Neurology

Joseph Barrash, PhD

Portrait

Specialty: Clinical Neuropsychology
Director: Clinical Neuropsychology Practicum Training
Associate Professor of Psychology
Clinical Associate Professor of Neurology

Contact Information

Primary Office: 2155 RCP
Iowa City, IA 52242
Primary Office Phone: 319-356-2671

Email: joseph-barrash@uiowa.edu

Education

BA, History/Psychology, St. Olaf College, Northfield, MN
MA, Clinical Psychology, University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA
PhD, Clinical Psychology, University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA

Internship, Clinical Psychology/Neuropsychology, Hennepin County Medical Center
Fellowship, Clinical Neuropsychology, Minnesota Comprehensive Epilepsy Center (MINCEP)

Licensure and Certifications

Health Service Provider in Psychology State of Iowa
Professional Psychology State of Iowa
Board Certified in Clinical Neuropsychology, American Board of Professional Psychology ABPP/ABCN
Health Service Provider in Psychology National Register of Health Service Providers

Education/Training Program Affiliations

Interdisciplinary Graduate Program in Neuroscience

Research Summary

My primary scientific interest concerns disturbances of personality. Over the past several years, my research activity has focused on the nature of personality disturbances consequent to development of a brain disorder, and issues regarding the assessment of acquired personality disturbances (APD). The method employs the Iowa Scales of Personality Change (ISPC) to obtain ratings of patients from family members with identified neurological conditions. Recent and current projects have investigated APD associated with damage to prefrontal cortex or associated with specific conditions such as behavioral variant-frontotemporal dementia, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis and traumatic brain injury, as well as personality changes associated with normal aging and their functional consequences. Ongoing investigation also aims to identify and validate specific subtypes of personality disturbance resulting from brain damage.

Center, Program and Institute Affiliations

Aging Mind and Brain Initiative
Center on Aging

All Publications

Jones A, Barrash J.  Iowa Scales of Personality Change: Normative Data from Healthy Older Adults.  Proceedings of the 43rd Annual Meeting of the International Neuropsychological Society.  2015 February. 

Barrash J, Stuss D, Aksan N, Anderson S, Jones R, Manzel K, Tranel D.  Types of acquired personality disturbance following brain damage: Exploration with cluster analysis.  Proceedings of the 43rd Annual Meeting of the International Neuropsychological Society.  2015 February. 

Barrash J, Southwick J, Taylor L.  Acquired personality disturbances in behavioral variant frontotemporal dementia: Comparison with focal prefrontal and nonfrontal lesions.  American Journal of Neurodegerative Disease.  2014 September. 3(Suppl. 1):87.

Wittenburg D, Feldman H, Fallah N, Hsuing R, Sengdy P, Slack P, Rademakers R, Hallam B, Barrash J, MacKenzie I.  Determining Personality and Behavioral Change in Pre-Clinical Progranulin (GRN) Gene Carriers Using the Iowa Scale of Personality Change (ISPC).  American Journal of Neurodegenerative Disease.  2014 September. 3(Suppl. 1):74.

Barrash J, Southwick J, Taylor L.  Acquired personality disturbances in behavioral variant frontotemporal dementia: Comparison with focal prefrontal and nonfrontal lesions.  Proceedings of the 9th International Conference on Frontotemporal Dementias (ICFTD).  2014. 

Waldron E, Barrash J, Swenson A, Tranel D.  Personality disturbances in amyotrophic lateral sclerosis: A case study demonstrating changes in personality without cognitive deficits.  Journal of the International Neuropsychological Society.  2014. 20:1-8.
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Nguyen C, Barrash J, Laloggia A, Bechara A, Tranel D, Denburg N.  Decision-making deficits in normal elderly persons are associated with longstanding personality characteristics.  International Psychogeriatrics.  2013. 25:1811-1819.

