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Grace J. Lee, PhD, MA

Dr. Grace Lee

Assistant Professor, Department of Psychology

Contact Information

Email gracelee@llu.edu
Phone 909-558-8710
Fax 909-558-0171

Department of Psychology, Office 122
Loma Linda University
11108 Anderson St., Loma Linda, CA  92350

Degrees and Certifications

  • PhD, Clinical Psychology - Fuller Graduate School of Psychology, 2009
  • MA, Theology - Fuller Theological Seminary, 2009
  • MA, Clinical Psychology - Fuller Graduate School of Psychology, 2005

Areas of Specialization

  • Clinical neuropsychology
  • Cognitive aging
  • Neurodegenerative disorders
  • Neuroimaging correlates of cognition and behavior

Professional Memberships and Licenses

  • Licensed Clinical Psychologist (California), #PSY25620​
  • International Neuropsychological Society (INS)

Recent Publications

  • Person-Based Versus Generalized Impulsivity Disinhibition in Frontotemporal Dementia and Alzheimer Disease. Paholpak P, Carr AR, Barsuglia JP, Barrows RJ, Jimenez E, Lee GJ, Mendez MF. J Geriatr Psychiatry Neurol. 2016 Sep 19. pii: 0891988716666377. [Epub ahead of print]. PMID: 27647788.
  • Panchal H, Pongsatorn P, Lee G, Carr A, Barsuglia JP, Mather M, Jimenez E, and Mendez MF. Neuropsychological and Neuroanatomical Correlates of the Social Norms Questionnaire in Frontotemporal Dementia Versus Alzheimer’s Disease. American Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease & Other Dementias, 2015; [Epub ahead of print]. PMID: 26646114.
  • Barrows RJ, Barsuglia J, Paholpak P, Eknoyan D, Sabodash V, Lee GJ, Mendez MF. Executive Abilities as Reflected by Clock Hand Placement: Frontotemporal Dementia Versus Early-Onset Alzheimer Disease. Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry and Neurology, 2015; 28(4): 239-48. PMID: 26251109.
  • Lee GJ, Lu PH, Mather M, Shapira J, Jimenez E, Leow AD, Thompson PM, Mendez MF. Neuroanatomical Correlates of Emotional Blunting in Behavioral Variant Frontotemporal Dementia and Early-onset Alzheimer’s disease. Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease, 2014; 41(3): 793-800. PMID: 24685626.
  • Lu PH, Lee GJ, Shapira J, Jimenez E, Mather M, Thompson PM, Bartzokis G, Mendez MF. Regional Differences in White Matter Breakdown Between Frontotemporal Dementia and Early-Onset Alzheimer's Disease. Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease, 2014; 39(2): 261-269. PMID: 24150110.
  • Teng E, Leone-Friedman J, Lee GJ, Woo S, Apostolova L, Harrell S, Ringman JM, Lu PH. Similar Verbal Fluency Patterns in Amnestic Mild Cognitive Impairment and Alzheimer’s Disease. Archives of Clinical Neuropsychology. 2013; 28(5): 400-410. PMID: 23752677.
  • Kaiser NC, Lee GJ, Lu PH, Mather MJ, Shapira J, Jimenez E, Thompson PM, Mendez MF. Proverb Test Performance and Neuroanatomical Correlates in Frontotemporal Dementia and Early-onset Alzheimer’s Disease. Neuropsychologia, 2013; 51: 1726-1733. PMID: 23747602.
