- Undergraduate School - University of Texas at Austin (1985-1989), Psychology
- Graduate School - UT Southwestern Medical Center (1990-1994), Psychology
- Fellowship - UT Southwestern Medical Center (1995-1997), Neuropsychology
- Other Post Graduate Training - UT Southwestern Medical Center (1990-1994)
Laura Lacritz, Ph.D.
- Distinguished Teaching Professor
Laura Lacritz, Ph.D., is a Licensed Psychologist with the Texas State Board of Examiners of Psychologists. Dr. Lacritz obtained her undergraduate degree in Psychology at UT Austin in 1989 with highest honors. She went on to obtain her doctorate degree at UT Southwestern Medical Center in Clinical Psychology where she served as Chief Resident. Dr. Lacritz completed a two-year postdoctoral fellowship at UT Southwestern in Neuropsychology from 1995 to 1997. She joined the UT Southwestern Faculty in 1997 where her departmental activities include neuropsychological/cognitive evaluation of persons with known or suspected neurological disorders, involvement with the Alzheimer’s Disease Center at UT Southwestern, and teaching/training of graduate students and postdoctoral fellows. She serves as a member of the Steering, Clinical Training, Admissions and Competency Committees in the graduate Clinical Psychology program.
Dr. Lacritz’s clinical expertise is in the area of neuropsychological assessment, with particular interest in working with individuals who have dementia, epilepsy, movement disorders, brain tumors, and head injury. Dr. Lacritz’s research foci are in the areas of Alzheimer’s disease, mild cognitive impairment, movement disorders, epilepsy, and psychometric assessment. She is also interested in how to best use neuropsychological assessment in the early detection of dementia.
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- National Academy of Neuropsychology
- International Neuropsychological Society
- American Psychological Association (Division 40)
- American Board of Clinical Neuropsychology
- Distinguished Alumni Award 2008, UT Southwestern Clinical Psychology Program
- Chief Resident 1993, UT Southwestern Clinical Psychology program
- PACT 2005, Patient Care and Service Recognition, UTSW
- Fellow 2005, National Academy of Neuropsychology
- Outstanding Teacher Award 2009, UT Southwestern Clinical Psychology Program
- Most Influential Mentor 2013, UT Southwestern Clinical Psychology Program
- Southwestern Academy of Teachers (SWAT) 2015, UT Southwestern Medical Center, Selected Member
- UT Kenneth I Shine, MD Academy of Health Science 2016, UT System, Elected Member
- Distinguished Teaching Professor 2016, UT Southwestern Medical Center
- Regents Outstanding Teaching Award 2017, The University of Texas System
- Leadership Institute for Women in Psychology 2011, American Psychological Association
Predictors of Reversion from Mild Cognitive Impairment to Normal Cognition.
Pandya SY, Lacritz LH, Weiner MF, Deschner M, Woon FL Dementia and geriatric cognitive disorders 2017 43 3-4 204-214
[Comparative analysis of modern combined methods in diagnosis of renal cell carcinoma].
Teodorovich OV, Ternovoi SK, Vlasova IS, Zabrodina NB, Fominykh EV, Kesov IaE, Urologiia (Moscow, Russia : 1999) 2006 Sep-Oct 5 3-6, 11
Risk factors for earlier dementia onset in autopsy-confirmed Alzheimer's disease, mixed Alzheimer's with Lewy bodies, and pure Lewy body disease.
Schaffert J, LoBue C, White CL, Wilmoth K, Didehbani N, Lacritz L, Nguyen T, Peters ME, Fields L, Li C, Cullum CM, Alzheimer's & dementia : the journal of the Alzheimer's Association 2020 03 16 3 524-530
Use of the Montreal Cognitive Assessment and Alzheimer's Disease-8 as cognitive screening measures in Parkinson's disease.
Brown DS, Bernstein IH, McClintock SM, Munro Cullum C, Dewey RB, Husain M, Lacritz LH International journal of geriatric psychiatry 2016 Mar 31 3 264-72
Cognitive functioning in individuals with benign essential tremor
Lacritz, L.H., Dewey, R., Giller, C., & Cullum, C.M. Journal of the International Neuropsychological Society 2002 8 125-129
The CERAD Neuropsychologic Battery Total Score and the progression of Alzheimer disease.
