Taylor Rigby 
University Of Kansas
Department Of Psychology
1415 Jayhawk Blvd. 
Lawrence, KS 66045
My primary research interest involves the way in which higher level brain functions, like cognitive control/executive function,
can be influenced and perturbed by pathology, normal aging, and one’s external environment. During my last two years of                 
undergraduate work, I was fortunate enough to be founding Lab Manager of the Action and Consciousness Laboratory at                    
San Francisco State University. My work in this lab, as well as my honors thesis, focus mainly on how motor control is                       
influenced by cognitive conflict—both subliminally and supraliminally. As a research Coordinator at the UCSF Memory and                   
Aging Center (Dpt. Neurology) I primarily worked on a longitudinal study tracking cognitive decline in healthy aging—using
a variety of neurological, biological, executive function, neuropsychological, and imaging measures. I also worked on an fMRI               
study exploring the reason for behavioral control deficits in behavioral variant frontotemporal dementia (bvFTD). I then worked
on several projects with Dr. Yana Suchy (at the University of Utah) examining how motor and affective processes alter as a      
result of pathology and/or environmental perturbation. To contribute to the Lab’s research I created a questionnaire to          
address my hypothesis that those with chronic inflammation will do more poorly on tests of cognitive functioning and be                       
more depleted after exercising inhibitory control. Since 2014, I have been pursuing a Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology with an   
emphasis in Neuropsychology at the University of Kansas (KU). In my masters thesis, I explored differences in reported      
grief and burden among family caregivers of differing dementia types (DLB, AD, and PDD). During my time at KU, I have        
worked as a student therapist in the KU Psychological Clinic--where I have been providing individual therapy, group     
therapy, and assessment services. This past year I also worked at the KU Alzheimer's Research Center where I    
attended diagnostic consensus meetings and administered neuropsychological measures that track cognitive decline.      
Within the next three years I hope to apply for internships and complete my doctoral training.    
2014 - Current University of Kansas, Lawrence, Kansas        GPA 4.0            
Program: Clinical Psychology Ph.D.                
Focus: Clinical Neuropsychology
M.A. Thesis: Differences in caregiver grief and burden between dementia with Lewy bodies, dementia 
of the Alzheimer’s type, and dementia associated with Parkinson’s disease    
2005 - 2009  San Francisco Sate University, San Francisco, California                      GPA 3.92     
Major: Psychology
Focus: Cognitive Neuroscience
Honors Thesis: Conscious Conflict: Does Conscious Conflict Require Awareness of the Triggering Stimulus        
Major: Comparative Literature                                 
Focus: Italian Literature                       
2005 - 2006  California State University International Program, Firenze, Italia
Graduate Dean's List: 2014 - current
McClendon Scholarship in Gerontology Award 2016       
Beatrice A Wright Scholarship in Health and Rehabilitation Psychology 2015
Acceptance to the Undergraduate Behavior & Social Science Research Honors Thesis Program 2008     
Instructionally Related Activities (IRA) travel fund recipient 2008  
Edward B. Kaufmann College of Humanities Scholarship Award 2007                          
Undergraduate Dean’s List: 2005 - 2009  
Nu Rho Psi Honor Society in Neuroscience
Phi Beta Kappa Honor Society
Psi Chi Honor Society in Psychology      
Nu Rho Psi Honor Society in Neuroscience 
Golden Key International Honour Society
American Psychological Association
2015 - Current Graduate Student Clinician, KU Psychological Clinic, University of Kansas
Clinical Supervisors: Sarah Kirk, Ph.D.; Bruce Liese, Ph.D., Cyd Schnacke, Ph.D.
Caseload: 1.5 hours per client, 2-7 clients per week
Responsible for:
▪ Providing individual therapy, group therapy, and assessment services to outpatient community members,        
university staff, and university students from a range of cultural and socioeconomic backgrounds.         
▪ Implementing evidence-based treatments for mood, anxiety, personality, and other DSM-5 diagnoses.
▪ Conducting psychodiagnostic, learning disability, and cognitive/achievement assessments.        
