Leilani Doty, Ph.D.

Associate Scientist
Co-Director Memory Disorder Clinic

Phone: (352) 273-5550
Fax: (352) 273-5575

Department of Neurology

Room L3-100, McKnight Brain Institute
1149 Newell Drive
Gainesville, FL. 32611


Dr. Doty is currently a Faculty Associate for the McKnight Brain Institute, the Center for Neuropsychological Studies, the Center for Gerontological Studies/Institute for Gerontology at the University of Florida, the Department of Occupational Therapy; and the Geriatric Research, Education & Clinical Center (GRECC) at the Malcom Randall Veteran Affairs Medical Center. She is the Director of the University of Florida Cognitive and Memory Disorder Clinics (partially funded by the Florida Department of Elder Affairs Alzheimer’s Disease Initiative).  In addition, she serves as an Adjunct Graduate Faculty member of the University of Missouri-Kansas, Kansas City, MO.

Dr. Doty earned her B.A. in Psychology and her Ph.D. in Counselor Education with a Specialty in Gerontology at the University of Florida, Gainesville, FL. Dr. Doty was awarded a Post-Doctoral Fellowship from the Gerontological Society of America. She is certified as a Counselor from the National Board of Certified Counselors, holds a Certificate of Gerontology (University of Florida), and is a licensed, registered nurse (graduate of Massachusetts General Hospital School of Nursing, Boston, MA).

Dr. Doty received the University of Florida Women of Achievement Award, the Outstanding Service Award as President, College of Medicine Women Faculty Association at the University of Florida and a nomination for the Excellence in Aging with Dignity Award for a Health Care Professional, Florida Commission on Aging with Dignity. She is a former member of the University of Florida Senate Steering Committee; a founding member of the Alliance for Women’s Health and Research; a member of the Eastside Advisory Council, Community Health Center at Eastside; a former member of the University of Florida Affirmative Action Committee; a former member of the Executive Committee, Center for Women’s Studies and Gender Research; and is a Board Member of SELAM (Senior Executive Leadership in Academic Medicine) International as the Communications Chair where she also serves as the Associate Editors of the SELAM Leadership Journal and the SELAM Spotlights Newsletter.

Research Interests

Neuropsychological Behaviour
Caregiver Management & Stress
Dementia & Driving
Ethics in Geriatrics
Women’s Health


Doty, L. (Winter, 2017). After the Diagnosis, Planning Care.  Alzheimer’s Family Organization Companion, 19(11), 16-19. (invited article)

Shoraka, AR, Otzel, DM, Zilli, E, Finney, GR, Doty, L, Falchook, AD, & Heilman, KM. (2017). Effects of aging on action-intentional programming. Neuropsychol Dev Cogn B Aging Neuropsychol Cogn. 2017 Mar 6:1-15. doi: 10.1080/13825585.2017.1287854.

Glazer, H., Saadatpour, L., Doty, L., & Heilman, K.M. (2017). A Case of Posterior Cortical Atrophy with Vertical Neglect.  Neurocase. 2017 Apr 7:1-6. doi: 10.1080/13554794.2017.1312692. [Epub  ahead of print] PMID: 28387593

Doty, L. (2016). Looking But Not Seeing. Alzheimer’s Family Organization Companion, 18(2), p.19-20. (invited article)

Miller, J. G. & Doty, L. (2016).  White Paper: Alzheimer’s Disease & Related Dementias: Optimizing Health, Lives & Costs in Florida. (Report to Dept. of Elder Affairs, Alzheimer’s Disease Initiative Clinical Services Subcommittee and Advisory Committee).

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