Magdalena Tolea, Ph.D., M.S., M.A. is a Research Assistant Professor.
1998: BA in Law. Spiru Haret University. School of Law, Romania
2002: MA in Applied Sociology. University of Maryland, Baltimore, Maryland
2007: MS in Epidemiology. University of Maryland at Baltimore, Maryland
2007: PhD in Gerontology, Epidemiology track. University of Maryland at Baltimore, Maryland
2011-2012: Postdoctoral training. University of Missouri St. Louis, Gerontology Program, School of Social Work, St. Louis, Missouri
2015- Present: Research Assistant Professor of Integrated Medical Science, Florida Atlantic University, College of Medicine, 777 Glades Rd., Boca Raton, FL 33428
2012-2015: Research Scientist, New York University Langone Medical Center, Center for Cognitive Neurology, New York, New York
2011-2012: Postdoctoral Fellow, University of Missouri – St Louis, Gerontology Program, St Louis, MO
2007-2011: Postdoctoral Fellow, National Institute on Aging, Clinical Research Branch, Longitudinal Studies Section, Baltimore, MD
Tolea MI, Morris JC, and Galvin, JE 2015). Longitudinal associations between physical and cognitive performance among community-dwelling older adults. PLoS One. Apr 13; 10(4):e0122878
Tolea MI, Morris JC, and Galvin JE (2015). Trajectory of physical functional decline by type of dementia. Alzheimer Disease and Associated Disorders. Apr 4. [Epub ahead of print].
Tolea MI, and Galvin JE (2015). Sarcopenia and impairment in cognitive and physical performance. Clinical Interventions in Aging, 10:663-671.
Galvin JE, Tolea MI, George N, Wingbermuehle C. Public-private partnerships improve health outcomes in individuals with early stage Alzheimer’s Disease. Clinical Investigations in Aging 2014, 9: 621-630. Doi:10.2147/CIA.S60838.
Razavi, M, Tolea MI, Margrett J, Martin P, Oakland MA, Tscholl DW, Ghods S, Mina M, Galvin JE. Comparison of 2 informant questionnaire screening tools for dementia and mild cognitive impairment: AD8 and IQCODE. Alzheimer Disease & Associated Disorders 2014, 28(2):156-161. Doi:10.1097/WAD.0--8.
Tolea MI, Galvin JE. Current guidelines for Dementia Screening: Shortcomings and recommended changes. Neurodegenerative Disease Management 2013, 3(6): 565-573. doi:10.2217/nmt.13.58.
Mitchell BD, Lee WJ, Tolea MI, Shields K, Ashktorab Z, Magder L, Ryan KA, McArdle PF, Shuldiner AR, Schaffer AA. Living the Good Life? Mortality and Hospital Utilization Patterns in the Old Order Amish, PLOS ONE 2012, 7(12): e51560. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0051560.
Tolea MI, Costa PT, Terracciano A, Ferrucci L, Faulkner K, Coday M, Ayonayon HN, Simonsick EM for the Health, Aging and Body Composition study. Associations of Openness and Conscientiousness with walking speed decline: findings from the Health, Aging and Body Composition Study, The Journals of Gerontology, Series B: Psychological Sciences and Social Sciences 2012, 67(6):705-11. Doi: 10.1093/gronb/gbs030.
Tolea MI, Ferrucci L, Costa PT, Faulkner K, Rosano C, Satterfield S, Ayonayon HN, Simonsick EM. Personality and reduced incidence of walking limitation in late life: Findings from the Health, Aging, and Body Composition Study, The Journals of Gerontology, Series B: Psychological Sciences and Social Sciences 2012, 67(6): 712-719. Doi: 10.1093/geronb/gbs001.
Tolea MI, Terracciano A, Simonsick EM, Metter EJ, Costa PT, Ferrucci L. Associations between personality, physical activity level and muscle strength, Journal of Research in Personality 2012, 46:264-270.
Co-Investigator. Multicultural Community Dementia Screening (James Galvin, PI). Source: NIH/NIA. Current year direct costs: $347,000. 2011-2016
Co-Investigator. Biomarker Studies of Risk Factors for Cognitive Disorders in Older Adults (James Galvin, PI). Source: Morris and Alma Schapiro Foundation. Current year direct costs: $225,000. 2011-2013
Co-Investigator. Piloting an early intervention fall prevention program for community-dwelling elderly with dementia (Jane Bear-Lehman, PI). Current year direct costs: $50,000. 2012-2013
Co-Investigator (Statistician). Validation of a Clinical Tool in an Enriched Sample (Meuser, TM, PI). University of Missouri Research Board. $30K. 2012-2013
Postdoctoral Fellow, University of Missouri St Louis, State Postdoctoral Fellowship. 2011-2012
Postdoctoral Fellow, National Institutes of Health, Intramural Postdoctoral Research Training Award. 2007-2011
Graduate Research Assistant, U01 HL072515 Genome-wide Search for CVD Gene-Environment Interactions (Shuldiner A, PI). 2003-2007
Graduate Research Assistant, University of Maryland Baltimore, Graduate School, State Graduate Research Assistantship (2002-2003)
Graduate Teaching Assistant, University of Maryland Baltimore County, Graduate School, State Graduate Teaching Assistantship (2000-2002)
Reviewer for the following peer-reviewed Journals:
Accident Analysis & Prevention
Aging Clinical and Experimental Research
American Journal of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Osteoporosis International
Journal of the American Geriatrics Society
Journal of Behavioral Medicine
Journals of Gerontology: Psychological Sciences
Journal of Physical Education and Sport Management
Psychosomatic Medicine: Journal of Bio-behavioral Medicine
Research on Aging
Reviewer of abstract submissions to GSA Annual Scientific Meetings: 2012, 2014, 2015
Gerontological Society of America (2007-present)
Sigma Phi Omega, National Academic Honor and Professional Society in Gerontology (2003-2007)
Volunteer. Home Improvement Program for the Elderly in St. Louis. FOCUS North America, St. Louis Chapter (2011-2012)
Member representative. Harbor Hospital Library Committee. Baltimore, MD (2009-2011)
Student representative.University of Maryland at Baltimore (UMB).Epidemiology of Aging Concentration Steering Committee (2005-2007)
Student representative. UMB. Gerontology Doctoral Program Steering Committee (2005)
Student member. Health Disparities Task Force (Measuring Health Disparities Committee). Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene. Office of Minority Health and Health Disparity (2005)