▪ Writing integrated reports using combinations of personality and cognitive tools.
▪ Consulting with clinical supervisors, clinical staff, and off-site psychiatrists as needed.             
2016 - 2017  Graduate Psychometrician, KUMC Alzheimer’s Research Center, University of Kansas
Clinical Supervisors: David Johnson, Ph.D.; Jeffrey Burns, M.D., M.S.; Anne Arthur, A.P.R.N.         
Caseload: 1-2 hours per client, 2-7 clients per week
Responsible for: 
▪ Providing memory assessment services to outpatient community members suffering from memory loss          
as part of a neurodegenerative disease process.  
▪ Administering and scoring Neuropsychological measures.
▪ Participating in the diagnosis process at the weekly diagnostic consensus meeting.
2014 - Current Graduate Researcher, University of Kansas                          
Responsible for:
▪ Designing and implementing research questions involving human participants 
▪ Performing data analysis 
▪ Co-writing grants    
▪ Writing papers and posters for publication
2014 - Current Graduate Teaching Assistant, University of Kansas                      
Responsible for:
▪ Lecturing
▪ Instructing lab sections
▪ Designing course content    
▪ Advising and supporting students on experimental technique and design  
▪ Grading and providing feedback on papers, assignments, and exams
2013 - 2014 Research Associate, The Executive Neuropsychology Lab, University of Utah
Responsible for:
▪ Administering and scoring Neuropsychological measures        
▪ Recruiting, screening, consenting, scheduling and testing study participants       
▪ Assisting with the editing of grants
▪ Creating experimental stimuli     
▪ Data entry 
2009 - 2011 Staff Research Associate 
Responsible for:
▪ Administering and scoring Neuropsychological measures     
▪ Creating a workable action plan from the grant to launch the study 
▪ Programing computer based tests for study      
▪ Assisting in the development of the study database and scoring system
▪ Recruiting, screening, consenting, scheduling and testing study participants  
▪ Collecting demographic and experimental data     
▪ Preparing and maintaining blood specimen tubes 
▪ Preparing blood specimens for testing (e.g., centrifuging) and shipping to other study sites   
▪ Consenting and preparing participants for MRI and fMRI acquisition
▪ Preparing the scanner, acquiring scans (MRI, DTI, and fMRI), and transferring imaging data      
▪ Responsible for IRB and NIH (online) renewals     
▪ Performing data analysis and entry
▪ Assisting in the writing and editing of papers publication     
▪ Training Research Assistants in project policies and equipment                                           
▪ Creating and maintaining administrative paperwork (e.g., participant consent forms, SOP, score sheets)
2008 - 2009 Lab Manager & Researcher at the Action and Consciousness Laboratory, SFSU
Responsible for:
▪ Researching, designing, and implementing experiments with human participants    
▪ Collecting experimental data, performing data entry, and data analysis      
▪ Training Research Assistants in Lab policies and equipment    
▪ Advising and supporting Research Assistants on experimental technique and projects     
▪ Assisting on the writing and editing of: grants, IRB protocols, papers, and books for publication           
▪ Scheduling both staff and participants         
▪ Using professional etiquette to handle participant/staff concerns     
▪ Administrative paperwork in the lab (e.g., participant consent forms, staff time sheets)    
▪ Managing petty cash and stocking supplies for the lab
2008 - 2008 Medical Editor at the NeuroCardioVascular Imaging Lab, UCSF
(summer) Responsible for:
▪ Assisting on the writing and editing of grants and papers for publication
Hubbard, J., Rigby, T., Godwin, C. A., Gazzaley, A., & Morsella, E. (2013).  Representations in working memory 
yield interference effects found with externally-triggered representations. Acta Psychologica, 142, 127-135.   
Bettcher BM, Wilheim R, Rigby T, Green R, Miller JW, Racine CA, Yaffe K, Miller BL, Kramer JH. (2012) C-reactive
protein is related to memory and medial temporal brain volume in older adults. Brain Behavior and Immunity
26(1), 103-8.
