Director of Practicum Training
Dr. Karen Miller is a Health Sciences Clinical Professor and Clinical Neuropsychologist at the Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center. In addition to overseeing weekly neuropsychological assessments, she has been active in research at the UCLA Longevity Center for the three decades. As Director of the UCLA Practicum Training Program, she oversees 20+ psychotherapy/assessment tracks throughout the medical center, where dozens of graduate students receive training on a yearly basis. Her clinical and research career has focused on early detection of Alzheimer’s disease, mild cognitive impairment, and memory enhancement for age-related memory decline. In addition to her book, The Estrogen-Depression-Connection, Dr. Miller co-authored the curriculum and workbook for the Memory Fitness Program and was the principal investigator for the clinical trials of Dakim Brain Fitness, a computerized memory training program for older adults by Dakim Brain Fitness, Inc. Dr. Miller is the director of UCLA’s Memory Care program and is part of the leadership team for the UCLA’s Brain Boot Camp program. In the past, she has served as a consultant to Dakim Brain Fitness, Inc., Erickson Foundation, and OPICA. She continues to serve as faculty advisor for the Universal Gerontology and Alzheimer's Disease Awareness at UCLA in their pursuit for developing tools and education regarding memory disorders and cognitive enhancement. In addition, Dr. Miller has received several awards, including: National Academy of Neuropsychology Award for Exceptional Educator (2013), American Psychological Association - Blue Ribbon Award for Research (2012), UCLA Outstanding Housestaff Teaching Award (2011), The Semel Scholar Award (2008), and the UCLA Outstanding Graduate Teaching Award (2006).