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Lindsay Nelson, PhD


Lindsay Nelson, PhD

Assistant Professor of Neurosurgery and Neurology


  • Neurology


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

Honors and Awards

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)


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

Research Interests

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.

Specialties and Subspecialties

Adult Neuropsychology
Traumatic Brain Injury