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Faculty Detail    
Assistant Professor of Neurology
Training Director, Division of Neuropsychology
Campus Address SC 650 Zip 0017
Phone  205-934-2334
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Clinical Neuropsychology - American Board of Professional Psychology (ABPP-CN) #7897  2015 

Faculty Appointment(s)
Appointment Type Department Division Rank
Primary  Neurology   Neurology Chair Office Assistant Professor
Center  General Clinical Research Center  Center for Outcomes & Effectiveness Res & Educ Assistant Professor
Center  Comprehensive Cancer Center  Comprehensive Cancer Center Assistant Professor
Center  General Clinical Research Center  Comprehensive Neuroscience Center Assistant Professor
Center  General Clinical Research Center  Ctr for Clinical & Translational Sci Assistant Professor

Biographical Sketch 
Dr. Triebel joined the faculty in 2008 after completing a two year postdoctoral residency in clinical neuropsychology at UAB. She is board certified in clinical neuropsychology. Her clinical work involves neuropsychological evaluation of adults and older adults with a wide variety of neurological disorders, with a speciality focus in dementia, movement disorders (including DBS pre-surgical evaluations), and neuro-oncology.

Dr. Triebel is also involved in educating graduate students, interns, and postdoctoral fellows in neuropsychology. She is the Director of the Neuropsychology Fellowship Training Program in the Department of Neurology. She has served as Chair on dissertation committees and provides clinical and research supervision to predoctoral trainees, interns, and postdoctoral fellows. She is the Chair of the Membership Committee and Professional Member Advisor of the Student Membership Committee of the National Academy of Neuropsychology (NAN).

Society Memberships
Organization Name Position Held Org Link
American Psychological Association  Member 
International Neuropsychological Society  Member 
National Academy of Neuropsychology  Chair, Membership Committee 
Society for Medical Decision Making  Member 

Research/Clinical Interest
Decisional Capacity Evaluation in Metastatic Brain Cancer
Dr. Triebel is a clinician scientist investigating cognitive and functional change in patients with neurological disorders. She is funded by the American Cancer Society, NIH, and other private organizations. Her research focuses on decisional capacity, cognition, and everyday functioning of patients with a variety of neurological disorders including cancer, traumatic brain injury, mild cognitive impairment, and Parkinson's disease. Dr. Triebel is also a co-investigator of studies examining financial and medical decision making in healthy older adults and in patients with mild cognitive impairment and Alzheimer’s disease.

