Bio

Feng (Vankee) Lin has quickly emerged as a leader in research on cognitive aging and dementia among older adults. Her career is dedicated to understanding the underlying neurophysiological mechanisms of cognitive impairment and designing non-pharmacological interventions to target those mechanisms in order to mitigate or prevent decline in cognitive aging and individuals at risk for Alzheimer’s disease.

Lin has served as the primary investigator for multiple projects funded by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and the Alzheimer’s Association in areas of neuroplasticity and stress regulation, mental fatigability, supernormal, and cognitive training using various neuroimaging, neuropsychology, and computational modeling methods.

Her work has explored how computer-based brain fitness activities may help slow cognitive and functional decline in older adults with mild cognitive impairment. She is also studying how “supernormals” — older adults who have maintained their memory capacity substantially better than their peers — preserve their cognitive health as they age, as well as how stress may impact the mental abilities of those with Alzheimer’s.

Lin is the recipient of more than a dozen awards, including the Council for Advancement of Nursing Science’s Brilliant New Investigator Award and the American Neuropsychiatric Association’s Young Investigator Award. She carries joint appointments as an assistant professor in nursing, the Department of Psychiatry, the Department of Neuroscience, and the Department of Brain and Cognitive Science. She is also director of the CogT Laboratory, which focuses on preventing cognitive decline and promotes successful cognitive aging.

Areas of Expertise

  • Care Strategies : Behavioral Change
  • Care Strategies : Self-Care
  • Level of Care : Prevention
  • Populations : Older Adults
  • Theoretical Interests : Bio-Psycho-Social

Professional Experience
Assistant Professor (secondary), Department of Neuroscience, School of Medicine and Dentistry, University of Rochester, Rochester, NY, US. 2017 - Current

Affiliated faculty, School of Medicine and Dentistry, University of Rochester Medical Center (Neuroscience Graduate Program), Rochester, NY, US. 2016 - Current

Assistant Professor (secondary), Department of Brain and Cognitive Science, University of Rochester, Rochester, NY, US. 2016 - Current

Assistant Professor of Psychiatry (secondary), Department of Psychiatry, School of Medicine and Dentistry, University of Rochester, Rochester, NY, US. 7/2013 - Current

Assistant Professor of Nursing (primary), School of Nursing, University of Rochester, Rochester, NY, . 7/2013 - Current

Research Associate, University of Rochester (Tadin's Lab, Department of Brain and Cognitive Sciences), Rochester, NY, US. 2013 - Current

Research Associate, University of Rochester Medical Center (AD-CARE (Alzheimer's Disease Care, Research and Education) Program, Department of Psychiatry), Rochester, NY, US. 2011 - Current

Research Associate, University of Rochester Medical Center (School of Nursing), Rochester, NY, US. 2011 - 2013

Student Assistant, University of Wisconsin (Geriatrics, Department of Medicine, School of Medicine and Public Health), Madison, WI, US. 2008 - 2011

Graduate Research Assistant, School of Medicine and Public Health, University of Wisconsin (NIA P50 Alzheimer's Disease Research Center), Madison, WI, US. 2007 - 2011

Research Assistant, University of Wisconsin (School of Nursing), Madison, WI, US. 2006 - 2011

Helen Denne Schulte Research Assistantship, University of Wisconsin (School of Nursing), Madison, WI, US. 2006 - 2008

Awards
Invited talk with travel fund
Alzheimer’s Association International Conference (AAIC), 2017

Dr. Jeremy A. Klainer Endowed Dean’s Discretionary Award in Nursing
School of Nursing, University of Rochester, 2016

Brilliant New Investigator Award
The Council for the Advancement of Nursing Science, 2016

Most Promising New Investigator
School of Nursing, University of Rochester, 2014

Travel Award, Aging, the Central Nervous System, and Mobility in Older Adults: Neural Mechanisms of Mobility Impairments Workshop
The Gerontological Society of America & NIA, 2013

13th Annual OBSSR/NHLBI Summer Institute on the Design and Conduct of Randomized Clinical Trials involving Behavioral Interventions
OBSSR/NHLBI, NIH, 2013

Summer Research Institute in Geriatric Mental Health
National Institute on Mental Health, 2012

