Lindsay Nelson PhD Lindsay Nelson, PhD

Assistant Professor of Neurosurgery and Neurology


  • Neuropsychology


  • Adult Neuropsychology
  • Traumatic Brain Injury


  • PhD, Florida State University, 2012
  • MA, University of Minnesota, 2009
  • BS, University of Michigan, 2006


  • Postdoctoral fellowship, Medical College of Wisconsin, 2012-2014
  • Predoctoral internship, Ann Arbor VA Healthcare System, 2011-2012


  • 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)
  • Student Poster Award, Society for Psychophysiological Research Annual Meeting (2007)
  • University of Minnesota Graduate School Research Fellowship (2006-2008)

Brief Clinical/Research Statement

Lindsay Nelson, PhD, is a clinical neuropsychologist and Assistant Professor of Neurosurgery and Neurology. Dr. Nelson specializes in the neuropsychological evaluation of adults with neurologic/neurobehavioral disorders. She is actively involved clinical psychology and neuroscience research, with her current focus being the clinical and neurophysiological effects of mild traumatic brain injury. 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.

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