Emily Richardson
Assistant Research Professor
Psychology and Neuroscience

Department of Psychology and Neuroscience
345 UCB
Muenzinger D232A
University of Colorado Boulder
Boulder, CO 80309-0345

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 Alzheimer’s 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. Richardson’s 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.

Selected Publications:

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 – 22.

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 Press, Inc.