Young Investigator Award
American Neuropsychiatric Association, 2012

Mary L. Keller Memorial Research Scholarship
University of Wisconsin-Madison, 2011

Travelling Fellowship
International Conference on Alzheimer’'s Disease , 2010

Gwen Shapiro Wisconsin Distinguished Fellowship
University of Wisconsin-Madison, 2010

Eckburg Fund Research Award
University of Wisconsin-Madison, 2009

The Signe Scott Cooper Writing Award
University of Wisconsin-Madison, 2009

Technical Assistance Workshop Training Fellowship
NIA/NIH, 2008

Sigma Theta Tau International Beta-Eta-at-Large Chapter Research Award
Sigma Theta Tau International, 2008

Presentations
Mechanistic discovery of neuroplasticity-based cognitive training in individuals at risk for Alzheimer's disease
University of California-Irvine, 2016
California

Neuroimaging works related to cognitive training development in cognitive aging
Mayo Clinics, 2016
Minnesota

Central fatigability in aging population
NIA/NIH - Seminar in fatigability measurement development, 2016
District Of Columbia

How to secure successful brain aging
Pfaudler Lecture Series, Osher Lifelong Learning Institute, RIT, 2016
Rochester, New York

Longitudinal Functional Decline of the Striatum in Mild Cognitive Impairment
69th Annual Scientific Meeting, 2016
New Orleans, Louisiana

Activity of Insular and Inferior Frontal Gyrus Protect Memory Against Alzheimer�۪s Pathology
69th Annual Scientific Meeting, 2016
New Orleans, Louisiana

Mental Fatigability Is Associated with Altered Cardiovascular Stress Reactivity in Mild Cognitive Impairment
Alzheimer's Association International Conference, Alzheimer's Association, 2015
District Of Columbia

Brain and Aging
University of Rochester Senior Leadership Retreat, 2015
Amelia Island, Florida

Altered functional connectivity of prefrontal cortex underpins the abnormality of intra-individual variability in reaction time in mild cognitive impairment
Alzheimer's Association International Conference, Alzheimer's Association, 2015
District Of Columbia

Potential Mechanisms of Cognitive Reserve Seen in fMRI Studies of Alzheimer's Disease
68th Annual Scientific Meeting, The Gerontological Society of America, 2015
Orlando, Florida

Altered functional connectivity of prefrontal cortex underpins the abnormality of intra-individual variability in reaction time in mild cognitive impairment
SfN's 45th Annual Meeting, 2015
Chicago, Illinois

Keeping your brain healthy as you age
SON for an Evening School of Nursing, University of Rochester, 2014
Rochester, New York

Cognitive and neural effects of a computerized cognitive training in older adults with mild cognitive impairment (MCI): A feasibility study (2014)
Neuroscience, 2014
District Of Columbia

Cognitive and Neural Effects of A Computerized Cognitive Training in Older Adults with Mild Cognitive Impairment (MCI): A Feasibility Study (2014)
Symposium presentation at State of the Science Congress of Nursing Research, 2014
District Of Columbia

Executive Homeostatic Network in Mild Cognitive Impairment (MCI) (2014)
Translational Science 2014 Meeting, 2014
District Of Columbia

Profiles of Objective and Self- and Informant-Reported Language Abilities in Older Adults with Mild Cognitive Impairment (2014)
26th Annual Eastern Nursing Research Society Scientific Sessions, 2014
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Healthy Brain Aging: The Social Effect
URMC-YMCA Educational Calendar, 2013
Rochester, New York

Linking Cognition and Frailty in Middle and Old Age: Metabolic Syndrome Matters
The Gerontological Society of America's 66th Annual Scientific Meeting, 2013
New Orleans, Louisiana

Physical and/or Mental Exercise and Neurogenesis and Neuroplasticity
URMC-YMCA Educational Calendar, 2013
Rochester, New York

Dementia and women's health
4th Annual Uniqueness of Women's Health, Rochester Academy of Medicine, 2013
Rochester, New York

Communication Difficulty and Relevant Interventions in Mild Cognitive Impairment: Implications for Neuroplasticity
The Annual Convention of the American Speech-Language Hearing Association, 2013

