Meet our staff
Sarah K. Lageman
Program Director, Neuropsychology
VCU Health: NOW Center
11958 W. Broad Street
Henrico, Virginia 23233
“I always knew I wanted to be in psychology, just because I like working one-on-one with people. Everything I do is with patients and I like for my research to be more clinically applied — so that it would have some meaning, if not for that patient, then for future patients.”
- Medical Psychology Post-doctoral Fellow, Clinical Neuropsychology track, Mayo Clinic
- Clinical Psychology Pre-doctoral Intern, Neuropsychology emphasis, West Virginia University
- Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology, Neuropsychology Track, University of Florida
- M.S. in Clinical Psychology, Neuropsychology Track, University of Florida
- Rotary International Academic-Year Ambassadorial Scholar Post-B.A. Program, Humboldt University, Berlin, Germany
- B.A. in Psychology with Honors, Winthrop University
- Virginia Psychology License
- American Board of Professional Psychology, Specialty Board Certification in Clinical Neuropsychology
- Expertise in clinical neuropsychology; clinical practice is focused primarily on outpatient diagnostic neuropsychological assessment of adult and geriatric populations, with an emphasis on Parkinson’s disease and other movement-related disorders
- Developing and evaluating cognitive and quality of life interventions tailored to individuals with Parkinson’s disease and other movement-related disorders
- Intervention preferences among individuals with various illnesses and their support persons
- Neuropsychological function and neurorehabilitation of individuals with neurological disorders and illness
- Improving neuropsychological assessments and evaluating interventions in individuals with frontal-subcortical dysfunction
- Identifying neuropsychological sequelae of novel treatments in individuals with Parkinson’s disease
- American Psychological Association (APA), Division 40
- International Neuropsychological Society (INS)
- American Board of Professional Psychology (ABPP)
- American Academy of Clinical Neuropsychology (AACN)
- Virginia Academy of Clinical Psychologists (VACP)
Recent professional achievements
- American Psychological Association Division 40-Society for Clinical Neuropsychology ranked the Lageman & Cash presentation, “Initial results of bio-psychosocial trials in individuals with Parkinson’s disease” among the best submitted, and selected the presentation to receive a Blue Ribbon Award at the APA Convention in Toronto, Canada, 8/6/2015.
- Tremor Journal Summer 2014 Editor’s Picks, for Lageman, S. K., Cash, T. V., & Mickens, M. N. (2014). Patient-reported needs, non-motor symptoms, and quality of life in Essential Tremor and Parkinson’s Disease. Tremor and Other Hyperkinetic Movements, doi: 10.7916/D8RF5S4J.
- Cash, T.V. & Lageman, S.K. (2015). Randomized controlled expressive writing pilot in individuals with Parkinson’s disease and their caregivers. BMC Psychology, 3:44, doi: 10.1186/s40359-015-0101-4.
- Cash, T.V., Ekouevi, V.S., Kilbourn, C., & Lageman, S.K. (2015). Pilot study of a mindfulness- based group intervention for individuals with Parkinson’s disease and their caregivers. Mindfulness, epub ahead of print, doi: 10.1007/s12671-015-0452-1.
- Shamaskin-Garroway, A.M., Lageman, S.K., & Rybarczyk, B. (2015). The role of resilience and nonmotor symptoms in adjustment to Parkinson’s disease. Journal of Health Psychology, epub ahead of print, doi: 10.1177/1359105315590268.
- Lageman, S.K., Mickens, M.N., Cash, T.V. (2015). Caregiver-identified needs and barriers to care in Parkinson's disease. Geriatric Nursing 36.3: 197-201.
- Lageman, S.K., Cash, T.V., Mickens, M.N. (2014). Patient-reported Needs, Non-motor Symptoms, and Quality of Life in Essential Tremor and Parkinson's Disease. Tremor and Other Hyperkinectiv Movements DOI: 10.7916/D8RF5S4J
- Lageman, S.K., Mickens, M., Verkerke, T., & Holloway, K. (2012). Deep Brain Stimulation for Parkinson's Disease. In A.R. Block & D.B. Sarwer, (Eds.), Presurgical Psychological Screening: Understanding Patients, Improving Outcomes (pp. 127-149). Washington, DC: American Psychological Association.