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John Gunstad

John Gunstad | Associate Professor

Phone: 330-672-2166
Fax: 330-672-3786
Email: jgunstad@kent.edu
Profile:

Education: Ph.D., Ohio University (2002)

Research Areas: Clinical - Assessment, Clinical - Health

Specialty: Neuropsychology/Health

Research Interests

My research examines two broad areas: 1) the effects of aging and disease on neurocognitive function, with a particular interest in cardiovascular disease and obesity; and 2) anon-pharmacological approaches to improving brain function.

Lab Site: Clinical Neuropsychology Research Lab

Courses Frequently Taught

  • Psychology of Adjustment (undergraduate)
  • Neuropsychological Assessment (graduate)
  • Introduction to Psychological Assessment (graduate)

 

Scholarly, Creative & Professional Activities

Alosco, M. L., Galioto, R., Spitznagel, M. B., Strain, G., Devlin, M., Cohen, R., Crosby, R. D., Mitchell, J. E., & Gunstad, J. (in press). Cognitive Function Following Bariatric Surgery: Evidence for Improvement 3 Years Post-Surgery. The American Journal of Surgery.

Stenek, K., & Gunstad, J. (in press). Can bariatric surgery reduce risk of Alzheimer's disease? Progress in Neuropsychopharmacology and Biological Psychiatry.

Alosco, M. L., Spitznagel, M. B., Cohen, R., Sweet, L. H., Josephson, R., Hughes, J., Rosneck, J., & Gunstad, J. (in press). Cardiac Rehabilitation is Associated with Lasting Improvements in Cognitive Function in Older Adults with Heart Failure. Acta Cardiologica.

Knecht, K., Alosco, M. L., Spitznagel, M. B., Cohen, R., Raz, N., Sweet, L., Colbert, L. H., Josephson, R., Hughes, J., Rosneck, J., & Gunstad, J. (in press). Greater Physical Activity is Associated with Better Cognitive Function in Older Adults with Heart Failure. Health Psychology.