Profiles of Objective and Self- and Informant-Reported Language Abilities in Older Adults with Mild Cognitive Impairment (2013)
66th Annual Scientific Meeting, Late Breaker Poster Session at The Gerontological Society of America, 2013
New Orleans, Louisiana

Statistical Power Analysis for Guastello's Polynomial Cusp Catastrophe Model: A Simulation-Based Approach
23rd Annual International Conference of the Society for Chaos Theory in Psychology and Life Sciences (SCTPLS), Portland State University, 2013
Portland, Oregon

Trajectories of Combined Laboratory- and Real World-based Speed of Processing in Community-Dwelling Older adults: Predictors and Functional Outcomes
25th Annual Eastern Nursing Research Society Scientific Sessions, 2013
Boston, Massachusetts

Trajectories of Combined Laboratory- and Everyday-based Speed of Processing in Community- Dwelling Older adults
Gerontological Society of America's 65th Annual Scientific Meeting, 2012
San Diego, California

Promoting successful cognitive aging and preventing dementia
School of Nursing National Council Meeting - University of Rochester, 2012
Rochester, New York

Cognitive Profile and Cardiovascular Risk Factors in Old Age
Geriatric Medicine Grand Rounds The Finger Lakes Geriatric Education Center of Upstate New York and the Geriatric/Aging Division of the University of Rochester, NY, 2012
Rochester, New York

Communication Difficulty & Neuroplasticity in Cognitively Impaired Older Adults
American Speech-Language- Hearing Association (ASHA) Annual Convention, 2012
Chicago, Illinois

Executive Function, Stress Regulation, and Frailty in Older Adults with Metabolic Syndrome
Gerontological Society of America's 66th Annual Scientific Meeting, 2012
New Orleans, Louisiana

Baseline Purpose Oriented Life and Cognitive Outcomes
American Academy of Neurology 64th Annual Meeting, 2012
New Orleans, Louisiana

Midlife Sense of Purpose in Life and the Outcome of Cognitive Function in Late Life
23rd Annual Meeting of the American Neuropsychiatric Association, 2012
New Orleans, Louisiana

Pain Management and Patient Outcomes among Hospitalized Geriatric Patients
35th Annual Research Conference of the Midwest Nursing Research Society, 2011
Columbus, Ohio

Symptom Management Strategies of Older Breast Cancer Survivors
35th Annual Research Conference of the Midwest Nursing Research Society, 2011
Columbus, Ohio

Pain Management and Patient Outcomes among Hospitalized Geriatric Patients
Annual Scientific Meeting of the American Geriatrics Society, 2011
Washington, District Of Columbia

Illness Representations, Coping, and Health Outcomes in Older Adults with Mild Cognitive Impairment
Gerontological Society of America's 64th Annual Scientific Meeting, 2011
Boston, Massachusetts

Coping in Older Individuals with Mild Cognitive Impairment
Geronontological Society of America's 64th Annual Scientific Meeting, 2011
Boston, Massachusetts

Associations of subjective and psychological well-bring with cognitive function in old age
Gerontological Society of America's 64th Annual Scientific Meeting, 2011
Boston, Massachusetts

Symptom Clusters and Symptom Management Strategies of Older Breast Cancer Survivors
American Psychosocial Oncology Society 8th Annual Conference, 2011
Anaheim, California

Taking care of hospitalized patients with dementia
AgeWise Program, Strong Hospital, University of Rochester Medical Center, 2011
Rochester, New York

Performance-based and self-rated everyday functioning in persons with Mild Cognitive Impairment
2011 AAICAD, 2011
Paris, France

Nurse, Knowledge, Attitude, and Performance and Commitment to Change during Implementation of an Evidence-Based Pain Management Guidelines for Geriatric Patients
Annual Scientific Meeting of the American Geriatrics Society, 2011
Washington, District Of Columbia

Purpose in life, cognitive function, and leisure activities in early old age
Late Breaker Poster Session at the Gerontological Society of America's 63rd Annual Scientific Meeting, 2010
New Orleans, Louisiana

Illness Perceptions among older adults with Mild Cognitive Impairment
International Conference of Alzheimer's Disease, 2010
Honolulu, Hawaii

Illness perceptions and functional health in patients with Mild Cognitive Impairment
, 2010
Milwaukee, Wisconsin

