- Psychiatric and cognitive functioning in Huntington's disease
- Mild cognitive impairment
- Cognitive decline in normal aging
- Practice effects as an indicator of cognitive plasticity
Board Certification and Academic Information
||Neurology - Associate Professor
||American Board of Professional Psychology (Sub: Clinical Neuropsychology)
Academic Office Locations
|Academic Office Phone Number
||Academic Office Address
Salt Lake City, UT 84108
Kevin Duff, Ph.D., ABPP, is a board certified Clinical Neuropsychologist who joined the University of Utah faculty in 2009 as Associate Professor in the Department of Neurology and Neuropsychologist at the University of Utah Center for Alzheimer's Care, Imaging and Research (CACIR). Dr. Duff also holds an adjunct faculty appointment in the Department of Psychology and is a member of the university’s Center on Aging.
Dr. Duff obtained his Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from the State University of New York in Albany. He completed his neuropsychology internship at the Southern Arizona Healthcare System in Tucson, AZ, and his post-doctoral fellowship at the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center in Oklahoma City. He joined the Psychiatry Department at the University of Iowa in 2003, where he accrued extensive teaching experience and had clinical and research responsibilities working with patients with dementia, Huntington's disease, and a variety of other neuropsychiatric conditions.
Dr. Duff conducts research in clinical neuropsychology, aging and dementia. His primary areas of interest include longitudinal cognitive assessment, practice effects as an indicator of cognitive plasticity, and cognitive decline in normal aging, Mild Cognitive Impairment, and dementia. He recently completed an NIH-funded study that sought to predict dementia using practice effects, and he has studied their implication in amnestic Mild Cognitive Impairment. Dr. Duff’s extensive work with Huntington’s disease has focused on psychiatric and cognitive functioning, particularly psychiatric and cognitive changes that occur in individuals before they manifest the disease. Dr. Duff’s research has been widely published in scientific journals and he has lectured nationally and internationally on his areas of expertise.
Dr. Duff is a member of the American Psychological Association, International Neuropsychological Society, National Academy of Neuropsychology (NAN), and the Huntington’s Study Group. He is an Associate Editor for Archives of Clinical Neuropsychology. In 2008, Dr. Duff received the Early Career Award from NAN for his outstanding contributions to the field of neuropsychology. In 2012, he was elected as Treasurer for Division 40 (Clinical Neuropsychology) of the American Psychological Association.