Alice Cronin-Golomb, PhD
Boston University College of Arts and Sciences
Dept of Psychological and Brain Sciences

PhD, California Institute of Technology

Dr. Cronin-Golomb graduated from the California Institute of Technology in 1984 with a Ph.D. in Psychobiology, after receiving a B.A. in Biology-Psychology from Wesleyan University. She joined Boston University in 1989 and is a faculty member in the Clinical Program and the Program in Brain, Behavior, and Cognition, as well as the interdisciplinary Center for Systems Neuroscience and Center for Research in Sensory Communication and Emerging Neural Technology (CRESCENT). She is director (along with Dr. Michael Lyons) of the Center for Clinical Biopsychology and is director of the Vision and Cognition Laboratory. Dr. Cronin-Golomb’s group collaborates with faculty from the Charles River Campus where she is based, including the College of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences: Sargent College, and with faculty from the Medical Campus; the VA Boston Healthcare System; and the BU-affiliated Framingham Heart Study, the latter in regard to disease biomarkers. She teaches courses at the undergraduate and graduate level in Neuropsychology.

Dr. Cronin-Golomb’s principal research focus is on the neural correlates of perception and cognition in aging and age-related neurodegenerative disease. Her main methodology is behavioral and includes visual psychophysics, neuropsychological assessment, and sensory/cognitive neuroscience, with collaborators in neuroimaging. A current emphasis is on the non-motor symptoms of Parkinson’s disease (perception, cognition, mood, stigma, sleep, circadian function, autonomic function) and their interaction with motor symptoms, with an emphasis on motor subtypes (e.g., body side of PD onset, type of symptom at onset). Her lab engages in basic research and in the development of interventions to enhance quality of life. Dr. Cronin-Golomb also has a long-standing interest in perception and cognition in Alzheimer’s disease. Her work and that of her students is supported by the National Institute of Health, the American Parkinson’s Disease Association, and the Boston University Interdisciplinary Biomedical Research Office, Affinity Research Collaborative (ARC).

Boston University
Vision & Cognition Laboratory

Boston University
Center for Clinical Biopsychology

2016 American Psychological Association, Division 20, Adult Development and Aging: Mentorship Award in Aging
2016 Psychonomic Society: Fellow
2013 Association for Psychological Science: Fellow
2012 Boston University: United Methodist Scholar/Teacher of the Year
2012 American Psychological Association, Division 40, Clinical Neuropsychology: Fellow
2007 Eastern Psychological Association: Fellow
2002 Gerontological Society of America: Fellow
1999 American Psychological Association, Division 6, Behavioral Neuroscience and Comparative Psychology: Fellow
1999 American Psychological Association, Division 20, Adult Development and Aging: Fellow

Attentional and Exercise Interventions to Improve Non-Motor Symptoms of PD
09/01/2017 - 08/31/2018 (PI)
American Parkinson Disease Association,

Personnel Agreement for Research Services of Alice Cronin-Golomb
09/01/2017 - 06/30/2018 (PI)
VA Boston Healthcare System

Attentional and Exercise Intervention to Improve Non-Motor and Motor Symptoms of PD
09/01/2015 - 02/28/2018 (PI)
American Parkinson Disease Association,

A Cognitive-Behavioral Intervention for Anxiety in Parkinson's Disease
09/30/2013 - 09/29/2017 (PI)
NIH/National Institute of Mental Health

A Telemedicine Intervention to Improve Cognition Function in Patients with PD - IPA from Boston VA
07/01/2016 - 09/30/2016 (PI)
Department of Veterans Affairs

A Telemedicine Intervention to Improve Cognition Function in Patients with PD - IPA
12/16/2014 - 09/15/2015 (PI)
VA Boston Healthcare System

Perceptual, Cognitive, and Motor Rigidity in Parkinson's Disease
09/30/2011 - 08/31/2015 (PI)
NIH/National Institute of Neurological D

Biological Motion Perception in Parkinson's Disease
09/24/2012 - 06/30/2015 (PI)
NIH/National Institute of Neurological D

Effects of Parkinson's Disease on Perception, Cognition, and Gait
09/30/2009 - 08/31/2014 (PI)
NIH/National Institute of Neurological D

Functional Characterization of Spatial Neglect in Parkinson's Disease
05/01/2011 - 04/30/2014 (PI)
NIH/National Institute of Neurological D

