Vance, David E.

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Education
PhD University of Alabama at Birmingham
MS University of New Orleans
MGS Miami University
BS Virginia Tech Biography
Dr. David Vance has a Master's in Gerontological Studies, a Master's in Applied Developmental Psychology, a Ph.D. in Developmental Psychology, and completed 3 years of an NIA postdoctoral fellowship studying cognitive aging and cognitive remediation therapy. He has been project manager on several NIH-funded projects investigating cognitive and behavioral interventions in older adults and is the Principal Investigator on two NIH grants investigation aging. He has also conducted three studies on HIV, specifically examining cognitive aging and everyday functioning in this population. He has over 120 peer-reviewed publications, book chapters, and editorials, and has presented his research in local, national, and international venues. Research/Clinical Interest
  • Aging with HIV
  • Cognitive Training and Cognitive Aging
  • Successful Aging
  • Alzheimer's Disease and Dementia Care
  • Spirituality and Religiosity
  • Structural Equation Modeling
FUNDED GRANTS (since 2006) R03MH076642-01A2 Vance (PI) 2008 – 2010
National Institute on Mental Health $143,225
Chronicity of HIV and Aging on Cognitive and Everyday Performance
This application proposes to investigate the role that declines in psychomotor skills and speed of processing plays in the ability to perform instrumental activities of daily living (IADL) in adults aging with HIV.
Role: Principal Investigator (score of 113, percentile 0.5)
UAB Center for Clinical and Translational Science Vance (PI) 3/1/2009 – 2/28/2010
Improving Cognitive Speed of Processing in Adults Aging with HIV $60,000
The major goal of this proposal is to investigate the effectiveness of speed of processing (SOP) training in adults with HIV, with special emphasis on aging with this disease.
Role: Principal Investigator
Loan Repayment Program Vance (PI) 7/25/06 – 7/25/09
NIH/NIA
This award was to fund initiatives to keep clinical researchers active in the research community. Upon receipt of this award, I was to continue my work in clinical research settings for one year. In turn, half of my student loans would be paid.
Role: Principal Investigator
5 R37 AG05739-16 Ball (PI) 09/01/06 – Present
NIH/NIA $337,259
Improvement of Visual Processing in Older Adults (PACES Project)
The major goal of this project is to determine the underlying reasons for visual/perceptual problems in older adults, as well as to understand the mechanisms for improved performance with training.
Role: Co-Investigator (15%)
2 P50 AG 16582 Wadley/Ball (PI) 9/01/04
NIH/NIA $637,096
Measuring Independence in the Elderly Study (MILES Project)
This study investigates the impact of neuropsychological presentation on everyday functioning and mobility in older adults with mild cognitive impairment.
Role: Co-Investigator
School of Medicine Allman (PI) 1/2007
University of Alabama at Birmingham $30,000
National Institute on Aging/National Institutes of Health.
Development of a Long-Term Care Decision-Making Instrument for Rural African American Family Caregivers
Pilot Project Research submitted as part of the P30 Deep South Resource Center for Minority Aging Research (RCMAR) Application. Richard M. Allman, M.D., & Mona Fouad, M.D., Co-Principal Investigators. Funds Requested = $30, 0000. Yvonne D. Eaves, PI of Pilot
Role: Co-Investigator of Pilot Project.
UAB School of Nursing Dean’s Award Vance (PI) 4/2008
Speed of Processing (SOP) Training in Adults with HIV $10,000
The major goal of this proposal is to investigate the effectiveness of speed of processing (SOP) training in adults with HIV, with special emphasis on aging with this disease.
Role: Principal Investigator
Center for AIDS Research Vance (PI) 10/10/05 – 8/1/07
University of Alabama at Birmingham $25,000
Chronicity of HIV and Aging on Neuropsychological Functioning and Everyday Performance
This application proposed to investigate the role that declines in psychomotor skills and speed of processing plays in the ability to perform instrumental activities of daily living (IADL) in adults aging with HIV.
Role: Principal Investigator
PUBLICATIONS (since 2006)
In press
Vance, D. E., Childs, G., Moneyham, L., & McKie-Bell, P. (in press). Barriers to successful aging with HIV: A brief overview for nursing. Journal of Gerontological Nursing.

Ackerman, M. L., Vance, D. E., Antia, L., Blanshan, S. A., Smith, B. A., Bodner, E., & Hiers, K. M. (in press). The role of religiosity in mediating biopsychosocial outcomes in six groups with HIV: A structural-equation-modeling comparison study. Journal of Spirituality in Mental Health.

Vance, D. E. (in press). Increasing cognitive reserve helps promote successful cognitive aging. Advance for Healthy Aging.

Vance, D. E., Ross, J., Moneyham, L., Farr, K., & Fordham, P. (in press). A model of cognitive decline and suicidal ideation in adults aging with HIV. Journal of Neuroscience Nursing.

Vance, D. E. (in press). Motivational interviewing in health care: Helping patients change behavior [book review]. Physical and Occupational Therapy in Geriatrics.

Vance, D. E. (in press). Creating successful dementia care settings volume 2: Maximizing cognitive and functional abilities [book review]. Physical and Occupational Therapy in Geriatrics.

Vance, D. E., & Wright, M. A. (in press). Positive and negative neuroplasticity: Implications for promotion of cognitive health in aging. Journal of Gerontological Nursing.

Newman, K., Vance, D., & Moneyham, L. (in press). Interpreting evidence from structural equation modeling in nursing practice. Journal of Research in Nursing.

Viamonte, S., Vance, D., Wadley, V., & Ball, K. (in press). Driving-related cognitive performance in older adults with pharmacologically treated cardiovascular disease. Clinical Gerontologist.