Furtado, A. D., Lau, B. C., Vittinghoff, E., Dillon, W. P., Smith., W. S., Rigby, T., Boussel, L., Wintermark, M. (2010).
Optimal brain perfusion-CT coverage in patients with acute middle cerebral artery stroke. American Journal of
Neuroradiology, 31(4), 691-5.
Rigby, T. (2009, May). Metacognition without the Cognition: Subjective Effects of Interference from Subliminal Stimuli
and Prospective Memory. Talk given at the annual Psi Chi Honor Society Conference, San Francisco, CA.
Rigby, T., Ashwill, R., Mulhall, S., Johnson, D. K., & Galvin, J.E. (2016). Caregiver experience of burden, grief and              
quality of life in Dementia with Lewy Bodies, Parkinson’s Disease with Dementia, and Alzheimer's Disease.
Poster presented at the annual KU Graduate Research Competition, Lawrence, KS.
Rigby, T., Ashwill, R., Mulhall, S., Johnson, D., & Galvin, J.E. (2015). Caregiver experience of grief and burden is
similar across Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s and Lewy Body dementia types. Alzheimer's Association International
Conference, Washington D.C.
Franchow, E., Rhodewalt, L., Rigby, T., & Suchy, Y. (2013). Affect Suppression Depletes Executive Functions in 
Older Adulthood. Poster presented at the Annual National Academy of Neuropsychology Conference, Austin, TX.
Hubbard, J., Morsella, E., Rigby, T., & Gazzaley, A., (2010). Inter-representational dynamics: Endogenously-
generated representations in working memory yield the interference effects found with external stimuli. Poster 
presented at the Annual California Cognitive Science Conference, Berkeley, CA.
Rigby, T., Gerrits, T., & Morsella, E. (2009, May). Conscious of conflict but not of the eliciting stimuli. Poster presented
at the annual conference for the Association for Psychological Science, San Francisco, CA. 
Lanska, M., Rigby, T., Gerrits, T., Morsella, E. (2009, May). The Forward-Looking Bias of the Mind/Brain: How Future 
Tasks Breed Intrusive Cognitions. Poster presented at the annual conference for the Association for
Psychological Science, San Francisco, CA. 
Rigby, T., Gerrits,T., Riddle, T., Berger, C., & Morsella, E. (2009, March). Conscious of conflict but not of the eliciting
stimulus: Implications for the neuroscience of cognitive control. Poster presented at the annual
conference of the cognitive Neuroscience Society, San Francisco, CA.   
Lanska, M., Rigby, T., Gerrits, T., Morsella, E. (2009, March). The Prospective Brain: How Future Actions Breed
Intrusive Cognitions and Interfere With Current Tasks. Poster presented at the annual conference of the 
Cognitive Neuroscience Society, San Francisco, CA.  
Rigby, T., Gerrits,T., Acosta, K., & Morsella, E. (2009, February). Does Conscious Conflict Require Awareness of 
the Triggering Stimulus? Implications for Social Cognition Research. Poster presented at the annual 
conference of Society for Personality and Social Psychology, Tampa, Fl.  
f/MRI: Siemens 3 Tesla TIM Trio     
Programs: E-Prime, PsyScope, SPSS
Software: Titanium EMR), Bio Pac, EndNote, Mind Maps, MS Office Suite, Adobe Acrobat, Gantt charts    
Web-based: REDCap, NIH site, IRB site, Google suite, SurveyMonkey, Amazon Mechanical Turk, Doodle Poll, Qualtrics                 
Systems: Windows (all versions)
Hardware: PC, MAC
National Institute of Health (NIH) human participants certified                            
Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) certified           
Clinical Dementia Rating (CDR) Rater     
Screening, Brief Intervention, and Referral to Treatment (SBIRT), online course 2016
Sexual Assault Prevention Training, online course 2016
Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) Skills Training, Webinar 2016 
Safe Zone: sexuality and/or gender minorities sensitivity training, KU 2016
KU Ethics Workshop, “Making Choices in Practice: From Risk Management to Excellent Ethics,” KU 2016 
Interprofessionalisim and integrative medicine at the JayDoc Clinic, KUMC 2015
KU Alzheimer's Disease Center Fall Research Colloquium 2014   
2015 - Now Ad hoc Co-reviewer for Clinical Psychological Science (APS) & Psychology and Aging (APA)     
Responsible for:
▪ Collaborating with Faculty advisors to provide written feedback to journal editors and article authors  
as a part of the peer review process.