Barrash J, Southwick J, Jones R, Tranel D.  Personality change in “frontotemporal sagging brain syndrome” and frontotemporal dementia.  International Neuropsychological Society 41st Annual Meeting.  2013. 

Barrash J, Waldron E, Tranel D.  Personality ratings detect early neurobehavioral changes in ALS before deficits are evident on cognitive tests: A case study.  International Neuropsychological Society 41st Annual Meeting.  2013. 

Barrash J, Asp E, Markon K, Manzel K, Anderson S, Tranel D.  Dimensions of personality disturbance after focal brain damage: Investigation with the Iowa Scales of Personality Change.  Journal of Clinical and Experimental Neuropsychology.  2011. 33(8):833-852.
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Razavi M, Barrash J, Paradiso S.  A longitudinal study of transient epileptic amnesia..  Cognitive and Behavioral Neurology.  2010 June. 23(2):142-5.
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Barrash J, Nguyen C, Laloggia A, Tranel D, Bechara A, Denburg N.  Personality characteristics associated with poor decision-making in normal elderly.  International Neuropsychological Society 38th Annual Meeting.  2010. 

Barrash J, Stillman A, Anderson S, Dawson , Rizzo M.  Predicting driving ability: Demographic corrections diminish predictive accuracy.  International Neuropsychological Society 38th Annual Meeting.  2010. 

Barrash J, Stillman A, Anderson S, Dawson , Rizzo M.  Prediction of driving ability with neuropsychological tests: Age adjustments diminish accuracy.  Annual Meeting of the Transportation Research Board.  2010. 

Barrash J, Stillman A, Anderson S, Uc E, Dawson J, Rizzo M.  Prediction of driving ability with neuropsychological tests: Demographic adjustments diminish accuracy.  Journal of the International Neuropsychological Society.  2010. 16(4):679-86.
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Barrash J, Manzel K, Carter C, Tranel D.  The Iowa Scales of Personality Change: Sensitivity to personality changes following ventromedial prefrontal lesions.  International Neuropsychological Society 38th Annual Meeting.  2010. 

Barrash J, Tranel D, Jones R, Axelson A, Koskovich A, Anderson S, Denburg N, Benton A.  Benton Neuropsychology Laboratory: Manual of examination procedures. .  2009. 

Anderson S, Barrash J, Wisnowski J, Damasio H, Tranel D.  Consistency of neuropsychological outcome following damage to prefrontal cortex in the first years of life.  Journal of Clinical and Experimental Neuropsychology.  2009. 31:170-179.

Barrash J, Nguyen C, Laloggia A, Tranel D, Bechara A, Denburg N.  Premorbid personality characteristics associated with poor decision-making in normal elderly.  International Neuropsychological Society 37th Annual Meeting.  2009. 

Suhr J, Barrash J.  Assessment of malingering with performance patterns on clinical tests of attention and memory.  New York: Oxford University Press.  2007. 

Barrash J, Denburg N, Moser D, Schumacher A, Woolson R, Doebbeling B.  Credibility of neuropsychological performances of Gulf War veterans participating in research on Gulf War syndrome.  Military Medicine.  2007. 172:697-707.

Barrash J.  Iowa Scales of Personality Change: Adaptation for healthy adults.  2007. 

Anderson S, Barrash J, Bechara A, Tranel D.  Impairments of emotion and real-world complex behavior following childhood- or adult-onset damage to ventromedial prefrontal cortex..  Journal of the International Neuropsychological Society : JINS.  2006 March. 12(2):224-35.
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Barrash J, Denburg N, Moser D, Doebbeling B.  Assessing credibility of neuropsychological performances of Gulf War veterans and military controls participating in research on Gulf War syndrome.  Program and Abstracts of the International Neuropsychological Society 33rd Annual Meeting.  2005. 82.

Barrash J, Silverberg N.  Further validation of the expanded auditory verbal learning test for detecting poor effort and malingering: Data from temporal lobectomy candidates.  Program and Abstracts of the International Neuropsychological Society 33rd Annual Meeting.  2005. 84.

