Katie Wheeler

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CV (pdf)


  • M.S., Psychology, Western Kentucky University, 2020
  • B.S., Psychology, East Tennessee State University, 2018

Research Interests

My research is primarily focused on how aging and pathological processes such as Mild Cognitive Impairment, Alzheimer’s Disease, and Dementia impacts driving and mobility. I am using data from the 20-year longitudinal A.C.T.I.V.E. (Advanced Cognitive Training for Independent and Vital Elderly) clinical trial for my dissertation research, in which I am examining changes in driving habits and driving maneuvers/skills that precede diagnoses of MCI, Alzheimer’s Disease, and Dementia. Through my research I aim to provide further knowledge for health professionals who must make a determination of when older adults should cease driving.

Research Mentor

Dr. Karlene Ball


UAB Center for Translational Research on Aging and Mobility (CRAG Lab)