Vance, D. E. (in press). Speed of processing in older adults: A cognitive overview for nursing. Journal of Neuroscience Nursing.

Burrage, J. Jr., & Vance, D. E. (in press). Aging and the person infected with HIV. In J. Durham & F. R. Lashley, Person with HIV/AIDS: Nursing Perspectives 4th Edition. New York: Springer.

Published

Hardy, D., & Vance, D. (2009). The neuropsychology of HIV/AIDS in older adults. Neuropsychology Review, 19(2), 263-272.

Okonkwo, O. C., Griffith, H. R., Vance, D. E., Marson, D. C., Ball, K. K., & Wadley, V. G. (2009). Awareness of functional difficulties in mild cognitive impairment: A multi-domain assessment approach. Journal of the American Geriatric Society, 57, 978-984.

Vance, D. E., Burrage, J., & Struzick, T. (2009). Suicidal ideation, hardiness, and successful aging with HIV: Considerations for nursing. Journal of Gerontological Nursing, 35(5), 27-33.

Wadley, V. G., Okonkwo, O., Crowe, M., Vance, D. E., Elgin, J. W., Ball, K. K., & Owsley, C. (2009). Mild cognitive impairment and everyday function: An investigation of driving performance controlled study of driving performance in mild cognitive impairment. Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry and Neurology, 22(2), 87-94.

Long, A. C., Vance, D. E., & Antia, L. A. (2009). Factors affecting empowerment and sexual decision-making in HIV-positive African American women. Psychological Reports, 104, 482-488.

Ross, L. A., Clay, O. J., Edwards, J. D., Cissell, G. M., Wadley, V. G., Ball, K. K., Vance, D. E., Roenker, D. L., & Joyce, J. J. (2009). Do older drivers at-risk for crashes modify their driving over time? Journal of Gerontology: Psychological Sciences, 64B(2), 163-170.

Vance, D. E. (2009). Speed-of-processing training (p. 95). The state of the brain fitness software market 2009. San Francisco: Sharp Brains.
Vance, D. E. (2009). Community interventions and AIDS [book review]. Journal of HIV/AIDS and Social Services, 8(1), 144-116.

Vance, D. E., Ross, L. A., Crowe, M. G., Wadley, V. G., Edwards, J. D., & Ball, K. K. (2009). The effects of memory, reasoning, and speed of processing on falls in community-dwelling older adults. Physical and Occupational Therapy in Geriatrics, 27(3), 212-228.

Vance, D. E., McNees, P., & Meneses, K. (2009). Technology, cognitive remediation, and nursing: Directions for successful cognitive aging. Journal of Gerontological Nursing, 35(2), 50-56.

Vance, D. E. (2009). The emerging role of cognitive remediation therapy. Activities, Adaptation and Aging, 33, 17-30. DOI: 10.1080/01924780902718541

Vance, D. E., Okonkwo, O., Antia, L., Smith, B. A., Blashan, S., Heirs, K., & Bodner, E. (2009). Factors of cognitive complaints in adults with HIV: A structural equation model analysis. Occupational Therapy and Mental Health, 25, 4-25. DOI: 10.1080/01642120802644896

Dashiff, C., Vance, D., Wallander, J., & Abdullatif, H. (2008). Parenting, autonomy, and self care of adolescents with Type I Diabetes. Child: Care, Health & Development, 35, 79-88. DOI:10.1111/j.1365-2214.2008.00892.x

Hartley, S. M., Vance, D., & Elliott, T. E., Cuckler, J., & Berry, J. (2008). The role of hope and self-efficacy on functional recovery after knee and hip replacement surgery. Rehabilitation Psychology, 53(4), 521-529.

Vance, D. E., Moneyham, L., & Farr, K. L. (2008). Suicidal ideation in adults aging with HIV: Neurological and cognitive considerations. Journal of Psychosocial Nursing and Mental Health Services, 46(11), 33-38.

Vance, D. E., Antia, L., Blanshan, S., Bodner, E., Heirs, K., Smith, B., & Struzick, T. (2008). A structural equation model of religious activities on biopsychosocial outcomes in adults with HIV. Journal of Spirituality in Mental Health, 10(4), 328-349. DOI: 10.1080/19349630802417976

Vance, D. E., Ross, J. A., Long, C. A., & Griffin, K. J. (2008). The entangled concept of empowerment on HIV risk in African American women (pp. 49-62). In N. T. Ileweng & E. B. Parson (Eds.) Female African Americans and Health Research. New York: Nova Publishers.

Vance, D. E., Struzick, T. C., & Masten, J. (2008). Hardiness, successful aging, and HIV: Implications for social work. Journal of Gerontological Social Work, 51(3-4), 260-283. DOI: 10.1080/01634370802039544

Vance, D. E., Moneyham, L., Fordham, P., & Struzick, T. (2008). A model of suicidal ideation in adults aging with HIV. Journal of the Association of Nursing in AIDS Care, 19(5), 375-384. DOI:10.1017/j.jana.2008.04.011

Okonkwo, O., Vance, D., Antia, L., Smith, B., Blanshan, S., Heirs, K., & Bodner, E. (2008). Service utilization and cognitive complaints in adults with HIV: Results from a state-wide survey. Journal of HIV/AIDS and Social Services, 7(2), 175-194. DOI:10.1080/15381500802006771

Vance, D. E., Burrage, J. W. Jr., Couch, A., Raper, J. L. (2008). Promoting successful aging with HIV through hardiness: Implications for nursing research and practice. Journal of Gerontological Nursing, 34(6), 22-31.

