Roger Dixon, PhD

Professor, Faculty of Science - Psychology Science


Professor, Faculty of Science - Psychology Science
(780) 492-5850
P-579 Bio Science - Psychology Wing
11355 - Saskatchewan Drive
Edmonton AB
T6G 2E9


Area of Study / Keywords

Aging Neurodegeneration Longitudinal Omics Machine Learning


Longitudinal and Epidemiological Research in Resilient, Normal, Impaired, and Neurodegenerative Aging

Applications of Artificial Intelligence, Neuro-informatics, Machine Learning, and Other Quantitative Modeling Technologies

Interactions among Genetic, Biological, Metabolic, Health, Functional, and Lifestyle Influences in Brain/Cognitive Aging and Neurodegenerative Disease 

Alzheimer's Disease and Related Dementias

Biomarkers and Risk/Protective Factors Predicting Differential Trajectories, Transitions, and Outcomes of Neurocognitive Aging


PSYC 403 and PSYC 505: Characteristics and Transitions in Normal Aging, Cognitive Impairment and Alzheimer's Disease


PSYCH 403 - Recent Advances in Experimental Psychology: Models and Theories

Discussion of advanced concepts and theories developed by selected fields within experimental psychology. The course will examine the relation between theory and data in these fields. Prerequisites: STAT 141 or 151 or 161 or SCI 151 and a 300-level PSYCH course. Students must check with the Department for the topics for the year and any additional prerequisites. [Faculty of Science]

PSYCH 505 - Conference Course in Psychology

[Faculty of Science]

Browse more courses taught by Roger Dixon


Comprehensive serum lipidomics for detecting incipient dementia in Parkinson's disease.

Author(s): Buzatto, A.Z., Tatlay, J., Bajwa, B., Mung, D., Camicioli, R., Dixon, R.A., & Li, L.
Publication Date: 7/7/2021
Publication: Journal of Proteome Research
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Association of sex differences in dementia risk factors with sex differences in memory decline in a population-based cohort spanning 20-76 years.

Author(s): Anstey, K.J., Peters, R., Mortby, M., Kiely, K.M., Eramudugolla, R., Cherbuin, N., Huque, H., & Dixon, R.A.
Publication Date: 5/5/2021
Publication: Scientific Reports
Volume: 11
Page Numbers: 7710
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Portals to frailty? Data-driven analyses detect early frailty profiles.

Author(s): Bohn, L., Zheng, Y., McFall, G.P., & Dixon, R.A.
Publication Date: 3/3/2021
Publication: Alzheimer's Research & Therapy
Volume: 13
Issue: 1
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Integrating three characteristics of executive function in non-demented aging: Trajectories, classification, and biomarker predictors.

Author(s): Caballero, H.S., McFall, G.P., Wiebe, S., & Dixon, R.A.
Publication Date: 3/3/2021
Publication: Journal of the International Neuropsychological Society
Volume: 27
Issue: 2
Page Numbers: 158-171
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In multiple facets of Subjective Memory Decline, sex moderates memory predictions.

Author(s): Drouin, S.M., McFall, G.P., & Dixon, R.A.
Publication Date: 7/7/2020
Publication: Alzheimer's & Dementia: Diagnosis, Assessment & Disease Monitoring
Volume: 12
Issue: 1
Page Numbers: e12089
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A multiomics approach to heterogeneity in Alzheimer's disease: Focused review and roadmap.

Author(s): Badhwar, A., McFall, G.P., Sapkota, S., Black, S., Chertkow, H., Duchesne, S., Masellis, M., Li, L., Dixon, R.A., & Bellec, P.
Publication Date: 5/1/2020
Publication: Brain
Volume: 143
Issue: 5
Page Numbers: 1315-1331
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Future directions for dementia and prevention research: An International Research Network on Dementia Prevention consensus.

Author(s): Anstey, K.J., Peters, R., Zheng, L., Barnes, D.E., Brayne, C., Brodaty, H., Chalmers, J., Clare, L., Dixon, R.A., Dodge, H., Lautenschlager, N., Middleton, L., Qiu, C., Rees, G., Sahar, S., & Yaffe, K.
Publication Date: 1/15/2020
Publication: Journal of Alzheimer's Disease
Volume: 78 doi:10.3233/JAD-200674
Issue: 1
Page Numbers: 3-12
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Modifiable risk factors discriminate memory trajectories in non-demented aging: Precision factors and targets for promoting healthier brain aging and preventing dementia?

Author(s): McFall, G.P., McDermott, K., & Dixon, R.A.
Publication Date: 10/10/2019
Publication: Journal of Alzheimer's Disease
Volume: 70
Page Numbers: S101-S118
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Risk and protective factors in cognitive aging: Advances in assessment, prevention, and promotion of alternative pathways.

Author(s): Dixon, R.A., & Lachman, M.E.
Publication Date: 10/10/2019
Publication: The aging brain: Functional adaptation across adulthood.
Page Numbers: 217-263
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Association of Alzheimer's disease genetic risk loci with cognitive performance and decline: A systematic review.

Author(s): Andrews, S.J., McFall, G.P., Booth, A., Dixon, R.A., & Anstey, K.J.
Publication Date: 6/18/2019
Publication: Journal of Alzheimer's Disease
Volume: 69
Issue: 4
Page Numbers: 1109-1136
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Alzheimer's biomarkers from multiple modalities selectively discriminate clinical status: Relative importance of salivary metabolomics panels, genetic, lifestyle, cognitive, functional health, and demographic risk markers.

Author(s): Sapkota, S., Huan, T., Tran, T., Zheng, J., Camicioli, R., Li, L., & Dixon, R.A.
Publication: Frontiers in Aging Neuroscience.
Volume: 10,
Issue: 296
Page Numbers: 1-12
External Link: doi:10.3389/fnagi.2018.00296

Metabolomics analyses of saliva detect novel biomarkers of Alzheimer's disease.

Author(s): Huan, T., Tran, T., Zheng, J., Sapkota, S., Camicioli, R., Dixon, R.A., & Li, L.
Publication: Journal of Alzheimer's Disease
Volume: 65
Issue: 4
Page Numbers: 1401-1416
External Link: doi:10.3233/JAD-180711