Adriana Hughes, PhD, LP

Assistant Professor, Department of Psychiatry
Affiliate Faculty, Rehabilitation Science Graduate Program
Affiliate Faculty, Center for Healthy Aging and Innovation, Department of Psychiatry

Adriana Hughes

Contact Info

amhughes@umn.edu

Office Address:
Minneapolis VA
One Veterans Drive
Minneapolis, MN 55417

Administrative Assistant Name
Natasha Hampton-Anderson

Administrative Phone
612-273-9718

Administrative Email
nhampton@umn.edu

Assistant Professor, Department of Psychiatry
Affiliate Faculty, Rehabilitation Science Graduate Program
Affiliate Faculty, Center for Healthy Aging and Innovation
, Department of Psychiatry


NIA T32 Post-Doctoral Fellowship, Oregon Health & Science University Alzheimer’s Disease Center (Specializing in Clinical Neuropsychology)

PhD, Washington State University (Clinical Psychology)

MS, Clinical Psychology, Pacific University (2007)

BA, Psychology, San Diego State University (2005)

Pre-doctoral Internship, University of San Diego, California /San Diego Veterans Affairs Medical Center (Rotations in Clinical Neuropsychology, PTSD, and Cognitive Rehabilitation)

Postdoctoral Fellowship, Clinical Neuropsychology, Oregon Health & Science University (2013-2015)

Summary

Dr. Hughes is a Staff Neuropsychologist and Clinical Investigator at the Minneapolis VA Health Care System in the Mental Health Service Line and is an Affiliate Researcher in the Minneapolis VA Geriatric Education Research and Clinical Center. At the University of Minnesota, she is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychiatry, an Affiliate Faculty in the Rehabilitation Science Graduate Program, and an Affiliate Faculty in the Center for Healthy Aging and Innovation in the School of Public Health. Dr. Hughes’s NIH/NIA-funded research focuses on examining the use of sensor digital technologies to detect and monitor cognitive and daily functioning changes in mild cognitive impairment (MCI) and Alzheimer’s Disease and Alzheimer’s Disease Related Dementias (AD/ADRD). She uses quantitative and qualitative methods in her research, including remote passive sensor-based activity monitoring, web-based surveys and cognitive tests, validated clinical and neuropsychological assessments, semi- structured interviews, and focus groups. She has served as a peer reviewer for several neuropsychological, gerontological, and digital health journals. She has served as a grant reviewer for several NIH/NIA special emphasis panels.

Research

Research Summary/Interests

Teaching

Academic Interests and Focus

Dr. Hughes serves as a faculty mentor, honors thesis committee member, research mentor, and supervisor to undergraduate students, graduate students, pre-doctoral interns, and post- doctoral fellows.

Courses

Faculty Reviewer for RSC 8306: Peer Review and Publication

Clinical

Clinical Interests

Dr. Hughes’s clinical activities include comprehensive neuropsychological evaluations for adults with a wide range of neurocognitive, psychiatric, and medical disorders, with a special emphasis on dementia and neurodegenerative diseases. She provides neuropsychological and mental health evaluations for Veterans at the Minneapolis VA Health Care System.