spring Term 2011) 2011
  • PY698 - Premaster's Degree Grad Resrch (Fall Term 2010) 2010
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  • Education And Training

  • Doctor of Philosophy in Psychology, Northwestern University 1979
  • Master of Psychology, Northwestern University 1977
  • Full Name

  • Karlene Ball