Associate Professor, Clinical
Director, Neuropsychology
Director, Neurocognitive Wellness and Therapy program

395 W 12th Ave, 7th floor
Columbus, OH 43210

Research Interests

  • Cognition and quality of life in patients with primary brain tumors
  • Effects of cancer and cancer treatments on cognition
  • Cognitive consequences of neurodegenerative diseases
  • Efficacy of cognitive rehabilitation programming
  • Neuropsychology practice-related issues

Research Techniques

Objective assessment of cognition, mood, and quality of life using prospective and longitudinal design.

Research Background

Dr. Dawson joined The Ohio State University in 2013. She is primarily involved in clinical work and program development but also contributes to graduate and post-graduate education and collaborates with colleagues on various research projects pertaining to the cognitive sequelae of neurologic conditions.

Recent Projects

  • Co-Investigator: Neuropsychological Assessment of Brain Cancer Patients (PI: Jose Otero, MD, PhD)
  • Co-Investigator: Effect of Early Integrated Neuropsychological Care in Patients with Brain Metastases – A Phase 2 Randomized Controlled Trial (PI: Joshua Palmer, MD)
  • Co-Investigator: Neuropsychological Assessment and Cognitive Rehabilitation Data Repository for Research Development (PI: Christopher Nguyen, PhD)

Education and Training

  • Postdoctoral Fellowship: Clinical Neuropsychology, University of Michigan
  • Predoctoral Residency: Psychology/Neuropsychology, VA Ann Arbor Health System
  • PhD: Psychology, University of Cincinnati

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