Erica Dawson

Erica Dawson, PhD

  • Psychology
  • Psychologist What's this? A psychologist is extensively trained to help people learn to cope more effectively with life issues and mental health illnesses. They are licensed to provide a number of service, including evaluations, therapy and other evidence-based treatments. A common type of treatment is talk therapy (sometimes called cognitive behavioral therapy), but there are many types of therapy styles.

Appointments: (614) 293-9600

About Me

I chose to become a board certified in clinical neuropsychologist because of my interest in brain-behavior relationships. Neuropsychological evaluations help identify whether changes in thinking have occurred as a result of a medical illness or injury. What I enjoy most about being a neuropsychologist is the opportunity to help patients learn to work around their limitations with effective strategies and other forms of assistance. 

I utilize a patient-centered approach that focuses on what patients hope to get out of their neuropsychological evaluations. I provide tailored treatment recommendations that emphasize independent functioning. 

Working at The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center as the Director of Neuropsychology Services allows me to work as part of a team with other treatment providers to accurately diagnose patients and form effective treatment plans. 

When I’m not working, I enjoy spending time outdoors.

Highlights

  • Clinical Director, Neuropsychology Clinic
  • Work closely with Neuro-Oncology to ensure that patients with brain tumors have access to services directly tied to quality of life
  • Co-facilitator, Neuropsychology Graduate Student Training Program

Procedures and Conditions I Treat

  • Stroke
  • Epilepsy
  • Brain Cancers
  • Movement Disorders
  • Multiple Sclerosis
  • Brain Injuries
  • Neuropsychology
  • Memory Disorders
  • Psychiatry

Education and Training

Residency

Neuropsychology
University of Michigan Hospitals
9/1/2011 - 6/30/2013

More About My Work

Consulting and Related Relationships

At The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center, we support a faculty member’s research and consulting in collaboration with medical device, research and/or drug companies because a faculty member’s expertise can guide important advancements in the practice of medicine and improve patient care. In order to provide effective management of these relationships, the University requires annual disclosures from all faculty members with external interests related to their University responsibilities.

As of 03/26/2018, Dr. Dawson has reported no relationships with companies or entities.