Michelle M. Loman, PhDMichelle M. Loman, PhD

Assistant Professor of Neurology

Children's Hospital of Wisconsin Provider Profile


  • Neuropsychology


  • Pediatric Neuropsychology
  • Epilepsy
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Congenital Heart Disease
  • Early Deprivation


  • PhD, University of Minnesota, 2012
  • MA, University of Minnesota, 2007


  • Postdoctoral fellowship, Clinical Neuropsychology, Medical College of Wisconsin, 2012-2014
  • Predoctoral internship, Pediatric Neuropsychology and Child & Adolescent Psychiatry, University of Minnesota Medical School, 2011-2012


  • UM Institute of Child Development Small Grant Award (2010)
  • UM Center for Neurobehavioral Development Seed Grant Award (2010)
  • UM Center for Neurobehavioral Development Student Travel Award (2010, 2009)
  • Society for Research in Child Development Student Travel Award (2009)
  • Trainee, NIH T32 Institutional Training Grant (HD007151), Interdisciplinary Training Program in Cognitive Sciences, (2006-2008; 2008-2009)
  • International Society of Psychoneuroendocrinology Young Investigator Award (2007)

Brief Clinical/Research Statement

Michelle Loman, PhD, is an Assistant Professor of Neurology (Division of Neuropsychology). She specializes in the evaluation and treatment of children and adolescents with neurological, medical, and neurodevelopmental disorders with a particular focus on traumatic brain injury, congenital heart disease, and epilepsy. Her background includes research focusing on the effects of early deprivation on neurodevelopment in internationally adopted children. Her current research focuses on neuropsychological functioning in patients with epilepsy and patients with congenital heart disease. She is also involved in pediatric concussion research


Loman, M.M., Johnson, A.E., Quevedo, K., Lafavor, T.L., & Gunnar, M.R. (2014). Risk-Taking and Sensation Seeking Propensity in Post-Institutionalized Early Adolescents. The Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry, 55, 1145-1152. Doi:10.1111/jcpp.12208

Loman, M.M., Johnson, A.E., Westerlund, A., Pollak, S.D., Nelson, C.A., & Gunnar, M.R. (2013). The Effect of Early Deprivation on Executive Attention in Middle Childhood. The Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry, 54,37-45. doi: 10.1111/j.1469-7610.2012.02602.x.

Quevedo, K.,Johnson, A. Loman, M.M., Lafavor, T.L., & Gunnar, M.R. (2012). The confluence of adverse early experience and puberty on the cortisol awakening response. International Journal of Behavioral Development, 36, 19-28. doi: 10.1177/0165025411406860

Wiik, K.L., Loman, M.M., Van Ryzin, M., Armstrong, J., Essex, M., Pollak, S.D., & Gunnar, M.R. (2011). Behavioral and emotional symptoms of post-institutionalized children in middle childhood. The Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry, 52, 56-63. doi: 10.1111/j.1469-7610.2010.02294.x

Pollak, S. D., Nelson, C. A., Schlaak, M., Roeber, B., Wewerka, S., Wiik, K., Frenn, K., Loman, M.M., & Gunnar, M. R. (2010). Neurodevelopmental effects of early deprivation in post-institutionalized children. Child Development, 81, 224–236. doi: 10.1111/j.1467-8624.2009.01391.x

Loman, M.M., Gunnar, M.R., & The Early Experience, Stress, and Neurobehavioral Development Center (2009). Early Experience and the Development of Stress Reactivity and Regulation in Children. Neuroscience & Biobehavioral Reviews, 34, 867-876. doi:10.1016/ j.neubiorev.2009.05.007

Loman, M.M., Wiik, K.L., Frenn, K.A., Pollak, S.D., & Gunnar, M.R. (2009). Postinstitutionalized children's development: Growth, cognitive, and language outcomes. Journal of Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics, 30, 426-434. doi: 10.1097/DBP.0b013e3181b1fd08

Gunnar, M.R., & Loman, M.M. (2011). Early Experience and Stress Regulation in Human Development. In D. P. Keating (Ed.), Nature and Nurture in Early Child Development (pp.97-113). New York, NY: Cambridge.

Saffran, J.R., Loman, M.M., & Robertson, R.R.W. (2001). Infant long-term memory for music. Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences, 930, 397-400. doi: 10.1111/j.1749-6632.2001.tb05751.x

Saffran, J.R., Loman, M.M., & Robertson, R.R.W. (2000). Infant memory for musical experiences. Cognition, 77, 15-23. doi: 10.1016/S0010-0277(00)00095-0