Jane Paulsen, PhD


Roy J. Carver Chair in Neuroscience
Principal Investigator and Director
Director, Division of Neuropsychology
Professor of Psychiatry
Professor of Neurology, Psychology

Contact Information

Office: 1-305 Medical Education Building
Iowa City, IA 52242

Web: Huntington's Disease Society of America Center of Excellence at the University of Iowa


BS, Psychology with honors, Simpson College, Indianola, IA
MS, Psychology, Columbia University, New York, NY
PhD, Counseling Psychology (APA accredited), University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA

Psychology Intern, Clinical Psychology, V.A. Medical Center, Long Beach, CA
Post Doctoral, Neuropsychology, Alzheimer's Disease Research Center, University of California, San Diego, CA

Licensure and Certifications

California Psychologist License
Iowa Register of Health Service Providers in Psychology
National Register of Health Service Providers in Psychology

Education/Training Program Affiliations

Biosciences Graduate Program
Interdisciplinary Graduate Program in Neuroscience
Interdisciplinary Graduate Program in Translational Biomedicine
Medical Scientist Training Program

Research Summary

Neural basis of cognition; preclinical deficits in dementia gene-carriers; frontal subcortical deficits, particularly Huntington's disease Research in this laboratory uses tools of neuropsychology and cognitive psychology to examine behavioral correlates of brain dysfunction. Topics of current interest include subtypes of Alzheimer's disease, preclinical cognitive deficits associated with gene-carriers of Huntington's disease and clinical/imaging correlates of cognitive measures. Functional MR and PET are used to examine frontal-striatal circuitry dysfunction in these disorders.

Date Last Modified: 06/07/2014 - 21:56:23