Russell M. Bauer, Ph.D., ABPP/CN

Professor and Chair
Department of Clinical and Health Psychology

University of Florida

PO Box 100165 HSC

Gainesville, FL   32610-0165

General Information     

In October, 2006, I assumed responsibilities as Chair of the Department of Clinical and Health Psychology at the University of Florida in Gainesville, FL. Prior to October, I had spent 7 years as Director of the Doctoral Program in Clinical Psychology. I have been a faculty member at UF since September, 1979. My research focuses on human memory disorders, epilepsy, and preclinical detection of dementia using a comparative neuropsychology approach. We have also recently started work examining evidence-based methods of assessing and managing sports concussion in youth. I teach courses in Critical Thinking, Cognitive Psychology, Forensic Neuropsychology, Clinical Neuropsychology and Evidence-Based Practice in Psychology. I currently have 5 Ph.D. students in my laboratory. I am Board Certified in Clinical Neuropsychology by the American Board of Clinical Neuropsychology (ABCN), a specialty board of the American Board of Professional Psychology (ABPP). I am also involved in national neuropsychological organizations. I am Past President of APA Division 40 (Clinical Neuropsychology) and currently serve as President of the International Neuropsychological Society (INS).

Curriculum Vitae Click here for a current CV.

Lab Activities

Current research in the laboratory focuses on a comparative neuropsychology approach to human memory disorders with applications to epilepsy and preclinical detection of dementia. Several studies are ongoing in which paradigms adapted from the animal literature are being applied to the study of human memory disorders. A list of current Ph.D. students, their major research areas, and contact information, is provided below.


Student Name
Major Research Area
Callie Beck Dunn
Temporobasal Sulcal Morphology; Comparative Neuropsychology
Christiana Leonard, Ph.D.
Taylor Kuhn
Early detection of dementia with transitive inference and syllogistic reasoning tasks
Glen Finney, M.D.
Joe Gullett
Operating characteristics of psychometric tests in dementia detection
Aliyah Snyder
Sports concussion
Gila Reckess
Temporobasal sulcal morphology and cognition in epilepsy
Christiana Leonard, Ph.D., Steven Roper, M.D.

Recent Publications, Abstracts and Submissions

McDonald, C. R., Bauer, R. M., Filoteo, J. V., Grande, L., Roper, S. N., Buchanan, R. J., & Gilmore, R. (2005). Semantic priming in patients with right frontal lobe lesions. Journal of the International Neuropsychological Society, 11, 132-143.

McDonald, C. R., Bauer, R. M., Filoteo, J. V., Grande, L, Roper, S. N., & Gilmore, R. (2005). Attentional ihibition in patients with focal frontal lobe lesions. Journal of Clinical and Experimental Neuropsychology, 27, 485-503.

Leritz, E.C., Grande, L.J., & Bauer, R.M. (2006). Temporal lobe epilepsy as a model to understand human memory: the distinction between explicit and implicit memory. Epilepsy & Behavior, 9, 1-13. (epub in advance of print, June 2006).

Grande, L.J., Crosson, B., Heilman, K.M., Bauer, R.M., Kilduff, P., & McGlinchey, R.E. (2006). Visual selective attention in Parkinson’s disease: dissociation of exogenous and endogenous inhibition. Neuropsychology, 20, 370-382.

McDonald, C. R., Bauer, R. M., Filoteo, J. V., Grande, L., Roper, S. N., & Gilmore, R. (2006). Episodic memory in patients with focal frontal lobe lesions. Cortex, 42, 1080-1092.

Seignourel, P.J., Miller, K., Kellison, I., Rodriguez, R., Fernandez, H.H., Bauer, R.M., Bowers, D., & Okun, M.S. (2007). Abnormal affective startle modulation in individuals with psychogenic movement disorder. Movement Disorder, May 7, 2007 (epub ahead of print).

Bauer, R.M. (2007). Evidence-based psychological practice: Implications for research and research training. Journal of Clinical Psychology, 63, 685-694.

Bauer, R.M. (2008). The three amnesias. In J.E. Morgan & J.H. Ricker (Eds.), Textbook of clinical neuropsychology, (pp. 729-742). NewYork: Psychology Press/Taylor & Francis.


Course Information

Information, syllabi, and on-line notes/handouts for courses I teach can be found by following the links below.  Links are active during the semester the course is taught and are inactive at other times. Please note that some lectures accessible here contain copyrighted material from other sources.  They should be used for educational purposes only and should not be reproduced for other than personal educational use without permission.

CLP 6307 -- Human Higher Cortical Functions Spring 2006

CLP 7934 -- Cognitive Bases of Behavior Fall 2008

HSC 4608-- Critical Thinking in Health Care Fall 2008

CLP  6375 -- Introduction to Clinical Psychology:  Professional Issues and Ethics

CLP 7934 -- Evidence Based Practice in Psychology Summer 2007

CLP 7428 -- Neuropsychological Assessment of Adults

CLP 7438 -- Forensic Neuropsychology Summer 2008

CLP 3144 -- Abnormal Psychology

CLP 7934 -- Professional Issues and Ethics

CLP 7404 -- Prepracticum in Clinical Psychology

Functional Neuroanatomy/Medical Neuroscience - Neuroanatomy of Memory Lecture

CLP 6307 -- Human Higher Cortical Function Memory and Amnesia Lecture

CLP 6307 -- Human Higher Cortical Function Agnosia/Visuoperceptual Disorders Lecture

AACN 2011 Slides ("Clinically Relevant Functional Neuroanatomy VIII (Washington, DC). Available online 6/13/11 - 6/27/11


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