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Molly Maxfield

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Assoc Professor
Faculty, DTPHX Campus, Mailcode 3020
Biography: 

Molly Maxfield is an Associate Professor in the Edson College of Nursing and Health Innovation at Arizona State University and the Interim Associate Director of the Center for Healthy and Resilient Aging (CIHRA). She is a clinical psychologist with research interests in psychology and aging. Current projects focus on dementia-related anxiety among middle-aged and older adults and later-life effects of childhood maltreatment

Education: 

PhD in Clinical Psychology from University of Colorado Colorado Springs

MA in Clinical Psychology from University of Colorado Colorado Springs

BA in Psychology from Skidmore College

Research Interests: 
  • Dementia-related anxiety
  • Differences in subjective and objective memory functioning 
  • Long-term effects of childhood maltreatment
Research Activity: 

Child maltreatment and risk for mild cognitive impairment and Alzheimer’s disease. Funded by National Institute on Aging. Support Years 10/18-10/23. Role: Co-Investigator


A mixed methods investigation of dementia-related anxiety among older adults with and without objective cognitive screening. Funded by Angels Against Alzheimer’s. Support Year 7/18-6/19. Role: Principal Investigator

 

Investigating dementia worry and its impact on older adults. Funded by National Institute on Aging. Support Years 4/16-12/19. Role: Principal Investigator

 

Examining the roles of age and death awareness in generous behavior. Funded by Indiana University Lilly Family School of Philanthropy (re-granting program through the John Templeton Foundation). Support Year 9/16-9/17. Role: Principal Investigator

Spring 2022
Course NumberCourse Title
HCR 493Honors Thesis
HCA 508MH Assessment & Intervention
Fall 2021
Course NumberCourse Title
HCA 503Diversity in Aging
Fall 2020
Course NumberCourse Title
HCA 503Diversity in Aging