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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
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]
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]
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 Jan 21;
[PubMed ID: 26806386]
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]
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 Nov;56(11):1774-83
[PubMed ID: 26434398]
Schultz SA Boots EA Almeida RP Oh JM Einerson J Korcarz CE Edwards DF Koscik RL Dowling MN Gallagher CL Bendlin BB Christian BT Zetterberg H Blennow K Carlsson CM Asthana S Hermann BP Sager MA Johnson SC Stein JH Okonkwo OC . Cardiorespiratory Fitness Attenuates the Influence of Amyloid on Cognition. J Int Neuropsychol Soc. 2015 Nov;21(10):841-50
[PubMed ID: 26581795]
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;72(9):1013-20
[PubMed ID: 26214150]
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]
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]