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Bruce P. Hermann, PhD, is a neuropsychologist and director of the Charles Matthews Neuropsychology Lab at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health. His medical interests include memory disorders, epilepsy, Alzheimer’s disease and related dementing disorders and their preclinical identification. Dr. Hermann’s teaching interests consist of clinical neuropsychological training of post-doctoral fellows, graduated students and residents.



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Hospital Affiliation(s)

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UW School of Medicine and Public Health

Department of Neurology

Professional Certifications and Education

Medical School Illinois Institute of Technology, Chicago, IL, 1974

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Dr. Hermann’s funded research includes the nature and progression of abnormalities in cognition, behavior and brain structure in adults and children with epilepsy; preclinical identification of risk factors for progressive neurodegenerative disorders including Alzheimer’s disease; neurocognitive aging in elders with epilepsy; and neurocognitive effects of radiotherapy for cerebral tumors.

PubMed Articles
Nicholas CR Dowling NM Racine AM Clark LR Berman SE Koscik RL Asthana S Hermann B Sager MA Johnson SC . Longitudinal Assessment of Self- and Informant-Subjective Cognitive Complaints in a Sample of Healthy Late-Middle Aged Adults Enriched with a Family History of Alzheimer's Disease. J Int Neuropsychol Soc. 2017 Jul 11;:1-10
[PubMed ID: 28693655]
Garcia-Ramos C Bobholz S Dabbs K Hermann B Joutsa J Rinne JO Karrasch M Prabhakaran V Shinnar S Sillanpää M . Brain structure and organization five decades after childhood onset epilepsy. Hum Brain Mapp. 2017 Jun;38(6):3289-3299
[PubMed ID: 28370719]
Dempsey RJ Jackson DC Wilbrand SM Mitchell CC Berman SE Johnson SC Meshram NH Varghese T Hermann BP . The Preservation of Cognition 1 Yr After Carotid Endarterectomy in Patients With Prior Cognitive Decline. Neurosurgery. 2017 Jun 1;
[PubMed ID: 28575478]
Boots EA Schultz SA Clark LR Racine AM Darst BF Koscik RL Carlsson CM Gallagher CL Hogan KJ Bendlin BB Asthana S Sager MA Hermann BP Christian BT Dubal DB Engelman CD Johnson SC Okonkwo OC . BDNF Val66Met predicts cognitive decline in the Wisconsin Registry for Alzheimer's Prevention. Neurology. 2017 May 30;88(22):2098-2106
[PubMed ID: 28468845]
Willette AA Webb JL Lutz MW Bendlin BB Wennberg AM Oh JM Roses A Koscik RL Hermann BP Dowling NM Asthana S Johnson SC . Family history and TOMM40 '523 interactive associations with memory in middle-aged and Alzheimer's disease cohorts. Alzheimers Dement. 2017 May 10;
[PubMed ID: 28549947]
Joutsa J Rinne JO Hermann B Karrasch M Anttinen A Shinnar S Sillanpää M . Association Between Childhood-Onset Epilepsy and Amyloid Burden 5 Decades Later. JAMA Neurol. 2017 May 1;74(5):583-590
[PubMed ID: 28346588]
Schultz SA Boots EA Darst BF Zetterberg H Blennow K Edwards DF Koscik RL Carlsson CM Gallagher CL Bendlin BB Asthana S Sager MA Hogan KJ Hermann BP Cook DB Johnson SC Engelman CD Okonkwo OC . Cardiorespiratory fitness alters the influence of a polygenic risk score on biomarkers of AD. Neurology. 2017 Apr 25;88(17):1650-1658
[PubMed ID: 28341646]
Boly M Jones B Findlay G Plumley E Mensen A Hermann B Tononi G Maganti R . Altered sleep homeostasis correlates with cognitive impairment in patients with focal epilepsy. Brain. 2017 Apr 1;140(4):1026-1040
[PubMed ID: 28334879]
