Professor, Director of the Bio-Imaging Research Center
Clinical Program
163 Psychology Building
(706) 542-1173; (706) 583-5546

Franklin Foundation Neuroimaging Training Program

GA Neuropsychology and Memory Assessment Laboratory
Lab: Room 415
Phone: 542-307

Dr. Miller will not be reviewing graduate applications for fall 2017 admission. 


Ph.D., University of Mississippi, 1990

Research Interests

My research focus is on increasing the understanding of Central Nervous System mechanisms related to cognition seen in aging, aging pathology, and traumatic brain injury. This is accomplished through the use of traditional neuropsychological paradigms, structural and functional magnetic resonance brain imaging (MRI/fMRI), and psychopharmacological study. Special foci of this work include geriatric aging and functional independence, aging psychopathology, concussive injury, and evaluation of data validity.

Recent Publications

Renzi, L.M., Dengler, M. J., Puente, A.N., Miller, L.S., Hammond, R.W. (2014). Relations between macular pigment optical density and cognitive function in unimpaired and mildly cognitively impaired older adults. Neurobiology of Aging, 35,1695-1699.

Puente, A. N., Terry, D.P., Faraco, C.C., Brown, C.L., Miller, L. S. (2014). Minimal functional differences between older adults with and without mild cognitive impairment during the Stroop.Aging, Neuropsychology and Cognition, 21, 346-369.

Zhu, D., Li, K., Terry, D.P., Puente, A.N., Wang, L., Shen, D., Miller, L.S., Liu, T. (2014). Connectome-scale assessments of structural and functional connectivity in MCI. Human Brain Mapping, 35,2911-2923.

Faraco, C.C., Puente, A.N., Brown, C., Terry, D.P. Miller, L.S. (2013) Lateral temporal hyper-activation as a novel biomarker of Mild Cognitive Impairment. Neuropsychologia, 51, 2281-2293.

Dai, T., Davey, A, Woodard, J.L., Miller, L.S., Gondo, Y., Kim, S-H, Poon, L.W. (2013). Sources of Variation on the Mini-Mental State Examination in a Population-Based Sample of Centenarians.Journal of the American Geriatrics Society, 61, 1369-1376.

Terry, D., Puente, A., Brown, C., Faraco, C., Miller, L.S. (2013). Openness to experience is related to better memory ability in older adults with questionable dementia. Journal of Clinical and Experimental Neuropsychology, 35, 509-517.

Johnson, E., Vishwanathan, R., Johnson, M.A., Hausman, D.B., Davey, A., Scott, T.M., Green, R.C., Miller, L.S., Gearing, M., Woodard, J.L., Nelson, P.T., Chung, H-Y., Schalch, W., Wittwer J., and Poon, L.W. (2013). Relationship between serum and brain carotenoids, a-tocopherol and retinol concentrations and cognitive performance in the oldest old from the Georgia Centenarian Study.  Journal of Aging Research.

Zhu, D., Li, K., Guo, L., Jiang, X., Zhang, T., Zhang, D., Chen, H., Deng, F., Faraco, C., Jin, C., Wee, C-Y., Yuan, Y., Lv, P., Yin, Y., Hu, X., Duan, L., Hu, X., Han, J., Wang, L., Shen, D., Miller, L., Li, L., Liu, T. (2013). DICCCOL: Dense Individualized and Common Connectivity-based Cortical Landmarks. Cerebral Cortex,23,786-800.

Mitchell, M., Miller, L.S., Woodard, J., Davey, A., Poon, L. (2013). Norms from the Georgia Centenarian Study: Measures of verbal abstract reasoning, fluency, memory, and motor function. Aging, Neuropsychology, and Cognition.

Ahmed, F. Miller, L.S. (2013). Relationship between Theory of Mind and functional independence is mediated by executive function. Psychology and Aging.

Davey, A., Dai, T.M., Woodard, J.L., Miller, L.S., Gondo, Y., Johnson, M.A., Hausman, D.B., Martin, P., Green, C., Allen, R.H., Stabler, S. P., Poon, L.W. (2013). Profiles of cognitive functioning in a population-based sample of Centenarians using Factor Mixture analysis. Experimental Aging Research, 39, 125-144.

Miller, L.S., Brown, C., Mitchell, M, Williamson, G., and FRILL. (2013). Activities of Daily Living are associated with Older Adult Cognitive Status: Caregiver versus Self Reports. Journal of Applied Gerontology, 32, 3-30.