2015 - 2016 Class Representative for Clinical Psychology Program, University of Kansas 
Responsible for:
▪ Attending program faculty meetings 
▪ Acting as a liaison between faculty and clinical psychology students
English: Native Speaker
Italian: Fluent
French: Intermediate
Russian: Beginner
2006 Giacomo Leopardi, “L’infinito.” Unpublished manuscript.            
2005 Integra2000 onlus: Student Housing Service in Florence, Web Page.
ART EXHIBITIONS – Painting and Photography
2011 Art Show for Japan. Caren Alpert Photography Studio, San Francisco, California.
2010 Private Event. Solo Exhibition. The Firehouse at Fort Mason Center. San Francisco, California.      
2007 Salon Style. The Art Gallery. San Francisco, California.
2005 Art Without Borders. Mission Cultural Center for Latino Arts. San Francisco, California.
2000 Adam Eisenstein: Circus of Desire (premier). Lab Theatre, University of Utah.
Character: Sam(antha)
2000 Westminster Singers: Spring Choral Concert. Vieve Gore Concert Hall, Westminster College.       
1999 Westminster Singers: Holiday Choral Concert. Vieve Gore Concert Hall, Westminster College.  
Solo: Chinese Finger Cymbals and Vocal
1999 Westminster Singers: The National Anthem. Delta Center, Salt Lake City. 
South Africa, Zimbabwe, Botswana 2012
European Tour 2006, 2005, 1999, 1997
Mexico 2009, 2005, 2003
Hawaii 2009, 2014
Eastern Europe 2006 
Caribbean 2005
Australia 2008
Egypt 2006
David Johnson Ph.D.: Associate Clinical Professor at the University of California, Davis Alzheimer's
Center/VA Center
UC Davis Alzheimer's Center/VA Center
East Bay Alzheimer's Disease Clinic
100 North Wiget Lane, Suite 150
Walnut Creek, CA  94598
(925) 357-6515
Sarah Kirk Ph.D.:  Director of the KU Psychological Clinic, Assistant Director of Clinical
Psychology Program Curriculum and Practicum Coordinator Health Psychology 
University of Kansas Department of Psychology
Fraser Hall, Room 347
1415 Jayhawk Blvd.
Lawrence, KS 66045
(785) 864-9853
Joel Kramer Psy.D.: Clinical Professor of Neuropsychology in Neurology at University of California   
San Francisco, and the Director of the Memory and Aging Center
Neuropsychology program.   
UCSF Memory and Aging Center, Sandler Neurosciences Center
675 Nelson Rising Lane, Suite 190
San Francisco, CA 94158
(415) 476-5572
Ezequiel Morsella Ph.D.: Assistant Professor San Francisco State University, Assistant Adjunct 
Professor at Professor at University of California San Francisco, and 
Director of The Action and Consciousness Laboratory.
San Francisco State University, Psychology Department,
Ethnic Studies & Psychology Bldg. Room 301
1600 Holloway Avenue,
San Francisco, CA 94132  
(415) 338-1831
Yana Suchy Ph.D.: Associate Professor of Psychology and Clinical Neuropsychology, Program
Coordinator of Psychology at the University of Utah, and director of the
Executive Neuropsychology Lab.   
University of Utah, Department Of Psychology
380 S. 1530 E. BEHS 502
Salt Lake City, UT 84112
(801) 585-0796
Dane Johnson Ph.D.: Associate Professor, Undergraduate Adviser, and Graduate Coordinator     
for Comparative and World Literature at San Francisco State University
Department of Comparative and World Literature, 
Humanities Bldg. Room 377, 1600 Holloway Avenue, 
San Francisco, CA 94132  
(415) 338-3072