Ana Daugherty (dy6149)

University information

Title: Assistant Professor
Unit: Psychology
Department: College of Liberal Arts & Science

Contact information

87 E Ferry St
249 Knapp
Detroit, 48202

Cognitive Neuroscience of Aging Lab


College of Liberal Arts and Sciences

Department:

Department of Psychology, Institute of Gerontology

Title: Assistant Professor
Office:

IOG Office: 249 Knapp, 87 E. Ferry St.

Psychology Office: 8307.1 Maccabees, 5057 Woodward Ave.

Laboratory: Suite 9, 100 E. Palmer St.

Curriculum Vitae: https://people.wayne.edu/profile/dy6149/1578/daugherty_cv_09070_2023.pdf 416157 1694103627 file
Website: https://www.agingbrain.wayne.edu
Social Media: Twitter @DrAnaDaugherty
Research interest(s)/area of expertise:

 Neural Cognitive Aging, Lifespan Development, Metabolic and Vascular Health, Spatial Navigation

Research:

Located at the Institute of Gerontology (IOG) in Detroit, the Healthy Brain Aging Laboratory studies metabolic and vascular health factors that shape changes in the brain, memory and thinking functions across the lifespan. We use advanced noninvasive neuroimaging techniques, cognitive assessment, physiological markers and genetics to evaluate individual differences in the course of aging, including both risk (e.g., metabolic syndrome) and protective (e.g., aerobic exercise) health factors.

Dr. Daugherty directs the Detroit Aging Brain Study, which is a community-partnered longitudinal study going on 22 years in the Metro Detroit area to study changes in brain structure and function across the healthy adult lifespan and in risk for Alzheimer's disease and related dementia.

To learn more about the Healthy Brain Aging Lab and the Detroit Aging Brain Study: https://www.agingbrain.wayne.edu

Education – Degrees, Licenses, Certifications: B.S., Neuroscience and Experimental Psychology, Westmont College, 2007 M.A., Psychology, Wayne State University, 2011 Ph.D., Psychology, Wayne State University, 2014 Postdoctoral Training, Institute of Gerontology, Wayne State University, 2014-2015 Postdoctoral Training, Beckman Institute for Advanced Science and Technology, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2015-2018
Selected publications:

For a complete list click here: pubmed

Selected Publications

Daugherty AM. 2021. Hypertension-related risk for dementia: A summary review with future directions. Sem Cell Dev Bio. [Epub 12 Mar 2021]. doi.org/10.1016/j.semcdb.2021.03.002

Daugherty AM, Chopra T, Korzeniewski S, Levy P. 2020. COVID-19 as a Risk Factor for Alzheimer’s Disease and Related Dementia: A Perspective for Future Clinical Research. Psych Res. 294: 113557. [Epub 4 Nov 2020]. doi: 10.1016.j.psychres.2020.113557.

Daugherty AM, Zwilling C, Paul EJ, Sherepa N, Allen C, Kramer AF, Hillman CH, Cohen NJ, Barbey AK. 2018. Multi-modal fitness and cognitive training to enhance fluid intelligence. Intell. 66: 32-43. [Epub 2017 Nov 20]. doi: 10/10116/j.intell.2017.11.001

Raz N, Daugherty AM. 2018. Pathways to brain aging and their modifiers: free-radical induced energetic and neural decline in senescence (FRIENDS) model. Gerontology. 64(1): 49-57. [Epub 2017 Sep 01]. doi: 10.1159/000479508

Daugherty AM, Raz N. 2017. Incident risk and progression of cerebral microbleeds in healthy adults: A multi-occasion longitudinal study. Neurobiol Aging. 59: 22-29. [Epub 2017 Jul 18]. doi: 10.1016/j.neurobiolaging.2017.07.003

Schwarb H, Johnson CL, Daugherty AM, Hillman CH, Kramer AF, Cohen NJ, Barbey AK. 2017. Aerobic fitness effects on hippocampal viscoelasticity and relational memory performance. NeuroImage. 153: 179-188. [Epub 2017 Mar 30]. doi: 10.1016/j.neuroimage.2017.03.061

Ehlers DK, Daugherty AM, Fanning J, Awick EA, Burzynska A, Chaddock-Heyman L, Kramer AF, McAuley E. 2017. Regional brain volumes moderate, but do not mediate, the effects of group-based exercise training on reductions in loneliness in older adults. Front Aging Neurosci. 9: 110 [Epub 2017 Apr 25]. doi: 10.3389/fnagi.2017.00110

Daugherty AM, Flinn RW, Ofen N. 2017. Age-related differences in CA3-dentate gyrus volume uniquely linked to improvement in associative memory from childhood to adulthood. NeuroImage. 153: 75-85. [Epub 2017 Mar 22]. doi: 10.1016/j.neuroimage.2017.03.047

Daugherty AM, Raz N. 2017. A virtual water maze revisited: Two-year changes in navigation performance and their neural correlates in healthy adults. NeuroImage 146: 492-506. [Epub 2016 Sep 19]. doi: 10.1016/j.neuroimage.2016.09.044

Daugherty AM, Bender AR, Raz N, Ofen N. 2016. Age differences in hippocampal subfield volumes from childhood to late adulthood. Hipp 26(2): 220-8. doi: 10.1002/hipo.22517. [Epub 2015 Sep 4].

