Jennifer J. Manly, PhD

Expertise in: 
Neuropsychology
Jennifer J. Manly, PhD

Overview

Areas of Expertise / Conditions Treated

Neuropsychology, Clinical Neuropsychology, Neuropsychological Assessment, Neuropsychological Testing, Neuropsychological Testing Battery, Neuropsychology Consult

Academic Appointments

  • Professor of Neuropsychology (in Neurology, the Gertrude H. Sergievsky Center and the Taub Institute for Research on Alzheimer's Disease and the Aging Brain)

Jennifer Manly, PhD is a Professor of Neuropsychology in Neurology at the Gertrude H. Sergievsky Center and the Taub Institute for Research in Aging and Alzheimer’s disease at Columbia University. She completed her graduate training in neuropsychology at the San Diego State University / University of California at San Diego Joint Doctoral Program in Clinical Psychology. After a clinical internship at Brown University, she completed a postdoctoral fellowship at Columbia University. Her research on cultural, medical, and genetic predictors of cognitive aging and Alzheimer’s disease among African Americans and Hispanics has been funded by the National Institute on Aging and the Alzheimer’s Association. She has authored over 100 peer-reviewed publications and 8 chapters.

In 2002 she was awarded the Early Career Award from Division 40 of the American Psychological Association, and in 2004 she was elected a Fellow of APA. She serves on the US Department of Health and Human Services Advisory Council on Alzheimer's Research, Care and Services, and is a member of the Alzheimer’s Association Medical & Scientific Research Board. She currently serves as a member at large on the Board of Governors of the International Neuropsychological Society.

Hospital Affiliations

  • NewYork-Presbyterian/Columbia

Gender

  • Female

Credentials & Experience

Education & Training

  • University of California San Diego School of Medicine
  • Internship: Brown University/Miriam Hospital

Honors & Awards

1994 Awarded the Dorathe Frick Memorial Award, for contribution to the UCSD/SDSU Joint Doctoral Program in Clinical Psychology
2003 Early Career Award, American Psychological Association Division 40 (Clinical Neuropsychology) 
2005 Fellow, American Psychological Association Division 40 (Clinical Neuropsychology)
2006 Early Career Award, National Academy of Neuropsychology 

Research

Dr. Manly aims to improve the diagnostic accuracy of neuropsychological tests when used to detect cognitive impairment and Alzheimer's disease among African American and Hispanic elders. This work clarifies the independent influences of language, acculturation, educational experiences, racial socialization, and socioeconomic status on cognitive test performance, with the ultimate goal of understanding more about the relationship between culture and cognition. Recent work focuses on the specificity of cognitive tasks in detecting subtle cognitive decline among illiterate and low-literacy older adults. This work has important implications for determining the complex influence of reading and writing skills on brain function.

Research Interests

  • Neuropsychology
  • Cognitive aging
  • Cultural and educational experience

Grants

08/15/11 – 08/14/14    Cognitive Function Among Offspring of Diverse Elders With and Without Alzheimer's; Alzheimer's Association

ENHANCING RETROSPECTIVE LIFE HISTORY DATA IN THE HEALTH AND RETIREMENT STUDY (Federal Gov)

Sep 1 2019 - Jun 30 2024

BLOOD PRESSURE AND ADRD IN AFRICAN AMERICANS: THE JACKSON HEART STUDY (Federal Gov)

Sep 15 2019 - May 31 2024

METFORMIN IN ALZHEIMER S DEMENTIA PREVENTION (MAP) (Federal Gov)

Aug 15 2019 - Apr 30 2024

HEALTH AND RETIREMENT STUDY YRS 29- 34: HARMONIZED COGNITIVE ASSESSMENT PROTOCOL (HCAP) (Federal Gov)

Jan 1 2018 - Dec 31 2023

HEALTH AND RETIREMENT STUDY YRS 29-34 (Federal Gov)

Jan 1 2018 - Dec 31 2023

HEALTH AND RETIREMENT STUDY YRS 29-34 (Federal Gov)

Jan 1 2018 - Dec 31 2023

THE ROLE OF INFLAMMATION IN THE ASSOCIATION BETWEEN DIET AND ALZHEIMER S DISEASE (Federal Gov)

Mar 1 2019 - Nov 30 2023

COLUMBIA CENTER FOR INTERDISCIPLINARY RESEARCH ON ALZHEIMER S DISEASE DISPARITIES (CIRAD) (Federal Gov)

Sep 1 2018 - Jun 30 2023

TAU PET IMAGING IN RACIALLY/ETHNICALLY DIVERSE MIDDLE AGED ADULTS (Federal Gov)

Sep 1 2018 - Jun 30 2023

COGNITIVE FUNCTION, ALZHEIMER S DISEASE AND RELATED DISORDERS IN THE HAALSI COHORT (Federal Gov)

Sep 30 2018 - May 31 2023

OLFACTORY IMPAIRMENT IN OFFSPRING STUDY OF RACIAL DISPARITIES IN ALZHEIMERS DISEASE (Federal Gov)

