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Bruce P. Hermann, PhD, is Professor of Neurology 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.

Specialties

Neuropsychology

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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, 1974

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Research

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
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. 2016 Dec 1;
[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. 2016 Nov 19;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]
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 Oct 23;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]
Kellermann TS Bonilha L Eskandari R Garcia-Ramos C Lin JJ Hermann BP . Mapping the neuropsychological profile of temporal lobe epilepsy using cognitive network topology and graph theory. Epilepsy Behav. 2016 Oct;63:9-16
[PubMed ID: 27532489]
Hermann BP Zhao Q Jackson DC Jones JE Dabbs K Almane D Hsu DA Stafstrom CE Koehn MA Seidenberg M Rathouz PJ . Cognitive phenotypes in childhood idiopathic epilepsies. Epilepsy Behav. 2016 Aug;61:269-74
[PubMed ID: 27442497]
Clark LR Racine AM Koscik RL Okonkwo OC Engelman CD Carlsson CM Asthana S Bendlin BB Chappell R Nicholas CR Rowley HA Oh JM Hermann BP Sager MA Christian BT Johnson SC . Beta-amyloid and cognitive decline in late middle age: Findings from the Wisconsin Registry for Alzheimer's Prevention study. Alzheimers Dement. 2016 Jul;12(7):805-14
[PubMed ID: 26806386]
Merluzzi AP Dean DC 3rd Adluru N Suryawanshi GS Okonkwo OC Oh JM Hermann BP Sager MA Asthana S Zhang H Johnson SC Alexander AL Bendlin BB . Age-dependent differences in brain tissue microstructure assessed with neurite orientation dispersion and density imaging. Neurobiol Aging. 2016 Jul;43:79-88
[PubMed ID: 27255817]
Clark LR Koscik RL Nicholas CR Okonkwo OC Engelman CD Bratzke LC Hogan KJ Mueller KD Bendlin BB Carlsson CM Asthana S Sager MA Hermann BP Johnson SC . Mild Cognitive Impairment in Late Middle Age in the Wisconsin Registry for Alzheimer's Prevention Study: Prevalence and Characteristics Using Robust and Standard Neuropsychological Normative Data. Arch Clin Neuropsychol. 2016 May 8;
[PubMed ID: 27193363]
Dougherty RJ Ellingson LD Schultz SA Boots EA Meyer JD Lindheimer JB Van Riper S Stegner AJ Edwards DF Oh JM Koscik RL Dowling MN Gallagher CL Carlsson CM Rowley HA Bendlin BB Asthana S Hermann BP Sager MA Johnson SC Okonkwo OC Cook DB . Meeting physical activity recommendations may be protective against temporal lobe atrophy in older adults at risk for Alzheimer's disease. Alzheimers Dement (Amst). 2016 Apr 9;4:14-7
[PubMed ID: 27489874]
Mula M Hermann B Trimble MR . Neuropsychiatry of creativity. Epilepsy Behav. 2016 Apr;57(Pt B):225-9
[PubMed ID: 26876274]
Wang X Jackson DC Mitchell CC Varghese T Wilbrand SM Rocque BG Hermann BP Dempsey RJ . Classification of Symptomatic and Asymptomatic Patients with and without Cognitive Decline Using Non-invasive Carotid Plaque Strain Indices as Biomarkers. Ultrasound Med Biol. 2016 Apr;42(4):909-18
[PubMed ID: 26778288]
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 Mar 23;
[PubMed ID: 27017326]
Jackson DC Sandoval-Garcia C Rocque BG Wilbrand SM Mitchell CC Hermann BP Dempsey RJ . Cognitive Deficits in Symptomatic and Asymptomatic Carotid Endarterectomy Surgical Candidates. Arch Clin Neuropsychol. 2016 Feb;31(1):1-7
[PubMed ID: 26663810]
Hsu DA Rayer K Jackson DC Stafstrom CE Hsu M Ferrazzano PA Dabbs K Worrell GA Jones JE Hermann BP . Correlation of EEG with neuropsychological status in children with epilepsy. Clin Neurophysiol. 2016 Feb;127(2):1196-205
[PubMed ID: 26337841]
Schultz SA Larson J Oh J Koscik R Dowling MN Gallagher CL Carlsson CM Rowley HA Bendlin BB Asthana S Hermann BP Johnson SC Sager M LaRue A Okonkwo OC . Participation in cognitively-stimulating activities is associated with brain structure and cognitive function in preclinical Alzheimer's disease. Brain Imaging Behav. 2015 Dec;9(4):729-36
[PubMed ID: 25358750]
Nicholas CR Okonkwo OC Bendlin BB Oh JM Asthana S Rowley HA Hermann B Sager MA Johnson SC . Posteromedial hyperactivation during episodic recognition among people with memory decline: findings from the WRAP study. Brain Imaging Behav. 2015 Dec;9(4):690-702
[PubMed ID: 25332108]
Boots EA Schultz SA Almeida RP Oh JM Koscik RL Dowling MN Gallagher CL Carlsson CM Rowley HA Bendlin BB Asthana S Sager MA Hermann BP Johnson SC Okonkwo OC . Occupational Complexity and Cognitive Reserve in a Middle-Aged Cohort at Risk for Alzheimer's Disease. Arch Clin Neuropsychol. 2015 Nov;30(7):634-42
[PubMed ID: 26156334]