Keltner, N. L., & Vance, D. E. (2008). Incarcerated care and quetiapine abuse. Perspectives in Psychiatric Care, 44(3), 202-206.

Vance, D. E., & Woodley, R. A. (2008). Spiritual expressions of coping in adults with HIV: Implications for successful aging. Journal of Religion, Disability and Health, 12(1), 37-57.

Okonkwo, O. C., Wadley, V. G., Ball, K. K., Vance, D. E., & Crowe, M. G. (2008). Dissociations in speed of visual information processing among persons with Mild Cognitive Impairment: Evidence and implications. Aging, Neuropsychology, and Cognition, 15(4), 492-505.

Vance, D. E., Struzick, T. C., & Raper, J., (2008). Biopsychosical benefits of spirituality in adults aging with HIV: Implications for nursing practice and research. Journal of Holistic Nursing, 26(2), 119-125. DOI: 10.1177/ 0898010107310615

Vance, D. E., Viamonte, S., Foote, A., Webb, N., Marceaux, J., Ball, K. K. (2008). Mental stimulation, neural plasticity, and aging: Directions for nursing practice and research. Journal of Neuroscience Nursing, 40(4), 241-249.

Burrage, J. W. Jr., & Vance, D. E. (2008). Clients’ perceptions of satisfaction with AIDS services: An instrument development. Journal of the Association of Nurses in AIDS Care, 19(3), 228-234.

Vance, D. E., Moore, B., Farr, K., & Struzick, T. C. (2008). Procedural memory and emotional attachment in Alzheimer’s disease: Implications for meaningful and engaging activities. Journal of Neuroscience Nursing, 40(2), 96-102.

Vance, D. E., Ross, L. A., Ball, K. K., & Wadley, V. G., & Rizzo, M (2008). Correlates of individual physical activities in older adults. Activities, Adaptation, and Aging, 31(4), 1-21.

Vance, D. E., Smith, B., Neidig, J., & Weaver, M. (2008). The effects of anger on psychomotor performance in adults with HIV: A pilot study. Social Work and Mental Health, 6(3), 83-98.

Vance, D. E., Farr, K., & Struzick, T. C. (2008). Assessing the clinical value of cognitive appraisal in adults aging with HIV. Journal of Gerontological Nursing, 34(1), 36-41.

Vance, D. E., Ross, L. A., & Downs, C. A. (2008). Self-reported cognitive ability and global cognitive performance in adults with HIV. Journal of Neuroscience Nursing, 40(1), 6-13.

Vance, D. E. (2008). Training the brain: Computerized cognitive remediation therapies has applications for long-term care settings. Advance for Directors in Rehabilitation, 17(11), 33-34, 36.

Vance, D. E. (February, 2009). Write on! The Center for Nursing Research Newsletter: The UAB School of Nursing, 3(2), 2.

Vance, D. E. (2008). Aging with HIV: Psychological, social, and health issues [book review]. Physical and Occupational Therapy in Geriatrics, 27(1), 77-79. DOI: 10/1080/02703180802335576

Vance, D. E. (2008). Working with adult abuse: A training manual for people working with vulnerable adults [book review]. Physical and Occupational Therapy in Geriatrics, 27(1), 75-76. DOI: 10/1080/0270318080220983

Vance, D. E. (2008). Gerontechonology: Growing old in technological society [book review]. Physical and Occupational Therapy in Geriatrics, 26(4), 69-70.
Vance, D. E. (2008). Therapeutic Thematic Arts Programming for Older Adults [book review]. Physical and Occupational Therapy in Geriatrics, 26(3), 71-73.

Hardy, D. J., & Vance, D. E. (2007). Cognition and aging with HIV. ASA’s Lesbian and Gay Aging Issues Network (LGAIN) Newsletter, Spring-Summer.

Vance, D. E., & Coon, D. W. (2007). Aging, HIV, and men who have sex with men: An overview. ASA’s Lesbian and Gay Aging Issues Network (LGAIN) Newsletter, Spring-Summer.

Vance, D. E., & Coon, D. W. (2007). 100,000 older adults with HIV and climbing. Aging Today, 28(2), 7-8. http://www.asaging.org/publications/dbase/AT/AT-282-Vance.pdf

Vance, D. (2007). Olfactory and psychomotor symptoms in HIV and aging. Medical Science Monitor, 13(10), 1-3.

Hardy, D. J., & Vance, D. E. (2007). Cognition and aging with HIV. ASA’s Lesbian and Gay Aging Issues Network (LGAIN) Newsletter, Spring-Summer. http://www.asaging.org/asav2/lgain/enews/07spr-sum/top.cfm

Vance, D. E., & Coon, D. W. (2007). Aging, HIV, and men who have sex with men: An overview. ASA’s Lesbian and Gay Aging Issues Network (LGAIN) Newsletter, Spring-Summer. http://www.asaging.org/asav2/lgain/enews/07spr-sum/top.cfm

Vance, D. E., & Coon, D. W. (2007). 100,000 older adults with HIV and climbing. Aging Today, 28(2), 7-8. http://www.asaging.org/publications/dbase/AT/AT-282-Vance.pdf

Ball, K. K., & Vance, D. E. (2007). Everyday life applications and rehabilitation of processing speed deficits: Aging as a model for clinical populations. In J. DeLuca and J. Kalmar (Eds.) Information Processing Speed in Clinical Populations (pp. 243-263). New York: Taylor and Francis.

Ball, K. K., Wadley, V. G., Vance, D. E., & Edwards, J. D. (2007). Does driving benefit quality of life among older drivers? In H. W. Wahl, C. Tesch-Römer, & A. Hoff (Eds.) New Dynamics in Old Age: Individual, Environmental, and Societal Perspectives, (pp.199-212). Amityville, NY: Baywood.