  • Lu PH, Mendez MF, Lee GJ, Leow AD, Khoo T, Lee HW, Shapira J, Jimenez E, Boeve BB, Caselli RJ, Graff-Radford NR, Jack CR, Kramer JH, Miller BL, Bartzokis G, Thompson PM, Knopman D. Patterns of brain atrophy in clinical variants of frontotemporal lobar degeneration. Dementia and Geriatric Cognitive Disorders, 2013; 35: 34-50. PMID: 23306166.
  • Kang C, Lee GJ, Yi D, McPherson S, Rogers S, Tingus K, Lu PH. Normative data for healthy older adults and an abbreviated version of the Stroop test. The Clinical Neuropsychologist, 2013; 27(2): 276-289. PMID: 23259830.
  • Lee GJ, Lu PH, Medina L, Rodriguez-Agudelo Y, Melchor S, Coppola G, Braskie MN, Hua X, Apostolova LG, Leow AD, Thompson PM, Ringman J. Regional brain volume differences in symptomatic and pre-symptomatic carriers of familial Alzheimer’s disease mutations. Journal of Neurology, Neurosurgery & Psychiatry, 2013; 84(2): 154-162. PMID: 23085935.
  • Lu PH, Lee GJ, Tishler TA, Meghpara M, Thompson PM, Bartzokis G. Myelin Breakdown Mediates Age-Related Slowing in Cognitive Processing Speed in Healthy Elderly Men. Brain and Cognition, 2013; 81: 131-138. PMID: 23195704.
  • Mukherjee S, Kim S, Gibbons LE, Nho K, Risacher SL, Glymour MM, Habeck C, Lee GJ, Mormino E, Ertekin-Taner N, Montine TJ, DeCarli C, Saykin AJ, Crane PK; for the Alzheimer’s Disease Neuroimaging Initiative. Genetic architecture of resilience of executive functioning. Brain Imaging and Behavior, 2012; 6: 621-633. PMID: 22711244.
  • Nho K, Risacher SL, Crane PK, DeCarli C, Glymour MM, Habeck C, Kim S, Lee GJ, Mormino E, Mukherjee S, Shen L, West JD, Saykin AJ and Alzheimer’s Disease Neuroimaging Initiative. Voxel and surface-based topography of memory and executive deficits in mild cognitive impairment and Alzheimer’s disease. Brain Imaging and Behavior, 2012; 6: 551-567. PMID: 23070747.
  • Habeck C, Risacher SL, Lee GJ, Glymour MM, Mormino E, Mukherjee S, Kim S, Nho K, DeCarli C, Saykin AJ, Crane PK and Alzheimer’s Disease Neuroimaging Initiative. Association between brain metabolism and cognitive function in prodromal and early Alzheimer’s disease. Brain Imaging and Behavior, 2012; 6: 568-583. PMID: 23179062.
  • Bartzokis G, Lu PH, Heydari P, Couvrette A, Lee GJ, Kalashyan G, Freeman F, Grinstead JW, Villablanca P, Finn JP, Mintz J, Alger JR, Altshuler LL. Multimodal Magnetic Resonance Imaging Assessment of White Matter Aging Trajectories Over the Lifespan of Healthy Individuals. Biological Psychiatry, 2012; 72: 1026-1034. PMID: 23017471.
  • Lee GJ, Curiel AR, Miller KJ, Amano S, Gorsuch R, Small GW. Language performance in postmenopausal women with and without hormone replacement therapy and men. Aging Health, 2012; 8: 625-632.
  • Lee GJ, Lu PH, Hua X, Lee S, Wu S, Nguyen K, Teng E, Leow AD, Jack CR, Toga AW, Weiner MW, Bartzokis G, Thompson PM and Alzheimer’s Disease Neuroimaging Initiative. Depressive symptoms in mild cognitive impairment predict greater brain atrophy in Alzheimer’s disease-related regions. Biological Psychiatry, 2012; 71: 814-821. PMCID: PMC3322258.

