Dr. Richardson is a clinical neuropsychologist, with specialties
in the evaluation of cognitive changes related to brain disorders
in adults, cognitive declines in older persons due to Alzheimers
disease and other dementias, and learning disabilities across
the lifespan. Dr. Richardson received her Ph.D. in Clinical
Psychology from the University of Iowa in 1989, after which
she served on the faculty in the Department of Psychiatry
at Brown University and later the Department of Internal Medicine
at the Yale University School of Medicine. She came to the
University of Colorado in 1999. Dr. Richardsons research
interests include cognitive correlates and predictors of functional
behaviors associated with independence in older adults. For
example, recent research has shown that measures of visual
attention correlate with driving performance and predict driving
crashes in older individuals. Ongoing research is also focusing
on cognitive and biological interventions to ameliorate risk
of decline in aging populations.
Haskell, S., & Richardson, E.D. (2004). The effect of
raloxifene on cognitive function in postmenopausal women:
A randomized clinical trial. Connecticut Medicine, 68, 355-358.
Richardson, E.D., & Marottoli, R.A. (2003). Visual attention
and driving behaviors among community-living older persons.
Journal of Gerontology: Medical Sciences, 58(8), 18 –
Bogardus S.T., Richardson E.D., Maciejewski, P.K., Gahbauer,
E., & Inouye, S.K. (2002). Evaluation of a guided protocol
for quality improvement in identifying common geriatric problems.
Journal of the American Geriatrics Society, 50, 328-335.
Richardson, E.D. & Malloy, P.F. (2001). The frontal lobes
and content-specific delusions. In S. Salloway, P.F. Malloy,
& J.D. Duffy (Eds.). The frontal lobes and neuropsychiatric
illness (pp. 233-245). Washington, D.C.: American Psychiatric