Natalie Denburg, MA, PhD


Specialty: Cognitive Neuroscience
Associate Professor of Neurology

Contact Information

Primary Office: 2155 RCP
Iowa City, IA 52242
Phone: 319-356-7619



MA, Psychology, Michigan State University
BA, Psychology, State University of New York at Binghamton
PhD, Clinical Psychology, Michigan State University

Internship, Adult and Child Neuropsychology, University of California, San Diego
Fellowship, Clinical Neuropsychology, University of Iowa College of Medicine

Licensure and Certifications

State Board of Psychology Examiners, State of Iowa

Education/Training Program Affiliations

Interdisciplinary Graduate Program in Neuroscience

Research Summary

Natalie Denburg, Ph.D., is an assistant professor of neurology and neuroscience at the University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine. Her research interests involve the neural basis of decision-making abilities in older adults, consumer, medical and financial decision making, neuroepidemiology, social and affective neuroscience, and cancer survivorship.

Selected Publications

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Asp  E, Manzel  K, Koestner B, Cole  C, Tranel  D, Denburg N.  A neuropsychological test of belief and doubt: Damage to ventromedial prefrontal cortex increases credulity for misleading advertising.  Frontiers in Decision Neuroscience. . 

Kershaw K, Denburg N.  Chronic stress and incident cardiovascular disease.. 

Nguyen C, Yamada T, Beglinger L, Cavanaugh J, Schultz S, Denburg N.  Cognitive features ten or more years after successful breast cancer survival: Comparisons across types of cancer interventions.  Psycho-Oncology. 

Goveas J, Hogan  P, Kotchen  J, Smoller  J, Manson  J, Tummala  A, Mysiw W, Ockene J, Woods  N, Espeland M, Smoller-Wassertheil S, Denburg N.  Depressive symptoms, antidepressant use, and future cognitive health in postmenopausal women: The Women’s Health Initiative Memory Study.  International Psychogeriatrics. 

Shivapour S, Nguyen C, Cole  C, Denburg N.  Effects of age, sex, and neuropsychological performance on financial decision-making.  Frontiers in Decision Neuroscience. 

Waters  S, Xiao L, Hernandez M, Bechara  A, Denburg N.  Failure to learn from repeated mistakes: Persistent decision-making impairment as measured by the Iowa Gambling Task in patients with ventromedial prefrontal cortex lesions.  Journal of the International Neuropsychological Society. 

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