Vance, D. E., Struzick, T. C., & Russell, T. (2007). Spiritual and religious implications of aging with HIV: A review and conceptual design. Journal of Religion, Spirituality and Aging, 19(3), 21-42.

Vance, D. E., & Struzick, T. (2007). Addressing risk factors of cognitive impairment in adults aging with HIV: A social work model. Journal of Gerontological Social Work, 49(4), 51-77.

Vance, D. E., & Farr, K. (2007). Spaced retrieval for enhancing memory: Implications for nursing practice and research. Journal of Gerontological Nursing, 33(9), 46-52.

Vance, D. E., Woodley, R. A., & Burrage, J. A. Jr. (2007). Predictors of cognitive ability in adults aging with HIV. Clinical Gerontologist, 30(3), 83-101.

Vance, D. E., Dawson, J., Wadley, V. G., Edwards, J. D., Roenker, D., L., Rizzo, M., & Ball, K. K. (2007). The Accelerate Study: The longitudinal effect of speed of processing training on cognitive performance of older adults. Rehabilitation Psychology, 51(1), 89-96.

Vance, D. E., Ball, K. K., Moore, B. S., & Benz, R. L. (2007). Cognitive remediation therapies for older adults: Implications for nursing practice and research. Journal of Neuroscience Nursing, 39(4), 226-231.

Vance, D. E. (2006). Self-rated emotional health in HIV-positive and HIV-negative adults. Psychological Reports, 98, 106-108.

Vance, D. E. (2006). A brief review of selected cognitive remediation therapies for older adults. Physical and Occupational Therapy in Geriatrics, 24(4), 15-32.

Vance, D. E. (2006). Relationship between duration of HIV disease duration and diagnostic history. Psychological Reports, 98, 536-540.

Vance, D. E., Roenker, D. L., Cissell, G. M., Edwards, J. D., Wadley, V. G., & Ball, K. K. (2006). Predictors of driving exposure and avoidance in a field study of older drivers from the state of Maryland. Accident Analysis and Prevention, 38, 823-831.

Vance, D. E., & Burrage, J. W. Jr. (2006). Chemosensory declines in older adults with HIV: Identifying interventions. Journal of Gerontological Nursing, 32(7), 42-48.

Wadley, V. G., Benz, R. L., Ball, K. K., Roenker, D. L., Edwards, J. D., Vance, D. E. (2006). Development and evaluation of home-based Speed of Processing Training for older adults. Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, 87, 757-763.

Vance, D. E., Ball, K. K., Roenker, D. L., Wadley, V. G., Edwards, J. D., & Cissell, G. M. (2006). Predictors of falling among older drivers from the state of Maryland: A structural equation model. Journal of Aging and Physical Activity, 14, 254-269.

Vance, D. E., & Burrage, J. Jr. (2006). Promoting successful cognitive aging in adults with HIV: Strategies for intervention. Journal of Gerontological Nursing, 32(11), 34-41.

Vance, D. E. (2006). The relationship between HIV disclosure and adjustment. Psychological Reports, 99, 659-663.

Vance, D. E. (2006). A review of metacognition in aging with HIV. Perceptual and Motor Skills, 103, 693-696.

Vance, D. E., & Crowe, M. (2006). A proposed model of neuroplasticity and cognitive reserve in older adults. Activities, Adaptation and Aging, 30(3), 61-79.

Vance, D. E. (2006). Spirituality of living and aging with HIV: A pilot study. Journal of Religion, Spirituality and Aging, 19(1), 57-74.

PRESENTATIONS (since 2006):
International Presentations Blanshan, S., Smith, B., Kiama, B., Hiers, K., Antia, L., Bausell, B., Park, J. H., & Vance, D. E. (August, 2008). Developing an assessment instrument for health care workers on housing, nutrition and transportation issues among people living with HIV/AIDS (PLWHAS) in Sub-Saharan Africa. XVII International AIDS Conference, Mexico City, Mexico.

Viamonte, S.M., Benz, R., Vance, D., Ross, L., Crowe, M., Wadley, V.G., Edwards, J.D., & Ball, K.K. (February, 2008). A longitudinal evaluation of demographic, functional, and cognitive factors that predict self-reported falls in older adults. Poster presented at the 2nd International Congress on Gait & Mental Function, Amsterdam, Netherlands.

National Presentations
Vance, D. E. (May, 2009). Cognitive deficits that lead to suicidal ideation in adults aging with HIV. Poster presented at the 2009 Social Work HIV/AIDS Conference, New Orleans, LA.

Vance, D. E. (May, 2009). The psychosocial impact of aging with HIV. Poster presented at the 2009 Social Work HIV/AIDS Conference, New Orleans, LA.

Vance, D. E. (May, 2009). Declines in cognitive and everyday functioning in adults aging with HIV. Poster presented at the 2009 Social Work HIV/AIDS Conference, New Orleans, LA.

Vance, D. E. (March, 2009). Suicidal ideation in adults with HIV. Paper presented at the American Society on Aging conference, Las Vegas, NV.

Vance, D. E. (March, 2009). Physical activity in mild cognitive impairment. Paper presented at the American Society on Aging conference, Las Vegas, NV.

Vance, D. E. (March, 2009). Spirituality of aging with HIV. Paper presented at the American Society on Aging conference, Las Vegas, NV.

Vance, D. E., & Ball, K. K. (February, 2009). Does memory, reasoning, and speed of processing affect falling among community-dwelling older adults? Poster/paper presented at the International Neuropsychological Society, Atlanta, GA.

