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Lindsay Nelson, PhD, ABPP

Lindsay Nelson, PhD, ABPP

Associate Professor


  • Neurosurgery
    8701 Watertown Plank Rd.
    Milwaukee, WI 53226


Neuropsychology Fellow, Department of Neurology, Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, WI, 2012-2014
PhD, Clinical Psychology, Florida State University, Tallahassee, FL, 2012
MA, Clinical Science & Psychopathology Research, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN, 2009
BS with high honors, Biopsychology & Cognitive Science, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI, 2006


Lindsay Nelson, PhD, is a clinical neuropsychologist and associate 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 and 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.

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
University of Minnesota Graduate School Research Fellowship, 2008

Research Interests

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