University of Alabama at Birmingham
Dr. Karlene Ball is a University Professor, Endowed Chair of Developmental Psychology, experimental psychologist, and Director of the UAB Center for Translational Research on Aging and Mobility (an Edward R. Roybal Center for Research on Applied Gerontology), funded by the National Institute on Aging. In addition to these roles, she served as Chair for the Department of Psychology for eight years; Senior Scientist of the Center for Outcomes and Effectiveness Research and Education (COERE); Professor in the Departments of Neurobiology and Ophthalmology; a Senior Scientist in the Vision Science Research Center; a Senior Scientist in the Comprehensive Neuroscience Center; a Senior Scientist in the Center for Exercise Medicine; a Senior Scientist in the Alzheimer’s Disease Center; and a Senior Scientist in the Civitan International Research Center. Dr. Ball chaired the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society Technical Group on Aging, as well as the Transportation Research Board of the National Research Council.
Dr. Ball is recognized internationally as an expert in the field of vision, aging, and cognitive function and is particularly known for her work with older drivers. Dr. Ball has been successful in translating basic research findings into practical applications, which are being evaluated in real-world settings, and the method she developed for cognitive training is currently being used by Medicare in 19 states.
Wednesday, October 21, 2020
12:45 PM – 2:00 PM EST