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George W. Rebok, Ph.D.

  • Joint Appointment in Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences

Background

I have a life-course developmental orientation, a background in gerontology and cognitive aging, developmental psychology, prevention science, and public mental health, and postdoctoral training in neuropsychology, neuroscience, epidemiology, and biostatistics.  My major research interests are focused in three interrelated areas:  1) identification of early risk and protective factors on later life cognitive health and daily function; 2) prevention of age-related cognitive decline, memory loss, depression, and disability; 3)study of the short- and long-term outcomes of cognitive intervention trials with children and with normal and impaired older adults.

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  • Joint Appointment in Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences

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Research & Publications

Research Summary

My major research interests are focused in three interrelated areas:  

  1. identification of early risk and protective factors on later life cognitive health and daily function;
  2. prevention of age-related cognitive decline, memory loss, depression, and disability;
  3. study of the short- and long-term outcomes of cognitive intervention trials with children and with normal and impaired older adults.

Selected Publications

Ball, K., Berch, D.B., Helmers, K.F., Jobe, J.B., Leveck, M.D., Marsiske, M., Morris, J.N., Rebok, G.W., Smith, D.M., Tennstedt, S.L., Unverzagt, F.W., & Willis, S.L. (2002).  Effects of cognitive training interventions with older  adults : A randomized controlled trial.  JAMA, 288, 2271-2281.

Rebok, G.W., Li, G., Baker, S.P., Grabowski, J.G., & Willoughby, S. (2002).  Self-rated changes in cognition and piloting skills: A comparison of younger and older airline pilots.  Aviation, Space, and Environmental Medicine, 73, 466-471.

Lee, L-C., & Rebok, G.W. (2002).  Anxiety and depression in children: A test of the positive-negative affect model.  Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, 41, 419-426.

Lesikar, S.E.  Gallo, J.J., Rebok, G.W., & Keyl, P.M.  (2002).  A prospective study of brief neuropsychological  measures to assess crash risk in older primary care patients.  The Journal of the American Board of Family Practice, 15, 11-19.

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