Ian M. McDonough, Ph.D.

2015- Psychology The University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa, AL 
Memory, Metacognition, Aging, Cognitive Neuroscience, Health Disparities
"Ian McDonough"

My training is in cognitive psychology with an emphasis on memory and aging. As graduate student, my research focused on the neural correlates of memory and decision processes to determine the accuracy of retrieved information and how these neural correlates differ across the lifespan. This research was conducted using both behavioral interventions and functional neuroimaging, and was supported by multiple dissertation awards. As a postdoc, I expanded my research focus to Alzheimer’s disease biomarkers to predict future cognitive impairments. I also received training in multivariate methods (support vector machine and partial least squares), structural neuroimaging analyses (brain volume, cortical thickness, diffusion tensor imaging), and longitudinal analyses (HLM). In Fall of 2015, I became an Assistant Professor at The University of Alabama and an Associate of the Alabama Research Institute on Aging, where I continue to investigate how various factors serve as biomarkers to predict early pathological changes in older adults. In my first year, I received the NIH/OBSSR Matilda White Riley Early Stage Investigator Honors and attended the highly competitive NIH/NIA Butler-Williams Scholar Program. In my second year, I was accepted into the NIH Health Disparities Research Training Certificate Program as a NIA Deep South Resource Center for Minority Aging Research (RCMAR) scholar, through which I was awarded the 2017 Charles Barkley Health Disparities Research Investigator Award.
(Show less)

Mean distance: 16.45 (cluster 15)


Sign in to add mentor
Donald G. Mackay research assistant 2004-2005 Psychology UCLA
Robert A. Bjork research assistant 2004-2006 Psychology UCLA
Lindsey Engle Richland research assistant 2005-2006 UC Irvine
Benjamin C. Storm research assistant 2005-2006 UCLA
David A. Gallo grad student 2006-2011 Chicago
 (Autobiographical reality monitoring in aging.)
Denise Park post-doc 2011- UT Dallas


Sign in to add collaborator
Jason M. Scimeca collaborator 2008-2010 Chicago
Jessica Wong collaborator 2008-2011 Chicago
BETA: Related publications


You can help our author matching system! If you notice any publications incorrectly attributed to this author, please sign in and mark matches as correct or incorrect.

McDonough IM, Madan CR. (2020) Structural complexity is negatively associated with brain activity: a novel multimodal test of compensation theories of aging. Neurobiology of Aging. 98: 185-196
McDonough IM, Festini SB, Wood MM. (2020) Risk for Alzheimer's Disease: A Review of Long-term Episodic Memory Encoding and Retrieval fMRI Studies. Ageing Research Reviews. 101133
McDonough IM, Letang SK, Stinson EA. (2019) Dementia Risk Elevates Brain Activity During Memory Retrieval: A Functional MRI Analysis of Middle Aged and Older Adults. Journal of Alzheimer's Disease : Jad
Kraemer KR, Enam T, McDonough IM. (2019) Cognitive Reserve Moderates Older Adults' Memory Errors in Autobiographical Reality Monitoring Task. Psychology & Neuroscience. 12: 247-256
McDonough IM, Wood MM, Miller WS. (2019) A Review on the Trajectory of Attentional Mechanisms in Aging and the Alzheimer's Disease Continuum through the Attention Network Test. The Yale Journal of Biology and Medicine. 92: 37-51
Festini SB, Hertzog C, McDonough IM, et al. (2019) What makes us busy? Predictors of perceived busyness across the adult lifespan. The Journal of General Psychology. 1-23
Choi S, McDonough IM, Kim M, et al. (2018) The association between the number of chronic health conditions and advance care planning varies by race/ethnicity. Aging & Mental Health. 1-11
Lee S, Kim M, Mendoza JS, et al. (2018) Addicted to cellphones: exploring the psychometric properties between the nomophobia questionnaire and obsessiveness in college students. Heliyon. 4: e00895
Choi S, Kim M, McDonough IM. (2018) Do older adults with Alzheimer's disease engage in estate planning and advance care planning preparation? Aging & Mental Health. 1-8
McDonough IM. (2017) Beta-amyloid and Cortical Thickness Reveal Racial Disparities in Preclinical Alzheimer's Disease. Neuroimage. Clinical. 16: 659-667
See more...