Karrasch M Tiitta P Hermann B Joutsa J Shinnar S Rinne J Anttinen A Sillanpää M . Cognitive Outcome in Childhood-Onset Epilepsy: A Five-Decade Prospective Cohort Study. J Int Neuropsychol Soc. 2017 Apr;23(4):332-340
[PubMed ID: 28069097]
Dempsey RJ Varghese T Jackson DC Wang X Meshram NH Mitchell CC Hermann BP Johnson SC Berman SE Wilbrand SM . Carotid atherosclerotic plaque instability and cognition determined by ultrasound-measured plaque strain in asymptomatic patients with significant stenosis. J Neurosurg. 2017 Mar 10;:1-9
[PubMed ID: 28298048]
Hanson M Morrison B Jones JE Jackson DC Almane D Seidenberg M Zhao Q Rathouz PJ Hermann BP . Control groups in paediatric epilepsy research: do first-degree cousins show familial effects? Epileptic Disord. 2017 Mar 1;19(1):49-58
[PubMed ID: 28351825]
Dougherty RJ Schultz SA Boots EA Ellingson LD Meyer JD Van Riper S Stegner AJ Edwards DF Oh JM Einerson J Korcarz CE Koscik RL Dowling MN Gallagher CL Carlsson CM Rowley HA Bendlin BB Asthana S Hermann BP Sager MA Stein JH Johnson SC Okonkwo OC Cook DB . Relationships between cardiorespiratory fitness, hippocampal volume, and episodic memory in a population at risk for Alzheimer's disease. Brain Behav. 2017 Mar;7(3):e00625
[PubMed ID: 28293467]
Dougherty RJ Schultz SA Kirby TK Boots EA Oh JM Edwards D Gallagher CL Carlsson CM Bendlin BB Asthana S Sager MA Hermann BP Christian BT Johnson SC Cook DB Okonkwo OC . Moderate Physical Activity is Associated with Cerebral Glucose Metabolism in Adults at Risk for Alzheimer's Disease. J Alzheimers Dis. 2017;58(4):1089-1097
[PubMed ID: 28527205]
Law LL Schultz SA Boots EA Einerson JA Dougherty RJ Oh JM Korcarz CE Edwards DF Koscik RL Dowling NM Gallagher CL Bendlin BB Carlsson CM Asthana S Hermann BP Sager MA Johnson SC Cook DB Stein JH Okonkwo OC . Chronotropic Response and Cognitive Function in a Cohort at Risk for Alzheimer's Disease. J Alzheimers Dis. 2017;56(1):351-359
[PubMed ID: 27911299]
Darst BF Koscik RL Racine AM Oh JM Krause RA Carlsson CM Zetterberg H Blennow K Christian BT Bendlin BB Okonkwo OC Hogan KJ Hermann BP Sager MA Asthana S Johnson SC Engelman CD . Pathway-Specific Polygenic Risk Scores as Predictors of Amyloid-β Deposition and Cognitive Function in a Sample at Increased Risk for Alzheimer's Disease. J Alzheimers Dis. 2017;55(2):473-484
[PubMed ID: 27662287]
Jones JE Siddarth P Almane D Gurbani S Hermann BP Caplan R . Identification of risk for severe psychiatric comorbidity in pediatric epilepsy. Epilepsia. 2016 Nov;57(11):1817-1825
[PubMed ID: 27739581]
Garcia-Ramos C Lin JJ Kellermann TS Bonilha L Prabhakaran V Hermann BP . Graph theory and cognition: A complementary avenue for examining neuropsychological status in epilepsy. Epilepsy Behav. 2016 Nov;64(Pt B):329-335
[PubMed ID: 27017326]
Koscik RL Berman SE Clark LR Mueller KD Okonkwo OC Gleason CE Hermann BP Sager MA Johnson SC . Intraindividual Cognitive Variability in Middle Age Predicts Cognitive Impairment 8-10 Years Later: Results from the Wisconsin Registry for Alzheimer's Prevention. J Int Neuropsychol Soc. 2016 Nov;22(10):1016-1025
[PubMed ID: 27903330]
Garcia-Ramos C Lin JJ Bonilha L Jones JE Jackson DC Prabhakaran V Hermann BP . Disruptions in cortico-subcortical covariance networks associated with anxiety in new-onset childhood epilepsy. Neuroimage Clin. 2016;12:815-824
[PubMed ID: 27830114]
Mueller KD Koscik RL Turkstra LS Riedeman SK LaRue A Clark LR Hermann B Sager MA Johnson SC . Connected Language in Late Middle-Aged Adults at Risk for Alzheimer's Disease. J Alzheimers Dis. 2016 Oct 18;54(4):1539-1550
[PubMed ID: 27636838]