Current Research Funding:
• Alzheimer's Disease Research Center Donations Program, University of Pittsburgh
Wilckens K.A., Tremel, JJ, Wolk DA, Wheeler ME. Effects of task-set adoption on ERP correlates of controlled and automatic recognition memory. NeuroImage. 2011; 55:1384-1392. PMC3049819
Wilckens K.A., Erickson KI, Wheeler ME. Age-related decline in controlled retrieval: The role of the PFC and sleep. Neural Plasticity. 2012. PMC3434414
Wilckens, K.A., Woo, S.G., Erickson, K.I., Wheeler, M.E. Sleep continuity and total sleep time are associated with task-switching and preparation in young and older adults. Journal of Sleep Research. 2014; 23 (5). PMC4177284
Wilckens, K.A., Woo, S.G., Kirk, A.R., Erickson, K.I., Wheeler, M.E. The role of sleep continuity and total sleep time in executive function across the adult lifespan. Psychology & Aging. 2014; 29(3). PMC4369772
Wilckens, K.A., Nebes, R., Hall, M., Monk, T., Buysse, D.J. Changes in Cognitive Performance are Associated with Changes in Sleep in Older Adults with Insomnia. Behavioral Sleep Medicine. 2015; 1-16. PMCID Journal in Process.
Wilckens, K.A., Aizenstein, H.J., Nofzinger, E.A, James, J.A., Hasler, B.P., Rosario-Rivera, B.L., Franzen, P., Germain, A., Hall, M.H., Kupfer, D.J., Price, J.C., Siegle, G.J., Buysse, D.J. The Role of Non-Rapid Eye Movement Slow-Wave Activity in Prefrontal Metabolism across Young and Middle Age Adults. Journal of Sleep Research. 2016. PMCID Journal In Process
• BA, Psychology, Rutgers University, Douglass College (New Brunswick, NJ), 2006
• MA, Psychology, New York University (New York, NY), 2008
• PhD, Cognitive Psychology, University of Pittsburgh (Pittsburgh, PA), 2012
• Postdoctoral Fellowship, Geriatric Psychiatry T32, University of Pittsburgh (Pittsburgh, PA), 2012-2015
With undergraduate and graduate training in cognitive neuroscience and aging and postdoctoral training in sleep medicine, Dr. Wilckens is uniquely positioned to study the role of sleep in brain health and cognition. Her research interests focus on the neural mechanisms connecting sleep with cognitive function, particularly in older adulthood and whether sleep can be modified to improve cognitive performance.
Kristine A. Wilckens, Ph.D.
Department of Psychiatry
3811 O'Hara Street, Room E-1124
Pittsburgh, PA 15213