Lindsay Nelson, PhD

Assistant Professor of Neurosurgery & Neurology

Introduction

Lindsay Nelson, PhD, is a clinical neuropsychologist and Assistant Professor of Neurosurgery and Neurology. She is a faculty member of MCW’s Brain Injury Research Program, where she studies the clinical and neurophysiological effects of mild traumatic brain injury. Clinically, Dr. Nelson specializes in the neuropsychological evaluation of adults with neurologic & neurobehavioral disorders.

Her research interests also include application of various psychometric methods to clinical questions, conceptualization of personality and psychiatric conditions, and the neurobiological underpinnings of psychological constructs such as inhibitory control.

Education & Training

  • B.S. with high honors, Biopsychology & Cognitive Science, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI (2002 – 2006)
  • M.A., Clinical Science & Psychopathology Research, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN (2006 – 2009)
  • Ph.D., Clinical Psychology, Florida State University, Tallahassee, FL (2009 – 2012)
  • Neuropsychology Fellow, Department of Neurology, Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, WI (2012 – 2014)

Awards & Honors

  • Post Graduate Scholar Award, Department of Neurology, Medical College of Wisconsin (2014)
  • Principal Investigator, NIMH National Research Service Award (F31 MH 088143), Psychometric and Neurobiological Indicators of Impulse Control Disorders (2010-2011)
  • Trainee, NIMH T32 Institutional Training Grant (MH017069), Neurobehavioral Aspects of Personality and Psychopathology (2008-2009)
  • David Campbell Graduate Research Fellowship (2008)
  • University of Minnesota Graduate School Research Fellowship (2006-2008)

Primary Research Areas

  • Clinical and neurophysiological recovery following mild traumatic brain injury.
  • Individual differences in risk for and recovery following mild traumatic brain injury.

Publications

Mailing Address

Medical College of Wisconsin
Department of Neurosurgery
9200 W. Wisconsin Ave.
Milwaukee, WI 53226