Barrash J, Silverberg N.  Further validation of the Expanded Auditory Verbal Learning Test for detecting poor effort and response bias: Data from candidates for surgical treatment of temporal lobe epilepsy.  Journal of Clinical and Experimental Neuropsychology.  2005. 27:907-914.

Barrash J, Anderson S.  Iowa Scales of Personality Development: Adaptation of the ISPC for childhood-onset brain damage.  2005. 

Barrash J, Schumacher A, Forman V, Franciscus C, Woolson R, Doebbeling B.  Applicability of published norms vs. norms derived from specialized control groups: Effect on assessment of neuropsychological functioning among Gulf War veterans.  Program and Abstracts of the International Neuropsychological Society 32nd Annual Meeting.  2004. 

Barrash J, Suhr J, Manzel K.  Detecting poor effort and malingering with an expanded version of the Auditory Verbal Learning Test (AVLTX): Validation with clinical samples.  Journal of Clinical and Experimental Neuropsychology.  2004. 26(1):125-40.
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Barrash J, Suhr J, Gunstad J, Greub B.  Exaggeration Index for an expanded version of the Auditory Verbal Learning Test: Robustness to coaching.  Journal of Clinical and Experimental Neuropsychology.  2004. 26:416-427.

Barrash J, Silverberg N.  Characterization of psychopathology with the MMPI-2 & PAI in a neuropathological population.  Journal of the International Neuropsychological Society.  2002. 9:277.

Barrash J, Silverberg N.  The ability of psychomotor measures to predict side of seizure focus.  Journal of the International Neuropsychological Society.  2002. 9:279.

Barrash J, Voelker M, Woolson R, Schumacher A, Fransiscus C, Doebbeling B.  A priori case definition of cognitive dysfunction: The Iowa Gulf War Study.  Proceedings of the Conference on Illnesses Among Gulf War Veterans: A Decade of Scientific Research.  2001. 

Barrash J, Woolson R, Voelker M, Holman J, Schumacher A, Doebbeling B.  Assessment of cognitive dysfunction in Gulf War veterans: The Iowa Gulf War Study.  Proceedings of the Conference on Illnesses Among Gulf War Veterans: A Decade of Scientific Research.  2001. 

Barrash J, Tranel D, Kemmerer D.  Patterns of dissociation in the processing of verb meanings in brain-damaged subjects.  Language and Cognitive Processes.  2001. 16:1-34.

Barrash J, Doebbeling B, Holman J, Woolson R, Voelker M, Torner J, Black D, Watson D, Adams M.  Solving challenges in longitudinal research on Gulf War illnesses.  Proceedings of the Conference on Illnesses Among Gulf War Veterans: A Decade of Scientific Research.  2001. 

Barrash J.  Attention-Deficit Disorder: A Child's Disorder? Think Again.  Health Topics.  2000 November. 

Barrash J, Tranel D, Anderson S.  Acquired personality disturbances associated with bilateral damage to the ventromedial prefrontal region.  Developmental Neuropsychology.  2000. 18(3):355-81.
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Barrash J, Manzel K, Suhr J.  Detecting malingered memory impairment with an expanded version of the Auditory Verbal Learning Test.  Journal of the International Neuropsychological Society.  2000. 6:191-192.

Barrash J, Campbell D.  Ecological validity in psychological assessment.  The Iowa Psychologist.  2000. 45:3-5.

Barrash J, Damasio H, Adolphs R, Tranel D.  The neuroanatomical correlates of route learning impairment.  Neuropsychologia.  2000. 38(6):820-36.
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Barrash J, Tranel D, Anderson S, Jones R, Steffensmeier E, Benton A.  Benton Neuropsychology Laboratory: Manual of operations.  1999. 

