Keck School Faculty

Judy Pa

Judy Pa

Associate Professor of Neurology
SHN, 2025 Zonal Ave. Health Sciences Campus Los Angeles

Springer Medical Fund: Research Pilot Grant, 2014-2015

National Institutes of Health: Clinical Trials Summer Institute Fellow, 2014

Alzheimer's Association: New Investigator Research Award, 2013-2015

National Institute on Aging: K01 Career Development Award, 2009-2015

Mitonuclear interactions influence Alzheimer's disease riskNeurobiol Aging. 2020 03; 87:138. e7-138. e14. . View in PubMed

Exploratory analysis of mtDNA haplogroups in two Alzheimer's longitudinal cohorts Alzheimers Dement. 2020 Aug; 16(8):1164-1172. . View in PubMed

A novel sensitive assay for detection of a biomarker of pericyte injury in cerebrospinal fluid Alzheimers Dement. 2020 06; 16(6):821-830. . View in PubMed

APOE4 leads to blood-brain barrier dysfunction predicting cognitive decline Nature. 2020 05; 581(7806):71-76. . View in PubMed

Functional connectivity among brain regions affected in Alzheimer's disease is associated with CSF TNF-a in APOE4 carriers Neurobiol Aging. 2020 02; 86:112-122. . View in PubMed

Late-Life Physical and Cognitive Activities Independently Contribute to Brain and Cognitive Resilience J Alzheimers Dis. 2020; 74(1):363-376. . View in PubMed

Mitochondria and Alzheimer's: Is PTCD1 the Smoking Gun? Trends Neurosci. 2019 11; 42(11):759-762.. View in PubMed

Assessing test-retest reliability of phase contrast MRI for measuring cerebrospinal fluid and cerebral blood flow dynamics Magn Reson Med. 2019 08; 82(2):658-670. . View in PubMed

Vascular dysfunction-The disregarded partner of Alzheimer's disease Alzheimers Dement. 2019 01; 15(1):158-167. . View in PubMed

J Alzheimers Dis. 2019; 71(2):647-658. . View in PubMed

Cycling and Spatial Navigation in an Enriched, Immersive 3D Virtual Park Environment: A Feasibility Study in Younger and Older Adults Front Aging Neurosci. 2019; 11:218. . View in PubMed

Impairment of memory generalization in preclinical autosomal dominant Alzheimer's disease mutation carriers Neurobiol Aging. 2018 05; 65:149-157. . View in PubMed

A novel PSEN1 (S230N) mutation causing early-onset Alzheimer's Disease associated with prosopagnosia, hoarding, and Parkinsonism Neurosci Lett. 2017 Sep 14; 657:11-15. . View in PubMed

Apolipoprotein E Genotype and Sex Risk Factors for Alzheimer Disease: A Meta-analysis JAMA Neurol. 2017 10 01; 74(10):1178-1189. . View in PubMed

Brain imaging of neurovascular dysfunction in Alzheimer's disease Acta Neuropathol. 2016 May; 131(5):687-707. . View in PubMed

Predictive Big Data Analytics: A Study of Parkinson's Disease Using Large, Complex, Heterogeneous, Incongruent, Multi-Source and Incomplete Observations PLoS One. 2016; 11(8):e0157077. . View in PubMed

Vascular plasticity and cognition during normal aging and dementia JAMA Neurol. 2015 May; 72(5):495-6. . View in PubMed

Flavanol-rich food for thought Nat Neurosci. 2014 Dec; 17(12):1624-5. . View in PubMed

Effect of exercise and cognitive activity on self-reported sleep quality in community-dwelling older adults with cognitive complaints: a randomized controlled trial J Am Geriatr Soc. 2014 Dec; 62(12):2319-26. . View in PubMed

The functional oculomotor network and saccadic cognitive control in healthy elders Neuroimage. 2014 Jul 15; 95:61-8. . View in PubMed

Reliability measures of functional magnetic resonance imaging in a longitudinal evaluation of mild cognitive impairment Neuroimage. 2014 Jan 01; 84:443-52. . View in PubMed

Cholinergic enhancement of functional networks in older adults with mild cognitive impairment Ann Neurol. 2013 Jun; 73(6):762-73. . View in PubMed

Longitudinal change in neuropsychological performance using latent growth models: a study of mild cognitive impairment Brain Imaging Behav. 2012 Dec; 6(4):540-50. . View in PubMed

Confirmatory factor analysis of the ADNI Neuropsychological Battery Brain Imaging Behav. 2012 Dec; 6(4):528-39. . View in PubMed

Cortical signatures of cognition and their relationship to Alzheimer's disease Brain Imaging Behav. 2012 Dec; 6(4):584-98. . View in PubMed

Gray matter correlates of set-shifting among neurodegenerative disease, mild cognitive impairment, and healthy older adults J Int Neuropsychol Soc. 2010 Jul; 16(4):640-50. . View in PubMed

Baseline predictors of clinical progression among patients with dysexecutive mild cognitive impairment Dement Geriatr Cogn Disord. 2010; 30(4):344-51. . View in PubMed

Patterns of cerebral hypoperfusion in amnestic and dysexecutive MCI Alzheimer Dis Assoc Disord. 2009 Jul-Sep; 23(3):245-52. . View in PubMed

Rule violation errors are associated with right lateral prefrontal cortex atrophy in neurodegenerative disease J Int Neuropsychol Soc. 2009 May; 15(3):354-64. . View in PubMed

Clinical-neuroimaging characteristics of dysexecutive mild cognitive impairment Ann Neurol. 2009 Apr; 65(4):414-23. . View in PubMed

Bilateral capacity for speech sound processing in auditory comprehension: evidence from Wada procedures Brain Lang. 2008 Dec; 107(3):179-84. . View in PubMed

Neural organization of linguistic short-term memory is sensory modality-dependent: evidence from signed and spoken language J Cogn Neurosci. 2008 Dec; 20(12):2198-210. . View in PubMed

A parietal-temporal sensory-motor integration area for the human vocal tract: evidence from an fMRI study of skilled musicians Neuropsychologia. 2008 Jan 15; 46(1):362-8. . View in PubMed

Dr. Judy Pa is a new assistant professor at the Institute for Neuroimaging and Informatics in the Keck School of Medicine and the department of Neurology. She completed a postdoctoral fellowship in Alzheimer’s disease at UC San Francisco and then served five years as a faculty member. Dr. Pa’s research is focused on identifying individuals at risk for Alzheimer’s disease, understanding how Alzheimer’s pathology impacts brain function in the living brain, and developing ways to remediate cognitive and brain dysfunction. Judy's research is supported by two early career awards from the National Institutes of Health and the Alzheimer’s Association. Judy is also dedicated to teaching and is looking forward to training students in USC's new Neuroimaging masters program and the USC Neuroscience Graduate Program.
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