Positions

Selected Publications

Academic Article

Year Title Altmetric
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 Can Individualized-Targeted Computerized Cognitive Training Benefit Adults with HIV-Associated Neurocognitive Disorder? The Training on Purpose Study (TOPS)AIDS and Behavior2021
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 Relation of Atrial Fibrillation to Cognitive Decline (from the REasons for Geographic and Racial Differences in Stroke [REGARDS] Study)American Journal of Cardiology2021
2020 The relationship of longitudinal cognitive change to self-reported IADL in a general population 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
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 Women 2019
2019 Association of intensive vs standard blood pressure control with cerebral white matter lesions 2019
2019 The Association between the Montreal Cognitive Assessment and Functional Activity Questionnaire in the Systolic Blood Pressure Intervention Trial (SPRINT)Archives of Clinical Neuropsychology.  34:814-824. 2019
2019 Differences in self-awareness of functional deficits between amnestic single- and multidomain mild cognitive impairmentJournal of Clinical and Experimental Neuropsychology.  41:544-553. 2019
2019 Sickle cell trait and risk of cognitive impairment in African-Americans: The REGARDS cohortEClinicalMedicine.  11:27-33. 2019
2019 Lipoprotein(a) and Risk of Ischemic Stroke in the REGARDS Study 2019
2019 Verbal fluency in a national sample: Telephone administration methodsInternational Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry.  34:578-587. 2019
2019 An investigation of selection bias in estimating racial disparity in stroke risk factorsAmerican Journal of Epidemiology.  188:587-597. 2019
2019 Effect of Intensive vs Standard Blood Pressure Control on Probable Dementia: A Randomized Clinical Trial 2019
2019 The Prevalence of Cognitive Impairment Among Adults With Incident Heart Failure: The “Reasons for Geographic and Racial Differences in Stroke” (REGARDS) StudyJournal of Cardiac Failure.  25:130-136. 2019
2019 A PheWAS study of a large observational epidemiological cohort of African Americans from the REGARDS studyBMC Medical Genomics.  12. 2019
2019 Blood Pressure and Cognitive Decline over 8 Years in Middle-Aged and Older Black and White AmericansHypertension.  73:310-318. 2019
2018 Association of Clinical and Social Factors with Excess Hypertension Risk in Black Compared with White US Adults 2018
2018 Association of fibroblast growth factor 23 with risk of incident coronary heart disease in community-living adultsJAMA Cardiology.  3:318-325. 2018
2018 General cognitive impairment as a risk factor for motor vehicle collision involvement: A prospective population-based studyGeriatrics.  3. 2018
2018 PCSK9 variants, low-density lipoprotein cholesterol, and neurocognitive impairment reasons for geographic and racial differences in stroke study (REGARDS)Circulation.  137:1260-1269. 2018
2018 Relationship between areas of cognitive functioning on the Mini-Mental State Examination and crash riskGeriatrics.  3. 2018
2018 Galectin-3 and incident cognitive impairment in REGARDS, a cohort of blacks and whitesAlzheimer's and Dementia: Translational Research and Clinical Interventions.  4:165-172. 2018
2017 Carotid revascularization and medical management for asymptomatic carotid stenosis: Protocol of the CREST-2 clinical trialsInternational Journal of Stroke.  12:770-778. 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 Visual sensory and visual-cognitive function and rate of crash and near-crash involvement among older drivers using naturalistic driving dataInvestigative Ophthalmology and Visual Science.  58:2959-2967. 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 N-Terminal Pro-B-Type Natriuretic Peptide and Risk of Future Cognitive Impairment in the REGARDS CohortJournal of Alzheimer's Disease.  54:497-503. 2016
2016 Associations of 25-hydroxyvitamin D with markers of inflammation, insulin resistance and obesity in black and white community-dwelling adultsJournal of Clinical and Translational Endocrinology.  5:21-25. 2016
