Dept. of Psychiatry (Room 511),
University of Illinois at Chicago
1601 West Taylor Street,
Chicago, IL 60612
Office Phone: (312) 355-2679
Happé, F.G. & Charlton, R. A. Aging in Autism Spectrum Disorders: A Mini-Review (in press) Gerontology.
Grady, C. L., Charlton, R. A., Yu, H., & Alain, C. Age differences in fMRI adaptation for sound identity and location (2011) Frontiers in Human Neuroscience, 5, 1-12.
Charlton, R.A.; Schiavone, F.; Barrick, T.R.; Morris, R.G.; Markus, H.S. Diffusion Tensor Imaging detects age-related white matter change over a two-year follow-up which is associated with working memory decline (2010) Journal of Neurology, Neurosurgery and Psychiatry, 81, 13-19.
Charlton, R.A.; Barrick, T.R.; Lawes, I.N.C.; Markus, H.S.; Morris, R.G. White matter pathways associated with working memory in normal aging (2010) Cortex, 46, 474-489.
Lamar, M.; Charlton, R.A.; Morris, R.G.; Markus, H.S. The impact of subcortical white matter disease on mood in euthymic older adults: A diffusion tensor imaging study (2010) American Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry, 18, 634-642.
Charlton, R.A.; Barrick, T.R.; Markus, H.S.; Morris, R.G. The relationship between episodic long-term memory and white matter integrity in normal aging (2010) Neuropsychologia, 48, 114-122.
Barrick, T.R.; Charlton, R.A.; Clark, C.A.; Markus, H.S. White matter structural decline in normal ageing: a prospective longitudinal study using tract based spatial statistics (2010) Neuroimage, 51, 565-577.
Charlton, R.A.; Barrick, T.R.; Markus, H.S.; Morris, R.G. Theory of Mind associations with other Cognitive Functions and Brain Imaging in Normal Ageing (2009) Psychology and Aging, 24, 338-348.
Charlton, R.A.; Landau, S.; Schiavone, F.; Barrick, T.R.; Clark, C.A.; Markus, H.S.; Morris, R.G. A structural equation modeling investigation of age related variance in executive function and DTI measured white matter damage (2008) Neurobiology of Aging, 29, 1547-1555.Charlton, R.A.; Barrick, T.R.; McIntyre, D.J.O.; Shen, Y.; O'Sullivan, M.; Howe, F.A.; Clark, C.A.; Morris, R.G.; Markus, H.S. White matter damage on diffusion tensor imaging correlates with age related cognitive decline (2006) Neurology, 66, 217-222.
Rebecca A. Charlton, PhD
Dr. Charlton has a long-standing interest in associations between cognitive abilities, mood and brain structure and function across the lifespan. She is especially interested in the changes in executive functions that occur in normal ageing, how these changes relate to a loss of white matter integrity, and how they may impact mood disorders in the elderly. Dr. Charlton is also interested in the relationship between cognitive and social abilities, social support and mood as well as how lifestyle factors affect healthy aging.
Dr. Charlton joined the Department of Psychiatry in May 2011 as a Post-doctoral Research Fellow. She is from the UK, where she completed her undergraduate degree, Master’s degree and PhD. While at UIC, Dr. Charlton plans to use multi-modal MRI and knowledge of cognitive function to explore factors influencing mood disorders in the elderly.
Normal Aging; Late life Depression; Brain and Cognitive changes in Aging and mood disorders; White matter damage; Vascular risk factors; Executive functions.
Mood Studies; Late life Depression