Joseph I. Tracy, PhD
Philadelphia, PA 19107
(215) 503-9475 fax
Most Recent Peer-reviewed Publications
- Increased microstructural white matter correlations in left, but not right, temporal lobe epilepsy
- Distinct types of white matter changes are observed after anterior temporal lobectomy in epilepsy
- Contralateral interictal spikes are related to tapetum damage in left temporal lobe epilepsy
- Early and Late Age of Seizure Onset have a Differential Impact on Brain Resting-State Organization in Temporal Lobe Epilepsy
- Influence of anxiety on memory performance in temporal lobe epilepsy
B.A., Bowdoin College, Psychology - 1976
Teachers College, Columbia University, M.A., Developmental Psychology
Ph.D., New School for Social Research, Psychology, Cognitive Neuroscience
Pennsylvania Licensed Clinical Psychologist, 1994
New Jersey Licensed Clinical Psychologist, 1995
Research and Clinical Interests
Cognitive neuroscience; Brain imaging. Lab Website http://josephtracy.com
OTHER ACADEMIC APPOINTMENTS
1991 to present Visiting Associate Professor, Center of Alcohol Studies, Rutgers University, Piscataway, NJ.
1997 to present Adjunct Associate Professor, School of Biomedical Engineering, Science and Health Systems, Drexel University, Philadelphia, PA.
1998 Adjunct Associate Professor, School of Psychology, Sociology, and Anthropology, Drexel University, Philadelphia, PA.
2000 to present Adjunct Associate Professor, La Salle University, Department of Psychology
PROFESSIONAL COMMITTEES AND ADMINISTRATIVE SERVICE (1997-present)
1996 to 1998 Member, MCPHU Institutional Review Board, Committee for the Protection of Human Subjects
Member, Journal Review Boards : Biological Psychiatry, Journal of Alcohol Studies, Journal of Neuropsychiatry and Clinical, Neurosciences, Journal of Psychiatry and Neuroscience, Neuropsychologia, Schizophrenia Research
Scientific Advisory Board, Division 40 (Neuropsychology)
American Psychological Association
Program Committee, 1999, International Neuropsychological Society
COMMUNITY SERVICE (1997-present)
1996-present Trustee/Executive Board and Chair, Grant Review Committee, Lawrence Township Education Foundation. Private philanthropy for education.
TEACHING AND OTHER ACADEMIC ACTIVITIES (1997-present)
6/90 to present Visiting Associate Professor, Center of Alcohol Studies,
Rutgers University, Piscataway, NJ.
1995 to present Dissertation Committee Work: 1) MCPHU program in Clinical and Health Psychology, 2) Drexel University program in Psychology and Clinical Neuropsychology
Recent Teaching: MCPHU, Drexel University, Norristown State Hospital, or LaSalle University, Courses and Lectures: Research Methods and Statistics, Neuropsychology/Cognitive Neuroscience Seminar, Neuropsychology of Schizophrenia, Attention and Memory, DSM-IV Structured Clinical Interview, Psychopathology, Selected Topics in Cognitive Neuroscience.
1992 to 2000 Provide consultative services to NSH, MCP or EPPI in neuropsychological assessments.
1992 to 2000 Supervise EPPI and Norristown State Hospital psychology interns and psychiatry residents.
2000 to present Director, Neuropsychology Division, Department of Neurology, Comprehensive Epilepsy Center
INVITED SCIENTIFIC PRESENTATIONS (1997-present)
Grand Rounds (Psychiatry) - Robert Wood Johnson/University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey, 1998, 'The Role of the Cerebellum in Cognition: An fMRI Study.'
Grand Rounds (Neurology) - Thomas Jefferson University/Medical College, Neurology, 2000, 'The Functionality of a Frontal/Cerebellar Circuit.'
CONFERENCE PRESENTATIONS, NATIONAL AND INTERNATIONAL (1997-present):
Tracy, J.I., Askinazi, L., Christiansen, H., & Josiassen, R. (1999). The relative influence of cognitive and language deficits on the 'Speech Disorder' of Schizophrenia. National Academy of Neuropsychology Conference, San Antonio, TX.
Chance, B., Nioka, S., Tracy, J.I., & Iordanova, I. (2000). Cognitive Studies Workshop on Optical Imaging and Neural Function. National Foundation for Functional Brain Imaging, June 10-11, Albuquerque, NM.
Chance, B., Nioka, A., Tracy, J.I., Li, Y., Sanji, S., Iordanova, I. (2000) Brain Functional Imaging and Problem Solving using NIRI: Technical, Biological and Physiological Bases. Optical Society of America: Advances in Optical Imaging and Photon Migration, April 2-5, Miami Beach Fla..
Tracy, J.I., Faro, S.S., Mohammed, F.,Pinsk. M., & Christensen, H. (2000). Evidence to Support a non-motor 'sequencing' hypothesis for the cerebellum: Relevance to Epilepsy. American Epilepsy Society, Los Angeles, CA.