Katherine A. Gifford, PsyD

Assistant Professor of Neurology

Dr. Katherine A.Gifford is a clinical neuropsychologist and an Assistant Professor of Neurology at Vanderbilt University Medical Center. Dr. Gifford has clinical expertise in evaluating older adults with memory concerns and sees patients in the Neuropsychology Clinic within the Behavioral and Cognitive Neurology Division in the Department of Neurology. Dr. Gifford’s research interests focus on identifying neuropsychological and self-report markers that underlie the earliest manifestations of Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias. Dr. Gifford is a study neuropsychologist for the Vanderbilt Memory and Aging Project, the Clinical Core Co-Leader for the Vanderbilt Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center, and a member of the training faculty for the Vanderbilt InterdisciplinaryTraining Program in Alzheimer’s Disease (T32).

Dr. Gifford completed her doctoral degree in clinical psychology at Florida Institute of Technology and postdoctoral fellowships in neuropsychology at Boston University and Vanderbilt University. She joined the Vanderbilt faculty in 2013.