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Julene Johnson

Cognitive neuroscientist

Julene K. Johnson is a cognitive neuroscientist and assistant professor at the UCSF Memory and Aging Center. In addition, she helps coordinate the California Frontotemporal Dementia Consortium. Her research interests include cognitive and neuropathological studies of Mild Cognitive Impairment, Alzheimer's disease, Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease and healthy aging. She also studies language and music abilities in dementia. Johnson received her doctorate in cognitive neuroscience from the University of Texas at Dallas and a bachelor's of music from Southern Methodist University in Dallas. She did her postdoctoral training with Dr. Carl Cotman at the University of California, Irvine where she studied clinical and neuropathological features of Alzheimer's disease and healthy aging.

Selected Research and Publications

  1. Portacolone E, Berridge C, K Johnson J, Schicktanz S. Time to reinvent the science of dementia: the need for care and social integration. Aging Ment Health. 2014 Apr; 18(3):269-75.
  2. Särkämö T, Tervaniemi M, Laitinen S, Numminen A, Kurki M, Johnson JK, Rantanen P. Cognitive, Emotional, and Social Benefits of Regular Musical Activities in Early Dementia: Randomized Controlled Study. Gerontologist. 2013 Sep 5.
  3. Pa J, Berry AS, Compagnone M, Boccanfuso J, Greenhouse I, Rubens MT, Johnson JK, Gazzaley A. Cholinergic enhancement of functional networks in older adults with mild cognitive impairment. Ann Neurol. 2013 Jun; 73(6):762-73.
  4. Graziano AB and Johnson JK. Review of "The Origins of Music". Psychomusicology: Music, Mind, and Brain. 2013; 23(2):127-130.
  5. Johnson JK, Louhivuori J, Stewart AL, Tolvanen A, Ross L, Era P. Quality of life (QOL) of older adult community choral singers in Finland. Int Psychogeriatr. 2013 Jul; 25(7):1055-64.
  6. Johnson JK, Lorch M, Nicolas S, Graziano A. Jean-Martin Charcot's role in the 19th century study of music aphasia. Brain. 2013 May; 136(Pt 5):1662-70.
  7. Bratzke-Bauer LC, Pozehl BJ, Paul SM, Johnson JK. Neuropsychological patterns differ by type of left ventricle dysfunction in heart failure. Arch Clin Neuropsychol. 2013 Mar; 28(2):114-24.
  8. Johnson JK, Gross AL, Pa J, McLaren DG, Park LQ, Manly JJ. Longitudinal change in neuropsychological performance using latent growth models: a study of mild cognitive impairment. Brain Imaging Behav. 2012 Dec; 6(4):540-50.
  9. Park LQ, Gross AL, McLaren DG, Pa J, Johnson JK, Mitchell M, Manly JJ. Confirmatory factor analysis of the ADNI Neuropsychological Battery. Brain Imaging Behav. 2012 Dec; 6(4):528-39.
  10. Louhivuori J, Siljander E, Luoma M-L & Johnson JK. Seniorikuorolaulajien sosioekonominen tausta, koettu hyvinvointi ja terveys. Yhteiskuntapolitiikka. 2012; 77(4):446-453.
  11. Bauer L, Pozehl B, Hertzog M, Johnson J, Zimmerman L, Filipi M. A brief neuropsychological battery for use in the chronic heart failure population. Eur J Cardiovasc Nurs. 2012 Jun; 11(2):223-30.
  12. Graziano AB, Pech A, Hou C, Johnson JK. Hermann Oppenheim's observations about music in aphasia. J Hist Neurosci. 2012 Jan; 21(1):1-16.
  13. Bauer LC, Johnson JK, Pozehl BJ. Cognition in heart failure: an overview of the concepts and their measures. J Am Acad Nurse Pract. 2011 Nov; 23(11):577-85.
  14. Rascovsky K, Hodges JR, Knopman D, Mendez MF, Kramer JH, Neuhaus J, van Swieten JC, Seelaar H, Dopper EG, Onyike CU, Hillis AE, Josephs KA, Boeve BF, Kertesz A, Seeley WW, Rankin KP, Johnson JK, Gorno-Tempini ML, Rosen H, Prioleau-Latham CE, Lee A, Kipps CM, Lillo P, Piguet O, Rohrer JD, Rossor MN, Warren JD, Fox NC, Galasko D, Salmon DP, Black SE, Mesulam M, Weintraub S, Dickerson BC, Diehl-Schmid J, Pasquier F, Deramecourt V, Lebert F, Pijnenburg Y, Chow TW, Manes F, Grafman J, Cappa SF, Freedman M, Grossman M, Miller BL. Sensitivity of revised diagnostic criteria for the behavioural variant of frontotemporal dementia. Brain. 2011 Sep; 134(Pt 9):2456-77.
  15. Douglas VC, Neuhaus J, Johnson JK, Racine CA, Miller BL, Josephson SA. Dementia=(MC)2: a 4-item screening test for mild cognitive impairment and dementia. Alzheimer Dis Assoc Disord. 2011 Jul-Sep; 25(3):220-4.
  16. Johnson JK, Chang CC, Brambati SM, Migliaccio R, Gorno-Tempini ML, Miller BL, Janata P. Music recognition in frontotemporal lobar degeneration and Alzheimer disease. Cogn Behav Neurol. 2011 Jun; 24(2):74-84.
  17. Johnson JK, Pa J, Boxer AL, Kramer JH, Freeman K, Yaffe K. Baseline predictors of clinical progression among patients with dysexecutive mild cognitive impairment. Dement Geriatr Cogn Disord. 2010; 30(4):344-51.
  18. Chow ML, Brambati SM, Gorno-Tempini ML, Miller BL, Johnson JK. Sound naming in neurodegenerative disease. Brain Cogn. 2010 Apr; 72(3):423-9.
  19. Johnson JK, Graziano A and Hayward J. Neurology of Music. Historical perspectives on the study of music in neurology. 2010; 17-30.
  20. Rabinovici GD, Seeley WW, Kim EJ, Gorno-Tempini ML, Rascovsky K, Pagliaro TA, Allison SC, Halabi C, Kramer JH, Johnson JK, Weiner MW, Forman MS, Trojanowski JQ, Dearmond SJ, Miller BL, Rosen HJ. Distinct MRI atrophy patterns in autopsy-proven Alzheimer's disease and frontotemporal lobar degeneration. Am J Alzheimers Dis Other Demen. 2007 Dec-2008 Jan; 22(6):474-88.

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