Yr Title Project-Sub Proj Pubs
2013 Effects of Parkinson's Disease on Perception, Cognition, and Gait 5R01NS067128-05 19
2012 Effects of Parkinson's Disease on Perception, Cognition, and Gait 5R01NS067128-04 19
2011 Effects of Parkinson's Disease on Perception, Cognition, and Gait 5R01NS067128-03 19
2010 Effects of Parkinson's Disease on Perception, Cognition, and Gait 5R01NS067128-02 19
2010 Visuospatial Function in Parkinson's Disease 5R01NS050446-05 12
2009 Effects of Parkinson's Disease on Perception, Cognition, and Gait 1R01NS067128-01 19
2009 Visuospatial Function in Parkinson's Disease 5R01NS050446-04 12
2009 Visuospatial Function in Parkinson's Disease 3R01NS050446-03S1 12
2008 Visuospatial Function in Parkinson's Disease 5R01NS050446-03 12
2008 Effects of Visual Signal Strength on Alzheimer Cognition 5R01NS052914-09 10
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  1. Reynolds GO, Hanna KK, Neargarder S, Cronin-Golomb A. The relation of anxiety and cognition in Parkinson''s disease. Neuropsychology. 2017 Sep; 31(6):596-604. PMID: 28425730; DOI: 10.1037/neu0000353;.
  2. Salazar RD, Ren X, Ellis TD, Toraif N, Barthelemy OJ, Neargarder S, Cronin-Golomb A. Dual tasking in Parkinson''s disease: Cognitive consequences while walking. Neuropsychology. 2017 Sep; 31(6):613-623. PMID: 28414497; DOI: 10.1037/neu0000331;.
  3. Salazar RD, Le AM, Neargarder S, Cronin-Golomb A. The impact of motor symptoms on self-reported anxiety in Parkinson''s disease. Parkinsonism Relat Disord. 2017 May; 38:26-30. PMID: 28256435; DOI: 10.1016/j.parkreldis.2017.01.011;.
  4. Centi J, Freeman R, Gibbons CH, Neargarder S, Canova AO, Cronin-Golomb A. Effects of orthostatic hypotension on cognition in Parkinson disease. Neurology. 2017 Jan 03; 88(1):17-24. PMID: 27903817; DOI: 10.1212/WNL.0000000000003452;.
  5. Cronin-Golomb A. Great nature''s second course: Introduction to the special issue on the behavioral neuroscience of sleep. Behav Neurosci. 2016 Jun; 130(3):267-70. PMID: 27214499; DOI: 10.1037/bne0000147;.
  6. Díaz-Santos M, Mauro S, Cao B, Yazdanbakhsh A, Neargarder S, Cronin-Golomb A. Bistable perception in normal aging: perceptual reversibility and its relation to cognition. Neuropsychol Dev Cogn B Aging Neuropsychol Cogn. 2017 Mar; 24(2):115-134. PMID: 27116194; DOI: 10.1080/13825585.2016.1173646;.
  7. Norton DJ, McBain RK, Pizzagalli DA, Cronin-Golomb A, Chen Y. Dysregulation of visual motion inhibition in major depression. Psychiatry Res. 2016 06 30; 240:214-21. PMID: 27111216; PMCID: PMC4886228; DOI: 10.1016/j.psychres.2016.04.028;.
  8. Jaywant A, Wasserman V, Kemppainen M, Neargarder S, Cronin-Golomb A. Perception of Communicative and Non-communicative Motion-Defined Gestures in Parkinson's Disease. J Int Neuropsychol Soc. 2016 May; 22(5):540-50. PMID: 27055646; DOI: 10.1017/S1355617716000114;.
  9. Norton DJ, Nguyen VA, Lewis MF, Reynolds GO, Somers DC, Cronin-Golomb A. Visuospatial Attention to Single and Multiple Objects Is Independently Impaired in Parkinson's Disease. PLoS One. 2016; 11(3):e0150013. PMID: 26963388; PMCID: PMC4786138; DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0150013;.
  10. Jaywant A, Shiffrar M, Roy S, Cronin-Golomb A. Impaired perception of biological motion in Parkinson''s disease. Neuropsychology. 2016 Sep; 30(6):720-30. PMID: 26949927; PMCID: PMC5003689; DOI: 10.1037/neu0000276;.
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Parkinson's Disease, Idiopathic
Aging, Cognitive
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