Dr. Grace Lee

Associate Professor, 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

  • 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 Licenses and Memberships

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

Recent Publications and Presentations

Publications

  • Liu T, Gatto NM, Chen Z, Qiu H, Lee G, Duerksen-Hughes P, Fraser G, Wang C. Vegetarian diets, circulating miRNA expression and healthspan in subjects living in the Blue Zone. Precision Clinical Medicine, 2020 Dec, 3(4): 245-259. PMID: 33391847.
  • Nguyen AT & Lee GJ. Cognitive screening for early detection of mild cognitive impairment. International Psychogeriatrics, 2020 Sep, 23(9): 1015-1017. PMID: 33025873.
  • Gatto NM, Garcia-Cano J, Irani C, Liu T, Arakaki C, Fraser G, Wang C, Lee GJ. Observed physical function is associated with better cognition among elderly adults: the Adventist Health Study-2. American Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease & Other Dementias, 2020 Jan-Dec, 35: 1533317520960868. PMID: 32996324.
  • Tan A, Morton KR, Lee JW, Hartman R, Lee GJ. Adverse Childhood Experiences and Depressive Symptoms: Protective Effects of Dietary Flavonoids. Journal of Psychosomatic Research, 2020 Feb 11; 131: 109957. PMID: 32088426.
  • Sala-Vila A, Valls-Pedret C, Rajaram S, Coll-Padrós N, Cofán M, Serra-Mir M, Pérez-Heras AM, Roth I, Freitas-Simoes TM, Doménech M, Calvo C, López-Illamola A, Bitok E, Buxton NK, Huey L, Arechiga A, Oda K, Lee GJ, Corella D, Vaqué-Alcázar L, Sala-Llonch R, Bartrés-Faz D, Sabaté J, Ros E. Effect of a two-year diet intervention with walnuts on cognitive decline. The Walnuts and Healthy Aging (WAHA) study: a randomized controlled trial. The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, 2020 Mar 1, 111(3):590-600. PMID: 31912155.
  • Rajaram S, Jones J, Lee GJ. Plant-based Dietary Patterns, Plant Foods, and Age-Related Cognitive Decline. Advances in Nutrition, 2019; 10(Supplement_4): S422-S436. PMID: 31728502. 
  • Lu, PH & Lee, GJ. The Role of Neuropsychology in the Assessment of the Cognitively Impaired Elderly. In JM Ringman (Ed.), Dementia. Neurologic Clinics, 2017; 35(2) 191-206. PMID: 28410656.
  • 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.

Presentations

  • Hardt B, Nguyen A, Jacobson B, Gatto NM, Lee GJ. Effect of Subsyndromal Symptomatic Depression on Physical Functioning in Healthy Older Adults. Poster presented at the 2020 American Psychological Association Annual Convention.
  • Hardt B, Tolan B, Gatto NM, Lee GJ. Effect of BMI, Sex, and Age on Working Memory Performance in Healthy Older Adults. Poster presented at the 2020 American Psychological Association Annual Convention.
  • Kdeiss B, Loong S, Gatto NM, Lee GJ. Exploring the Relationship between Subjective Memory Complaints and Objective Memory Performance in Non-demented Older Adults. Poster presented at the 2020 American Psychological Association Annual Convention.
  • Barnes S, Chowdhury S, Garcia-Cano J, Gatto NM, Lee GJ. Blood-brain barrier integrity and cognitive function in a healthy aging population. Poster to be presented at the ISMRM 28thAnnual Meeting and Exhibition, 2020, Sydney, Australia.
  • Hardt B, Nguyen A, Gatto NM, Lee GJ. Working memory as a mediator of the relationship between education and phonemic fluency. Poster presented at the 2019 American Psychological Association Annual Convention, Chicago, IL.
  • Hardt B, Nguyen A, Gatto NM, Lee GJ. Working Memory and Processing Speed as Mediators between Education and Phonemic Fluency. Poster presented at the Western Psychological Association 99th Annual Convention, 2019, Pasadena, CA.
  • Gatto NM, Garcia-Cano J, Lee GJ. Observed physical function is associated with better cognition among elderly adults: the Adventist Health Study-2. Poster presented at the Alzheimer Society International Congress, 2019, San Francisco, CA.  
  • Faire D, Lee GJ. Is the reliable digit span an appropriate measure of effort for an elderly population? Poster to be presented at the 47thAnnual Scientific and Educational Meeting of the Canadian Association on Gerontology, 2018, Vancouver, Canada. 
  • Schmid B, Lee G, Stacey G. Testing the Validity of the Perceptual Ability Test. Poster presented at the 2018 American Psychological Association Annual Convention, San Francisco, CA.
  • Jacobson B, Irani C, Gatto NM, Lee GJ. The effect of subsyndromal symptomatic depression on verbal learning and memory. Poster presented at the 46th Annual Meeting of the International Neuropsychological Society, 2018, Washington DC.
  • Jacobson B, Irani C, Fraser G, Gatto NM, Lee GJ. Hopelessness, worry, and cognitive impairment symptoms on the GDS predict cognitive functioning. Poster to be presented at the 126th Annual APA Convention, 2018, San Francisco, CA. 
  • Jacobson AJ, Goldberg JS, Jimenez E, Lu PH, Lee GJ, Mendez MF. Deep gray matter correlates of symptoms on the Frontal System Behavior Scale in behavioral variant dementia and early-onset Alzheimer’s disease. Poster presented at the 45th Annual Meeting of the International Neuropsychological Society, 2017, New Orleans, LA. 
  • McDonnell M, Goldberg J, Jacobson A, Lee GJ, Whyte R. Changes in cognitive functioning in patients receiving intensive outpatient treatment for alcohol abuse. Poster presented at the 45th Annual Meeting of the International Neuropsychological Society, 2017, New Orleans, LA. 
  • 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.