Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Health
Clinical Assistant Professor
Director of Research, Neuropsychology Clinic
The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center
1670 Upham Drive, Suite 360
Columbus, OH 43210
Dr. Block is an attending neuropsychologist within the Section of Neurobehavioral Health, which is a specialty section within the Division of Psychology in the larger Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Health at Ohio State. Outside of clinical and scholarly activities, she contributes to the supervision and education of students and trainees. She also has a passion for professional service, and is highly involved in committees within national and international neuropsychology organizations. She is a recipient of the Early Career Award from the National Academy of Neuropsychology.
Research Techniques: Dr. Block uses comprehensive clinical neuropsychological evaluations to examine neurocognitive, emotional and behavioral factors of interest in populations with neurological disease, neurotrauma and/or medical illness.
Current Research Projects: Dr. Block engages in collaborative research with faculty in the Ohio State Section of Neurobehavioral Health, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Health, Department of Neurosurgery and Department of Neurology. She is open to consultation and collaboration with other areas and institutions, being currently involved in a collaborative project with the departments of Neurology and Neurosurgery that examines the efficacy of focused ultrasound in focal onset epilepsy.
Selected PublicationsBlock CK, Johnson-Greene D, Pliskin N, Boake C. Discriminating cognitive screening and cognitive testing from neuropsychological assessment: implications for professional practice. The Clinical Neuropsychologist. 2017 Apr 3;31(3):487-500.
Towns SJ, Hahn-Ketter AE, Halpern J, Block CK. Trainee perspectives on postdoctoral recruitment in clinical neuropsychology. The Clinical Neuropsychologist. 2017 Jun 6:1-6.
Copeland CT, Mahoney JJ, Block CK, Linck JF, Pastorek NJ, Miller BI, Romesser JM, Sim AH. Relative utility of performance and symptom validity tests. Archives of Clinical Neuropsychology. 2015 Nov 3;31(1):18-22.
Block CK, Logue E, Thaler NS, Scarisbrick DM, Mahoney III JJ, Scott J, Duff K. The interaction between medical burden and anticholinergic cognitive burden on neuropsychological function in a geriatric primary care sample. Archives of Clinical Neuropsychology. 2014 Dec 30;30(2):105-13.
Block C, Cianfrini L. Neuropsychological and neuroanatomical sequelae of chronic non-malignant pain and opioid analgesia. Neurorehabilitation. 2013 Jan 1;33(2):343-66.
Block CK, Baldwin CL. Cloze probability and completion norms for 498 sentences: Behavioral and neural validation using event-related potentials. Behavior research methods. 2010 Aug 1;42(3):665-70.
Block CK, West SE, Goldin Y. Misconceptions and misattributions about traumatic brain injury: An integrated conceptual framework. PM&R. 2016 Jan 31;8(1):58-68.
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Education and Training:
PhD: University of Alabama
University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center
Baylor College of Medicine
Archives of Clinical Neuropsychology
The Clinical Neuropsychologist
The Journal for the International Neuropsychological Society
Communications Committee, International Neuropsychological Society
Early Career Committee, Society for Clinical Neuropsychology
Membership Committee, Society for Clinical Neuropsychology
Education Advisory Committee, Society for Clinical Neuropsychology
Student Affairs Committee, American Academy of Clinical Neuropsychology
Presidential Task Force, American Psychological Association
Society for Clinical Neuropsychology
National Academy of Neuropsychology
International Neuropsychological Society
Epilepsy Neuropsychology Organization
American Epilepsy Society