Meet our staff
Billy Reynolds Jr. Building 6605 W. Broad Street, Suite C Richmond, Virginia 23230 (804) 662-9185 - clinical (804) 662-5300 - academic
“As a psychologist, I like working with patients clinically and also enjoy translating my clinical experiences into research questions to help better understand how changes in the brain impact thinking and behavior. I am particularly interested in the process of aging and diseases of aging such as Parkinson’s disease and Alzheimer’s disease. I especially love working with older adults because they always have such a rich history and life-story.”
Clinical Neuropsychology Post-doctoral Fellowship, Mayo Clinic - Jacksonville
Clinical Psychology Pre-doctoral Internship, Neuropsychology Track, Emory University
Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology, Neuropsychology Track, University of Florida
M.S. in Clinical Psychology, Neuropsychology Track, University of Florida
M.A. in Experimental Psychology, American University
B.S. in Psychology with Honors, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University
- Virginia psychology license
- Clinical neuropsychology
- Exploring patterns of normal and abnormal cognitive aging
- Developing methods for better detection of preclinical cognitive symptoms
- Intervention and cognitive rehabilitation strategies for patients with neurologic illness
- Examining clinical utility of commonly used neuropsychological instruments
- Using multimodal techniques (e.g., neuroimaging and neuropsychological testing) to improve diagnostic accuracy in patients with neurologic illness
American Psychological Association (APA)
American Psychological Association (APA) – Division 40
International Neuropsychological Society (INS)
American Academy of Clinical Neuropsychology (AACN) – Associate Member
Recent professional achievements
Merit Research Poster Award, International Neuropsychological Society, 2008
Selected to attend the American Psychological Association’s (APA) Advanced Training Institute on functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging (fMRI), 2006
Sachs, B.C., Lucas, J.A., Smith G.E., Ivnik R.J., Petersen R.C., Graff-Radford, N. & Pedraza O. (2012). Reliable Change on the Boston Naming Test. Journal of the International Neuropsychological Society, 18, 1-4.
Pedraza, O.P., Sachs, B.C., Ferman, T., Rush, B.K., & Lucas, J.A. (2011). Difficulty and discrimination parameters of Boston Naming Test Items in a consecutive clinical series. Archives of Clinical Neuropsychology, 26 (5), 434-444.
Sachs, B.C. (2011). Biography: Mortimer Mishkin. In J.S. Kreutzer, J. DeLuca, & B. Caplan (Eds.), Encyclopedia of Clinical Neuropsychology (Vol. 3, 13, p. 1636-1639). Heidelberg, Germany: Springer.
Howe, L.L.S., Anderson, A.M., Stigge-Kaufman, D.A., Sachs, B.C., & Loring, D.W. (2007). Characterization of the medical symptom validity test in evaluation of clinically referred memory disorders patients. Archives of Clinical Neuropsychology, 22 (6), 753-761.
Berl, M.M., Balsamo, L.M., Xu, B., Moore, E.N., Weinstein, S., Conry, J.A., Pearl, P.L., Sachs, B., Grandin C.B., Frattali, C., Theodore, W.H., & Gaillard, W.D. (2005). Seizure focus affects regional language networks assessed by fMRI. Neurology, 65 (10), 1604-1611.