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Rebecca Logsdon PhD

Research Professor Emerita
Affiliate Professor, UW Department of Psychology

I am a clinical psychologist specializing in gerontology, and have worked with older adults with memory loss and their families for 30 years. My research focuses on psychosocial interventions to improve mental and physical health and quality of life for individuals with memory loss and their families.

Currently I am principal investigator of an Alzheimer’s Association-funded grant evaluating outcomes for early stage support programs, and co-investigator of an NIA-funded investigation of physical activity interventions for individuals with cognitive impairment. I am Pilot Core director of the UW Roybal Center for Translational Research on Aging, and co-investigator and site director of the CDC funded Healthy Brain Research Network.

Other ongoing projects include collaborating on Administration on Aging-funded translational research on dementia care programs in Washington and Oregon, evaluating participant outcomes of an experiential arts program at the Frye Art Museum in Seattle, WA, and assessing quality of life in individuals with dementia and their caregivers.

Nationally, I am a member of the NIH standing review committee for Community Level Health Promotion; internationally, I chair the Psychosocial Intervention Interest Group of the International Society to Advance Alzheimer’s Research and Treatment (ISTAART).


Psychosocial and Community Health

What classes do you teach?

None at the moment.

What do you love about the UW School of Nursing?

I especially appreciate the strong sense of social responsibility and focus on clinical service and translational research to benefit individuals of all ages and backgrounds.


Psychosocial and Community Health

Research Areas

  • Lifespan Health

Research Centers

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