Degree/Specialization: Psy.D. / Neuropsychology
Hospital/VA Affiliations: University of Alabama at Birmingham, Department of Neurology
Faculty Title: Neuropsychologist/Assistant Professor of Neurology
Internship: Coatesville VA Medical Center
Post-Doctoral Residency/Fellowship: University of Alabama at Birmingham, Department of Neurology
Primary Role/Patient Populations: Outpatient neuropsychological evaluations of adults and older adults with suspected or known neurological conditions (e.g., Parkinson’s disease, Alzheimer’s disease, mild cognitive impairment, other dementias, brain tumors, cancer, demyelinating disorders (MS), stroke, traumatic brain injury, and other neurological disorders). Pre-surgical neuropsychological evaluation of candidates for Deep Brain Stimulation surgery for Parkinson’s disease and other movement disorders. Research focuses on neurocognitive and functional abilities in patients with a variety of neurological disorders including primary and secondary brain cancer, neurodegenerative diseases (e.g., Alzheimer’s disease, mild cognitive impairment), Parkinson’s disease, and traumatic brain injury; decisional capacity of patients with brain cancer; and neurocognitive function and rehabilitation in patients with cancer.