Daugherty AM, Raz N. 2016. Accumulation of iron in the putamen predicts its shrinkage in healthy older adults: A multi-occasion longitudinal study. NeuroImage 128: 11-20. [Epub 2015 Dec 30]. doi: 10.1016/j.neuroimage.2015.12.045
 

 

Ana Daugherty

Institute of Gerontology

Bio Sketch:

Dr. Daugherty is an Assistant Professor, jointly appointed to the Institute of Gerontology and Department of Psychology. She is affiliated faculty and serves on the steering committee of the Translational Neuroscience Program (School of Medicine). 

Curriculum Vitae: https://people.wayne.edu/profile/dy6149/1696/daugherty_cv_09070_2023.pdf 416157 1694103750 file
Title: Assistant Professor
Education:

2015-2018, Postdoctoral Training, Beckman Institute for Advanced Science and Technology, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, Urbana, IL

2014-2015, Postdoctoral Training, Institute of Gerontology,Wayne State University, Detroit, MI

2011-2014, PhD, Psychology (Cognitive Neuroscience), Wayne State University, Detroit, MI

2008-2011, MA, Psychology (Cognitive Neuroscience), Wayne State University, Detroit, MI

2003-2007, BS, Neuroscience, Westmont College, Santa Barbara, CA

Research Focus:

Dr. Daugherty directs the Healthy Brain Aging Laboratory that studies health factors and behaviors that shape changes in brain structures and functions across the lifespan. She has a particular interest in metabolic and vascular health, and studies both risk (e.g., hypertension, metabolic syndrome) and protective (e.g., aerobic exercise) factors. Towards this end, her studies include measures of brain structure from MRI, cognitive ability, blood serum biomarkers, genetics, and lifestyle behaviors. She works with adults of all ages, and in collaboration with other laboratories at the IOG, she studies the breadth of the human lifespan from childhood to late adulthood. 

She directs the Detroit Aging Brain Study, which is a community-partnered longitudinal study going on 22 years in the Metro Detroit area to study changes in brain structure and function across the healthy, adult lifespan.

To learn more about the Healthy Brain Aging Lab and the Detroit Aging Brain Study: https://www.agingbrain.wayne.edu

Office Location:

IOG Office: 249 Knapp Building, 87 E Ferry

Psychology Office: 8307.1 Maccabees, 5057 Woodward Ave.

Laboratory: Suite 9, 100 E. Palmer St.

Areas of Expertise:

Neural Cognitive Aging, Lifespan Development, Metabolic and Vascular Health, Spatial Navigation, Multimodal Neuroimaging, Structural Equation Modeling and Longitudinal Methods

Research Project Link: https://agingbrain.wayne.edu/
Courses Taught:

Psychology of Perception: Fundamental Processes (PSY 3040, undergraduate seminar)

Functional Neuroanatomy (PSY 8060, graduate seminar with dissection lab)

Applied Multivariate Methods in Psychology (PSY 8150, graduate seminar with lab)

 

Ana Daugherty

Translational Neuroscience Program

Title: Assistant Professor
Laboratory Web Site:

Healthy Brain Aging Laboratory

Research Interests:

Progressive and cumulative declines in brain structure and function are a hallmark of aging, and in greater severity constitute neurodegenerative disease, such as Alzheimer's disease and dementia. My current research evaluates possible MRI biomarkers of impending cognitive decline, as well as metabolic and vascular health risk factors (e.g., hypertension) and protective lifestyle behaviors (e.g., aerobic exercise) that modify human aging trajectories.

Dr. Daugherty directs the Detroit Aging Brain Study, which is a community-partnered longitudinal study going on 22 years in the Metro Detroit area to study changes in brain structure and function across the healthy, adult lifespan.

To learn more about the Healthy Brain Aging Lab and the Detroit Aging Brain Study: https://www.agingbrain.wayne.edu

Disease/Disorder

Brain structure and function in aging.

Species

Human

Methods

Structural MRI; neuropsychological testing; cardiovascular health assessment.

Key Collaborators

Naftali Raz, Jeff Stanley, Jeske Damoiseaux, Noa Ofen, Nora Fritz

Ana Daugherty

Courses taught by Ana Daugherty

Winter Term 2024 (current)

Fall Term 2023

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