Terry, D.P, Faraco, C.C, Smith, D., Diddams, M.J, Puente, A.N., Miller, L.S. (2012). Lack of long-term fMRI differences after multiple sports-related concussions. Brain Injury, 26,1684-96.

Nie, J., Guo, L., Li, K., Wang, Y., Chen, G., Li, L., Chen, H., Deng, F., Jiang, X., Zhang, T., Huang, T., Faraco, C., Zhang, D., Guo, C.,Yap, P-T.,Hu, X., Li, G., Lv, J., Yuan, Y., Zhu, D., Han, J., Sabatinelli, D., Zhao, Q., Miller, L.S., Xu, B., Shen, P., Platt, S., Shen, D., Hu, X., Liu, T. (2012). Axonal Fiber terminations concentrate on Gyri.Cerebral Cortex,22, 2831-2839..(Note, was Volume Cover and lead article).

Poon, L.W., Woodard, J.L., Miller, L.S., Green, R., Gearing, M., Davey, A., Arnold, J., Martin, P., Siegler, I.C., Nahapetyan, L., Kim, Y.S., Markesbery, W. (2012). Understanding dementia prevalence among Centenarians. Translational Article. Journal of Gerontology, Biological Sciences Medical Sciences, 67A, 358-365.

Zhu, D., Li, K., Faraco, C., Deng, F., Zhang, D., Jiang, X., Guo, L., Miller, L. S., Liu, T. (2012). Optimization of Functional Brain ROIs via Maximization of Consistency of Structural Connectivity Profiles, NeuroImage, 59, 1382-1393.

Zhu, D., Li, K., Deng, F., Faraco, C., Zhang, D., Jiang, X., Chen, H., Guo, L., Miller, S., Liu, T. (2012). Discovering Dense and Consistent Landmarks in the Brain, Information Processing in Medical Imaging (IPMI), 97-110.

Li, K., Guo, L., Faraco, C., Zhu, D., Chen, H., Yuan, Y., Lv, J., Deng, F., Jiang, X., Zhang, T. Hu, X., Zhang, D., Miller, L., Liu, T. (2012). Visual Analytics of Brain Networks. Neuroimage, 61,82-97.

Puente, A.N. and Miller, L.S. (2012). Secondary Factors in Alzheimer’s disease, Mild Cognitive Impairment, and CVI. In Peter Arnett (Ed.), Secondary Influences on Neuropsychological Test Performance, Oxford University Press, New York.

Grants (current)

Abbott Laboratories, L.M., Renzi, PI, B.R. Hammond, L.S. Miller, Co-Investigators, The effects of a lutein intervention on cognitive performance and neural efficiency in older adults with mild cognitive impairment, 12/1/2011 – 11/31/2013.

John and Mary Franklin Foundation, L.S. Miller, J. McDowell, B. Clementz, and H. Dailey, Co-Principal Investigators,Neuroimaging Research Program, 11/01/2013 - 10/31/2018.

Selected Professional Activities

American Psychological Association (APA), Member, Division 20, Division 28, Division 40

National Academy of Neuropsychology (NAN), Fellow

International Neuropsychological Society (INS)

UGA Institute of Gerontology Faculty

Director, Bioimaging Research Center (BIRC)

UGA Memory Assessment Clinic, Director

Editorial Board, Archives of Clinical Neuropsychology

Other Links

Psychology Clinic

Bioimaging Research Center (BIRC)

Current Graduate Students



Catherine Mewborn:

Past Graduate Students

Antonio N. (Nick) Puente, Ph.D., 2014:

Courtney Brown, Ph.D., 2013:

Carlos Faraco, Ph.D., 2012:

Fayeza Ahmed, Ph.D., 2011:

Meghan Mitchell, Ph.D., 2009:

Amie Austin (Peloquin), Ph.D., 2008:

Yfat Kessel, Ph.D., 2008:

Tanja Mani, Ph.D., 2006:

Monica Lewis, Ph.D. 2004:

Jeffrey Bedwell, Ph.D. 2004:

Elizabeth Outman (Schaen), Ph.D. 2003:

Clea Evans, Ph.D. 1999:

Tracy Waldeck, Ph.D. 1999:

Scott Miller, Ph.D. 1998:
Sherry Burns, Ph.D. 1997.