2016 Intensive vs standard blood pressure control and cardiovascular disease outcomes in adults aged ≥75 years a randomized clinical trial 2016
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 The transfer of cognitive speed of processing training to older adults' driving mobility across 5 years 2016
2016 Vitamin D deficiency and incident stroke risk in community-living black and white adultsInternational Journal of Stroke.  11:93-102. 2016
2015 Trajectory of cognitive decline after incident stroke 2015
2015 Cognitive function in adults aging with fabry disease: A case–control feasibility study using telephone-based assessmentsJIMD Reports.  18:41-50. 2015
2015 Genome-wide studies of verbal declarative memory in nondemented older people: The Cohorts for Heart and Aging Research in Genomic Epidemiology ConsortiumBiological Psychiatry.  77:749-763. 2015
2014 The relationship between long-term sunlight radiation and cognitive decline in the REGARDS cohort study 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
2014 Predictors of driving avoidance and exposure following traumatic brain injuryJournal of Head Trauma Rehabilitation.  29:185-192. 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 Family caregiving and all-cause mortality: Findings from a population-based propensity-matched analysisAmerican Journal of Epidemiology.  178:1571-1578. 2013
2013 Indicators of childhood quality of education in relation to cognitive function in older adulthood 2013
2013 Caregiving strain and all-cause mortality: Evidence from the REGARDS study 2013
2013 Reply to Dr IsmailovAnnals of Neurology.  73:146-147. 2013
2013 Short- and long-term sunlight radiation and stroke incidenceAnnals of Neurology.  73:32-37. 2013
2011 Albuminuria, kidney function, and the incidence of cognitive impairment among adults in the United StatesAmerican Journal of Kidney Diseases.  58:756-763. 2011
2011 Cognitive and everyday functioning in older and younger adults with and without HIV 2011
2011 ReplyAnnals of Neurology.  70:666-667. 2011
2011 Incident cognitive impairment is elevated in the stroke belt: The REGARDS StudyAnnals of Neurology.  70:229-236. 2011
2011 Geographic distribution of dementia mortality: Elevated mortality rates for black and white Americans by place of birthAlzheimer Disease and Associated Disorders.  25:196-202. 2011
2011 The impact of feedback on self-rated driving ability and driving self-regulation among older adultsGerontologist.  51:367-378. 2011
2010 Hemoglobin concentration and cognitive impairment in the renal REasons for Geographic And Racial Differences in Stroke (REGARDS) study 2010
2010 The association of statin use and statin type and cognitive performance: Analysis of the reasons for geographic and racial differences in stroke (REGARDS) study 2010
2010 Driving-related cognitive performance in older adults with pharmacologically treated cardiovascular disease 2010
2010 Physical and psychological burden of chronic kidney disease among older adultsAmerican Journal of Nephrology.  31:309-317. 2010
2010 Changes in mobility among older adults with psychometrically defined mild cognitive impairment 2010
2010 Diabetes and Cognitive Decline: Investigating the Potential Influence of Factors Related to Health DisparitiesJournal of Aging and Health.  22:292-306. 2010
2009 Effect of sunlight exposure on cognitive function among depressed and non-depressed participants: A REGARDS cross-sectional study 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 contribution of executive control on verbal-learning impairment in patients with Parkinson's disease with dementia and Alzheimer's diseaseArchives of Clinical Neuropsychology.  24:237-244. 2009
2009 Family caregiver social problem-solving abilities and adjustment to caring for a relative with vision lossInvestigative Ophthalmology and Visual Science.  50:1585-1592. 2009
2009 Do older drivers at-risk for crashes modify their driving over time? 2009
2008 Changes in social support and their impact on psychosocial outcome over a 5-year period for African American and White dementia caregiversInternational Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry.  23:857-862. 2008
2008 Kidney Function and Cognitive Impairment in US Adults: The Reasons for Geographic and Racial Differences in Stroke (REGARDS) StudyAmerican Journal of Kidney Diseases.  52:227-234. 2008