Vance, D. E. (February, 2009). A comparison of cognitive and everyday functioning in younger and older adults with and without HIV. Poster/paper presented at the International Neuropsychological Society, Atlanta, GA.

George, L. L., Ogletree, V. M., & Vance, D. E. (February, 2009). Are older lesbians hardier than younger lesbians? A look at hardiness and medical disclosure. Poster presents at the Association for Gerontological Higher Education, San Antonio, TX.

Eaves, Y. D., Vance, D. E., Allman, R. M., Sawyer, P. L., Roth, D. L., & Perkin, M. (November, 2008). Effects of demographic factors on perceived social support and depression in African American and European American spousal caregivers. Gerontological Society of America, American Harbor, MD.

Cuevas, J. E., Perkins, M. M., Vance, D. E., Ball, K. K., & Viamonte, S. M. (November, 2008). The biopsychosocial factors associated with spirituality, aging, and HIV. Gerontological Society of America, American Harbor, MD.

Holcomb, L., Buckner, E. B., & Vance, D. E. (October 2008). Integrating personal data assistants (PDAs) into nursing education. Presented at the Region 8 STTI Conference, Birmingham, AL.

George, L., Ogletree, V., & Vance, D. E. (October, 2008). Disclosure of sexual identity to health care professionals: Do elderly Lesbians exhibit greater hardiness than younger Lesbians? Poster presented to SAGE’s 4th National Conference on LGBT Aging, New York, NY.

Brennan, M., Vance, D., Shippy, R. A., & Karpiak, S. E. (August, 2008). Stigma, spiritual abuse, and resilience among older adults with HIV. American Psychological Association, Boston, MA.

Brennan, M., & Vance, D. (August 2008). Cognitive and everyday functioning in older and younger adults with and without HIV. American Psychological Association, Boston, MA.

Chasen, E. R., Vance, D. E., Williams, L. B., & Umlauf, M. G. (June, 2008). Sleep disturbances, mood and nocturia in community dwelling elders in the US and Germany. Paper presented at the National Sleep Conference, Baltimore, MD.

Umlauf, M., & Vance, D. (June, 2008). Sleep quality in lower income adults with HIV. Paper presented at the National Sleep Conference, Baltimore, MD.

Ackerman, M. L., Vance, D. E., Trent, L. K., & Ball, K. K. (May, 2008). Feedback and subsequent self-restriction among older drivers. Poster presented at the American Psychological Society, Chicago, IL.
Vance, D. E., Wadley, V. G., & Ball, K. K. (April, 2008). Cognitive and everyday functioning in older and younger adults with and without HIV. Poster presented at the Cognitive Aging Conference, Atlanta, GA.

Vance, D. E., Ross, L., Wadley, V., Crowe, M., Edwards, J., & Ball, K. (April, 2008). The effects of reasoning, memory, and speed of processing on falling in community-dwelling older adults. Poster presented at the Cognitive Aging Conference, Atlanta, GA.

Vance, D. E. (March, 2008). The effects of cognitive impairment on everyday functioning in older adults with HIV. Poster presented to the American Society on Aging Conference, Washington, DC.

Vance, D. E. (March, 2008). Predictors of individual physical activities in community-dwelling older adults. Poster presented to the American Society on Aging Conference, Washington, DC.

Vance, D. E. (March, 2008). Advances in cognitive remediation therapy for older adults. Paper presented to the American Society on Aging Conference, Washington, DC.

Vance, D. E (March, 2008). Health-outcomes and stigmatization in older lesbians. Poster presented to the American Society on Aging Conference, Washington, DC.

Brethour, M. K., Kang, D. H., & Vance, D. E. (February 2008). The effect of C-reactive protein, Lp-PLA2 and depression on health outcomes in patients experiencing a first-time stroke. Poster presented at the annual American Stroke Association conference.

Long, C. A., Vance, D. E., & Antia, L. A. (February 2008). Empowerment and sexual decisions among HIV-positive African American women. Poster presented at the Southern Nursing Research Society, Birmingham, AL.

Benz, R., Vance, D. E., Ross, L., Crowe, M., Wadley, V. G., Edwards, J. D., & Ball, K. K. (February 2008). The influence of memory, reasoning, and speed of processing on falling in community-dwelling older adults over two years. Poster presented at the Southern Nursing Research Society, Birmingham, AL.

Dashiff, C., Vance, D. E., & Abdullatif, H. (February 2008). Parenting, cognitive autonomy and self-care of adolescents with Type 1 Diabetes. Paper presented at the Southern Nursing Research Society, Birmingham, AL.

Ross, L. A., Ball, K. K., Vance, D. E., Rizzo, M., & Wadley, V. G. (February 2008). Predicting individual physical activities in community-dwelling older adults. Poster presented at the Southern Nursing Research Society, Birmingham, AL.

Raper, J. L., & Vance, D. E., & (February 2008). Cognitive impairment and everyday functioning in older adults with HIV. Paper presented at the Southern Nursing Research Society, Birmingham, AL.

Ackerman, M., Vance, D. E., & Farr, K. (February 2008). Religiosity and biopsychosocial outcomes in HIV: A SEM comparison of gender, race, and sexual orientation. Poster presented at the Southern Nursing Research Society, Birmingham, AL.

Vance, D. E., Ball, K. K., & Wadley, V. G. (February 2008). The effects of age and HIV status on vigor and psychological well-being. Paper presented at the Southern Nursing Research Society, Birmingham, AL.

Vance, D. E., Ball, K. K., Wadley, V. G., & Hill, B. (February 2008). The mitigating effects of physical activity and depressive symptomatology on cognition in older adults. Poster presented at the Southern Nursing Research Society, Birmingham, AL.

