Neuropsychology

Jefferson Neuropsychology provides comprehensive neuropsychological assessments for adults and adolescents to evaluate changes in cognition and behavior in a wide range of neurologic disorders, including epilepsy, stroke, brain injury, Alzheimer’s disease, other forms of dementia, as well as psychiatric disorders. Please visit the links below to learn more about our clinical work, research studies, and training programs. Links to faculty biographical information are provided.

If you are a patient or interested in learning more about neuropsychological assessment at Jefferson, please visit Neuropsychological Assessment.

To learn more about our pre- and post-doctoral training programs in clinical neuropsychology, or job opportunities in neuropsychology, please visit training and job opportunities. Training programs include Postdoctoral Fellowship in Clinical Neuropsychology, Postdoctoral Fellowship in Neuroimaging, Externship/Practicum in Clinical Neuropsychology, Research Assistant in Neuroimaging. Paid positions include the Post-Doctoral Fellowships, Technician, and Research Assistant opportunities.

To learn more about our active neuropsychological and neuroimaging research, please visit our research page. Research areas include structural and functional connectome studies of cognitive and seizure networks, functional change and reorganization after epilepsy surgery, and other projects related to epilepsy and dementia.

Services & Programs

In addition to providing comprehensive neuropsychological assessments, neuropsychologists at Jefferson provide:

Epilepsy Pre- and Post-Surgical Evaluation. Our clinicians provide pre-surgical and post-surgical neuropsychological evaluations for epilepsy surgery through the Comprehensive Epilepsy Center.

Pre-surgical evaluation for Deep Brain Stimulation. Our clinicians provide pre-surgical neuropsychological evaluations for deep brain stimulation (DBS) through the Comprehensive Parkinson’s Disease & Movement Disorder Center.

Functional Brain Mapping. Consistent with current standard of care practices, the Cognitive Neuroscience and Brain Mapping Lab routinely conducts functional and structural magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) for patients who are being considered for neurosurgical interventions to treat their intractable epilepsy. The resultant brain maps are used in surgical decision making so as to avoid disruption of functionally eloquent tissue and, thereby, reduce the risk of harm from brain surgery. For more information about this clinical program and related research using fMRI.

Cognitive Rehabilitation is used to improve and restore cognitive functioning after brain injury or surgery. We provide this service to selected patients, typically those receiving care for epilepsy.

Self-Management for Epilepsy. Our clinicians are trained in UPLIFT and HOBSCOTCH, two self-management programs for people with epilepsy.

Support Groups

Faculty & Staff

  • Joseph I. Tracy, PhD, ABPP/CN
    Director, Neuropsychology Division
    Director, Cognitive Neuroscience and Brain Imaging Laboratory
    Professor, Departments of Neurology and Radiology
  • Jennifer Tinker, PhD
    Clinical Director, Neuropsychology Division
    Director of Clinical Training
    Clinical Assistant Professor, Department of Neurology

Neuropsychologists

  • Anna Graefe, PhD
    Director of Postdoctoral Training
    Clinical Assistant Professor, Department of Neurology
  • Abigail Lyon, PsyD
    Director of Predoctoral Training
    Clinical Assistant Professor, Department of Neurology
  • Gregory Seidel, PhD
    Clinical Assistant Professor, Department of Neurology