Scott Roberts, PhD, is Associate Professor of Health Behavior & Health Education at the University of Michigan’s School of Public Health (U-M SPH). He completed his doctoral training in clinical psychology, with postdoctoral specialization in clinical geropsychology. From 2001-06, he was on the faculty at Boston University School of Medicine, based primarily at its NIH-funded Alzheimer’s Disease Center, where he served as Co-Director of its Education Core. During this time Dr. Roberts served as a support group leader and conducted evaluations of an Alzheimer’s Association sponsored education and support program for early-stage Alzheimer’s disease (AD). He currently serves as Director of the Outreach, Recruitment and Education Core of the Michigan Alzheimer’s Disease Center.
Dr. Roberts conducts research on several topics related to Alzheimer’s disease. He has published numerous articles that address participants’ motivations and interests in genetic testing, the psychological impact of providing risk disclosure, and health behavior changes prompted by risk assessment. He has also published numerous articles on attitudes, beliefs and knowledge about AD and MCI, including surveys of family members, neurologists, and the general public. Dr. Roberts has served since 2001 as Co-Principal Investigator on the NIH-funded REVEAL Study (Risk Evaluation and Education for Alzheimer’s Disease), a series of randomized clinical trials examining the impact of APOE gene testing for people at risk for clinical AD. He is also Co-Investigator on NIH-funded projects involving the disclosure of amyloid imaging and genetic test results to older adults, including in the context of large international prevention traials.
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