R03 AG055482 (Babulal, PI)

09/15/2017 – 06/30/2020

Biomarkers And Driving Performance In Preclinical Alzheimer Disease Among African Americans And Caucasians

The goal of this pilot study is to examine whether aged African Americans and Caucasians differ in driving behaviors, and if so, whether these differences are linked to AD biomarkers, as well as vascular factors.

AARFD-16-439140 (Babulal, PI)

10/01/2016 – 09/30/2018

Racial differences in driving behavior and Alzheimer’s disease biomarkers

The goals of this research is to assess whether there is a difference in driving behavior between African Americans and Caucasians with and without preclinical AD.

R01 AG04343403 (Roe, PI)

09/30/2012 – 05/31/2017

Driving performance in preclinical Alzheimer’s disease

The goal of this research is to determine whether Alzheimer’s disease biomarkers are associated with driving performance both at baseline and longitudinal follow up.

URSA Grant # 2016-02 (Roe, Co-PI)

02/29/2016 – 03/1/2017

2015 University Research Strategic Alliance (URSA) Grant, Washington University Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research

Location matters: Evaluation of global positioning data acquisition systems to assess driving performance in older adults with and without preclinical Alzheimer’s disease

The goal of this research is to compare driving performance using a naturalistic driving methodology in 10 adults with preclinical AD and 10 without.

Longer Life Foundation Grant # 2011-05 (Roe, PI)

Improving Presymptomatic Detection of Alzheimer’s Disease

The major goal of this project is to determine whether the accuracy of imaging and cerebrospinal fluid biomarkers for the identification of Alzheimer’s disease can be improved by in including brain reserve, cognitive reserve, and other variables in predictive equations.

BJHF/ICTS Clinical & Translational Research Funding Program (Roe, PI)

O*NET Occupational Dimension Scales in Alzheimer’s Disease Research

This study examines the use of scales based on the Occupation Information Network (O*NET) system to reflect occupational complexity, a proxy of cognitive reserve.

UL1RR024992 (Polonsky, PI); K30 RR022251 (Evanoff, PI), Roe (Scholar)


Washington University Institute of Clinical and Translational Sciences (Polonsky, PI)

Research Education, Training and Career Development (Fraser, Co-PI)

Clinical Research Training Center Postdoctoral Program.

U01 AG16976 (Roe, PI)

U. of Washington (NIA)

National Alzheimer’s Coordinating Center Junior Investigator Award; Education, the Cognitive Reserve Hypothesis, & Alzheimer’s Disease without Dementia.

The proposed study will examine the role of education in presymptomatic AD within the framework of the Cognitive Reserve hypothesis.