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Jason Brandt, Ph.D.
Director, Division of Medical Psychology
Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
Specializes in: Geriatrics (55+ years), Adults (18+ years)
Expertise: Alzheimer's Disease, Dementia, Epilepsy, Huntington's Disease, Memory Disorders, Neuropsychology, Psychologist
Research Interests: executive function; memory disorders; test development; malingering
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Dr. Brandt obtained his undergraduate education at Brooklyn College of the City University of New York and then went on to obtain his master’s and doctoral degrees in experimental and physiological psychology from Boston University. Since 1981, he has been on the faculty of the Johns Hopkins University, where he is currently Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Professor of Neurology, and Director of the Division of Medical Psychology in the School of Medicine. He is also Professor in the Department of Mental Health at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health and Director of the Cortical Function Laboratory at the Johns Hopkins Hospital.
Dr. Brandt’s research focuses on the neuropsychology of memory and other cognitive disorders as they appear in Alzheimer’s disease, Huntington’s disease, and other dementia syndromes. He has developed several widely-used neuropsychological tests, including the Hopkins Verbal Learning Test - Revised and the Telephone Interview for Cognitive Status. Dr. Brandt has also investigated the cognitive changes associated with epilepsy and its treatments, the psychological consequences of genetic testing for neuropsychiatric disorders, and improved methods for neuropsychological assessment. He has published over 320 articles and book chapters on these and related topics.
Dr. Brandt is a Fellow of both the American Psychological Association (APA) and the Association of Psychological Science (APS), and is board-certified by the American Board of Clinical Neuropsychology. He has served on the governing boards of the International Neuropsychological Society, the American Academy of Clinical Neuropsychology, and numerous editorial and professional advisory boards. Dr. Brandt served as President of both the APA’s Division of Clinical Neuropsychology (2000-2001) and the International Neuropsychological Society (2004-2005). He served on the Medical and Scientific Advisory Board of the Alzheimer’s Association from 1992 to 1994, and is currently on the editorial board of its journal, Alzheimer’s & Dementia. He is also a senior editor of the Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease and on the editorial boards of the Journal of Clinical and Experimental Neuropsychology and Cognitive and Behavioral Neurology.
- Director, Division of Medical Psychology
- Psychologist and Director of Cortical Function Lab, Johns Hopkins Hospital
- Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
- Professor of Neurology
- PHD, Boston University (1982)
- American Board of Professional Psychology / Psychologist (1989)
- Psychologist, State of Maryland
Research & Publications
Brandt, J., Inscore, A.B., Ward, J., Shpritz, B., Rosenblatt, A., Margolis, R.L. & Ross, C.A. Neuropsychological deficits in Huntington's disease gene carriers and correlates of early conversion. Journal of Neuropsychiatry and Clinical Neurosciences, 20, 466-472 (2008).
Brandt, J., Aretouli, E., Neijstrom, E., Samek, J., Manning, K., Albert, M.S. & Bandeen-Roche, K. Selectivity of executive function deficits in mild cognitive impairment. Neuropsychology, 23, 607-618 (2009).
Aretouli, E. & Brandt, J. Everyday functioning in mild cognitive impairment and its relationship with executive cognition. International Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry, 25, 224-233 (2009).
Aretouli, E. & Brandt, J. Episodic memory in dementia: Characteristics of new learning that differentiate Alzheimer's, Huntington's, and Parkinson's diseases. Archives of Clinical Neuropsychology, 25, 396-409 (2010).
Testa, S.M. & Brandt, J. Do patients with psychogenic nonepileptic seizures have positive covert attitudes toward sickness? Epilepsy & Behavior, 19, 323-327 (2010).
Brandt, J. & Shpritz, B. Two neuropsychologists with Huntington's disease. In, J.E. Morgan, I.S. Baron & J.H. Ricker (Eds.), Casebook of Clinical Neuropsychology. New York: Oxford University Press (2010).
Brandt, J., Bakker, A. & Maroof, D. Auditory confrontation naming in Alzheimer's disease. The Clinical Neuropsychologist, 24, 1326-1327 (2010).
Aretouli, E., Okonkwo, O.C., Samek, J. & Brandt, J. The fate of the 0.5s: Predictors of 2-year outcome in mild cognitive impairment. Journal of the International Neuropsychological Society, 17, 1-12 (2011).
Aretouli, E.A., Tsilidis, K.K. & Brandt, J. (2012). Four-year outcome of mild cognitive impairment: The contribution of executive dysfunction. Neuropsychology, 27, 95-106.
Brandt, J. & Puente, A.N. (2015). Update on psychogenic nonepileptic seizures (PNES). Psychiatric Times, 32, 21-23.
Brandt, J., Blehar, J., Anderson, A. & Gross, A.L. (2014). Further validation of the Dementia Risk Assessment. Journal of Alzheimer's Disease, 41, 937-945.
Brandt, J., Breitner, J,C.S., Luis, C.A., Martin, B., Reckess, G.Z. & Zandi, P. (2013). Screening by telephone in the Alzheimer's Disease Anti-Inflammatory Prevention Trial. Journal of Alzheimer's Disease, 36, 433-443
Brandt, J., Rogerson, M., Al-Joudi, H., Reckess, G., Shpritz, B, Umeh, C.C., Aljehani, N., Mills, K. & Mari, Z. (2014). Betting on DBS: Effects of subthalamic nucleus deep brain stimulation on risk taking and decision making in patients with Parkinson's disease. Neuropsychology, 1-20, epub ahead of print.
Brandt, J., Sullivan, C., Burrell, L.E., Rogerson, M. & Anderson, A. (2013). Internet-based screening for dementia risk. PloS ONE, 8, e57467. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0057476.
Testa, S.M., Krauss, G.L., Lesser, R.P. & Brandt, J. (2012). Stressful life event appraisal and coping in patients with psychogenic seizures and those with epilepsy. Seizure, 21, 282-287.
Activities & Honors
- Arthur Benton Award, International Neuropsychological Society, 1996
- Distinguished Career Award, International Neuropsychological Society, 2015
- President, American Psychological Association Division of Clinical Neuropsychology, 2000 - 2001
- President, International Neuropsychological Society, 2004
- American Academy of Clinical Neuropsychology
- American Psychological Association
- Association for Psychological Science
- International Neuropsychological Association
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Recent News Articles and Media Coverage
Online Tool to Help Seniors Quickly Determine Risk for Dementia, Johns Hopkins Press Release, 01/12/2011