Wayne State University

Aim Higher

Evan Gross

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Clinical Neuropsychology Doctoral Candidate
Office Location
248 Knapp Bldg.
Office Phone
(313) 644-2635
Research Focus

My research investigates the interaction between psychological and cogntive risk factors for elder financial exploitation, including financial decision-making self-efficacy and cognitive decline.

Education

Clinical Psychology Doctoral Candidate (2013 - Present)
Wayne State University, Detroit, MI

Bachelor of Art, cum laude (2000 - 2004)
Bard College at Simon's Rock, Great Barrington, MA

Training

Clinical Psychology Trainee in Integrated Primary Care (2016 - Present)
General Medicine Ambulatory Practice Primary Care Clinic, Detroit, MI

Neuropsychology Practicum Student (2015 - 2016)
Veterans Affairs Ann Arbor Healthcare System, Ann Arbor, MI

Training Course in fMRI (2014)
University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI

Research Project Title
Development of a Financial Decision-Making Self-Efficacy Measure for Older Adults
Professional Service

 Ad hoc reviewer:
Translational Issues in Psychological Science
Journal of Clinical and Experimental Psychology

Vice President, Institute of Gerontology Graduate Student Organization
Wayne State University, Detroit, MI

Treasurer, Clinical Psychology Graduate Student Organization
Wayne State University, Detroit, MI

Professional Associations

American Psychological Association
Division 12, Section II - Clinical Geropsychology
Division 40 - Society for Clinical Neuropsychology

Gerontological Society of America

International Neuropsychological Society

Honors and Awards

Pre-Doctoral Trainee Travel Award, Institute of Gerontology, Wayne State University (2016)
Pre- Doctoral Trainee, Institute of Gerontology, Wayne State University (2015 - Present)
Rumble University Graduate Fellowship, Wayne State University (2014 - 2015)

Publications

Ryals, A. J., Rogers, L. M., Gross, E. Z., Polnaszek, K. L., & Voss, J. L. (2015). Associative recognition memory awareness improved by theta-burst stimulation of frontopolar cortex. Cerebral Cortex. Advance online publication. doi:10.1093/cercor/bhu311

Wang, J. X., Rogers, L. M., Gross, E. Z., Ryals, A. J., Dokucu, M. E., Brandstatt, K. L., . . . Voss, J. L. (2014). Targeted enhancement of cortical-hippocampal brain networks and associative memory. Science, 345(6200), 1054-1057. doi:10.1126/science.1252900 

Teaching Experience

PSY 3120 Brain and Behavior, Instructor

PSY 1010 Introduction to Psychology, Lab Instructor

Presentations

 

Gross, E. Z. (2017, February). The Psychological Dimension of Financial Decision-Making of Older Adults. Podium presentation to be given at the Wayne State University Lifespan Alliance Research Day, Detroit, MI.

Gross, E. Z., Rahman-Filipiak, A., Ficker, L. J., & Lichtenberg, P. A. (2017, February). Poor Financial Decisional Ability is Associated with Elder Financial Exploitation and is Exacerbated among Older Adults with Higher Frequencies of Low Neuropsychological Test Scores. Poster to be presented at the International Neuropsychological Society 45th Annual Meeting, New Orleans, LA.

Rahman-Filipiak, A., Woodard, J. L., Norman, A. L., Gross, E. Z., & Halstead, T. (2017, February). The Anticipatory Dementia Inventory (ADI): An application of the Health Belief Model to fear of dementia in middle- and older-aged adults. Poster to presented at the International Neuropsychological Society 45th Annual Meeting, New Orleans, LA.

Gross, E. Z., Rahman-Filipiak, A., Ficker, L. J., & Lichtenberg, P. A. (2016, November). Development and Initial Validity of a Financial Decision-Making Self-Efficacy Scale for Older Adults. Poster presented at the Gerontological Society of America 68th Annual Scientific Meeting, New Orleans, LA.

Sober, J. D., Iraji, A., Sugarman, M. A., Norman, A. L., Gross, E. Z., Genik II, R.J., & Woodard, J.L. (2016, November). Performance on the Famous Name Discrimination Task and Default Mode Network Activation. Poster presented at the Wayne State University Psychology Graduate Student Research Poster Day, Detroit, MI.

Rahman-Filipiak, A., Woodard, J. L., Norman, A. L., Gross, E. Z., & Halstead, T. (2016, June). Anticipatory Dementia: An Affective, not Metacognitive Process. Poster presented at the American Academy of Clinical Neuropsychology 14th Annual Meeting, Chicago, IL.

Gross, E. Z., Holcomb, E. M., & Woodard, J. L. (2016, February). Convergent and Discriminant Validity of Ex-Gaussian Parameter Estimates. Poster presented at the International Neuropsychological Society 44th Annual Meeting, Boston, MA.

Sugarman, M. A., Seidenberg, M., Nielson, K. A., Smith, J. C., Durgerian, S., Rao, S. M. Gross, E. Z., Norman, A. L., & Woodard, J. L. (2016, February). The Semantic Memory Imaging in Late-Life Pilot Study. Poster presented at the International Neuropsychological Society 44th Annual Meeting, Boston, MA.

Gross, E. Z., Woodard, J. L., Nielson, K. A., Seidenberg, M., Smith, J. C., Durgerian, S., & Rao, S. M. (2015, February). Detection of age- and Alzheimer’s disease risk-related compensatory strategies using ex-Gaussian response time parameter estimates. Poster presented at the International Neuropsychological Society 43rd Annual Meeting, Denver, CO.

Woodard, J. L., Sugarman, M. A., Meyers, K. K., Gross, E. Z., Norman, A. L., Seidenberg, M., . . . Rao, S. M. (2015, February). A novel method for assessing behavioral and neural correlates of levels of semantic knowledge. Poster presented at the International Neuropsychological Society 43rd Annual Meeting, Denver, CO.

Gross, E. Z. (2014, October). Ex-Gaussian Parameter Estimation of Reaction Times. Podium presentation given at the Wayne State University Clinical Psychology Brown Bag Lecture Series, Detroit, MI.

Wang, J. X., Rogers, L. M., Gross, E. Z., Ryals, A. J., Dokucu, M. E., Brandstatt, K. L., . . . Voss, J. L. (2014, April). Enhancement of hippocampal networks and associative memory via noninvasive stimulation. Poster presented at the Cognitive Neuroscience Society 21st Annual Meeting, Boston, MA.

Gross, E. Z., Schwarb, H., Ryals, A. J., Rogers, L. M., Dokucu, M., Cohen, N. J., & Voss, J. L. (2013, November). Distinct prefrontal contributions to context-dependent association learning tested using theta-burst repetitive TMS. Poster presented at the Society for Neuroscience Annual Scientific Meeting, San Diego, CA.O’Brien, C., Davy, J., & Gross, E. Z. (2012, November). For older adults, better health is just a click away. Poster presented at the Gerontological Society of America 64th Annual Scientific Meeting, San Diego, CA.