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Natalie G. Regier, PhD, MS

Assistant Professor
Natalie Regier
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Specialties and Expertise

  • Aging
  • Dementia
  • End of Life
  • Interprofessional
  • Mental Health
  • Military/Veterans Affairs
  • Palliative Care
  • PTSD
  • Quantitative Research
  • Quantitative Research Methods/stats
  • Resilience/Stress Coping
  • Self Care
  • Trauma


Natalie G. Regier is a clinical psychologist with a geriatrics specialty focused on improving the care and well-being of persons living with dementia and that of their caregivers. A primary arm of this work involves developing and evaluating nonpharmacological interventions for behaviors (neuropsychiatric symptoms) associated with dementia. Dr. Regier is currently funded through a grant from the National Institute on Aging (1K23AG058809-01) to work together with persons with early-stage dementia to develop a meaningful activity plan that can be modified and applied throughout the course of the disease. As a psychologist, Dr. Regier's extensive clinical training and experience inform all aspects of her teaching and research. This clinical work includes conducting neuropsychology and capacity evaluations within the VA Healthcare System, and providing both individual and group psychotherapy services to older adults for such reasons as bereavement, cognitive changes, caregiver support, depression, anxiety, post-traumatic stress, military sexual trauma, and adjustment to life transitions. Dr. Regier regularly presents her work at national and international conferences, and collaborates closely with researchers from a multitude of disciplines and professional schools.

Additional Resources

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  • Publications/Research

    Regier NG, Cotter V, Hansen B, Taylor JL, Wright RJ. (2021). Place of death for persons with and without cognitive impairment in the United States. Journal of the American Geriatrics Society, [online ahead of print]. doi: 10.1111/jgs.16979

    Regier NG, Hodgson NA, Gitlin LN. (2020). Neuropsychiatric symptom profiles of community-dwelling persons living with dementia: Factor structures revisited. International Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry, 35(9), 1009-1020. doi: 10.1002/gps.5323.

    Regier NG, Parmelee PA. (2020). Selective Optimization with Compensation strategies utilized by older adults in assisted living. Aging & Mental Health, [online ahead of print]. doi: 10.1080/13607863.2020.1856776

  • Awards/Honors
    • K23 AG058809-01 grant through the NIA—Meaningful Activity Intervention for Individuals With Early-Stage Dementia: Involving the End User in Intervention Design
    • Pilot study through the Center for Innovative Care in Aging—Advancing an Understanding and Measurement of Dementia-Related Restlessness: A Troublesome and Pervasive Problem
    • NIH Loan Repayment Grant Recipient (August 2016-present)