Eric R. Larson, PhD, ABPP-CN

Eric R. Larson, PhD

Associate Professor

(414) 384-2000

Dr. Larson is a board certified clinical neuropsychologist whose clinical practice takes place at the Clement J. Zablocki VA Medical Center and the MCW Tosa Center. Dr. Larson is active in medical school, psychiatry residency, clinical psychology, and clinical neuropsychology education.

Dr. Larson completed his undergraduate training at Indiana University and his graduate training at the University of Cincinnati. He then completed a fellowship in clinical neuropsychology through MCW’s Department of Neurology where he received the David Fine, MD Award for Excellence in Post Graduate Training. Prior to joining the MCW faculty, Dr. Larson served as Assistant Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at the University of Chicago.

Dr. Larson's primary clinical interests include neuropsychological assessment of adult patients with:

  • Suspected dementia
  • Traumatic brain injury
  • Stroke
  • Suspected attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD)

Dr. Larson's primary research interests include:

  • How a person's ability to recognize, or fail to recognize, his or her own cognitive strengths and weaknesses can change during periods of psychiatric decompensation and with neurological disease
  • Cognitive dysfunction associated with Parkinson’s disease
  • How social functioning changes in various dementing conditions
  • The interaction between cognition and symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder

Dr. Larson also has forensic interests related to:

  • Decisionality
  • Informed consent
  • Traumatic brain injury
  • Post-traumatic stress disorder

Selected publications:  

  • Larson, E.R. (2015). Neuropsychological findings in a case of punding before and after cessation of pramipexole. The Clinical Neuropsychologist. DOI:10.1080/13854046.2015.1005674

  • Larson, E.R. (2011). The business of neuropsychology. Journal of the International Neuropsychological Society, 17: 1166-1167. Mark T. Barisa (2010). Oxford University Press.

  • Govind-Thomas, V., Pipathsouk, A., Gallo, D., & Larson, E.R. (2009). Relationship between mood and insight in patients with dementia. Presentation of research findings at Illinois Math and Science Academy Annual Mentorship Conference.

  • Solodkin, A., Chen, E.E., Heimer, L., Larson, E.R., & Mastrianni, J. (2008). Predicting Alzheimer’s disease by diffusion tensor imaging. Alzheimer’s and Dementia, 4: 304.

  • Larson, E.R., Krikorian, R., Shear, P.K., Welge, J., & Strakowski, S.M. (2005). Working memory and inhibitory control among manic and euthymic patients with bipolar disorder. Journal of the International Neuropsychological Society, 11, 163-172.