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Shelby Hughes, M.Ed.

Pronouns: she, her

Doctoral Student

SDSU / UC San Diego Joint Doctoral Program in Clinical Psychology

San Diego

Areas of Research

Cognitive and Behavioral Changes Associated with Neurodegenerative Conditions


My research interests generally focus on sex differences in Alzheimer’s disease. More specifically, I am interested in subjective cognitive decline’s association with increased risk of AD progression and how various lifestyle factors impact this association especially among women.


Dr. Erin Sundermann, UC San Diego
Dr. Sarah Banks, UC San Diego


  1. M.Ed. Clinical Psychological Assessment
    Vanderbilt University
  2. B.S. Psychology
    The University of Georgia
  1. Considine, C.M., Hughes, S., Sellers Gibson, J., Isaacs, D., McDonell, K., Darby, R.R., Claassen, D.O., (in press). Anosognosia and Memory Encoding in Huntington’s Disease. Cognitive and Behavioral Neurology.
  2. van Wouwe, N.C., Neimat, J., van den Wildenberg, W.P.M., Hughes, S.B., Lopez, A., Phibbs, F.T., Schall, J., Rodriguez, W., Bradley, E.B., Dawant, B., Wylie, S.A. (2020, in press). Subthalamic Nucleus Subregion Stimulation Modulates Inhibitory Control. Cereb Cortex Commun. 2020,1(1), tgaa083. doi: 10.1093/texcom/tgaa083. Epub 2020 Nov 4. PMID: 33381760; PMCID: PMC7750129.
  3. Aumann, M. A., Stark, A. J., Hughes, S. B., Lin, Y. C., Kang, H., Bradley, E., . . . Claassen, D. O. (2020). Self-reported rates of impulsivity in Parkinson’s Disease. Annals Clinical Translational Neurology. doi:10.1002/acn3.51016
  4. Hughes, S., Claassen, D. O., van den Wildenberg, W. P. M., Phibbs, F. T., Bradley, E. B., Wylie, S. A., & van Wouwe, N. C. (2018). Action Control Deficits in Patients With Essential Tremor. Journal of the International Neuropsychological Society, 1-9. Retrieved from
Awards & Honors
  1. San Diego State University Graduate Fellowship, 2021-2022