Center for Psychiatry and Behavioral Health

dawson_croppedDirector of Neuropsychology Services
Assistant Professor-Clinical of Psychiatry
Assistant Professor-Clinical of Neurology
Assistant Professor-Clinical of Psychology

Ohio State Harding Hospital
1670 Upham Drive
Columbus, OH 43210

About: Dr. Dawson is an attending neuropsychologist in the Section of Neurobehavioral Health in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Health. She is the director of the OSU Neuropsychology Clinic and is also involved in education and research activities. 

Research/Clinical Interests: Populations of interest include adults with brain tumors, movement disorders, neurodegenerative disorders and other medical/neurologic conditions. Research interests pertain to cognitive effects of chronic neurologic and chronic medical conditions.

Research Techniques:
Comprehensive neuropsychological evaluation, including assessment of cognition, mood and quality of life. 

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

Selected Publications:
Dawson, E. L., Caveney, A. F., Weisenbach, S. L., Avery, E., Schallmo, M. P., Bahadori, A., Giordani, B., et al. (2017). Executive functioning at baseline predicts depression treatment response in a naturalistic sample. The Primary Care Companion to CNS Disorders, 19(1), doi: 10.4088/PCC.16m01949.

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. 138, 1424-1434.

Dawson, E. L., Shear, P. K., Howe, S. R., Adler, C. M., DelBello, M. P., Fleck, D. E., & Strakowski, S. M. (2014). Impulsivity predicts 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:
MA: Psychology, University of Cincinnati
PhD: Psychology, University of Cincinnati

Psychology/Neuropsychology: VA Ann Arbor Health System

Clinical Neuropsychology: University of Michigan

Editorial Activities:
Ad hoc reviewer, Cognition, Aging, and Neuropsychology
Ad hoc reviewer, Journal of Clinical and Experimental Neuropsychology

2016 – present Member, APA Division 40 (Neuropsychology)
Early Career Neuropsychologist Committee
2016 – present Member, APA Division 40 (Neuropsychology)
Awards Committee


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