Center for Psychiatry and Behavioral Health

DawsonEricaAssistant Professor-Clinical of Psychiatry; Assistant Professor-Clinical of Neurology; Assistant Professor-Clinical of Psychology; Neuropsychology Clinic Director, Wexner Medical Center

Harding Hospital
1670 Upham Drive
Columbus, OH 43210
Phone: 614-293-8227
Email: erica.dawson@osumc.edu

General Research Interests: Evaluation of cognition in neurologic and medical disorders (e.g., brain tumors, neurodegenerative disease, stroke, solid organ transplant)

Clinical Interests: The intersection of neurological and medical disorders

Research Techniques: Neuropsychological assessment

Current Research Projects: Cognitive functioning before and after deep brain stimulation for treatment of Parkinson’s disease.

Selected Publications:
Ryan, K. A., Dawson, E. L., Kassel, M. T., Weldon, A. L., Marshall, D. F., Meyers, K., et al. (2015). Shared dimensions of performance and activation dysfunction in cognitive control in females with mood disorders. Brain.

Dawson, E. L., Shear, P. K., Howe, S. R., Adler, C. M., DelBello, M. P., Fleck, D. E., & Strakowski, S. M. (2014). Longitudinal prediction of psychosocial functioning and time to reach euthymia in adults with bipolar disorder. Bipolar Disorders, 16(8), 846-856.

Dawson, E. L., Shear, P. K., & Strakowski, S. M. (2012). Behavior regulation and mood predict social functioning among healthy young adults. Journal of Clinical and Experimental Neuropsychology, 34(3), 297-305.

PubMed articles


Education and Training:
BS/Psychology, Washington State University, Vancouver, Canada, (Summa Cum Laude)
MA/Psychology, University of Cincinnati
PhD/Psychology, University of Cincinnati

Postgraduate Education/Training:
2010-2011 Internship in Clinical Psychology (emphasis in neuropsychology), VA Ann Arbor Healthcare System, Ann Arbor, MI
2011- 2013 Post-Doctoral Residency in Clinical Neuropsychology, University of Michigan

Editorial Activities:
2011 - present Cognition, Aging, and Neuropsychology
2013 - present Journal of Clinical and Experimental Neuropsychology

Society/Memberships:
American Academy of Clinical Neuropsychology
International Neuropsychological Society

Clinical Services: The OSU Wexner Medical Center Neuropsychology Clinic serves adults with cognitive concerns. Thorough neuropsychological assessments are completed using a technician model. All patients undergo clinical interviews with the attending neuropsychologist. Clinical reports are then written, with an emphasis on treatment recommendations for improving functioning and overall quality of life.

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