Research Assistant Professor, Psychiatry, Medical School.
Ph.D., Human Development & Family Studies, Penn State University
Dr. Leggett is a Research Assistant Professor in the Program for Positive Aging and Geriatric Psychiatry section of the Psychiatry Department. Her current work, supported by a NIA Career Development Award, is focused on the development of a taxonomy of dementia caregiving care management styles and determining how style might be used to target interventions and optimize care. She is also interested in depression and sleep problems in caregivers and older adults more broadly. Dr. Leggett earned her undergraduate degree in psychology from Queens University of Charlotte and her masters and doctoral degrees from the Pennsylvania State University in human development and family studies. She completed her postdoctoral fellowship in geriatric mental health services here at the University of Michigan where she received the Outstanding Postdoctoral Fellow Award in 2016.
Select Aging Publications
Leggett, Amanda, and Helen C. Kales. 2019. "Applying Rigor: Intervention Studies for Behavioral and Psychological Symptoms of Dementia." The American Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry, 0(0).
Leggett, Amanda, Helen C. Kales, and Laura N. Gitlin. 2019. "Finding fault: Criticism as a care management strategy and its impact on outcomes for dementia caregivers." International Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry, 34(4): 571-577.
Leggett, Amanda, Philippa J. Clarke, Kara Zivin, R.J. McCammon, Michael R. Elliott, and Kenneth M. Langa. 2019. "Recent Improvements in Cognitive Functioning Among Older U.S. Adults: How Much Does Increasing Educational Attainment Explain?" The Journals of Gerontology Series B: Psychological Sciences and Social Sciences, 74(3): 536-545.
Leggett, Amanda, Courtney Allyn Polenick, Donovan T. Maust, and Helen C. Kales. 2018. "Falls and Hospitalizations Among Persons With Dementia and Associated Caregiver Emotional Difficulties." The Gerontologist, 58(2): e78-e86.
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