Emily Flores

Emily Flores

Doctoral Student in Clinical Psychology

hi0912@wayne.edu

Emily Flores

Bio Sketch

Emily is a student in clinical psychology doctoral program at Wayne State University, with minors in neuropsychology and statistics. She is a predoctoral training fellow of the Institute of Gerontology.
Emily's research interests include improving the ecological validity of neuropsychological assessments for individuals with acquired brain impairment, such as dementia and traumatic brain injury. She is especially interested in lessening the healthcare equity gap by researching, creating, and norming neuropsychological tests that can be used for assessing Spanish-speaking individuals. Her current project is validating a Spanish translation of scales designed to assess financial capacity and risk of exploitation among older adults.
 

Research Focus

  • Psychological Assessment 
  • Ecological Validity
  • Dementia
  • Cross Cultural Psychology
  • Traumatic Brain Injury

Education

  • B.S., Psychology and Child Learning & Development, 2018
  • M.S., Clinical Psychology with specialization in Neuropsychology, 2020
  • Ph.D., Clinical Psychology minor in Neuropsychology, 2021-Current

Certifications

  •  Doctoral Temporary Educational Limited License (T.L.L.P) Michigan; expiration date January 30, 2025

Presentations

  • Flores, E., Kanser, R., Hanks, R., & Rapport, L. R. (2024, February). Comparing Trail Making Test-derived performance validity tests in moderate to severe traumatic brain injury. Poster presented at the International Neuropsychology Society annual meeting (New York, NY.
  • Lichtenberg, P. A., Flores, E. V., & Rorai, V. (2023, November). A person-centered approach to financial capacity: Early memory loss, financial management, and decision-making. Poster presented at the Gerontology Society America 2023 annual meeting (Tampa, FL)
  • Sanders, G., Rapport, L. J., Broomfield, R., Patrick, S. D., Flores, E., Hanks, R. A., Lumley, M. A., Langenecker, S. A., & Radigan, L. J. (2023). Assessing Memory for Emotions Separately from Emotion Recognition. Journal of the International Neuropsychological Society, 29(s1), 826-827. doi:10.1017/S135561772301024X
  • Flores, E. V. & Lichtenberg, P.A. (2022, November) Cross-Validation of the Lichtenberg Financial Decision Rating Scale. Poster presented at the Gerontology Society America 2022 annual meeting (Indianapolis, IN).
  • Maynard, M., Flores, E., Paulson, D., & Lichtenberg, P. (2022, November) Perceived Financial Vulnerability, Wealth, and Wealth Change: The Health and Retirement Study. Poster presented at the Gerontology Society America 2022 annual meeting (Indianapolis, IN).
  • Flores, E. V., Sawyer, J. D., Rodriguez, D., Bennett, L. J., Donnell, R. L., Barela, L. B., & Barnett, M. D. (2020). Ethnic Differences in Stroop Task Performance Among College Students. Journal of the International Neuropsychological Society, 20,72.
  • Flores, E., Gutierrez, R., Shorter, S., Mollenkopf, K., Childers, L., Flair, J., Donnell, R. L., & Barnett, M. (2020). The Relationship between Visual Memory and Performance in Virtual Reality Among Older Adults: A-016. Archives of Clinical Neuropsychology, 35(6).
  • Coldiron, A., Smith, L., Helphrey, J., Sawyer, J., Flores, E., Glover, T., & Barnett, M. (2020). Comparing Virtual Reality and Analog Prospective Memory Performance: A-181. Archives of Clinical Neuropsychology, 35(6).
  • Glover, T.,Flores, E., Williams, L., Shorter, S., Childers, L., Mollenkopf, K., & Barnett, M. (2020). A Preliminary Study of Prospective Memory Performance and Medication Adherence Among Young Adults: A-180. Archives of Clinical Neuropsychology, 35(6).
  • Williams, L., Coldiron, A., Sandlin, A., Flores, E., Flair, J., Lee, D., & Barnett, M. (2020). A Preliminary Study of Comfort with Computers and Analog Tasks in Relation to Older Adults' Performance in Virtual Reality: A-183. Archives of Clinical Neuropsychology, 35(6).

Professional Service

  • Co-founder & Co-President of LatinXcellence GSO 

 

Honors and Awards

  • Agency: Michigan Center for Contextual Factors in Alzheimer's Disease (MCCFAD): Mercedes Florez Memorial Research Fund. Financial exploitation among Spanish-speaking older adults. PI. 2023-2024 ($10,000)
  • Award for Graduate Students who Obtain External Support – Office of the Vice President for Research, Wayne State University. $2,000.

 

Publications

  • Lichtenberg, P. A., Rorai, V., Flores, E. V., & Tarraf, W. (In Press). Examining the validity of “Assessing financial Capacity in the Real World”: The WALLET study, Clinical Gerontologist
  • Lichtenberg, P. A., Rorai, V., & Flores, E. V. (2024). A Person-Centered Approach to Financial Capacity: Early memory loss, financial management and decision-making, Aging and Mental Health, DOI: 10.1080/13607863.2024.2338199
  • Emily V. Flores & Peter A. Lichtenberg (2023) Cross-Validation of the Lichtenberg Financial Decision Rating Scale, Clinical Gerontologist, DOI: 10.1080/07317115.2023.2196989

 

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