2008 Dissociations in visual attention deficits among persons with mild cognitive impairment 2008
2008 Factors Contributing to Global Cognitive Impairment in Heart Failure: Results From a Population-Based CohortJournal of Cardiac Failure.  14:290-295. 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 Awareness of deficits in financial abilities in patients with mild cognitive impairment: Going beyond self-informant discrepancyAmerican Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry.  16:650-659. 2008
2008 Life-space and cognitive decline in a community-based sample of African American and Caucasian older adults 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
2007 Correlates of individual physical activities in older adults 2007
2007 Medical decision-making abilities in older adults with chronic partial epilepsyEpilepsy and Behavior.  10:63-68. 2007
2007 Race and gender differences in perceived caregiver availability for community-dwelling middle-aged and older adultsGerontologist.  47:721-729. 2007
2006 Subjective cognitive function and decline among older adults with psychometrically defined amnestic MCIInternational Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry.  21:1187-1192. 2006
2006 Predictors of driving exposure and avoidance in a field study of older drivers from the state of MarylandAccident Analysis and Prevention.  38:823-831. 2006
2006 Development and Evaluation of Home-Based Speed-of-Processing Training for Older AdultsArchives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation.  87:757-763. 2006
2006 The useful field of view test: Normative data for older adultsArchives of Clinical Neuropsychology.  21:275-286. 2006
2006 Predictors of falling in older Maryland drivers: A structural-equation modelJournal of Aging and Physical Activity.  14:254-269. 2006
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 performanceAging and Mental Health.  9:262-271. 2005
2005 Sensory and cognitive factors influencing functional ability in older adults 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 Cognitive Skills: Training, Maintenance, and Daily Usage 2004
2003 Linking depressive symptoms and functional disability in late lifeAging and Mental Health.  7:469-480. 2003
2003 Loss of Calculation Abilities in Patients with Mild and Moderate Alzheimer DiseaseArchives of Neurology.  60:1585-1589. 2003
2003 The enhancing recovery in Coronary Heart Disease trial (ENRICHD): Strategies and techniques for enhancing retention of patients with acute myocardial infarction and depression or social isolation 2003
2003 Speed-of-processing and driving simulator training result in improved driving performance 2003
2003 Obstacles to implementing research outcomes in community settingsGerontologist.  43:29-36. 2003
2002 Transfer of a speed of processing intervention to near and far cognitive functions 2002
2002 Association of life events and psychological distress in family caregivers of dementia patientsAging and Mental Health.  6:62-71. 2002
2001 Enhancing recovery in coronary heart disease (ENRICHD): Baseline characteristicsAmerican Journal of Cardiology.  88:316-322. 2001
2001 Diagnostic attributions versus labeling: Impact of Alzheimer's disease and major depression diagnoses on emotions, beliefs, and helping intentions of family members 2001
2001 Loss of financial capacity in Alzheimer's disease: The role of working memory 2001
1999 A multicenter study of women's self-reported reproductive health after spinal cord injuryArchives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation.  80:1420-1428. 1999
1995 The role of rehabilitation medicine in the management of chronic pain: description of a pain control program and longitudinal outcomesJournal of Back and Musculoskeletal Rehabilitation.  5:135-144. 1995
1995 The role of rehabilitation medicine in the management of chronic pain: Description of a pain control program and longitudinal outcomesJournal of Back and Musculoskeletal Rehabilitation.  5:135-144. 1995
1992 Persuasion, reactance, and judgments of interpersonal appealEuropean Journal of Social Psychology.  22:85-91. 1992

