PhD, University of Victoria
Memory Compensation, Cognitive Neurogenetics and Aging, Longitudinal Analyses
Dr. de Frias earned her master's degree in Human Development and Family Studies at The Pennsylvania State University and her doctoral degree in Psychology (Lifespan Development and Aging) at the University of Victoria. She received a postdoctoral fellowship award from the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR)-Institute of Aging which was held at Stockholm University/Karolinska Institute and at the University of Alberta. Dr. de Frias is an Assistant Professor in the School of Behavioral and Brain Sciences at The University of Texas at Dallas.
My research examines individual differences in healthy aging. I apply advanced multivariate and longitudinal analyses (structural equation modeling, latent growth curve modeling) to understand developmental processes. My specific areas of research interest include:
Lifespan Development, Adult Development and Aging, Cognitive Aging, Developmental Methodology, Experimental Projects in Psychology
de Frias, C. M., Dixon, R. A., & Camicioli, R. (2012). Neurocognitive inconsistency in Parkinson's disease with and without dementia: An 18-month prospective cohort study. Journal of the International Neuropsychological Society, 18, 764-772.
de Frias, C. M., Marklund, P., Eriksson, E., Larsson, A., Öhman, L., Annerbrink, K., Bäckman, L., Nilsson, L-G., & Nyberg, L. (2010). Influence of COMT gene polymorphism on fMRI-assessed sustained and transient activity during a working memory task. Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience, 22, 1614-1622.
de Frias, C. M., Dixon, R. A., & Strauss, E. (2009). Characterizing executive functioning in older special populations: From cognitively elite to cognitively impaired. Neuropsychology, 23, 778-791.