Department of Psychiatry
Penn Behavioral Health

Neuropsychiatry Section

Neuropsychiatry Section

Paul J. Moberg, PhD, ABPP/CN

Professor of Neuropsychology

Clinical Director of Neuropsychology Service

Member of University of Pennsylvania Psychiatry Department since 1991

Secondary appointments in Neurology and Otorhinolaryngology: Head & Neck Surgery

Paul MobergDr. Moberg received his B.A. in Psychology from Augsburg College in Minneapolis, Minnesota in 1982 and his M.A. in Clinical Psychology from Loyola College in Baltimore, Maryland in 1985. He received his initial training in Neuropsychology at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine in Baltimore and subsequently obtained his Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology (1990) from the University of Health Sciences/The Chicago Medical School in North Chicago, Illinois. Dr. Moberg completed his Predoctoral internship at the University of Florida in Gainesville with an emphasis in Neuropsychology. He subsequently completed Postdoctoral training in Neuropsychology at the same institution. He has been a Faculty member in the Department of Psychiatry at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine since 1991. Dr. Moberg is the Director of Clinical Services for the Brain-Behavior Laboratory and is a Diplomate in Clinical Neuropsychology, the American Board of Professional Psychology (ABPP). His research has focused on olfactory and gustatory function in healthy people and patients with brain disorders, with special emphasis on the use of olfactory stimuli as probes in various neuroimaging modalities.

Education:

1978-82             B.A.      Augsburg College (Psychology)

1982-85             M.A.     Loyola College of Maryland (Clinical Psychology/Health Psychology)

1985-90             Ph.D.    University of Health Sciences, The Chicago Medical School (Clinical Psychology and Neuropsychology)

Academic Positions:

1991-94             Assistant Professor of Psychology in Psychiatry, Department of Psychiatry, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, Philadelphia, PA

1994-00             Assistant Professor of Neuropsychology in Psychiatry at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, Department of Psychiatry, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, Philadelphia, PA

2000-2013          Associate Professor of Neuropsychology in Psychiatry at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, Department of Psychiatry, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, Philadelphia, PA

2000-2013          Associate Professor of Neuropsychology, Department of Otorhinolaryngology: Head and Neck Surgery, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, Philadelphia, PA

2003-2013          Associate Professor of Neuropsychology, Department of Neurology, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, Philadelphia, PA

2013-Present       Professor of Neuropsychology in Psychiatry at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, Department of Psychiatry, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, Philadelphia, PA

2013-Present       Professor of Neuropsychology, Department of Otorhinolaryngology: Head and Neck Surgery, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, Philadelphia, PA

2013-Present       Professor of Neuropsychology, Department of Neurology, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, Philadelphia, PA

Hospital and Administrative Appointments:

1982-1985          Research Associate, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD

1985-85             Psychogeriatric Research Associate, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD

1988-1989          Psychogeriatric Research Coordinator, Department of Psychiatry, Johnston R. Bowman Health Center for the Elderly, Rush-Presbyterian-St. Luke's Medical Center, Chicago, Il

1991-Present       Director of Clinical Services, Neuropsychology Program, Brain Behavior Laboratory, Department of Psychiatry, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, Philadelphia, PA

1991-Present       Medical Staff, Department of Psychiatry, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA                                                     

1991-Present       Member, Smell and Taste Center, Department of Otorhinolaryngology/Head and Neck Surgery, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine                        

2001-Present       Medical Staff, Department of Neurology, Philadelphia Veterans Administration Medical Center, Philadelphia, PA

2001-Present       Consulting Neuropsychologist, Parkinson’s Disease Research, Education and Clinical Center (PADRECC), Philadelphia Veterans Administration Medical Center

2002-Present       Consulting Neuropsychologist, Penn Memory Center, University of Pennsylvania Alzheimer’s Disease Center

2003-Present       Medical Staff, Department of Neurology, Pennsylvania Hospital, Philadelphia, PA

2006-Present       Director of Clinical Training, Neuropsychology Program, Brain Behavior Laboratory, Department of Psychiatry, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, Philadelphia, PA

Honors:

1988-89             Research Fellowship awarded by the Evanston Hospital Corporation/McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University

1989                 Dean’s Award for Outstanding Performance in Clinical Psychology, awarded by the University of Health Sciences/The Chicago Medical School

2000-Present       John Morgan Society, University of Pennsylvania

2002-05             Janice Lieber Investigator, National Alliance for Research on Schizophrenia and Depression (NARSAD)

2005-08             Hofmann Trust Investigator, National Alliance for Research on Schizophrenia and Depression (NARSAD)

2006                 Award for Distinguished Contributions to the Science and Profession of Psychology, awarded by the Pennsylvania Psychological Association (PPA)

2011                 Mentor of the Year Award, awarded by the Philadelphia Neuropsychology Society (PNS)


Selected Publications:

Seligman, S.C., Kamath, V., Giovanetti, T., Arnold, S.E., & Moberg, P.J. Olfaction and apathy in Alzheimer’s disease, mild cognitive impairment and healthy older adults. Aging and Mental Health 17(5):564-70, 2-13.

Kamath, V., Moberg, P.J., Kohler, C.G., Gur, R.E., Turetsky, B.I. Odor hedonic capacity and anhedonia in schizophrenia and unaffected first-degree relatives of schizophrenia patients. Schizophrenia Bulletin  (in press).

Kamath, V., Turetsky, B.I., Calkins, M.E., Kohler, C.G., Conroy, C.G., Borgmann-Winter, K.E., Gatto, D.E., Gur, R.E., Moberg, P.J. Olfactory processing in schizophrenia, non-ill first-degree family members, and young people at-risk for psychosis.  World Journal of Biological Psychiatry (in press).

Roalf, D.R., Moberg, P.J., Xie, S.X., Wolk, D.A., Moelter, S.T., Arnold, S.E Comparative  accuracies of two common screening instruments for the classification of Alzheimer’s disease, mild cognitive impairment and healthy aging. Alzheimer’s & Dementia. (in press).

Moberg, P.J., Kamath, V., Marchetto, D., Calkins, M.E., Doty, R.L., Hahn, C.-G., Borgmann-Winter, K., Kohler, C., Gur, R.E., Turetsky, B.I. A meta-analysis of olfactory function in schizophrenia, first-degree family members, and youths at-risk for psychosis. Schizophrenia Bulletin (in press).

Kamath, V., Turetsky, B.I., Seligman, S.C., Marchetto, D.M., Walker, J., Moberg, P.J. The influence of semantic processing on odor identification ability in schizophrenia. Archives of Clinical Neuropsychology (in press).

Kamath, V., Turetsky, B.I., Calkins, M.E., Bilker, W.B., Frishberg, N., Borgmann-Winter, K., Kohler, C.G., Conroy, C.G., Gur, R.E., Moberg, P.J. The effect of odor valence on olfactory performance in schizophrenia patients, unaffected relatives and at-risk youth. Journal of Psychiatric Research. (in press).