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David Crews

David Crews

Adjunct Faculty, Department of Psychology


Dr. Crews is founder and president of Virginia Neuropsychology Associates, Inc. and CogniCheck, Inc. and a licensed clinical neuropsychologist.

Dr. Crews received his Bachelor of Science in biology from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University and Master of Science degrees in clinical psychology from both Radford University and Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University. Dr. Crews went on to receive his Ph.D. in clinical psychology, with an emphasis in neuropsychology, from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University. He completed his residency/internship in clinical psychology, with an emphasis in neuropsychology, at the University of Virginia Health Sciences Center. Upon completion of his residency, he served a two-year, post-doctoral fellowship in clinical neuropsychology through the Division of Neuropsychology, Department of Psychiatric Medicine, at the University of Virginia Health Sciences Center.

Upon completion of his post-doctoral fellowship, Dr. Crews was appointed an Assistant Professor of Clinical Psychiatric Medicine at the University of Virginia Medical Center and Director of the Westminster Canterbury/University of Virginia Neuropsychiatric Evaluation Center. He has also held an appointment at Lynchburg College as Researcher-in-Residence and currently retains an appointment as an Adjunct Assistant Professor within the Behavioral Neuroscience Laboratory and the Department of Psychology at Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University. Dr. Crews has been awarded Diplomate statuses through the American Board of Psychological Specialties (i.e., Neuropsychology) and American Board of Disability Analysts and elected as a Fellow by the National Academy of Neuropsychology for his contributions to the field of neuropsychology.

Dr. Crews has authored/co-authored over 60 peer-reviewed publications, including book chapters, journal articles, and abstracts in the fields of clinical neuropsychology, behavioral medicine, and nutritional neuroscience, and has presented numerous scientific papers at state and regional conferences and national conventions. Dr. Crews has also been awarded a number of large research grants. He has served as Principal Investigator and Senior Program Director on a grant-funded project which established an innovative "Memory Screening Outreach Program" that provided free, detailed, memory screenings to middle-aged and older adults in underserved regions and as a Principal Investigator on a large clinical trial that examined the efficacy of Ginkgo biloba extract on the neuropsychological functioning of cognitively intact older adults. Dr. Crews has also served as a Principal Investigator on two grant-funded clinical research trials that investigated the short-term efficacy of antioxidant-rich cranberry juice and dark chocolate/cocoa on variables associated with neuropsychological functioning and cardiovascular health in persons 60 years of age and older.

Background

  • 1983 B.S. (Biology), Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Blacksburg, Virginia
  • 1986 M.S. (Psychology, Clinical), Radford University, Radford, Virginia
  • 1992 M.S. (Clinical Psychology/Neuropsychology), Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Blacksburg, Virginia
  • 1995 Ph.D. (Clinical Psychology/Neuropsychology), Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Blacksburg, Virginia
  • 1994-1995 Residency (Clinical Psychology/Neuropsychology), University of Virginia Health Sciences Center, Charlottesville, Virginia
  • 1995-1997 Fellowship (Clinical Neuropsychology), University of Virginia Health Sciences Center, Department of Psychiatric Medicine, Division of Neuropsychology, Charlottesville, Virginia
  • 11/1996 - Present, Clinical Psychologist License, Board of Psychology, Department of Health Professions, Commonwealth of Virginia
  • 12/1998 - Present, Diplomate, American Board of Psychological Specialties, Neuropsychology
  • 3-2000 - Present, Senior Disability Analyst and Diplomate, American Board of Disability Analysts
  • National Academy of Neuropsychology Fellow

Interests

  • Neuropsycholoy of Aging and Geriatric Neuropsychology
  • Memory Assessment and Screening
  • Computer-based Neuropsychological Assessment
  • Nutritional and Herbal Neuroscience (i.e., dark chocolate, cocoa, Ginkgo biloba, etc.)
  • Neuropsychology of Depression and Emotion
  • Neuropsychology of Head Injury
  • Neuropsychological Effects of Bismuth Toxicity

