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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.



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Hospital Affiliation(s)

University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics (primary)

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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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
Sillanpää M Anttinen A Rinne JO Joutsa J Sonninen P Erkinjuntti M Hermann B Karrasch M Saarinen M Tiitta P Shinnar S . Childhood-onset epilepsy five decades later. A prospective population-based cohort study. Epilepsia. 2015 Oct 4;
[PubMed ID: 26434398]
Garcia-Ramos C Jackson DC Lin JJ Dabbs K Jones JE Hsu DA Stafstrom CE Zawadzki L Seidenberg M Prabhakaran V Hermann BP . Cognition and brain development in children with benign epilepsy with centrotemporal spikes. Epilepsia. 2015 Oct;56(10):1615-22
[PubMed ID: 26337046]
Zeng H Ramos CG Nair VA Hu Y Liao J La C Chen L Gan Y Wen F Hermann B Prabhakaran V . Regional homogeneity (ReHo) changes in new onset versus chronic benign epilepsy of childhood with centrotemporal spikes (BECTS): A resting state fMRI study. Epilepsy Res. 2015 Oct;116:79-85
[PubMed ID: 26354170]
Boots EA Schultz SA Oh JM Larson J Edwards D Cook D Koscik RL Dowling MN Gallagher CL Carlsson CM Rowley HA Bendlin BB LaRue A Asthana S Hermann BP Sager MA Johnson SC Okonkwo OC . Cardiorespiratory fitness is associated with brain structure, cognition, and mood in a middle-aged cohort at risk for Alzheimer's disease. Brain Imaging Behav. 2015 Sep;9(3):639-49
[PubMed ID: 25319359]
Rektor I Schachter SC Arya R Arzy S Braakman H Brodie MJ Brugger P Chang BS Guekht A Hermann B Hesdorffer DC Jones-Gotman M Kanner AM Garcia-Larrea L Mareš P Mula M Neufeld M Risse GL Ryvlin P Seeck M Tomson T Korczyn AD . Third International Congress on Epilepsy, Brain, and Mind: Part 2. Epilepsy Behav. 2015 Sep;50:138-59
[PubMed ID: 26264466]
Willette AA Bendlin BB Starks EJ Birdsill AC Johnson SC Christian BT Okonkwo OC La Rue A Hermann BP Koscik RL Jonaitis EM Sager MA Asthana S . Association of Insulin Resistance With Cerebral Glucose Uptake in Late Middle-Aged Adults at Risk for Alzheimer Disease. JAMA Neurol. 2015 Sep 1;72(9):1013-20
[PubMed ID: 26214150]
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. 2015 Aug 20;
[PubMed ID: 26337841]
Mueller KD Koscik RL LaRue A Clark LR Hermann B Johnson SC Sager MA . Verbal Fluency and Early Memory Decline: Results from the Wisconsin Registry for Alzheimer's Prevention. Arch Clin Neuropsychol. 2015 Aug;30(5):448-57
[PubMed ID: 26025231]
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 Jul 8;
[PubMed ID: 26156334]
Doherty BM Schultz SA Oh JM Koscik RL Dowling NM Barnhart TE Murali D Gallagher CL Carlsson CM Bendlin BB LaRue A Hermann BP Rowley HA Asthana S Sager MA Christian BT Johnson SC Okonkwo OC . Amyloid burden, cortical thickness, and cognitive function in the Wisconsin Registry for Alzheimer's Prevention. Alzheimers Dement (Amst). 2015 Jun 1;1(2):160-169
[PubMed ID: 26161436]
Almeida RP Schultz SA Austin BP Boots EA Dowling NM Gleason CE Bendlin BB Sager MA Hermann BP Zetterberg H Carlsson CM Johnson SC Asthana S Okonkwo OC . Effect of Cognitive Reserve on Age-Related Changes in Cerebrospinal Fluid Biomarkers of Alzheimer Disease. JAMA Neurol. 2015 Jun;72(6):699-706
[PubMed ID: 25893879]
Willette AA Johnson SC Birdsill AC Sager MA Christian B Baker LD Craft S Oh J Statz E Hermann BP Jonaitis EM Koscik RL La Rue A Asthana S Bendlin BB . Insulin resistance predicts brain amyloid deposition in late middle-aged adults. Alzheimers Dement. 2015 May;11(5):504-510.e1
[PubMed ID: 25043908]
Kellermann TS Bonilha L Lin JJ Hermann BP . Mapping the landscape of cognitive development in children with epilepsy. Cortex. 2015 May;66:1-8
[PubMed ID: 25776901]
Wilson SJ Baxendale S Barr W Hamed S Langfitt J Samson S Watanabe M Baker GA Helmstaedter C Hermann BP Smith ML . Indications and expectations for neuropsychological assessment in routine epilepsy care: Report of the ILAE Neuropsychology Task Force, Diagnostic Methods Commission, 2013-2017. Epilepsia. 2015 May;56(5):674-81
[PubMed ID: 25779625]
Hermann B . Object naming in epilepsy. Epilepsy Behav. 2015 May;46:10-1
[PubMed ID: 25886962]
Schultz SA Oh JM Koscik RL Dowling NM Gallagher CL Carlsson CM Bendlin BB LaRue A Hermann BP Rowley HA Asthana S Sager MA Johnson SC Okonkwo OC . Subjective memory complaints, cortical thinning, and cognitive dysfunction in middle-aged adults at risk for AD. Alzheimers Dement (Amst). 2015 Mar 1;1(1):33-40
[PubMed ID: 25938132]
Jones JE Jackson DC Chambers KL Dabbs K Hsu DA Stafstrom CE Seidenberg M Hermann BP . Children with epilepsy and anxiety: Subcortical and cortical differences. Epilepsia. 2015 Feb;56(2):283-90
[PubMed ID: 25580566]
Almane D Jones JE Jackson DC Seidenberg M Koehn M Hsu DA Hermann BP . Brief clinical screening for academic underachievement in new-onset childhood epilepsy: utility and longitudinal results. Epilepsy Behav. 2015 Feb;43:117-21
[PubMed ID: 25601585]
Jonaitis EM Koscik RL La Rue A Johnson SC Hermann BP Sager MA . Aging, Practice Effects, and Genetic Risk in the Wisconsin Registry for Alzheimer's Prevention. Clin Neuropsychol. 2015;29(4):426-41
[PubMed ID: 26012360]
Zhao Q Rathouz PJ Jones JE Jackson DC Hsu DA Stafstrom CE Seidenberg M Hermann BP . Longitudinal trajectories of behavior problems and social competence in children with new onset epilepsy. Dev Med Child Neurol. 2015 Jan;57(1):37-44
[PubMed ID: 25040537]