George, L., Vance, D. E., & Farr, K. (February 2008). Stigmatization and health-outcomes in older lesbians. Poster presented at the Southern Nursing Research Society, Birmingham, AL.

Ackerman, M., Antia, L., Hiers, K., Blanshan, S., Smith, B., & Vance, D. (November 2007). The effects of aging on the role of religiosity in mediating biopsychosocial outcomes indifferent groups with HIV: A SEM comparison study. Poster presented to the Gerontological Society of America, San Francisco, CA.

Ross, L., Ackerman, M. L., Edwards, J. D., Okonkwo, O., Vance, D. E., & Ball, K. (November 2007). Self-rated driving ability and crash risk among older drivers. Paper presented to the Gerontological Society of America, San Francisco, CA.

Vance, D., Lee, S., South, J., Ball, K., & Wadley, V. (November 2007). The impact of age and HIV status on psychological well-being and vigor. Poster presented to the Gerontological Society of America, San Francisco, CA.

Wadley, V. G., Okonkwo, O., Crowe, M., Vance, D. E., Ball, K. K., & Elgin, J. W. (November, 2007). A controlled study of driving performance in individuals with Mild Cognitive Impairment. Paper presented to the Gerontological Society of America, San Francisco, CA.

Hill, B., Vance, D. E., Okonkwo, O., Wadley, V. G., & Ball, K. K. (November, 2007). The mitigating effects of depressive symptoms and social support between physical activity and cognitive functioning. Poster presented to the Gerontolgocial Society of America, San Francisco, CA.

Perkins, M., Roth, D. L., Eaves, Y. D., Vance, D. E., Sawyer, P. & Allman, R. A. (November 2007). Association between family caregiving and life-space mobility and psychological distress. Poster presented at the Gerontological Society of America Conference, San Francisco, CA.

Vance, D. E., Lee, S. K., South, J. L., Ball, K. K (November, 2007). Neurocognitive impairment and everyday functioning in older HIV patients. Invited speaker to the Gerontological Society of America Conference, San Francisco, CA.

Rector, R. V., Andrews, W. W., Vance, D. E., Copper, R., Biasini, F. J. (May 2007). Maternal characteristics associated with language outcomes of very premature children. Paper presented to the American Psychological Society, Washington, DC.

Vance, D. E. (March, 2007). Hardiness, successful aging, and HIV: Implications for health care providers. Poster presented to the American Society on Aging Conference, Chicago, IL.

Vance, D. E. (March, 2007). A review of metacognition in aging with HIV. Poster presented at the American Society on Aging Conference, Chicago, IL.

Vance, D. E. (March, 2007). Spiritual expressions of coping in adults with HIV: Implications for successful aging. Poster presented at the American Society on Aging Conference, Chicago, IL.

Vance, D. E. (March, 2007). Effects of age and religiosity on biopsychosocial outcomes in adults with HIV. Poster presented to the American Society on Aging Conference, Chicago, IL.

Vance, D. E. (March, 2007). Cognitive remediation therapy: Advances for improving neuropsychological vitality in older adults. Paper presented to the American Society on Aging Conference, Chicago, IL.

Vance, D. E. (March, 2007). Procedural and Emotional Religious Activity Therapy (PERAT) for adults with dementia. Poster presented to the American Society on Aging Conference, Chicago, IL.

Vance, D. E. (November, 2006). Cognitive complaints in adults aging with HIV: A structural equation model. Paper presented to the Gerontological Society of America Conference, Dallas, TX.

Vance, D. E. (November, 2006). Spirituality and coping in adults with HIV: Implications for successful aging. Paper presented to the Gerontological Society of America Conference, Dallas, TX.

Vance, D. E., Antia, L. K., & Blanshan, S. A. (August, 2006). Predictors of cognitive complaints in adults with HIV. Poster presented to the American Psychological Association Conference, New Orleans, LA.

Vance, D. E. (August, 2006). Religiosity on biopsychosocial outcomes in adults with HIV. Paper presented to the American Psychological Association Conference, New Orleans, LA.

Beauchamp, M. A., MaloneBeach, E. E., & Vance, D. (March, 2006). Depression, loneliness, and stigma in aging persons living with and without HIV. Paper presented to the American Society on Aging Conference, Anaheim, CA.

Vance, D. E. (March, 2006). Cognitive remediation therapy for older adults: A review. Paper presented to the American Society on Aging Conference, Anaheim, CA.

Vance, D .E. (March, 2006). The importance of HIV chronicity on research, service utilization, and aging. Paper presented to the American Society on Aging Conference, Anaheim, CA.

Vance, D. E. (March, 2006). Structural equation model of cognitive complaints in adults aging with HIV. Paper presented to the American Society on Aging Conference, Anaheim, CA.

Vance, D. E. (March, 2006). Recreational drug use in older adults with HIV. Paper presented to the American Society on Aging Conference, Anaheim, CA.

Vance, D. E., & Yelena, G. (March, 2006). Aging with HIV – an epidemic goes gray. Chaired symposium presented to the American Society on Aging Conference, Anaheim, CA.

State/Regional Presentations
Vance, D. E. (April, 2009). Speed of processing training in African Americans and Caucasians: A pilot study. Podium presentation at the UAB Health Disparities Research Symposium, Birmingham, AL.

George, L., & Vance, D. E. (April, 2009). Do older lesbians exhibit greater hardiness than younger lesbians? Poster presented at the 2009 Alabama Gerontological Society, Birmingham, AL.

Vance, D. E. (April, 2009). Cognitive and everyday functioning in younger and older adults with and without HIV. Poster presented at the 2009 Alabama Gerontological Society, Birmingham, AL.

