Dr. Glueck joined the University of Kentucky College of Medicine in July 2018 as an Assistant Professor of Neurology. She received her Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology from Centre College in Danville, KY and her Master’s and Doctorate degrees in Experimental Psychology from Texas Christian University in Fort Worth, TX. Dr. Glueck’s graduate research involved exploring the behavioral consequences following repeated experiences of unexpected loss and psychological pain. She comes to us from a postdoctoral fellowship with the Henry M. Jackson Foundation at the Naval Medical Research Center in Silver Spring, MD. Her postdoctoral research involved investigating neurocognitive deficits and behavioral changes following exposure to blast-overpressure waves in combat-related mild traumatic brain injury (mTBI). Her current areas of research interests involve exploring novel interventions to aid in recovery for individuals with mild cognitive impairment.
Traumatic brain injury (TBI) is a major cause of morbidity and mortality in the United States (Taylor et al. 2017). Approximately 1.5 million people seek medical attention annually for mild TBI (mTBI)/concussions, and all TBI related costs contribute to approximately $76 million in medical expenses and lost wages in the United States (Finkelstein et al. 2006,Coronado et al. 2012). While most patients see resolution of symptoms within 2-14 days post-injury, 20% suffer persistent and complex symptomatology ranging from months to years, primarily with headache and cognitive impairment (Iverson 2005). Yet, based on the most recent consensus guidelines, medical guidance for recovery from mTBI/concussions is limited to physician monitoring until spontaneous symptom resolution, with limited to no direct intervention (McCrory et al. 2017). To date, research involving physical and cognitive rest is contradictory (Moser et al. 2012, Majerske et al. 2008). Additionally, there is little emprical evidence for active recovery rehabilitation interventions in the mTBI literature. Therefore, it is important to identify any potential intervention that can directly and functionally aid in mTBI/concussion recovery.
Currently, Dr. Glueck is focused on exploring novel interventions to aid in recovery for individuals with mild cognitive impairment due to injury.
Office of Naval Research, Glueck (PI)
Broad Agency Announcement (N0014-18-S-B001)
Title: Stress Augmentation with Immersive Virtual Reality and Augmented Reality Technologies (SAIVAR-Tech)
Objective: Evaluate the effect of immersive virtual reality and augmented reality technologies on the improvement
of stress resilience and determine the effectiveness of commercially available immersive virtual reality and
mixed reality technologies for stress reduction in healthy populations.
Role: Principal Investigator
University of Kentucky Neurology Pilot Grant, Glueck (PI)
University of Kentucky (Internal) Grant
Title: Repeated administration of exogenous beta-hydroxybutyrate improves post-concussion health outcomes
Objective: Determine the effects of repeated administration of beta-hydroxybutyrate following a mild traumatic brain injury
Role: Principle Investigator
Glueck, A. C. & Han, D. Y. (2019). Improvement potentials in balance and visuo-motor reaction time after mixed reality action game play: a pilot study. Virtual Reality, 17:1-7. doi: 10.1007/s10055-019-00392-y.
Glueck, A. C., Torres, C., & Papini, M.R. (2018). Transfer between anticipatory and consummatory tasks involving
reward loss. Learning and Motivation, 63, 105-125.
Picha, K., Quintana, C., Heebner, N., Hoch, M., Abt, J., Glueck, A. C. (2018). Reliability of five novel reaction time
and cognitive load protocols. Journal of Sports Rehabilitation.
Walker, P. B., Mehalick, M. L., Glueck, A. C., Tschiffely, A. E., Cunningham, C. A., & Norris, J. N. (2017). A decision tree framework for understanding blast-induced mild traumatic brain injury in a military medical database. Journal of Defense Modeling and Simulation.
Glueck, A. C., Dennis, T. S., Perrotti, L. I., Torres, C., & Papini, M. R. (2015). Brain expression of pCREB in rats
exposed to consummatory successive negative contrast. Neuroscience Letters, 587, 93-97.
- Koehl, LM ; Walls, BD ; Brothers, SL ; Morris, SN ; Glueck, AC ; Schmitt, FA ; Berry, DTR ; Han, DY "Convergent and discriminant validity of the Immediate Postconcussion Assessment and Cognitive Testing Battery (ImPACT) in young athletes." Applied neuropsychology. Child 8, 3 (2019): 253-263. [PubMed Link] | [ Full text ]
- Mehalick, ML ; Glueck, AC "Examining the relationship and clinical management between traumatic brain injury and pain in military and civilian populations." Brain injury 32, 11 (2018): 1307-1314. [PubMed Link] | [ Full text ]
- Kawasaki, K ; Annicchiarico, I ; Glueck, AC ; Morón, I ; Papini, MR "Reward loss and the basolateral amygdala: A function in reward comparisons." Behavioural brain research 331, (2017): 205-213. [PubMed Link] | [ Full text ]
- Torres, C.; Glueck, AC ; Conrad, SE ; Morón, I ; Papini, MR "Dorsomedial striatum lesions affect adjustment to reward uncertainty, but not to reward devaluation or omission." Neuroscience 332, (2016): 13-25. [PubMed Link] | [ Full text ]
- Burns-Cusato, M ; Glueck, AC ; Merchak, AR ; Palmer, CL ; Rieskamp, JD ; Duggan, IS ; Hinds, RT ; Cusato, B "Threats from the past: Barbados green monkeys (Chlorocebus sabaeus) fear leopards after centuries of isolation." Behavioural processes 126, (2016): 1-11. [PubMed Link] | [ Full text ]
- Annicchiarico, I ; Glueck, AC ; Cuenya, L ; Kawasaki, K ; Conrad, SE ; Papini, MR "Complex effects of reward upshift on consummatory behavior." Behavioural processes 129, (2016): 54-67. [PubMed Link] | [ Full text ]
- Glueck, AC ; Dennis, TS ; Perrotti, LI ; Torres, C.; Papini, MR "Brain expression of pCREB in rats exposed to consummatory successive negative contrast." Neuroscience letters 587, (2015): 93-7. [PubMed Link] | [ Full text ]
- Ortega, LA ; Glueck, AC ; Daniel, AM ; Prado-Rivera, MA ; White, MM ; Papini, MR "Memory interfering effects of chlordiazepoxide on consummatory successive negative contrast." Pharmacology, biochemistry, and behavior 116, (2014): 96-106. [PubMed Link] | [ Full text ]
- Burns-Cusato, M ; Cusato, B ; Glueck, AC "Barbados green monkeys (Chlorocebus sabaeus) recognize ancestral alarm calls after 350 years of isolation." Behavioural processes 100, (2013): 197-9. [PubMed Link] | [ Full text ]
- Ortega, LA ; Glueck, AC ; Uhelski, M ; Fuchs, PN ; Papini, MR "Role of the ventrolateral orbital cortex and medial prefrontal cortex in incentive downshift situations." Behavioural brain research 244, (2013): 120-9. [PubMed Link] | [ Full text ]