Karen M. Rodrigue, Ph. D.
Assistant Professor of Behavioral and Brain Sciences

Center for Vital Longevity
1600 Viceroy Drive,
Suite 800


News and Announcements

April 16th, 2018 - Brain Activity Study Offers Potential Insight into Alzheimer's Disease

New research discusses the link between brain function and amyloid. UT Dallas News Center Lyda, A. (2018).



April 22nd, 2013 - Dr. Rodrigue gives interview on KERA (part of the NPR digital network), discusses how unchecked blood pressure may be linked to Alzheimer's disease. Interview can be found online HERE.



April 2013 - Dr. Rodrigue named Rising Star by Association for Psychological Science



March 19th, 2013 - Dr. Rodrigue's recent research published in the Journal of the American Medical Association: Neurology was featured in Science Daily.

"The study suggests that controlling hypertension may significantly decrease the risk of developing amyloid deposits, even in those with genetic risk. Rodrigue noted that long-term studies are needed to be certain that the use of hypertensive medications decreased amyloid deposits. Nevertheless, this early finding provides a window into the potential benefits of controlling hypertension that goes beyond lowering the risk of strokes and other cardiovascular complications."

Her research was also cited in articles by Web MD, Dallas News, Florida Today, MSN's Healthy Living, Latinos Post, Pak Tribune, The Inquisitr, as well as the Huffington Post.



January 15th, 2013 - Dr. Rodrigue is recognized as a new faculty member at the School of Behavioral and Brain Science.

“Rodrigue's focus on the interactions between normal mechanisms of cognitive aging and various diseases that may impact those mechanisms holds great promise for clarifying some of the most complex and least understood patterns of aging," said Dr. Bert Moore, dean of BBS. “She provides important new strengths to the Center for Vital Longevity and to the training of our undergraduate and graduate students."