Long, C. A., Vance, D. E., & Antia, L. A. (September, 2008). A descriptive study of empowerment and sexual decision-making in HIV-positive African American women in rural Alabama. Ninth Annual University of Alabama Rural Health Conference, Tuscaloosa, AL.

Vance, D. E., Ross, L., Wadley, V. G., Crowe, M., Edwards, J. D., & Ball, K. K. (September, 2008). The effects of reasoning, memory, and speed of processing on falling in community-dwelling older adults. Poster presented at the Alabama State Nurses Association, University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa, AL.

Vance, D. E., Wadley, V. G., & Ball, K. K. (September, 2008). Cognitive and everyday functioning in older and younger adults with and without HIV. Poster presented at the Alabama State Nurses Association, University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa, AL.

Vance, D. E., Lee, S., South, J., Ball, K., & Wadley, V. (September, 2008). The impact of age and HIV status on psychological well-being. Poster presented at the Alabama State Nurses Association, University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa, AL.

Vance, D. E. (September 2007). Aging with HIV: Implications for older gay men. Invited speaker to the Day of Equality Conference, Birmingham, AL.

Vance, D. E. (September 2007). Spiritual expressions of coping in adults with HIV: Implicationsfor successful aging. Poster presented at the Alabama State Nurses Association Conference, Birmingham, AL.

Vance, D. E., Antia, L., & Blanshan, S. (September 2007). Spirituality and coping in adults withHIV: Implications for successful aging. Poster presented at the Alabama State Nurses Association Conference, Birmingham, AL.

Vance, D. E. (March, 2007). Aging with HIV: Implications for a growing population. Paper presented to the Alabama Gerontological Society, Montgomery, AL.

Vance, D. E. (October, 2006). Aging with HIV: What does it mean for Alabama? Alabama Family Conference, Huntsville, AL.

Invited Community Presentations

Eaves, Y. D., Vance, D. E., Allman, R. M., Sawyer, P. L., Roth, D. L., & Perkin, M. (August, 2008). Effects of demographic factors on perceived social support and depression in African American and European American spousal caregivers. Poster presented at the UAB Center for Aging, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, AL.

Vance, D. E., Ross, L., Wadley, V. G., Crowe, M., Edwards, J. D., & Ball, K. K. (August, 2008). The effects of reasoning, memory, and speed of processing on falling in community-dwelling older adults. Poster presented at the UAB Center for Aging Conference, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, AL.

Vance, D. E., Wadley, V. G., & Ball, K. K. (August, 2008). Cognitive and everyday functioning in older and younger adults with and without HIV. Poster presented at the UAB Center for Aging Conference, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, AL.

Vance, D. E., Lee, S., South, J., Ball, K., & Wadley, V. (August, 2008). The impact of age and HIV status on psychological well-being. Poster presented at the UAB Center for Aging Conference, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, AL.

Vance, D. E. (May, 2008). Aging with HIV: Welcome prognosis, unwelcome challenges. Paper presented to the UAB Center for Aging Scientific Series, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, AL.

Cuevas, J., Vance, D., & Viamonte, S. (April, 2008). A comparison of spirituality and religiosity in older and younger adults with and without HIV. Poster presented to the UAB Expo, Birmingham, AL.

Cuevas, J., Vance, D., & Viamonte, S. (April, 2008). A comparison of spirituality and religiosity in older and younger adults with and without HIV. Poster presented to the UAB Ost Competition, Birmingham, AL.

Long, C. A., Vance, D. E., & Antia, L. A. (April, 2008). The relationship of empowerment and sexual decision-making among HIV-positive African American women. Podium session presented at the annual conference of the first African American Doctoral Studies Program, Temple University, Philadelphia, PA.

Long, C. A., Vance, D. E., & Antia, L. A. (March, 2008). The relationship of empowerment and sexual decision-making among HIV-positive African American women. Podium session presented at the annual forum of the UAB Graduate Student Research Days Competition, Birmingham, AL.

Vance, D. E., Ball, K. K., Wadley, V. G., & Crowe, M. (October 2007). The effects of memory, reasoning, and speed of processing on falls in community-dwelling older adults. Poster presented to the Annual University of Alabama Center for Aging Conference, Birmingham, AL.

Ackerman, M., Antia, L., Hiers, K., Blanshan, S., Smith, B., & Vance, D. (October 2007). The effects of aging on the role of religiosity in mediating biopsychosocial outcomes indifferent groups with HIV: A SEM comparison study. Poster presented to the Annual University of Alabama Center for Aging Conference, Birmingham, AL.

Hill, B., Vance, D. E., Okonkwo, O., Wadley, V. G., & Ball, K. K. (October 2007). The mitigating effects of depressive symptoms and social support between physical activity and cognitive functioning. Poster presented to the Annual University of Alabama Center for Aging Conference, Birmingham, AL.
George, L., & Vance, D. E. (October 2007). Do older Lesbians exhibit greater hardiness than younger Lesbians? Poster presented to the Annual University of Alabama at Birmingham Center for Aging Conference, Birmingham, AL.

Vance, D. E. (October, 2007). Diversity and rites of passage. Invited speaker the Culture and Psychopathology Class, Department of Psychology, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, AL.

Durham, E., & Vance, D. (August 2007). Driving, mild cognitive impairment, and dementia: Implications of the MILES Study. Presentation at the UAB West Hospital Alzheimer’s Support Group, Bessemer, AL.

George, L. & Vance, D. E. (June, 2007). Stigmatization and health-outcomes in older Lesbians. Speech given to the Center for Aging, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, AL.

Vance, D. E. (April, 2007). Cognitive and everyday functioning in adults aging with HIV. Speech given to the School of Nursing Scientific Seminar, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, AL.