Rossetti HC, Munro Cullum C, Hynan LS, Lacritz LH Alzheimer disease and associated disorders 2010 Apr-Jun 24 2 138-42
Subscores of the FAB differentiate frontotemporal lobar degeneration from AD
Lipton, A.M., Ohman, K.A., Womack, K.B. Hynan, L.S., Ninman, E.T., Lacritz, L.H. Neurology 2005 65 726-731
Dyadic short forms of the Wechsler Adult Intelligence Scale III
Ringe, W.K., Saine, K.C., Lacritz, L.H., Hynan, L.S., & Cullum, C.M. Assessment 2002 9 254-260
Education and training and clinical neuropsychology: Recent developments and documents from the Clinical Neuropsychology Synarchy
Smith, G., Roper, B., Shear, Pl, Vasterling, J., Pliskin, N., ?Lacritz, L., et al. Archives of Clinical Neuropsychology 2019 34 418-431
Montreal Cognitive Assessment Performance among Community-Dwelling African Americans.
Rossetti HC, Lacritz LH, Hynan LS, Cullum CM, Van Wright A, Weiner MF Archives of clinical neuropsychology : the official journal of the National Academy of Neuropsychologists 2017 Mar 32 2 238-244
Traumatic Brain Injury History Is Associated With an Earlier Age of Dementia Onset in Autopsy-Confirmed Alzheimer's Disease.
Schaffert J, LoBue C, White CL, Chiang HS, Didehbani N, Lacritz L, Rossetti H, Dieppa M, Hart J, Cullum CM Neuropsychology 2018 Feb
Can a Direct IADL Measure Detect Deficits in Persons with MCI?
Binegar, D.L., Hynan, L.S., Lacritz, L.H., Weiner, M.F., Cullum, C.M. Current Alzheimer Research in press in press
Self-Reported Traumatic Brain Injury and Mild Cognitive Impairment: Increased Risk and Earlier Age of Diagnosis.
LoBue C, Denney D, Hynan LS, Rossetti HC, Lacritz LH, Hart J, Womack KB, Woon FL, Cullum CM Journal of Alzheimer's disease : JAD 2016 51 3 727-36
Traumatic brain injury history is associated with earlier age of onset of Alzheimer disease.
LoBue C, Wadsworth H, Wilmoth K, Clem M, Hart J, Womack KB, Didehbani N, Lacritz LH, Rossetti HC, Cullum CM The Clinical neuropsychologist 2017 Jan 31 1 85-98
Predictors That a Diagnosis of Mild Cognitive Impairment Will Remain Stable 3 Years Later.
Clem MA, Holliday RP, Pandya S, Hynan LS, Lacritz LH, Woon FL Cognitive and behavioral neurology : official journal of the Society for Behavioral and Cognitive Neurology 2017 Mar 30 1 8-15
Patterns of verbal memory performance in mild cognitive impairment, Alzheimer?s disease and normal aging
Greenaway, M.J., Lacritz, L.H., Binegar, D., Weiner, M.F., Lipton, A., & Cullum, C.M. Cognitive and Behavioral Neurology 2006 19 79-84
Staging Dementia with Clinical Dementia Rating Scale Sum of Boxes Scores: A Texas Alzheimer?s Research Consortium Study
O'Bryant, S.E., Waring, S.C., Cullum, C.M., Hall, J., Lacritz, L., Massman, P.J., Lupo, P.J., Reisch, J.S., Doody, R., and the Texas Alzheimer?s Research Consortium Archives of Clinical Neurology 2008 65 1091-1095
A Total Score for the CERAD Neuropsychological Battery
Chandler, M.J., Lacritz, L.H., Hynan, L.S., Barnard, H.D., Allen, D.G., Deschner, M., Weiner, M.F., & Cullum, C.M. Neurology 2005 65 102-106
Performance of elderly Native Americans and Caucasians on the CERAD neuropsychological battery
Whyte, S.R., Cullum, C.M., Hynan, L.S., Lacritz, L.H., Rosenberg, R.N., Weiner, M.F. Alzheimer?s Disease and Related Disorders 2005 19 74-78
Population health solutions for assessing cognitive impairment in geriatric patients
Perry, W., Lacritz, L., Roebuck-Spencer, R., Silver, C., Denney, R.L., Myers, J., et al. Archives of Clinical Neuropsychology 2018 33 655-675
Neuropsychological outcome following unilateral stereotactic pallidotomy in intractable Parkinson’s disease
Lacritz, L.H., Cullum, C.M., Frol, A.B., Dewey Jr., R.B., & Giller, C.A Brain and Cognition 2000 42 364-378
Normative data for the Montreal Cognitive Assessment (MoCA) in a population-based sample.
Rossetti HC, Lacritz LH, Cullum CM, Weiner MF Neurology 2011 Sep 77 13 1272-5
- Predictors of Reversion from Mild Cognitive Impairment to Normal Cognition.
- Detection of cognitive change with interventions
- Multiple Sclerosis
- Movement Disorders
- Early detection of dementia
- Test development and interpretation
- Traumatic Brain Injury