Professor of Psychiatry
Office: W278 General Hospital
Iowa City, IA 52242
Office Phone: 319-384-9264
BS, General Science, University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA
MD, University of Iowa College of Medicine, Iowa City, IA
Post Doctoral, Neuropsychiatry, University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA
Residency, Psychiatry, University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics, Iowa City, IA
Licensure and Certifications
Iowa Controlled Substance (Drug Enforcement Administration)
State of Iowa Board of Pharmacy Examiners (CSA Certificate)
Psychiatry certification American Board of Neurology and Psychiatry
Education/Training Program Affiliations
Biosciences Graduate Program
Interdisciplinary Graduate Program in Neuroscience
Medical Scientist Training Program
Our lab studies the structure and function of the brain using imaging tools such as MRI and cognitive / behavioral assessment. In the healthy brain we study topics such as brain development over the lifespan, gender differences and social cognition. Disease populations that we work with include patients with schizophrenia, Huntington's Disease, and children with clefts of the lip/palate.
Memory processes in learning disability subtypes of children born preterm..
Child neuropsychology : a journal on normal and abnormal development in childhood and adolescence.
Substance abuse may be a risk factor for earlier onset of Huntington disease..
Journal of neurology.
2012 September. 259(9):1824-31.
Clinical predictors of driving status in Huntington's disease..
2012 August. 27(9):1146-52.
Measures of growth in children at risk for Huntington disease..
2012 August. 79(7):668-74.
Neuropsychological, behavioral, and academic sequelae of cleft: early developmental, school age, and adolescent/young adult outcomes..
The Cleft palate-craniofacial journal : official publication of the American Cleft Palate-Craniofacial Association.
2012 July. 49(4):387-96.
Van Der Plas E,
Changes in cortical morphology resulting from long-term amygdala damage..
Social cognitive and affective neuroscience.
2012 June. 7(5):588-95.
van der Plas E,
Height, BMI, and pituitary volume in individuals with and without isolated cleft lip and/or palate..
2012 May. 71(5):612-8.
Striatal volume contributes to the prediction of onset of Huntington disease in incident cases..
2012 May. 71(9):822-8.
Sex differences in parietal lobe structure and development..
2012 February. 9(1):44-55.
Boles Ponto L,
Cerebral blood flow and neuropsychological functioning in elderly vascular disease patients..
Journal of clinical and experimental neuropsychology.
Date Last Modified: 06/07/2014 -