University of Wisconsin Geriatrics Transitional Care Program (TCP): Minimizing Health Resources, Maximizing Care Continuity
Annual Scientific Meeting of the American Geriatrics Society, 2010
Orlando, Florida

Symptom Experienced by Older Breast Cancer Survivors
34th Annual Research Conference of the Midwest Nursing Research Society, 2010
Kansas City, Missouri

Developing quality indicators (QIs) for delirium, depression and dementia (3Ds) recommendations of the Acute Care for Elders (ACE) Interdisciplinary Consult Team: Modification of the Assessing Care of Vulnerable Elders (ACOVE-3) measures
Annual Scientific Meeting of the American Geriatrics Society, 2010
Orlando, Florida

A patient-centered project: representation, coping, and health outcomes among patients with mild cognitive impairment
Wisconsin Alzheimer's Disease Research Center Seminar, University of Wisconsin, 2010
Wisconsin

An individualized symptom management intervention reduces symptom distress in older cancer survivors
62nd Gerontological Society of America, 2009
Atlanta, Georgia

Illness perception among older adults diagnosed with Mild Cognitive Impairment
Research Colloquium, School of Nursing, University of Wisconsin-Madison, 2009
Wisconsin

The illness perceptions among older adults with Mild Cognitive Impairment: a feasibility study
62nd Gerontological Society of America, 2009
Atlanta, Georgia

Patient-centered informational intervention in older adults with Mild Cognitive Impairment
Technical Assistance Workshop, NIH, 2008
National Harbor, Maryland

Does psychological well-being mediate the effects of symptoms on function in older breast cancer survivors?
APOS 5th Annual Conference and Workshop Training, 2008
Irvine, California

Successfully implementing a telephone intervention with older women
60th Annual Scientific Meeting of the Gerontological Society of America, 2007
San Francisco, California

Mild Cognitive Impairment as a predictor of Alzheimer's disease: age and diagnostic criteria
Dementia Journal Club, GRECC, VA Hospital, 2007
Madison, Wisconsin

Cognitive training development in the context of Alzheimer's disease
Seminar in Pharmacology and Physiology, University of Rochester, 201
Rochester, New York

Publications
Lin, F., Ren, P., Mapstone M., Meyers, S., Porsteinsson, A., Baran, T. (n.d.). The cingulate cortex of older adults with excellent memory capacity. Cortex.

Ren, P., Heffner, K., Jacobs, A., & Lin, F. (n.d.). Acute Affective Reactivity and Quality of Life in Older Adults with Amnestic Mild Cognitive Impairment: A Functional MRI Study. The American Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry, 25 (11), 1225-1233.

Chapman B., Benedict, C., Lin, F., Roy, S., Porsteinsson, P., Szigeti, K., Federoff, H., Mapstone, M (n.d.). Apolipoprotein E Genotype Impact on Memory and Attention in Older Persons: The Moderating Role of Personality Phenotype. International Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry.

Victoroff, J, Lin, F., Coburn K, Shillcutt, S., Voon, V., Ducharme, S (n.d.). Non-cognitive behavioral changes associated with Alzheimer's disease. Journal of Neuropsychiatry and Clinical Neurosciences.

Lin, F., Roiland R., Chen, DG, & Qiu, C. (n.d.). Executive function and frailty in older age: Metabolic syndrome matters (in press). International Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry.

Anthony, M., & Lin, F. (n.d.). A Systematic Review for Functional Neuroimaging Studies of Cognitive Reserve Across the Cognitive Aging Spectrum. .

Lin, F., Ren, P., Wang, X., Tadin, D., & Heffner, K. (n.d.). Alzheimer'۪ Neurodegeneration Links to Altered Autonomic Function via Reduced Frontal Neural Efficiency. .

Ren, P., Heffner, K., Jacobs, A., & Lin, F. (n.d.). Neural substracts linking affective regulation with quality of life in mild cognitive impairment. .

Yu, F., Mathiason, M., Lin, F. (n.d.). Cognitive and physical factors affecting daily function in Alzheimer's disease: a cross-sectional analysis.. .