Dashiff, C., & Vance, D. (August, 2006). A SEM of Family Process Influences on Self Care in Adolescents with Diabetes. Paper presented at the UAB School of Nursing Noon Conference, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, AL.

Vance, D. (August, 2006). Cognitive Remediation Therapy for Use in Older Adults: An Overview. Paper presented at the UAB School of Nursing Noon Conference, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, AL.

Vance, D. E. (June, 2006). HIV and growing older: Implications for a positive life. Keynote speaker at the Area Agency on Aging Annual Meeting, Birmingham Botanical Gardens, Birmingham, AL.

Burrage, J. W., & Vance, D. E. (December, 2005). Establishing an interdisciplinary program of scholarship. Paper presented at the UAB School of Nursing Noon Conference, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, AL.

Other Presentations
Vance, D. E. (May, 2009). Neuropsychological deficits and cognitive training in adults with HIV. Paper presented at the Center for Nursing Research Seminar Series, School of Nursing, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, AL.

Vance, D. E. (October, 2008). Aging and HIV: The good, the bad, and the ugly. Invited speaker to the UAB Center for AIDS Research Seminar Series, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, AL.

Cuevas, J., Vance, D., & Viamonte, S. (April 2008). A comparison of spirituality and religiosity in older and younger adults with and without HIV. University of Alabama at Birmingham Expo, Birmingham, AL.

Class Presentations Guest Speaker
Vance, D. E. (February, 2009). Aging with HIV: The good, the bad, and the ugly. Invited speaker to the Department of Psychology’s Aging Class, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, AL.

Vance, D. E. (October, 2008). Developmental transitions within a cultural context. Invited speaker to the Department of Psychology’s Culture and Psychopathology Class, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, AL.

Vance, D. E. (July 2008). Aging with HIV: Implications for nursing practice and research. Guest speaker to the Accelerated MSN (NUR 504), School of Nursing, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, AL.

Vance, D. E. (January, 2008). Implications of aging with HIV: Directions for the future. Paper presented to the Developmental Psychology Class, Department of Psychology, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, AL.

Vance, D. E. (February, 2008). HIV, Aging, and Spirituality. Paper presented to the UAB Religion/Spirituality in Health Research Work Group Meeting, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, AL.

Vance, D. E. (October, 2007). Diversity and rites of passage. Invited speaker the Culture and Psychopathology Class, Department of Psychology, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, AL.

Vance, D. E. (April, 2007). Biopsychosocial functioning in adults aging with HIV. Invited speaker the Psychology of Aging class in the Department of Psychology at the University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, AL.

Vance, D. E. (August, 2006). Cultural perspectives of mental illness. Invited speaker to the Culture and Psychopathology Psychology Class at the University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, AL.

Vance, D. E. (March, 2006). Growing older with HIV. Paper presented to the Psychology of Aging Class, Department of Psychology, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, AL.

Vance, D. E. (January, 2006). Developmental psychology overview. Lecture presented to the Developmental Psychology Class, Department of Psychology, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, AL.

Vance, D. E. (January, 2006). Psychopathology and culture overview. Lecture presented to the Developmental Psychology Class, Department of Psychology, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, AL.

EDITORIAL BOARD AND JOURNAL REVIEWS:
Journal of Gerontology: Medical Sciences Guest Reviewer 2009
Journal of Neuroscience Nursing Editorial Board Member 2009 – 2012
Journal of HIV/AIDS and Social Services Guest Reviewer 2008 – 2009
Research on Aging Guest Reviewer 2008
Research in Gerontological Nursing Ad Hoc Reviewer 2008
European Journal of Neurology Guest Reviewer 2008
IET Intelligent Transport System Journal Guest Reviewer 2008 – 2009
Oxford University Press –
Dementia Book Proposal Guest Reviewer 2008
Journal of the Association of Nurses in
AIDS Care (JANAC) Guest Reviewer 2008 – 2009
The Open Ergonomics Journal Editorial Board Member 2008 – Present
ACRIA Booklet on Aging and HIV Guest Reviewer 2007
Brain, Behavior, and Immunity Guest Reviewer 2007
Journal of Adolescence Guest Reviewer 2007
Review of Clinical Interventions in Aging Guest Reviewer 2007
Journal of the Alabama Academy of Science Guest Reviewer 2007
Journal of Clinical and Experimental Psychology Guest Reviewer 2007
Rehabilitation Psychology Guest Reviewer 2007
AIDS Care Guest Reviewer 2007
ASA’s Lesbian and Gay Aging Issues Network (LGAIN) Newsletter Guest Co-Editor 2007
Physical and Occupational Therapy in Geriatrics Editorial Board Member 2005 – Present
Perceptual and Motor Skills Consulting Reader 2005 – 2007, 2009
Psychological Reports Consulting Reader 2005 – 2007, 2009
AIDS and Behavior Guest Reviewer 2006 – 2008
International Journal of Psychology Guest Reviewer 2006
AIDS Research and Human Retroviruses Guest Reviewer 2005 – 2006

Member Of

  • UAB Center for Aging, Scientist
  • UAB Department of Psychology, Secondary appointment
  • UAB Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center, Associate Scientist
  • UAB Edward R. Roybal Center for Translational Research in Aging and Mobility, Member
  • UAB Center for AIDS Research, Scientist
  • UAB Center for Clinical and Translational Science, Member
  • American Society on Aging, Member
  • American Psychological Society, Member
  • Gerontological Society of America, Member
  • National Association of HIV Over Fifty, member
  • American Psychological Association, Member
  • International AIDS Society, Member
  • Society for the Scientific Study of Religion, Member
  • Southern Nursing Research Society, Member