Shamsulkottabi S, Bechara A, Damasio H, Tranel D, Barrash J.  The amygdala and anoxic encephalopathy: Functional and anatomical paradoxes.  Society for Neuroscience: Abstracts.  1999. 25:896.

Barrash J, Manzel K, Cross S.  The validity of Boston Naming Test short forms.  Journal of the International Neuropsychological Society.  1999. 5:118.

Barrash J, Suhr J, Manzel K.  A brief, sensitive and specific procedure for detecting malingered memory impairment.  Journal of the International Neuropsychological Society.  1998. 4:28.

Barrash J.  A historical review of topographical disorientation and its neuroanatomical correlates.  Journal of Clinical and Experimental Neuropsychology.  1998. 20(6):807-27.
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Barrash J, Steffensmeier E.  Balancing professional practice and personal life in small-town Iowa: Ethical considerations.  The Iowa Psychologist.  1998. 43:8-10.

Barrash J, Jansari A, Tranel D.  Cognitive defects in anterograde topographical disturbances.  Society for Neuroscience: Abstracts.  1998. 24:2116.

Barrash J, Manzel K, Suhr J.  Effects of a shortened version of the Auditory Verbal Learning Test on selected memory variables.  Journal of the International Neuropsychological Society.  1998. 4(27).

Suhr J, Tranel D, Wefel J, Barrash J.  Memory performance after head injury: contributions of malingering, litigation status, psychological factors, and medication use..  Journal of clinical and experimental neuropsychology.  1997 August. 19(4):500-14.
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Barrash J, Schwartz D, Doebbeling B, Merchant J.  Self-reported illness and health status among Gulf War veterans.  Journal of the American Medical Association.  1997. 277:238-245.

Barrash J, Anderson S, Jones R, Tranel D.  The Iowa Rating Scales of Personality Change: Reliability and Validity.  Journal of the International Neuropsychological Society.  1997. 3:27-28.

Barrash J, Anderson S, Hathaway-Nepple J, Jones R, Tranel D.  The Iowa Scales of Personality Change.  Department of Neurology, University of Iowa.  1997. 

Barrash J, Wefel J, Anderson S.  Assessment of personality changes in patients with ventromedial frontal damage with the Iowa Rating Scales of Personality Change.  Program of the Sixty-eighth Annual Meeting of the Midwest Psychological Association.  1996. 110.

Barrash J, Damasio H, Tranel D.  Neuroanatomical correlates of route learning.  Society for Neuroscience Abstracts.  1996. 22(3):1864.

Barrash J, Kealey G, Janus T.  Neurobehavioral sequelae of high voltage electrical injuries: Comparison with traumatic brain injury.  Applied Neuropsychology.  1996. 3(2):75-81.
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Janus T, Barrash J.  Neurologic and neurobehavioral effects of electric and lightning injuries.  The Journal of Burn Care & Rehabilitation.  1996. 17(5):409-15.
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Barrash J.  Neuropsychological correlates of route learning.  Journal of the International Neuropsychological Society.  1996. 2:69-70.

Barrash J, Anderson S, Tranel D.  The Iowa Rating Scales of Personality Change: Psychometric properties.  Department of Neurology, University of Iowa.  1996. 

Barrash J, Levine S.  Dissociation of route learning ability in personal space and extrapersonal space.  SSTP Research Abstracts.  1995. 12:15.

Barrash J.  Age-related decline in route learning ability.  Developmental Neuropsychology.  1994. 10:189-201.

Barrash J, Tranel D, Anderson S.  Assessment of dramatic personality changes after ventromedial frontal lesions.  Proceedings of the International Neuropsychological Society Twenty-second Annual Meeting.  1994. 66.

Barrash J, Heck D, Leppik I, Gumnit R.  Medical and psychosocial outcome of temporal lobectomy.  Neurology.  1994. 44(2):A162.

Barrash J, Janus T.  Neuropsychological effects of electrical and lightning injuries.  Neurology.  1994. 44(2):A402.