Wang, X., Ren, P., Mapstone M., Conwell, Y., Porsteinsson, A., Foxe, J., Raizada, R., Lin, F. (n.d.). Multivariate pattern analysis links the fronto-limbic system to Alzheimer's neuropsychiatric symptoms. .

Chapman, B., Benedict, R., Lin, F., Roy, S., Federoff, H., Mapstone, M. (2018). Personality and performance in specific neurocognitive domains among older persons. The American Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry, 25 (8), 900-908. PMID: 28456386 PMCID: PMC5647872 DOI: 10.1016/j.jagp.2017.03.006

Wang, Xixi; Jew, Carol A.; Lin, Feng; Raizada, Rajeev D. S. (2017). Manifolds of tool-graspability in the human brain. International Workshop on Pattern Recognition in Neuroimaging.

Lin, F., Wang, X., Wu, R., Rebok, G., Chapman, B. (2017). Identification of successful cognitive aging in the Alzheimer's Disease Neuroimaging Initiative Study. Journal of Alzheimer's Disease, 59 (1), 101-111. PMID: 28582857 PMCID: PMC5661994 DOI: 10.3233/JAD-161278

Lin, F., Ren, P., Lo, Y., Chapman, B., Jacobs, A., Baran, T., Porsteinsson, A., & Foxe, J., (2017). Insula and Inferior Frontal Gyrus' Activities Protect Memory Performance Against Alzheimer's Disease Pathology in Old Age. Journal of Alzheimer's Disease, 55 (2), 669-678. PMID: 27716674 PMCID: PMC5531269 DOI: 10.3233/JAD-160715

Lin, F., Heffner, K., Ren, P., & Tadin, D. (2017). A role of parasympathetic nervous system in cognitive training. Current Alzheimer's Research.

Wang, X., Baran, T., Ren, P., Gal, J., Raizada, R., Mapstone, M., Lin, F. (2017). Longitudinal functional brain mapping in Supernormals. Cereb Cortex, 1-11. PMID: 29186360 DOI: 10.1093/cercor/bhx322

Lin, F., Ren, P., Wang, XX., Anthony, M., Tadin, D., Heffner, KL (2017). Cortical thickness is associated with altered autonomic function in cognitively impaired and non-impaired older adults. Journal of Physiology-London, 595 (22), 6969-6978. PMID: 28952161 PMCID: PMC5685832 DOI: 10.1113/JP274714

Ren, P., Anthony, M., Heffner, K., Chapman, B., & Lin, F. (2017). Amygdala functional connectivity is associated with locus of control in the context of cognitive aging. Neuropsychologia, 99, 199-206. PMID: 28315366 PMCID: PMC5404937 DOI: 10.1016/j.neuropsychologia.2017.03.016

Shah, K.N., Lin, F.V., Yu, F., McMahon, J.M. (2017). Activiaty engagement and physical uncation in old age sample. Arch Gerontol Geriatr, 69, 55-60.

Mapstone, M., Lin, F., Nalls, M., Cheema, A., Singleton, A.B., Fiandaca, M., Federoff, H. (2017). What Success Can Teach Us About Failure: The Plasma Metabolome of Older Adults with Superior Memory and Lessons for Alzheimer's Disease. Neurobiology of Aging, 51, 148-155. PMID: 27939698 DOI: 10.1016/j.neurobiolaging.2016.11.007

Wu, R., Rebok, G., Lin, F. (2016). A Novel Theoretical Life Course Framework for Triggering Cognitive Development across the Lifespan. Human Development, 59 (6), 342-365.

Ren P., Lo R., Chapman B., Mapstone M., Porsteinsson A., & Lin, F. (2016). Longitudinal Alteration of Intrinsic Brain Activity in the Striatum in Mild Cognitive Impairment. Journal of Alzheimer's Disease, 54 (1), 69-78.

Shah, K., Lin, F., Yu, F., & McMahon, J. (2016). Activity Engagement and Physical Function in Old Age: A Nationally Representative Sample. Archives of Gerontology and Geriatrics, 17 (69), 55-60.

Jiang J., Wu X.Y., Zhou X.Q., Lin F., Liu Y., Jiang W.D., Wu P., Zhao Y. (2016). Glutamate ameliorates copper-induced oxidative injury by regulating antioxidant defences in fish intestine.. British Journal of Nutrition, 116 (1), 70-79.