Sep 1 2018 - May 31 2023

CHILD MALTREATMENT AND RISK FOR MILD COGNITIVE IMPAIRMENT AND ALZHEIMER S DISEASE (Federal Gov)

Sep 1 2018 - May 31 2023

SUMMER OF TRANSLATIONAL AGING RESEARCH FOR UNDERGRADUATES (STARU) (Federal Gov)

Aug 1 2018 - Apr 30 2023

ARE THERE ETHNIC DIFFERENCES IN BRAIN AMYLOID AND TAU IN THE SEVENTH DECADE OF LIFE? (Federal Gov)

Aug 1 2017 - Apr 30 2023

WHOLE GENOME SEQUENCING IN ETHNICALLY DIVERSE COHORTS FOR THE ADSP FOLLOW UP STUDY (FUS) (Federal Gov)

Sep 30 2017 - Aug 31 2022

WHOLE GENOME SEQUENCING IN ETHNICALLY DIVERSE COHORTS FOR THE ADSP FOLLOW UP STUDY (FUS) (Federal Gov)

Sep 30 2017 - Aug 31 2022

WHOLE GENOME SEQUENCING IN ETHNICALLY DIVERSE COHORTS FOR THE ADSP FOLLOW UP STUDY (FUS) (Federal Gov)

Sep 30 2017 - Aug 31 2022

CONTINUATION OF THE GLYCEMIA REDUCTION APPROACHES IN DIABETES: A COMPARATIVE EFFECTIVENESS (GRADE) STUDY (Federal Gov)

Sep 6 2017 - Jul 31 2022

TESTING OLFACTION IN PRIMARY CARE TO DETECT ALZHEIMER S DISEASE AND OTHER DEMENTIAS (TOPAD) (Federal Gov)

Sep 30 2017 - May 31 2022

RESILIENCE MECHANISMS UNDERLYING RACIAL/ETHNIC DISPARITIES IN ALZHEIMER S DISEASE (Federal Gov)

Aug 1 2017 - May 31 2022

THE EFFECT OF LOWER PRESSURE OVER THE LIFE COURSE ON LATE-LIFE COGNITION IN BLACK (Federal Gov)

Aug 1 2017 - May 31 2022

THE EFFECT OF LOWER PRESSURE OVER THE LIFE COURSE ON LATE-LIFE COGNITION IN BLACK (Federal Gov)

Aug 1 2017 - May 31 2022

BILINGUALISM AMONG INDIVIDUALS WITH AND WITHOUT A FAMILY HISTORY OF DEMENTIA (Private)

Jul 1 2018 - Jun 30 2021

SCHOOL QUALITY AND RACIAL DISPARITIES IN ALZHEIMER S DISEASE IN PROJECT TALENT (Federal Gov)

Sep 30 2016 - Jun 30 2021

WHICAP -GENETIC EPIDEMIOLOGY OF CEREBROVASCULAR FACTORS IN ALZHEIMER S DISEASE (Federal Gov)

Aug 1 2016 - Jun 30 2021

BIOLOGICAL AGING IN OLDER HIV-INFECTED AFRICAN AMERICANS (Federal Gov)

Sep 1 2017 - May 31 2021

CENTER OF EXCELLENCE IN ALZHEIMER DISEASE (NYS) (NY State Gov)

Jul 1 2016 - May 31 2021

OFFSPRING STUDY OF MECHANISMS OF RACIAL DISPARITIES IN ALZHEIMER S DISEASE (Federal Gov)

Sep 1 2016 - Mar 31 2021

COORDINATING CENTER FOR GENETICS AND GENOMICS OF ALZHEIMER S DISEASE (CGAD) (Federal Gov)

Apr 15 2016 - Feb 28 2021

COORDINATING CENTER FOR GENETICS AND GENOMICS OF ALZHEIMER S DISEASE (CGAD) (Federal Gov)

Apr 15 2016 - Feb 28 2021

COORDINATING CENTER FOR GENETICS AND GENOMICS OF ALZHEIMER S DISEASE (CGAD) (Federal Gov)

Apr 15 2016 - Feb 28 2021

13/22 DIABETES PREVENTION PROGRAM OUTCOMES STUDY (DPPOS) PHASE 3 - RESEARCH PROJECT (Federal Gov)

Aug 15 1994 - Jan 31 2021

THE HEALTH IMPACTS OF THE MYGOALS RANDOMIZED CONTROLLED TRIAL (Federal Gov)

Sep 30 2019 - Aug 31 2020

ARMADA: ADVANCING RELIABLE MEASUREMENT IN ALZHEIMER S DISEASE AND COGNITIVE AGING (Federal Gov)

Sep 1 2017 - Apr 30 2020

VASCULAR CONTRIBUTIONS TO COGNITIVE IMPAIRMENT AND DEMENTIA AND STROKE IN A BI-RACIAL NATIONAL SAMPLE (Federal Gov)

Feb 15 2018 - Jan 31 2020

WHITE MATTER HYPERINTENSITIES IN AGING AND DEMENTIA (Federal Gov)

