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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. 

Pursuing innovative research, providing state-of-the-art treatment of psychiatric disorders, and training the next-generation of psychiatrists

The Department of Psychiatry at the University of Alabama at Birmingham is advancing the understanding of psychiatric disorders through an integrated approach of research, education, and patient care. Collaboration between laboratory research and clinical areas facilitate translational integration of research findings, with the goal of developing innovative and novel clinical interventions.


Advancing knowledge discovery in schizophrenia, depression and bipolar disorder, neurodegenerative disorders, substance abuse, and psychiatric disorders of childhood and the elderly


Developing future academic leaders, researched-focused clinical investigators and clinical psychiatrists through residency and fellowship training programs

Patient Care

 Providing state-of-the-art care through a 90-bed inpatient facilty, community-based clinics, and other patient focused programs