About meI chose to become a 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 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.
- 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
Specialties and conditions I treat
- Brain Cancers
- Brain Injuries
- Movement Disorders
- Multiple Sclerosis
- Memory Disorders
Education and training
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 03/28/2017, Dr. Dawson has reported no financial relationships with medical device, research and/or drug companies.