Principal Investigator: Rus Bauer, Ph.D., ABPP-CN

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Dr. Russell Bauer is a Professor of Clinical & Health Psychology and Neurology in the College of Public Health and Health Professions.  He received his Ph.D. from Pennsylvania State University in 1979 after completing an internship in Clinical Psychology at the University of Florida Health Science Center.  He was Visiting Scientist at the Memory Disorders Research Center at the Boston VA in 1990.  He directed the Internship Program in the Department of Clinical & Health Psychology (1987-1992), and was Program Director for the Ph.D. Program from 2000-2006.  He was Department Chair from 2006-2011.  He is Board Certified in Clinical Neuropsychology by the American Board of Professional Psychology.

Research Focus

Dr. Bauer has authored over 80 professional papers and has received extramural support from the National Institute of Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism, the National Institutes of Communicative Disorders and Stroke, the Health Resources and Services Administration, and the National Institutes of Mental Health.  He currently has a funded project in collaboration with the UF Clinical & Translational Science Institute (CTSI) to establish a practice-based concussion/traumatic brain injury research network among Florida health practitioners.  Additional ongoing research projects examine differential diagnosis and preclinical detection of dementia, hippocampal contributions to spatial memory, and structure-function relationships in memory disorders using structural brain imaging techniques.