Dr. Stacey Wood PhD ABPP is the Molly Mason Jones Professor of Psychology at Scripps College in Claremont, CA and is board certified in Geropsychology.
Dr. Wood received a B.A. in Bio-Psychology from Middlebury College, and an MA and Ph.D. in Clinical Neuropsychology from the University of Houston. Dr. Wood completed further training as an intern at the University of Arizona and as an NIMH (National institute of Mental Health funded) post-doctoral fellow at UCLA, including spending time at the UCLA Alzheimer’s disease center.
Dr. Wood’s research has examined factors that increase susceptibility in fraud victims, tactics that are commonly employed by scammers, and the psychological effect of these crimes on the victims, with an emphasis on elderly victims.
Dr. Wood has published over 70 papers in peer-reviewed journals. Dr. Wood has had research funding from NIH, NIJ, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, the Haynes Foundation, and the Borchard Foundation, among others. She consults with the National Institute of Justice as a content expert on fraud and financial exploitation of seniors.
In her other life, Dr. Wood works as a consulting neuropsychologist on cases related to elder financial exploitation for Adult Protective Services in San Bernardino and Riverside, CA and as a court appointed expert on elder financial cases. She works as a content expert for APS for the State of Oregon. Dr. Wood has testified over 45 times in state and federal courts, as well as at FINRA hearings.