Recent Presentations

 

  • Jacobson AJ, Goldberg JS, Shapira J, Jimenez E, Lu PH, Lee GJ, Mendez MF. Executive dysfunction and reduction in cortical thickness distinguish behavioral variant frontotemporal dementia from early-onset Alzheimer’s disease. Poster presented at the 44th Annual Meeting of the International Neuropsychological Society, 2016, Boston, MA.
  • Goldberg JS, Jacobson AJ, McDonnell M, Shapira J, Jimenez E, Lu PH, Medina L, Riskin-Jones H, Melrose RJ, Lee GJ, Sultzer DL, Mendez MF. Neuroanatomical correlates of apathy on the Frontal Systems Behavior Scale in frontotemporal dementia and early-onset Alzheimer’s disease. Poster presented at the 44th Annual Meeting of the International Neuropsychological Society, 2016, Boston, MA.
  • McDonnell M, Jacobson A, Lee GJ, Shapira J, Jimenez E, Lu PH, Mendez MF. Gender Differences in the Clinical and Neuroanatomical Presentation of Behavioral Variant Frontotemporal Dementia. Poster presented at the Western Psychological Association 96th  Annual Convention, 2016, Long Beach, CA.
  • Goldberg JS, McDonnell M, Jacobson AJ, Hilton B, Abeyesinhe S, Whyte R, Lee G. Duration of alcohol abuse and its association with cognitive functioning. Poster presented at the Western Psychological Association 96th  Annual Convention, 2016, Long Beach, CA.
  • Shawhan K, Goldberg JS, Lee GJ, Jimenez E, Mendez MF. Detecting Cognitive and Functional Impairments in Behavioral Variant Frontotemporal Dementia and Early-onset Alzheimer’s Disease using the MMSE, MoCA, and FAQ. Poster presented at the Western Psychological Association 95th  Annual Convention, 2015, Las Vegas, NV.
  • Goldberg J, Lee G, Shawhan K, Jimenez E, Mendez M. Differences in underlying cortical mechanisms contributing to functional impairment in Early Onset Alzheimer’s and Behavioral Variant Frontotemporal Dementia Patients. Poster presented at the Association for Psychological Science 27th Annual Convention, 2015, New York City, NY.
  • Melchor S, Lee GJ, Lu PH, Shapira J, Mather M, Kaiser N, Jimenez E, Thompson PM, Mendez MF. Social dysfunction in patients with behavioral variant frontotemporal dementia and early-onset Alzheimer’s disease. Poster presented at the American Academy of Neurology 65th Annual Meeting, 2013, San Diego, CA.
  • Lee GJ, Lu PH, Meghpara M, Shapira J, Mather M, Kaiser N, Jimenez E, Thompson PM, Mendez MF. Neuroanatomical correlates of symptoms on the Frontal Systems Behavior Scale in frontotemporal dementia and early-onset Alzheimer’s disease. Poster presented at the American Academy of Neurology 65th Annual Meeting, 2013, San Diego, CA.
  • Lee GJ, Lu PH, Shapira J, Mather M, Kim M, Kaiser N, Jimenez E, Thompson PM, Mendez MF. Neuroanatomical correlates of emotional blunting in behavioral variant frontotemporal dementia. Poster presented at the American Academy of Neurology 65th Annual Meeting, 2013, San Diego, CA.  
  • Lu PH, Lee GJ, Shapira J, Heydari P, Bartzokis G, Mendez MF. Regional differences in white matter integrity between Frontotemporal Dementia and early-onset Alzheimer’s disease. Poster presented at the International Conference on Frontotemporal Dementias, 2012, Manchester, England.
  • Lee GJ, Lu PH, Shapira J, Kaiser N, Jimenez E, Thompson PM, Mendez MF. Proverbs Test Performance is Associated with Left Anterior Temporal Volume in Frontotemporal Dementia and Early-onset Alzheimer’s disease. Poster presented at the International Conference on Frontotemporal Dementias, 2012, Manchester, England.
  • Lee GJ, Lu PH, Shapira J, Mather M, Campos T, Thompson PM, Mendez MF. Structural Differences on Tensor-Based Morphometry between Frontotemporal Dementia and Early-onset Alzheimer’s disease. Poster presented at the International Conference on Frontotemporal Dementias, 2012, Manchester, England.
  • Lu PH, Lee GJ, Heydari P, Couvrette AJ, Meghpara M, Mintz J, Thompson PM, Bartzokis G. Age-Related Memory Decline is Mediated by Processing Speed and Myelin Integrity. Poster presented at the Alzheimer’s Association International Conference on Alzheimer’s Disease, 2012, Vancouver, Canada.
  • Lee GJ, Smith K, Holleran L, Ko A, Bartzokis G, Lu PH. Association Between Depressive Symptoms, Cognitive Decline, and White Matter Integrity in Cognitively Normal Adults with a Family History of Alzheimer’s Disease. Poster presented at the Alzheimer’s Association International Conference on Alzheimer’s Disease, 2012, Vancouver, Canada.
  • Lee GJ, Elashoff D, Di LJ, Teng E, Melchor S, Kim J, Lu PH. Age-Associated Memory Impairment Increases Risk of Conversion to MCI and Dementia. Poster presented at the Alzheimer’s Association International Conference on Alzheimer’s Disease, 2012, Vancouver, Canada.
  • Lee GJ, Lu PH, Thompson PM, Leow AD, Wu S, Meghpara M, Bartzokis G. Performance on Digit Symbol predicts rates of ventricular expansion in a group of healthy elderly adults: a tensor-based morphometry study. Poster presented at the 17th Annual UCLA Research Conference on Aging, Los Angeles, CA.