Selected Publications 
Publication PUBMEDID
Gerstenecker, A., Meneses, K., Duff, K., Fiveash, J. B., Marson, D. C., & Triebel, K. L. Cognitive predictors of understanding treatment decisions in patients with newly diagnosed brain metastases. Cancer 2015 Jun; 121(12):2013-9. doi: 10.1002/cncr.29326.   25735262 
Gerstenecker, A., Martin, R., Marson, D., & Triebel, K. (in press). Introducing demographic corrections for the 10/36 Spatial Recall Test. International Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry    
Gerstenecker, A., Fiveash, J., Duff, K., Nabors, L. B., Meneses, K., & Triebel, K. L. Cognitive predictors of reasoning through treatment decisions in patients with newly diagnosed brain metastases. Journal of the International Neuropsychological Society. (in press).    
Gerstenecker, A., Eakin, A., Triebel, K., Martin, R., Swenson-Dravis, D., Petersen, R. C., & Marson, D. (in press). Age and Education Corrected Older Adult Normative Data for a Short Form Version of the Financial Capacity Instrument. Psychological Assessment.    
Triebel, K. L., Novack, T. A., Kennedy, R., Martin, R. C., Dreer, L. E., Raman, R., & Marson, D. C. Neurocognitive models of medical decision making capacity in traumatic brain injury across injury severity. Journal of Head Trauma and Rehabilitation. (in press).   
Frank, J. S., Vance, D. E., Triebel, K. L., & Meneses, K. M. Cognitive deficits in breast cancer survivors following chemotherapy and hormonal therapy. Journal of Neuroscience Nursing. (in press).    
Martin, R. C., Gerstenecker, A., Nabors, L. B., Marson, D. C., & Triebel, K. L. Impairment of decisional capacity in relation to Karnofsky Performance Status in adults with malignant brain tumors. Neuro-Oncology Practice 2014 Dec 4. doi: 10.1093/nop/npu030.   26034637  
Triebel, K. L., Gerstenecker, A., Marson, D., Fiveash, J. B., Meneses, K., Meyers, C. A., Cutter, G., Martin, R. C., Watts, O., Eakin, A., & Nabors, L. B. Capacity of patients with newly diagnosed brain metastases to make treatment decisions. Psycho-Oncology. 2015 Jan 23. doi: 10.1002/pon.3753.   25613039  
Triebel, K. L., Gerstenecker, A., & Marson, D. C. Neuropsychological assessment of decisional capacity in an aging society. National Academy of Neuropsychology Bulletin 2014; 28(2): 13-17.   
Triebel, K. L., Martin, R. C., Novack, T. A., Dreer, L. E., Turner, C., Kennedy, R., & Marson, D. C. Recovery over six-months of medical decision making capacity after traumatic brain injury. Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. 2014 Dec; 95(12): 2296-303. doi: 10.1016/j.apmr.2014.07.413.   25152169  
Vance, D., Marson, D. C., Triebel, K., Ball, K., Wadley, V. G. (in press). Physical activity and cognitive function in older adults. Journal of Neuroscience and Nursing.   
Triebel, K. L. and Marson, D. The warning signs of diminished financial capacity in older adults. Generations: Journal of the American Society on Aging. 2012; 36(2): 39-45.    
Gerstenecker, A., Nabors, L. B., Meneses, K., Fiveash, J., Marson, D. C., Cutter, G., Martin, R., Meyers, C. A., & Triebel, K. L. Cognition in patients with newly diagnosed brain metastasis: profiles and implications. Journal of Neuro-Oncology 2014; 120(1): 179-185. PMID: 25035099 PMCID: PMC4295820 [Available on 2015-10-01]
Martin, R.C., Triebel, K., Kennedy, R., Nicholas, A., Watts, R., Stover, N., Brandon, M., & Marson, D. Impaired financial abilities in Parkinson’s disease patients with mild cognitive impairment and dementia. Parkinsonism and Related Disorders 2013 Nov;19(11): 986-90. P  23899743 
Harada, C., Nettelson-Love, M., and Triebel, K. Normal cognitive aging. Clin Geriatr Med. 2013; 29(4): 737–752.   24094294 
Stoeckel, L., Stewart, C., Griffith, H.R., Triebel, K., Okonkwo, O. C., den Hollander, J. A., Martin, R.C., Belue, K., Copeland, J., Harrell, L., Brockington, J. C., Clark, D. G., & Marson, D. MRI volume of the medial frontal cortex predicts financial capacity in patients with mild Alzheimer's disease. Brain Imaging and Behavior 2013; 7(3): 282-92.   23504597 
White, L., Bickel, S., Brown, C., Peel, C., and Triebel, K. Facilitating the use of implicit memory and learning in the physical therapy management of individuals with Alzheimer's disease: A case series. Journal of Geriatric Physical Therapy. 2014. Jan-Mar;37(1): 35-44.   23459238 
Martin, R.C., Triebel, K., Dreer, L.C., Novack, T.A., Turner, C., Marson, D.C. Neurocognitive predictors of financial capacity in traumatic brain injury. Journal of Head Trauma Rehabilitation. 2012; 27: E81-90.   23131973 
Marson, D., Triebel, K., & Knight, A. 2012. Assessment of Financial Capacity: A Neuropsychological Perspective. In G. J. Demakis (Ed.), Civil Capacities in Clinical Neuropsychology (pp. 39-68). New York, NY: Oxford University Press.   
Triebel, K. L., Martin, R., Novack, T., Dreer, L., Turner, C., Pritchard, P., Raman, R., & Marson, D. C. Treatment consent capacity in patients with traumatic brain injury across a range of injury severity. Neurology. 2012; 78: 1472-1478.   22496195 
Bartolucci, A., Bae, S., Singh, K., & Triebel, K. L. A time to event frailty model with Bayesian considerations. Journal of Applied Statistical Science 2011; 18(4): 127-135.   
Crowe, M., Allman, R., Triebel, K. L., Sawyer, P., & Martin, R. Normative performance on an executive clock drawing task (CLOX) in a community-dwelling sample of older adults. Archives of Clinical Neuropsychology 2010; 25(7): 610-617.   20601672  
Marson, D. C., Martin, R. C., Triebel, K. L., & Nabors, L. B. Capacity to consent to research participation in adults with malignant glioma. Journal of Clinical Oncology 2010; 28(24): 3844-3850.   20644102 
Triebel, K. L., Okonkwo, O., Martin, R., Griffith, H. R., Crowther, M., & Marson, D. Financial capacity of older African Americans with amnestic mild cognitive impairment. Alzheimer’s Disease and Associated Disorders. 2010; 24: 365-371.  2992589 
Triebel, K. L., Martin, R. C., Nabors, L. B., & Marson, D. C. Medical decision-making capacity in patients with malignant glioma. Neurology 2009; 73: 2086-2092.  2833103 
Triebel, K. L., Martin, R. C., Griffith, H. R., Okonkwo, O., Marceaux, J., Harrell, L., Clark, D., Brockington, J., Bartolucci, A., & Marson, D. C. Declining financial capacity in mild cognitive impairment: A one-year longitudinal study. Neurology 2009; 73: 928-934.  2754335 
Martin, R., Okonkwo, O., Hill, J., Griffith, H., Triebel, K., Bartolucci, A., Nicholas, A., Watts, R., Stover, N., Harrell, L., Clark, D., & Marson, D. Medical decision-making capacity in cognitively impaired Parkinson’s disease patients without dementia. Movement Disorders 2008;23(13):1867-1874.  2579319 

neuropsychology, cancer, aging, neuro-oncology, neurodegenerative disorders, movement disorders, Alzheimer's disease, medical decision making capacity, cognitive impairment, functional change, forensics, psychometrics