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Dr. Olivio Clay

Assistant Professor


B.S., 1998, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Psychology
M.S., 2003, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Psychology
Ph.D., 2007, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Lifespan Development


Racial/ethnic disparities, Caregiving, Social support, Cognition and mobility in older adults  


Crowe, M., Sartori, A., Clay, O. J., Wadley, V. G., Andel, R., Wang, H. -X., Sawyer, P., & Allman, R. (2010). Diabetes and cognitive decline: Investigating the potential influence of factors related to health disparities. Journal of Aging and Health, 22, 292-306.

Szychowski, J.M., Roth, D.L., Clay, O.J., & Mittelman, M.S. (2010). Patient Death as a Censoring Event or Competing Risk Event in Models of Nursing Home Placement. Statistics in Medicine, 29(3), 371-381.

Kvale, E.A., Clay, O.J., Ross, L.A., McGee, J.S., Edwards, J.D. Unverzagt, F.W., Ritchie, C.S., & Ball, K.K. (2010). Cognitive speed of processing and functional declines in older cancer survivors: An analysis of data from the ACTIVE trial. European Journal of Cancer Care, 19, 110-117.

Haley, W.E., Allen, J.Y., Grant, J.S., Clay, O.J., Perkins, M., & Roth, D.L. (2009). Problems and Benefits Reported by Stroke Family Caregivers: Results from a Prospective Epidemiological Study. Stroke, 40, 2129-2133.

Clay, O.J., Edwards, J.D., Ross, L.A., Okonkwo, O., Wadley, V.G., Roth, D.L., & Ball, K.K. (2009). Visual function and cognitive speed of processing mediate age-related decline in memory span and fluid intelligence. Journal of Aging & Health, 21, 547-566.

Ross, L.A., Clay, O.J., Edwards, J.D., Ball, K.K., Wadley, V.G., Vance, D.E., Cissell, G.M., Roenker, D.L., & Joyce, J.J. (2009). Do older drivers at-risk for crashes modify their driving over time? Journals of Gerontology: Psychological Sciences, 64B, 163-170

Clay, O.J., Roth, D.L., Wadley, V.G., & Haley, W.E. (2008). Changes in Social Support and their Impact on Psychosocial Outcome over a 5-Year Period for African American and White Dementia Caregivers. International Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry, 23, 857-862.

Crowe, M., Clay, O. J., Sawyer, P., Crowther, M. R., & Allman, R. M. (2008). Education and reading ability in relation to differences in cognitive screening between African American and Caucasian older adults. International Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry, 23, 222-223.

Clay, O.J. & Telfair, J. (2007). Evaluation of a Disease-Specific Self-Efficacy Instrument in Adolescents with Sickle Cell Disease and Its Relationship to Adjustment. Child Neuropsychology, 13(2), 188-203.

Mittelman, M.S., Haley, W.E., Clay, O.J., & Roth, D.L. (2006).  Counseling for AD Caregivers: Magnitude and Mechanisms of Delayed Nursing Home Placement. Neurology, 67, 1592-1599.

Williams, C.J., Shuster, J.L., Clay, O.J., & Burgio, K.L. (2006). Interest in Research Participation among Hospice Patients, Caregivers and Ambulatory Senior Citizens: Practical Barriers or Ethical Constraints? Journal of Palliative Medicine, 9(4), 968-974.

Drentea, P., Clay, O.J., Roth, D.L. & Mittelman, M.S. (2006). Predictors of Improvement in Satisfaction with Social Support.  Five-Year Effects of a Structured Intervention for Caregivers of Spouses with Alzheimer’s Disease. Social Science & Medicine, 63(4), 957-967.

Edwards, J.D., Ross, L.A., Wadley, V.G., Clay, O.J., Crowe, M.G., Roenker, D.L. & Karlene K. Ball. (2006). The Useful Field of View Test:  Normative Data for Older Adults. Archives of Clinical Neuropsychology, 21(4), 275-286.


Statistical Methods and Design, Psychology of Aging, Health Disparities Seminar