Andrew M. Kiselica

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Assistant Professor

Director, ClEaR-ADRD Lab

Research at a glance

Research Topics

Research Summary

Dr. Kiselica's research focuses on developing ways to detect symptoms of Alzheimer's disease as early as possible and testing assistive technologies that can be used in managing these symptoms.


  • BA in Psychology from The College of New Jersey (2008-2012)
  • MA in Clinical Psychology from the University of South Florida (2012-2015)
  • PhD in Clinical Psychology from the University of South Florida (2012-2018)
  • Internship in Clinical Neuropsychology at the Miami Veterans Affairs Healthcare System (2017-2018)
  • Fellowship in Clinical Neuropsychology at Baylor Scott and White Health (2018-2020)

Research interests

Dr. Kiselica directs the Clinical Evaluation and Research in Alzheimer’s Disease and Related Dementias (ClEaR-ADRD) lab, in addition to providing clinical services in the Adult Neuropsychology Clinic. The lab has been previously supported by grants from the Alzheimer’s Association and the National Institute on Nursing Research, among other organizations. Dr. Kiselica has current funding from the National Institute on Aging and the University of Missouri. Research in the lab focuses on three areas: 1) developing and validating advanced techniques for detecting cognitive change in preclinical Alzheimer’s disease; 2) testing how assistive technologies can improve the lives of people with dementia and their caregivers; and 3) improving understanding of the relationship between stress and cognitive decline.


Selected publications

* Denotes student author

Scullin, M., Jones, W., Phenis, R., Beevers, S., Rosen, S., Dinh, K., Kiselica, A. M., Keefe, F., & Benge, J. F. (2021). Using smartphone technology to improve prospective memory functioning: A randomized control trial. Journal of the American Geriatrics Society, 70(2): 459-469.

Kiselica, A. M., *Johnson, E., Lewis, K. R., & Trout, K. (2021). Examining racial disparities in the diagnosis of mild cognitive impairment. Applied Neuropsychology: Adult, e-publication ahead of print.

Kiselica, A. M., *Johnson, E., & Benge, J. F. (2021). How impaired is too impaired? Exploring futile neuropsychological test patterns as a function of dementia severity and cognitive screening scores. Journal of Neuropsychology, 15(3), 410-427.

Kiselica, A. M., *Kaser, A., Webber, T. A., Small, B., and Benge, J. F. (2020). Development and preliminary validation of standardized regression-based change scores as measures of transitional cognitive decline. Archives of Clinical Neuropsychology, 35(7), 1168-1181.

Kiselica, A. M., *Kaser, A., & Benge, J. F. (2020). An initial empirical operationalization of the earliest stages of the Alzheimer’s Continuum. Alzheimer’s Disease & Associated Disorders, 35(1), 62-67.

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