Dr. Rabin’s research investigates the objective and subjective cognitive changes that precede the onset of Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias, with implications for the diagnosis and treatment of individuals in the earliest stages of neurodegenerative decline. Older adults who present with subjective cognitive decline (SCD), despite intact neuropsychological functioning, may represent the first symptomatic manifestation of Alzheimer’s disease. Research on this topic, however, lacks a standardized definition and approach to assessment. Dr. Rabin works with collaborators to develop and refine a conceptual framework and research criteria for SCD. She also addresses measurement issues in neuropsychology through the development and validation of instruments able to capture subtle cognitive changes. A particular interest relates to the assessment of practical judgment in older adults at risk for exploitation. Although her research focuses on cognitive aging, work with students has spurred interest in innovative teaching approaches and psychological, academic, and behavioral predictors of educational success. Dr. Rabin investigates these topics to improve undergraduate course outcomes and, more broadly, the mental health of diverse students.