Chapter

Year Title Altmetric
2017 Does driving benefit quality of life among older drivers?.  199-212. 2017
2016 Effect of sunlight exposure on cognitive function among depressed and non-depressed participants: A REGARDS cross-sectional study.  235-256. 2016

Investigator On

  • Interconnections Among Cognition, Pain, and Physical Function in Aging  awarded by National Institute on Aging/NIH/DHHS 2020 - 2025
  • UAB Alzheimer's Disease Research Center  awarded by National Institute on Aging/NIH/DHHS 2020 - 2023
  • VCID and Stroke in Bi-Racial National Cohort  awarded by National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke/NIH/DHHS 2019 - 2023
  • VCID and Stroke in a Bi-racial National Cohort  awarded by National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke/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 - 2022
  • CREST-2 Statistical and Data Coordinating Center - (SDCC)  awarded by National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke/NIH/DHHS 2014 - 2022
  • 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 2019 - 2021
  • Cognitive Resilience and Community Context: Examining the Role of Neighborhood Built and Social Environments for Slowing the Progression of Dementia among Older Americans  awarded by University of Michigan 2017 - 2021
  • Center for Translational Research on Aging and Mobility  awarded by National Institute on Aging/NIH/DHHS 2014 - 2021
  • Center for Translational Research on Aging and Mobility - Core A: Management and Administration Core  awarded by National Institute on Aging/NIH/DHHS 2014 - 2021
  • Visual Risk Factors for Motor Vehicle Collision Involvement: SHRP2  awarded by National Eye Institute/NIH/DHHS 2017 - 2020
  • Determinants of Midlife & Longitudinal Change in Cognitive Function: CARDIA Study  awarded by Kaiser Permanente 2014 - 2019
  • Pathways to LUTS Prevention: A Model for Public Education, Behavioral Skills, and Early Detection  awarded by National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases/NIH/DHHS 2015 - 2019
  • Speed of Processing Training for Cognitive Deficits After Delirium in Older Adults  awarded by National Institute on Aging/NIH/DHHS 2017 - 2019
  • The SPRINT· Alzheimer's, Seniors, and Kidney Study (SPRINT ASK)  awarded by WAKE FOREST UNIVERSITY 2017 - 2019
  • Systolic Blood Pressure Intervention Trial (SPRINT) Clinical Center Networks  awarded by National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute/NIH/DHHS 2009 - 2018
  • Impact of Disordered Mineral Metabolism on Stroke and Cognitive Impairment  awarded by National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke/NIH/DHHS 2012 - 2018
  • Etiology of Geographic and Racial Differences in Stroke  awarded by National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke/NIH/DHHS 2012 - 2018
  • Understanding Racial and Ethnic Differences in Weight Loss Maintenance and Regain  awarded by National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases/NIH/DHHS 2014 - 2017
  • 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
  • Center for Translational Research on Aging and Mobility - Core B  awarded by National Institute on Aging/NIH/DHHS 2009 - 2014
  • Impact of Physical Activity on Stroke and Cognitive Functions in Older Adults  awarded by Arizona State University 2011 - 2014
  • Longitudinal Studies of Coronary Heart Disease Risk Factors in Young Adults-CARDIA-Field Center (Coronary Artery Risk Development in Young Adults (CARDIA) Study-Field Center and Study Follow-Up Field Center)  awarded by National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute/NIH/DHHS 1983 - 2013
  • ACTIVE Phase III: UAB Field Site  awarded by National Institute on Aging/NIH/DHHS 2008 - 2013
  • Etiology of Geographic and Racial Differences in Stroke  awarded by National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke/NIH/DHHS 2008 - 2012
  • Alzheimer's Disease Research Center  awarded by National Institute on Aging/NIH/DHHS 2005 - 2011
  • Education And Training

  • Doctor of Philosophy in Health/Medical Psychology, University of Alabama at Birmingham 1997
  • Master of Psychology in Health/Medical Psychology, University of Alabama at Birmingham 1994
  • Bachelor of Social or Behavioral Science in Psychology, University of Alabama at Birmingham 1991
  • Full Name

  • Virginia Bradley