Dr. Olivio Clay


Associate Professor, Psychology

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Other information:
Olivio Clay 

Contact Information:
Email: oclay@uab.edu
Office Phone: (205) 934 2728 
Fax: (205) 975 6110


B.S., 1998, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Psychology
M.S., 2003, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Psychology
Ph.D., 2007, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Lifespan Development

Curriculum Vitae

Research Program:

Racial/ethnic disparities, Caregiving, Social support, Cognition and mobility in older adults

Representative Publications:

Clay, O. J., Thorpe Jr., R. J., Wilkinson, L. L., Plaisance, E. P., Crowe, M., Sawyer, P., & Brown, C. J. (2015). An examination of lower extremity function and its correlates in older African American and Caucasian male Medicare Beneficiaries. Ethnicity & Disease, 25, 271-278.

Clay, O. J., Grant, J. S., Wadley, V. G., Perkins, M. M., Haley, W. E., & Roth, D. L. (2013). Correlates of health-related quality of life in African American and Caucasian stroke Caregivers. Rehabilitation Psychology, 58, 28-35.

Thrasher, A. D., Clay, O. J., Ford, C. L., & Stewart, A. L. (2012). Theory-guided selection of discrimination measures for racial/ethnic health disparities research among older adults. Journal of Aging & Health, 24, 1018-1043.

Clay, O. J., Roth, D. L., Safford, M. M., Sawyer, P. L., & Allman, R. M. (2011). Predictors of overnight hospital admission in older African American and Caucasian Medicare beneficiaries. Journals of Gerontology: Medical Sciences, 66, 910-916.

Crowe, M., Sartori, A., Clay, O. J., Wadley, V. G., Andel, R., Wang, H.-X., Sawyer, P., & Allman, R. (2010). Diabetes and cognitive decline: Investigating the potential influence of factors related to health disparities. Journal of Aging and Health, 22, 292-306.

Clay, O.J., Edwards, J.D., Ross, L.A., Okonkwo, O., Wadley, V.G., Roth, D.L., & Ball, K.K. (2009). Visual function and cognitive speed of processing mediate age-related decline in memory span and fluid intelligence. Journal of Aging & Health, 21, 547-566.

Clay, O.J., Roth, D.L., Wadley, V.G., & Haley, W.E. (2008). Changes in Social Support and their Impact on Psychosocial Outcome over a 5-Year Period for African American and White Dementia Caregivers. International Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry, 23, 857-862.

Teaching Interests:

Statistical Methods and Design, Psychology of Aging, Health Disparities Seminar