Sep 30 2016 - Aug 31 2019

ALZHEIMER S DISEASE GENETICS CONSORTIUM (Federal Gov)

Jun 15 2015 - Mar 31 2019

PSYCHOSOCIAL PROTECTIVE FACTORS IN COGNITIVE AND BRAIN AGING (Federal Gov)

Sep 30 2016 - Mar 30 2019

COORDINATING CENTER FOR GENETICS AND GENOMICS OF ALZHEIMER S DISEASE (CGAD) (Federal Gov)

Apr 15 2016 - May 30 2018

ALZHEIMER S DISEASE GENETICS CONSORTIUM (Federal Gov)

Jun 15 2015 - Mar 31 2018

WHOLE GENOME SEQUENCING IN ETHNICALLY DIVERSE COHORTS FOR THE ADSP FOLLOW UP STUDY (FUS) (Federal Gov)

Sep 30 2017 - Dec 31 2017

ETIOLOGY OF GEOGRAPHIC AND RACIAL DIFFERENCES IN STROKE (Federal Gov)

Dec 1 2015 - Nov 30 2017

MRI, GENETIC AND COGNITIVE PRECURSORS OF AD AND DEMENTIA (Federal Gov)

Sep 15 2012 - Aug 31 2017

GLYCEMIC REDUCTION APPROACHES FOR DIABETES: A COMPARATIVE EFFECTIVE STUDY (Federal Gov)

Dec 1 2012 - Jul 31 2017

GLYCEMIC REDUCTION APPROACHES FOR DIABETES: A COMPARATIVE EFFECTIVE STUDY (Federal Gov)

Dec 1 2012 - Jul 31 2017

MRI, GENETIC AND COGNITIVE PRECURSORS OF AD AND DEMENTIA (Federal Gov)

Sep 15 2012 - May 31 2017

EPIDEMIOLOGY OF BIOMARKERS OF RISK AND PROGRESSION IN LOAD (Federal Gov)

May 1 2010 - Apr 30 2017

ALZHEIMER S DISEASE GENETICS CONSORTIUM (Federal Gov)

Jun 15 2015 - Mar 31 2017

COORDINATING CENTER FOR GENETICS AND GENOMICS OF ALZHEIMER S DISEASE (CGAD) (Federal Gov)

Apr 15 2016 - Feb 28 2017

COORDINATING CENTER FOR GENETICS AND GENOMICS OF ALZHEIMER S DISEASE (CGAD) (Federal Gov)

Apr 15 2016 - Feb 28 2017

RE-VISITING METHODS FOR MCI DIAGNOSIS TO IMPROVE BIOMARKER AND TRIAL FINDINGS (Federal Gov)

Mar 15 2016 - Feb 28 2017

CENTER OF EXCELLENCE IN ALZHEIMER DISEASE (NYS) (NY State Gov)

Jul 1 2016 - Oct 1 2016

PSYCHOSOCIAL PROTECTIVE FACTORS IN COGNITIVE AND BRAIN AGING (Federal Gov)

Sep 1 2014 - Aug 31 2016

ALZHEIMER S DISEASE GENETICS CONSORTIUM (Federal Gov)

Jun 15 2015 - Mar 31 2016

COLUMBIA CENTER FOR THE HEALTH OF URBAN MINORITIES (Federal Gov)

Feb 10 2003 - Jan 31 2016

INTERDISCIPLINARY LIFECOURSE APPROACHES TO AFRICAN AMERICAN COGNITIVE AGING (Federal Gov)

Sep 30 2012 - Aug 31 2015

OFFSPRING OF ETHNICALLY DIVERSE PEOPLE WITH AND WITHOUT ALZHEIMER S DISEASE (Private)

Apr 1 2012 - Mar 31 2015

GENETIC EPIDEMIOLOGY OF ALZHEIMERS DISEASE IN AFRICAN AMERICANS (Federal Gov)

Sep 15 2007 - Jun 30 2014

DIABETES PREVENTION PROGRAM OUTCOMES STUDY - PHASE 2 (Federal Gov)

Apr 15 2009 - Jan 31 2014

PILOT TRIAL OF METFORMIN IN AMNESTIC MCI (Federal Gov)

May 15 2008 - Apr 30 2013

GENETIC EPIDEMIOLOGY OF ALZHEIMERS DISEASE AMONG AFRICAN AME RICANS (Private)

Apr 1 2008 - Mar 31 2011

HEALTH AND COGNITION AMONG AFRICAN AMERICAN WOMEN (Private)

Jun 1 2006 - Dec 31 2010

COGNITIVE TEST PERFORMANCE OF AFRICAN AMERICAN ELDERS (Federal Gov)

Jul 1 1999 - Jul 31 2010

THE EPIDEMIOLOGY OF DEMENTIA IN AN URBAN COMMUNITY (Federal Gov)

Feb 1 1989 - Jun 30 2010

ALZHEIMER''S DISEASE RESEARCH CENTER AT COLUMBIA UNIVERSITY (Federal Gov)

Sep 29 1989 - May 31 2010