Dr. Devine earned her BA in psychology at DePauw University, and then her MA and PhD in clinical psychology at Bowling Green State University in Ohio. She completed her clinical internship at the Boston VA Medical Center/Tufts University Consortium and then completed a three-year postdoctoral program in clinical neuropsychology, providing services to veterans and civilians with a wide range of neurological and psychiatric disorders. Dr. Devine has worked in a research setting since completing her postdoctoral work, and she has also worked intermittently in clinical settings, evaluating individuals with a variety of cognitive disorders. These clients have been as young as 12, but Dr. Devine’s primary interest is in a geriatric population.
In 1999, Dr. Devine started working as a clinical neuropsychologist at the Framingham Heart Study (FHS), where research on cognitive functioning was greatly expanding. Through the years, she has collaborated with Dr. Rhoda Au in applying the Boston Process Approach (BPA) to research using neuropsychological tests. BPA goes beyond the typically used quantitative scores, adding the wealth of information available in qualitative aspects of an individual’s performance on cognitive tests. Although widely used in clinical settings, research using BPA is severely limited, given the challenges of operationalizing qualitative aspects of an individual’s behavior while taking cognitive tests. Dr. Devine has especially enjoyed this challenge, as well as providing training and supervision to testers to ensure reliable and consistent coding of behavior. This has been important because of the large number of testers who have been involved with FHS over the years. In addition to BPA generally, Dr. Devine been especially interested in examining the extensive information that can be gleaned from the Clock Drawing Test, a quick and simple task that involves asking an individual to draw a clock and set the hands to a specified time, and to copy a pre-drawn clock. Dr. Devine is involved with the research at FHS into identification of cognitive biomarkers, especially those caught digitally (i.e., with audio recorders and digital pens), that may reveal risk in the very early (i.e., pre- pre-clinical) stages of dementia.
Research Assistant Professor
Boston University Chobanian & Avedisian School of Medicine
Center Faculty Member
Boston University Chobanian & Avedisian School of Medicine
Anatomy & Neurobiology
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Kang M, Ang TFA, Devine SA, Sherva R, Mukherjee S, Trittschuh EH, Gibbons LE, Scollard P, Lee M, Choi SE, Klinedinst B, Nakano C, Dumitrescu LC, Durant A, Hohman TJ, Cuccaro ML, Saykin AJ, Kukull WA, Bennett DA, Wang LS, Mayeux RP, Haines JL, Pericak-Vance MA, Schellenberg GD, Crane PK, Au R, Lunetta KL, Mez JB, Farrer LA. A genome-wide search for pleiotropy in more than 100,000 harmonized longitudinal cognitive domain scores. Mol Neurodegener. 2023 Jun 22; 18(1):40.View Related Profiles. PMID: 37349795; PMCID: PMC10286470; DOI: 10.1186/s13024-023-00633-4;
Yuan J, Liu X, Liu C, Ang AF, Massaro J, Devine SA, Auerbach SH, Blusztajn JK, Au R, Jacques PF. Is dietary choline intake related to dementia and Alzheimer's disease risks? Results from the Framingham Heart Study. Am J Clin Nutr. 2022 Nov; 116(5):1201-1207.View Related Profiles. PMID: 37208066; PMCID: PMC9630864; DOI: 10.1093/ajcn/nqac193;
Hwang PH, Ang TFA, De Anda-Duran I, Liu X, Liu Y, Gurnani A, Mez J, Auerbach S, Joshi P, Yuan J, Devine S, Au R, Liu C. Examination of potentially modifiable dementia risk factors across the adult life course: The Framingham Heart Study. Alzheimers Dement. 2023 Jul; 19(7):2975-2983.View Related Profiles. PMID: 36656649; PMCID: PMC10354206; DOI: 10.1002/alz.12940;
Tao Q, Akhter-Khan SC, Ang TFA, DeCarli C, Alosco ML, Mez J, Killiany R, Devine S, Rokach A, Itchapurapu IS, Zhang X, Lunetta KL, Steffens DC, Farrer LA, Greve DN, Au R, Qiu WQ. Different loneliness types, cognitive function, and brain structure in midlife: Findings from the Framingham Heart Study. EClinicalMedicine. 2022 Nov; 53:101643.View Related Profiles. PMID: 36105871; PMCID: PMC9465265; DOI: 10.1016/j.eclinm.2022.101643;
Yuan J, Liu X, Liu C, Ang AFA, Massaro J, Devine SA, Auerbach SH, Blusztajn JK, Au R, Jacques PF. Is dietary choline intake related to dementia and Alzheimer's disease risk: results from the Framingham Heart Study. Am J Clin Nutr. 2022 Aug 02.View Related Profiles. PMID: 35918258; PMCID: PMC9630864; DOI: 10.1093/ajcn/nqac193;
Zhang X, Tong T, Chang A, Ang TFA, Tao Q, Auerbach S, Devine S, Qiu WQ, Mez J, Massaro J, Lunetta KL, Au R, Farrer LA. Midlife lipid and glucose levels are associated with Alzheimer's disease. Alzheimers Dement. 2023 Jan; 19(1):181-193.View Related Profiles. PMID: 35319157; PMCID: PMC10078665; DOI: 10.1002/alz.12641;
Joshi PS, Heydari M, Kannan S, Alvin Ang TF, Qin Q, Liu X, Mez J, Devine S, Au R, Kolachalama VB. Temporal association of neuropsychological test performance using unsupervised learning reveals a distinct signature of Alzheimer's disease status. Alzheimers Dement (N Y). 2019; 5:964-973.View Related Profiles. PMID: 31921970; PMCID: PMC6944730; DOI: 10.1016/j.trci.2019.11.006;
Ang TFA, An N, Ding H, Devine S, Auerbach SH, Massaro J, Joshi P, Liu X, Liu Y, Mahon E, Au R, Lin H. Using data science to diagnose and characterize heterogeneity of Alzheimer's disease. Alzheimers Dement (N Y). 2019; 5:264-271.View Related Profiles. PMID: 31304232; PMCID: PMC6603309; DOI: 10.1016/j.trci.2019.05.002;
Wong CG, Thomas KR, Edmonds EC, Weigand AJ, Bangen KJ, Eppig JS, Jak AJ, Devine SA, Delano-Wood L, Libon DJ, Edland SD, Au R, Bondi MW. Neuropsychological Criteria for Mild Cognitive Impairment in the Framingham Heart Study's Old-Old. Dement Geriatr Cogn Disord. 2018; 46(5-6):253-265.View Related Profiles. PMID: 30391953; PMCID: PMC9049857; DOI: 10.1159/000493541;
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