Publications

  • Crews, Jr., W. D., Harrison, D. W., & Rhodes, R. D. (1999). Neuropsychological test performances of young depressed outpatient women: An examination of executive functions. Archives of Clinical Neuropsychology, 14(6), 517-529.
  • Crews, Jr., W. D., Jefferson, A. L., Broshek, D. K., Barth, J. T., & Robbins, M. K. (2000). Neuropsychological sequelae in a sample of patients with end-stage cystic fibrosis: Lung transplant evaluation. Archives of Clinical Neuropsychology, 15(1), 59-70.
  • Mix, J. A. & Crews, Jr., W. D. (2000). An examination of the efficacy of Ginkgo biloba extract EGb 761 on the neuropsychological functioning of cognitively intact older adults. The Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine: Research on Paradigm, Practice, and Policy, 6(3), 219-229.
  • Ruchinskas, R. A., Broshek, D. K., Crews, Jr., W. D., Barth, J. T., Francis, J. P., and Robbins, M. K. (2000). A neuropsychological normative database for lung transplant candidates. Journal of Clinical Psychology in Medical Settings, 7(2), 107-112.
  • Crews, Jr., W. D., Jefferson, A. L., Elliott, J., Bolduc, T. A., Ferro, N. M., Broshek, D. K., Barth, J. T., & Robbins, M. K. (2001). Neuropsychological dysfunction in patients suffering from end-stage chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. Archives of Clinical Neuropsychology, 16(7), 643-652.
  • Mix, J. A. & Crews, Jr., W. D. (2002). A double-blind, placebo-controlled, randomized trial of Ginkgo biloba extract EGb 761 in a sample of cognitively intact older adults: Neuropsychological findings. Human Psychopharmacology: Clinical and Experimental, 17(6), 267-277.
  • Jefferson, A. L., Crews, Jr., W. D., Broshek, D. K., Barth, J. T., & Robbins, M. K. (2002). An examination of the neuropsychological sequelae associated with end-stage pulmonary disease secondary to alpha-1-antitrypsin deficiency. Advances in Medical Psychotherapy and Psychodiagnosis, 11, 35-44.
  • Crews, Jr., W. D., Ferro, N. M., Bolduc, T. A., Hart, A., Elliott, J. B., Rhodes, R. D., Wilcock, S., Barth, J. T., & Bertrand, C. (2002). Prevalence of cognitively intact individuals residing in extended care nursing facilities. Journal of Clinical Geropsychology, 8(4), 323-333.
  • Crews, Jr., W. D., Jefferson, A. L., Broshek, D. K., Rhodes, R. D., Williamson, J., Brazil, A., Barth, J. T., & Robbins, M. K. (2003). Neuropsychological dysfunction in patients with end-stage pulmonary disease: Lung transplant evaluation. Archives of Clinical Neuropsychology, 18(4), 353-362.
  • Crews, Jr., W. D., Harrison, D. W., Griffin, M. L., Addison, K., Yount, A. M., Giovenco, M. A., & Hazell, J. (2005). A double-blind, placebo-controlled, randomized trial of the neuropsychologic efficacy of cranberry juice in a sample of cognitively intact older adults: Pilot study findings. The Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine, 11(2), 305-309.
  • Crews, Jr., W. D., Harrison, D. W., Griffin, M. L., Falwell, K. D., Crist, T., Longest, L., Hehemann, L., & Rey, S. T. (2005). The neuropsychological efficacy of Ginkgo preparations in healthy and cognitively intact adults: A comprehensive review. HerbalGram, 67, 42-62.
  • Crews, Jr., W. D., Harrison, D. W., Griffin, M. L., Falwell, K. D., Crist, T., Longest, L., Hehemann, L., & Rey, S. T. (2006). The neuropsychological efficacy of Ginkgo preparations in healthy and cognitively intact adults. [reprint of a manuscript originally published in HerbalGram]. In P.K. Lehman, E.B. Tison & J.W. Finney (Eds.), Readings in Psychology, (pp. 277-301) Boston: McGraw-Hill.
  • Crews, Jr., W. D., Harrison, D. W., & Wright, J. W. (2008). A double-blind, placebo-controlled, randomized trial of the effects of dark chocolate and cocoa on variables associated with neuropsychological functioning and cardiovascular health: Clinical findings from a sample of healthy, cognitively intact older adults. The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, 87, 872-880.
  • Crews, Jr., W. D., Harrison, D. W., Keiser, A. M., & Kunze, C. M. (2009). The Memory Screening Outreach Program: Findings from a large community-based sample of middle-aged and older adults. Journal of the American Geriatrics Society, 57, 1697-1703.
  • Crews, Jr., W. D. & Harrison, D. W. (2011). Efficacy of dark chocolate and cocoa on neuropsychological functioning. In R. R. Watson, V. R. Preedy, & S. Zibadi (Eds.), Chocolate in Health and Nutrition, (manuscript in preparation).

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