Lin F., Heffner K.L., Ren P., Tivarus M.E., Brasch J., Chen D.G., Mapstone M., Porsteinsson A.P., Tadin D. (2016). Cognitive and Neural Effects of Vision-Based Speed-of-Processing Training in Older Adults with Amnestic Mild Cognitive Impairment: A Pilot Study. Journal of the American Geriatrics Society, 64 (6), 1293-1298. PMID: 27321608 PMCID: PMC4916855 DOI: 10.1111/jgs.14132

Lin F, Ren P, Cotton K, Porsteinsson A, Mapstone M, Heffner KL (2016). Mental Fatigability and Heart Rate Variability in Mild Cognitive Impairment. The American Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry, 24 (5), 374-378. pii: S1064-7481(16)00003-8.. DOI: 10.1016/j.jagp.2015.12.012

Lin, F., Roiland R., Chen, DG, & Qiu, C (2015). Linking cognition and frailty in middle and old age: metabolic syndrome matters. International Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry, 30 (1), 64-71.

Hill, K., Lin, F., Parisi, J., & Kolanowski, A. (2015). Personality Clusters Moderate the relationship between leisure activity and executive control in older adults. Activities, Adaptation and Aging, 39 (2), 153-176.

*David ND; *Lin F; Porsteinsson AP (2015). Trajectories of Neuropsychiatric Symptoms and Cognitive Decline in Mild Cognitive Impairment. The American journal of geriatric psychiatry : official journal of the American Association for Geriatric Psychiatry.

Roiland, R., Lin. F., Phelan, C., & Chapman, B. (2015). Stress regulation as a link between executive function and pre-frailty in older adults. Journal of Nutrition, Health, and Aging, 19 (8), 828-38.

Cotton, K; Jacobs, A; Ren, P; Lin, F (2015). Mechanisms Linking Depression and Cognitive Impairment: A Systematic Review of Neuroimaging Studies. Gerontologist.

Hill NL, Mogle J, Colancecco E, Dick R, Hannan J, Lin FV (2015). Feasibility study of an attention training application for older adults. International Journal of Older Person Nursing, 10 (3), 241-9.

Johnson M. & Lin F. (2014). Communication difficulty and relevant interventions in older adults with Mild Cognitive Impairment. Topics in Geriatric Rehabilitation, 30 (1).

Chen, D.G., Chen, C., Tang W, & Lin, F (2014). Statistical power analysis for Guastello's Cusp Catastrophe Polynomial Regression Model: A simulation-based approach.. Lecture in W.G. Kennedy, N. Agarwal, and SJ. Yang (Eds.): SBP 2014, Lecture Notes in Computer Science 8393, 35-41.

Lin, F., Roiland, R., Polesskaya, O., Chapman, B., Johnson, M., Brasch, J., Chen, D., & Mapstone, M. (2014). Fatigability Disrupts Cognitive Processes' Regulation of Inflammatory Reactivity in Old Age. (in press). The American Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry, 22 (12), 1544-54.

Chen, D-G, Lin, F., Chen, X., Wang, T., & Kitzman, H (2014). Cusp catastrophe model: A nonlinear model for health outcomes in nursing research. Nursing Research, 63 (3), 211-20.

Chen, D.G., Chen, X., Lin, F., Tang, W. Y.L. and Guo, Y (2014). Cusp Catastrophe polynomial model: power and sample size determination. Open Journal of statistics, 4 (10), 803-813.

Lin, F., Suhr, J., Diebold, S., & Heffner, K. (2014). Associations between Depressive Symptoms and Memory Deficits Vary as a Function of Insulin-Like Growth Factor (IGF-1) Levels in Healthy Older Adults. (in press). Psychoneuroendocrinology, 42, 118-123.

Lin, F., Lo, R., Cole, D., Ducharme, S., Mapstone, M., Porsteinsson, A., & ADNI group (2014). Longitudinal Effects of Metabolic Syndrome on Alzheimer and Vascular-Related Brain Pathology.. Dementia and Geriatric Cognitive Disorders EXTRA (accepted), 4 (2), 184-94.

