Heather Rodas Romero, Ph.D.
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Adjunct Assistant Professor
Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
Division of Medical Psychology
Duke University Medical Center

Visiting Research Professor
Department of Psychology
University of Notre Dame

Clinical Neuropsychologist
Psychology Associates, PC

Research Description

Dr. Romero’s research involves the use of neuropsychological data for the detection of preclinical Alzheimer’s disease in diverse populations. She is particularly interested in determining the sources of variability in the diagnostic stability of prodromal Alzheimer's disease, and evaluating the role of cerebrovascular disease in contributing to increased risk of progressing to AD. As a clinician, she is interested in increasing access to neuropsychological services for the medically underserved. Her research has been supported by an NIH Research Supplement to Promote Diversity in Health Related Research and a Junior Investigator Award from the National Alzheimer’s Coordinating Center (NACC).


Postdoctoral Fellowship in Neuropsychology
Duke University Medical Center, Bryan Alzheimer's Disease Research Center

Predoctoral Internship, Neuropsychology Track
Duke University Medical Center, Bryan Alzheimer's Disease Research Center

PhD, Clinical Psychology, Seattle Pacific University

BA, Neuroscience, Colorado College

Representative Publications

Romero, H.R., Hayes, S., Welsh-Bohmer, K.A. (2010). Cognitive domains affected by conditions of aging and the role of neuropsychological testing. In: M Abou-Saleh, K Katona, and A Kumar (Eds). Principals and Practices of Geriatric Psychiatry, 3rd Edition.

Romero, H.R., Lageman, S., Kamath, V., Irani, F., Sim, A., Suarez, P., Manly, J., Attix, D.K., and Summit   participants (2009). Challenges in the Neuropsychological Assessment of Ethnic Minorities: Summit Proceedings. The Clinical Neuropsychologist, 23(5).

Judd, T., Capetillo, D., Carrion-Baralt, J., Marmol, L.M., San Miguel-Montes, L., Navarrete, G., Puente, A., Romero, H.R., Valdes, J., and the NAN Policy and Planning Committee. (2009). NAN Position Paper: Professional Considerations for Improving the Neuropsychological Evaluation of Hispanics. Archives of Clinical Neuropsychology, 24(2). PMID: 19395349