Emily Trittschuh, PhD

Personal Statement

As a clinical neuropsychologist who has specialized in aging, I have over 15 years of experience via employment and training in the field of geriatrics. Prior to joining the VHA, my clinical work and research was focused on the full continuum of cognitive aging – from neurodegenerative disease to “super” aging into the 90s and beyond. I have been appointed at the UW and based at the VA Puget Health Care System since 2008. In this time, I have developed additional and complementary interests in the older adult Veteran who has PTSD, especially how this disorder can interfere with cognition and might contribute to decline. Provision of training for future geriatric care providers (MD, PhD, nursing, etc) is an important part of my personal mission. I also enjoy connecting with the older adult community through various events and at local senior centers.  

Department Affiliations

Training Programs

Dr. Trittschuh follows a Developmental Model of individual supervision with career and professional development as goals.

Recent Publications

Development and validation of language and visuospatial composite scores in ADNI.
Alzheimers Dement (N Y) 6(1): e12072
Choi SE, Mukherjee S, Gibbons LE, Sanders RE, Jones RN, Tommet D, Mez J, Trittschuh EH, Saykin A, Lamar M, Rabin L, Foldi NS, Sikkes S, Jutten RJ, Grandoit E, Mac Donald C, Risacher S, Groot C, Ossenkoppele R, Alzheimer's Disease Neuroimaging Initiative., Crane PK

Healthy Aging Project-Brain: A Psychoeducational and Motivational Group for Older Veterans.
(2020 Jul)
Fed Pract 37(7): 309-315
Verstaen A, Rau HK, Trittschuh EH

Genetic variants and functional pathways associated with resilience to Alzheimer's disease.
(2020 Aug 1)
Brain 143(8): 2561-2575
Dumitrescu L, Mahoney ER, Mukherjee S, Lee ML, Bush WS, Engelman CD, Lu Q, Fardo DW, Trittschuh EH, Mez J, Kaczorowski C, Hernandez Saucedo H, Widaman KF, Buckley R, Properzi M, Mormino E, Yang HS, Harrison T, Hedden T, Nho K, Andrews SJ, Tommet D, Hadad N, Sanders RE, Ruderfer DM, Gifford KA, Moore AM, Cambronero F, Zhong X, Raghavan NS, Vardarajan B, Alzheimer’s Disease Neuroimaging Initiative (ADNI)., Alzheimer’s Disease Genetics Consortium (ADGC), A4 Study Team., Pericak-Vance MA, Farrer LA, Wang LS, Cruchaga C, Schellenberg G, Cox NJ, Haines JL, Dirk Keene C, Saykin AJ, Larson EB, Sperling RA, Mayeux R, Bennett DA, Schneider JA, Crane PK, Jefferson AL, Hohman TJ

Associations Between Depression, Traumatic Brain Injury, and Cognitively-Defined Late-Onset Alzheimer's Disease Subgroups.
J Alzheimers Dis 70(2): 611-619
Bauman J, Gibbons LE, Moore M, Mukherjee S, McCurry SM, McCormick W, Bowen JD, Trittschuh E, Glymour M, Mez J, Saykin AJ, Dams-O'Conner K, Bennett DA, Larson EB, Crane PK, Executive Prominent AD (EPAD) investigators.

Using Varying Diagnostic Criteria to Examine Mild Cognitive Impairment Prevalence and Predict Dementia Incidence in a Community-Based Sample.
J Alzheimers Dis 68(4): 1439-1451
Robertson K, Larson EB, Crane PK, Cholerton B, Craft S, McCormick WC, McCurry SM, Bowen JD, Baker LD, Trittschuh EH

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