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Kathy A. Lawler, D.Phil.

Affiliated Faculty, Center for Cognitive Neuroscience University of Pennsylvania
Coordinator, Sports Concussion Program University of Pennsylvania

Contact information
Department of Neurology
3 West Gates Building
Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
3400 Spruce Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104
Office: 215 662-3371
Fax: 215-349-5579
Education:
BA ( Psychology)
Michigan State University, 1974.
D.Phil (Neuropsychology Psychology)
University of Oxford, 1981.
Post-Graduate Training
Fellowship in Neuroanantomy, Massachusetts Institute of Technology , 1981-1983.
Fellowship in Clinical Neuropsychology, New England Rehabilitation Hospital, 1982-1983.
Certification in Cognitive Therapy, Center for Cognitive Therapy University of Pennsylvania, 1984-1985.
Certification in Cognitive Therapy, Center for Cognitive Therapy University of Pennsylvania, 1984-1985.
Certifications
American Board of Professional Psychology (Clinical Neuropsychology), 1992.
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Description of Clinical Expertise

Providing neuropsychological assesments for patients with various neurological disorders and diseases.

Description of Other Expertise

NA

Description of Research Expertise

Research is primarily focused on the cognitive and behavioral effects of HIV, espcially affective changes and executive dysfunction; and develping clinical tools appropriate for use in resource-limited settings.

Selected Publications

Thomas A, Lawler K, Olson I, Aguirre GK: The Philadelphia Face Perception Battery (PFPB). Arch of Clin Neuropsychol 23(2): 175-187, Mar 2008.

Seloilwe E, Steenhoff A, Mosepele M, Nthobatsang R, Thakur R, Steele K, Coslett B, Lawler K: HIV-Associated Depression. 2008 Notes: Bold New Steps: 2nd Botswana International HIV Conference Gaborone, Botswana.

Carswell M, Lawler K: Paraneoplastic Limbic Encephalitis (PLE): A Case Study of Long-term Cognitive and MRI Findings International Neuropsychological Society Abstracts 2007 Notes: Portland, OR.

Thomas A, Lawler K, Olson I, Aguirre GK: The Philadelphia Face Perception Battery. 2007 Notes: Vision Sciences Society Meeting Sarasota, FL.

Ances B, Roc A, Wang J, Korczykowski M, Okawa J, Stern J, Kim J, Wolf R, Lawler K, Kolson D, Detre J: Caudate Cerebral Blood Flow and Volume are Reduced in HIV Neurocognitively Impaired Patients. Neurology 66: 862-866, 2006.

Carswell M, Lawler K, Aguirre G, Dichter M: Retinotopic Mapping of the Visual Cortex with fMRI and Neuropsychological Testing in a Patient with a Focal Occipital Lesion. American Academy of Clinical Neuropsychology Abstracts 2006 Notes: Philadelphia, PA.

Mechanic-Hamilton D, Korczykowski M, Kimberg D, Tracy J, Lawler K, Sperling M, French J, Detre J: Neural Changes in fMRI Activation After Surgical Intervention for Temporal Lobe Epilepsy. International Neuropsychological Society Abstracts 2006 Notes: Boston, MA.

Carswell M, Lawler K: Neuropsychological Findings of Kallaman's Syndrome Spectrum: A Clinical Case Study. International Neuropsychological Society Abstracts 2006 Notes: Boston, MA.

Lawler K and Terringino C: Guidelines for the Evaluation and Education of Adult Patients with Mild Traumatic Brain Injuries. J Head Trauma Rehab 11(6): 18-28, 1996.

Cortical and Subcortical Afferent Connections of the Posterior Division of Feline Area 7 (area 7p). J of Comp Neurol 259: 13-30, 1987.

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