Dr. Carol Manning earned her PhD in Neuropsychology from the University of Texas at Austin in 1990. She is a board certified clinical psychologist and serves as the Director of the Memory Disorders Neuroclinical Trials for the UVA Department of Neurology. She is also the Associate Chair for Faculty Development and Associate Professor of Neurology with tenure at the School of Medicine and Associate Professor of Nursing at UVA School of Nursing.

Research Focus

Multiple aspects of behavioral neuroscience with special emphasis on Alzheimer’s.

Clinical Focus

Promoting quality care for the cognitively impaired.

Teaching Focus

Dr. Manning has over 30 years of expertise mentoring and teaching principles of neuropsychology to medical and graduate nursing students. She currently serves as the Vice Chair of the Alzheimer’s Association, Central Virginia Chapter, and the National Huntington’s Study Group credentialing committee.


Journal Articles

Williams, I. C., Park, M., Tsang, S., Sperling, S. & Manning, C. (2017). Cognitive function and vascular risk factors among older African American adults. Journal of Immigrant and Minority Health, 0, 1-7. doi:10.1007/s10903-017-0583-7

Sperling, S., Tsang, S., Williams, I. C., Helenius, I., & Manning, C. (2017). Subjective memory change, mood, and cerebrovascular risk factors in older African Americans. Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry and Neurology, 30(6), 324-330. doi:10.1177/0891988717732153

Tsang, S., Sperling, S., Williams, I. C., & Manning, C. (2017). Blood pressure variability and cognitive functioning among older African American adults. Cognitive and Behavioral Neurology, 30(3), 90-97. doi:10.1097/wnn.0000000000000128

Richard, I.H., McDermott, M.P., Kurian, R.M., Lyness, J.M., Como, P.G., Pearson, N.J., Factor, S.A., Juncos, J.L., Serrano Ramos, C., Brodsky, M.A., Manning, C.A., Marsh, L., Shulman, L.M., Fernandez, H.H., Black, K.J., Panisset, M., Christine, C.W., Jiang, W., Singer, C., Horn, S., Pfeiffer, R.F., Rottenberg, D.A., Slevin, J., Elmer, L.W., Press, D., Hyson, C. ,& McDonald, W.. (2012). A Placebo-Controlled Trial of Antidepressants in Parkinson's Disease. Neurology, 78(16), 1229-36.

Wylie, S.A., van den Wildenberg, W., Ridderinkhof, K.R., Claassen, D.O., Wooten, G.F., & Manning, C.A. (2012). Differential susceptibility to motor impulsivity among functional subtypes of Parkinson's disease. J Neurol Neurosurg Psychiatry, 83(12), 1149-54.

Wylie, S.A.,van den Wildenberg, W., Ridderinkhof, R.K, Bashore, T.R., Powell, V.D., Manning, C.A., & Wooten, GF. (2009). The Effect of Speed-Accuracy Strategy on Response Interference Control in Parkinson's Disease. Neuropsychologia, 47(8-9), 1844-53.