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(205) 934-7918

Research and Teaching Interests: Positive psychology and aging, counseling psychology, applied behavior analysis

Office Hours: By Appointment

Education:

  • B.A. (Honors): Psychology, Delhi University, India
  • M.A. Psychology, Delhi University, India
  • Post Graduate Diploma in Guidance & Counseling, National Council for Educational Research and Training (NCERT), Delhi, India
  • Ph.D. Psychology, Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Delhi, India

Dr. Kana’s research expertise is in the area of old age and psychological well-being. She has gained extensive research experience at the postdoctoral level at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, and in the Department of Medicine at UAB, before joining as an assistant professor in the UAB Department of Psychology. Her research, of late, has focused on mild cognitive impairment, cognitive function, and cerebrovascular risk factors and aging. Dr. Kana also has a background in Counseling Psychology, and she is interested in topics related to positive psychology and aging. She has been teaching a variety of undergraduate courses in the Department of Psychology at UAB.

Select Publications

  • Marceaux JC, Prosje MA, McClure LA, Kana B, Crowe M, Kissela B, Manly J, Howard G, Tam JW, Unverzagt FW, Wadley VG. (2019). Verbal fluency in a national sample: telephone administration methods. Int J Geriatr Psychiatry, 34(4):578-587.
  • Kana, R.K., Ammons, C.J., Doss, C.F., Waite, M.E., Kana B., Herringshaw, A.J., Ver Hoef, L. (2015). Language and motor cortex response to comprehending accidental and intentional action sentences. Neuropsychologia. Oct; 77: 158-64.
  • Kennedy RE, Wadley VG, McClure LA, Letter AJ, Unverzagt FW, Crowe M, Nyenhius D, Kelley BJ, Kana B, Marceaux J, Kurella Tamura M, Howard V, Howard G. (2014). Performance of the NINDS-CSN 5-minute protocol in a national population-based sample. J Int Neuropsychol Soc. Sep; 20(8):856-67.
  • Glasser SP, Wadley V, Judd S, Kana B, Prince V, Jenny N, Kissela B, Safford M, Prineas R, Howard G. (2010). The association of statin use and statin type and cognitive performance: analysis of the reasons for geographic and racial differences in stroke (REGARDS) study. Clinical Cardiology, May; 33(5):280-8.