Lin, F., Roiland, R., Polesskaya, O., Chapman, B., Johnson, M., Brasch, J., Chen, D., & Mapstone, M (2014). Fatigability disrupts cognitive processes' regulation of inflammatory reactivity in old age. The American Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry, 12 (12), 1544-54.

Lin. F, Roiland, R., Heffner, K., Johnson, M., Chen, DG., & Mapstone, M. (2014). Evaluation of objective and perceived mental fatigability in older adults with vascular risk (in press). Journal of Psychosomatic Research, 76 (6), 458-64.

Lin F., Heffner K.L., Mapstone M., Chen D., & Porsteinsson A.P. (2014). Frequency of Mentally Stimulating Activities Modifies the Relationship between Cardiovascular Reactivity and Executive Function in Old Age.. The American Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry DOI:pii:S1064-7481, 22 (11), 1210-21.

Lin, F., & Heidrich, S. M. (2012). Role of older adult's illness schemata in coping with Mild Cognitive Impairment. Journal of Psychosomatic Research, 72 (5), 357-363.

Lin, F., Vance, D.E., Gleason, C.E., & Heidrich, S.M. (2012). Caring for Older Adults with Mild Cognitive impairment: An Update for Nurses.. Journal of Gerontological Nursing., 38 (12), 22-35.

Lin, F., Chen, D-G., Vance, D.E., Ball, K.K., & Mapstone, M. (2012). Longitudinal relationships between subjective fatigue, cognitive function, and everyday functioning in old age.. International Psychogeriatrics (doi:10.1017/S1041610212001718), 25 (2), 275-285.

Vance, D.E., Kaur, J., Fazeli, P.L., Talley, M.H., Yuen, H.K. & Lin, F. (2012). Neuroplasticity and successful cognitive aging: A brief overview for nursing.. Journal of Neuroscience Nursing, 44 (4), 218-227.

Lin, F., Friedman, E., Quinn, J., Chen, D., & Mapstone, M. (2012). Effect of Leisure Activities on Inflammation and Cognitive Function in an Aging Sample.. Archives of Gerontology and Geriatrics, 54 (3), e398-404.

Lin, F., Vance, D.E., Gleason, C.E., & Heidrich, S.M. (2012). Taking care of older adults with mild cognitive impairment: An update for nurses.. Journal of Gerontological Nursing (featured as Continuing Nursing Education article)DOI:10.3928/00989134-20121106-03, 38 (12), 22-35.

Lin, F., Gleason, C.E., & Heidrich, S.M. (2012). Illness Representations in Older Adults with Mild Cognitive Impairment.. Research in Gerontological Nursing (15), 1-12.

Lin, F., Chen, D.-G., Vance, D., & Mapstone, M. (2012). Trajectories of combined laboratory- and real world-based speed of processing in community-dwelling older adults: Predictors and functional outcomes. Journal of Gerontology Series B: Psychological Sciences and Social Sciences, 68 (3), 364-373.

Lin F, Wharton W, Dowling NM, Ries ML, Johnson SC, Carlsson CM, Asthana S, & Gleason CE. (2010). Awareness of Memory Abilities in Community-Dwelling Older Adults with Suspected Dementia and Mild Cognitive Impairment.. Dementia and Geriatrics Cognitive Disorders, 30 (1), 83-92.

Lin, F. , Yuan, H (2006). Analysis of combining parish nursing with oriental philosophy applied in senile people's depressive disorders in Chinese community. Modern Nursing, 12 (2), 130-132.

Projects

Cognitive Training to Protect Immune Systems of Older Caregivers (R01)
NIH
1/15/2016 - 12/31/2020
Role: Co-Investigator
PI: Kathi Heffner



Cognitive Training to Protect Immune Systems of Older Caregivers - Diversity Supplement
NIA
9/1/2017 - 6/30/2019
Role: Co-Investigator and Mentor
PI: Kathi Heffner

Social Modifiers of Stress Regulation and Healthy Aging
UR-CTSI
6/1/2017 - 5/31/2019
Role: Co-Investigator
PI: Kathi Heffner


Supernormal structural connectomes: lessons for Alzheimer’s disease
Rochester Center for Alzheimer’s Disease Research
6/1/2018 - 5/31/2019
Role: Co-Investigator
PI: Zhengwu Zhang and Timothy Baran