Barrash J, Pfohl B, Blum N.  Trastornos de la personalidad "inestable": Implicaciones pronosticas para la depression mayor.  Focus on Psychiatry.  1994. 2:46-47.

Barrash J, Pfohl B, Blum N.  Borderline, narcissistic and histrionic personality disorders in major depression: Implications for long-term outcome.  Journal of Personality Disorders.  1993. 7:155-167.

Barrash J, Anderson S.  Iowa Rating Scales of Personality Change.  University of Iowa Department of Neurology.  1993. 

Barrash J, Heck D, Leppik I, Gumnit R.  Medical and psychosocial outcome of temporal lobectomy.  Proceedings of the Biennial Meeting of International Epilepsy Society.  1993. 48.

Barrash J, Tranel D, Damasio H.  Standardization and validation of a route learning test.  Journal of Clinical and Experimental Neuropsychology.  1993. 15:66.

Barrash J, Pfohl B, Black D, Noyes R, Coryell W.  Axis I/axis II comorbidity findings: Implications for validity.  Washington, DC: American Psychiatric Association Press.  1990. 

Barrash J, Beniak T, Risse G, Fangman M, Gates J.  Disturbances in affect and behavior during intracarotid sodium amytal test.  Epilepsia.  1990. 31:678.

Barrash J, Beniak T, Risse G, Gates J.  Double dissociation in material-specific fluency performance following temporal lobectomy.  Journal of Clinical and Experimental Neuropsychology.  1990. 12:74.

Barrash J, Heck D, Gates J, Erdahl P, McManus M, Sierzant T.  Non-epileptic events rating scales (NEERS): Reliability study.  Epilepsia.  1990. 31:683.

Barrash J, Pfohl B, True B, Alexander B.  Failure of two axis II measures to predict medication noncompliance among hypertensive outpatients.  Journal of Personality Disorders.  1989. 3:45-52.

Barrash J, Gates J, Heck D, Beniak T.  MMPI subtypes among patients with non-epileptic events.  Epilepsia.  1989. 30:730.

Barrash J, Gates J, Heck D, Erdahl P.  Non-Epileptic Events Rating Scales (NEERS).  1989. 

Barrash J, Heck D, Brady T, Gates J, Taylor M.  Non-epileptic events: A look at gender differences.  Epilepsia.  1989. 30:689.

Barrash J, Brady T, Heck D, Gates J, Taylor M.  Psychological and psychiatric characteristics of patients with non-epileptic events.  Epilepsia.  1989. 30:676.

Barrash J.  Unstable personality disorders in major depression: Implications for long-term outcome .  Dissertation Abstracts International.  1989. 50:2145B.

Barrash J, Rodriguez E, Scott D, Mason E, Sines J.  The utility of MMPI subtypes for the prediction of weight loss after bariatric surgery.  International Journal of Obesity.  1987. 11:115-128.

Barrash J.  Long-term prognosis of bariatric surgery for morbid obesity: Prediction of weight loss with MMPI subtypes.  1985. 

Barrash J, Rodriguez E, Scott D, Mason E, Sines J.  The prediction of weight loss following bariatric surgery.  Proceedings of the Second Annual Meeting of the American Society for Bariatric Surgery.  1985. 

Barrash J, Weiler M, Kroll J, Sines L, Val E.  The diagnostic interview for borderlines schizotypy checklist: A method for identifying schizotypal borderlines.  1984. 

Barrash J, Kroll J, Carey K, Sines L.  Discriminating borderline personality disorder from other personality disorders: Cluster analysis of the Diagnostic Interview for Borderlines.  Archives of General Psychiatry.  1983. 40:1297-1302.
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Barrash J, Philippi C, Lee J, Rudrauf D, Tranel D.  Voxel-based lesion-mapping of dimensions of personality disturbance after brain damage. 

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