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Sarah K. Lageman

Sarah K. Lageman

Program Director, Neuropsychology

Assistant Professor


VCU Health: NOW Center
11958 W. Broad Street
Henrico, Virginia 23233
(804) 364-6519

“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

Research interests

  • 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

Professional affiliations

  • 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.

Recent publications

  • 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. 

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