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Margaret A. Dicarlo Clinical Assistant Professor of Psychiatry and Human Behavior

Dr. Margaret DiCarlo achieved her Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from Saint Louis University, and she completed her internship and postdoctoral fellowship at Brown University, with specialization in neuropsychology. She is a Clinical Assistant Professor at Brown University, and she is on the medical staff of the Rehabilitation Hospital of Rhode Island. In addition, she is President and co-founder of the private practice, Neuropsychology Partners, located in East Providence. She has expertise in late adolescent, adult and geriatric neuropsychology, with subspecialties in Learning Disorders, ADHD, Traumatic Brain Injury, and dementia.

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Research Areas

scholarly work

Garrett, K.D., Browndyke, J.N., Whelihan, W.M., Paul, R.H., DiCarlo, M.A., Moser, D.J., et al. (in press). The neuropsychological profile of vascular cognitive impairment ñ No dementia: Comparisons to patients at risk for cerebrovascular disease and vascular dementia. Archives of Clinical Neuropsychology.

Whelihan, W.M., DiCarlo, M.A., & Paul, R.H. (2005). The relationship of neuropsychological functioning to driving competence in older persons with early cognitive decline. Archives of Clinical Neuropsychology, 20 (2), 217-228.

Ott, B.R., Heindel, W.C., Whelihan, W.M., Caron, M.D., Piatt, A.L., & DiCarlo, M.A. (2003). Maze test performance and reported driving ability in early dementia. J. of Geriatric Psychiatry and Neurology, 16, 151-155.

Schretlen, D., Jayaram, G., Maki, P., Park, K., Abebe, S., & DiCarlo, M.A. (2000). Demographic, clinical, and neurocognitive correlates of everyday functional impairment in severe mental illness. Journal of Abnormal Psychology, 109, 134-138.

DiCarlo, M. A., Gibbons, J. L., Kaminsky, D. C., Wright, J., & Stiles, D.A. (2000). Street childrenís drawings: Windows into their life circumstances and aspirations. International Journal of Social Work, 43, 107-120.

DiCarlo, M. A., Gfeller, J. D., Oliveri, M.V. (2000). Effects of coaching on detecting feigned cognitive impairment with the Category Test. Archives of Clinical Neuropsychology, 15, 399-413.

research overview

Dr. DiCarlo's research interests include: driving and dementia; executive dysfunction in aging and dementia; cognitive and emotional effects of MS; ADHD and executive functioning; neuropsychological and neurobehavioral test development; assessment of effort and malingering.

research statement

Dr. DiCarlo's primary clinical focus has been geriatric assessment and consultation in a variety of outpatient and long-term care settings. She is also a consultant on a medical rehabilitation unit that serves adults and geriatric patients with recent traumatic brain injury, stroke, tumor, and other neurologic disorders. In her outpatient practice, she provides neuropsychological services to: younger and middle-aged adults with learning disorders and attention deficit disorder; adults with a wide range of neurologic disorders; geriatric individuals and their families. Moreover, Dr. DiCarlo served on the Clinical Board of the MS Society of RI for many years, and she currently presents various educational seminars in the community.