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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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UW School of Medicine and Public Health

Department of Neurology

Professional Certifications and Education

Board Certification Clinical Neuropsychology
Medical School Illinois Institute of Technology, 1974


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
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. 2014 Jul 17;
[PubMed ID: 25043908]
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. 2014 Jul 10;
[PubMed ID: 25040537]
Rathouz PJ Zhao Q Jones JE Jackson DC Hsu DA Stafstrom CE Seidenberg M Hermann BP . Cognitive development in children with new onset epilepsy. Dev Med Child Neurol. 2014 Jul;56(7):635-41
[PubMed ID: 24650092]
Busch RM Najm I Hermann BP Eng C . Genetics of cognition in epilepsy. Epilepsy Behav. 2014 Jun 24;
[PubMed ID: 24973143]
Jackson DC Lin JJ Chambers KL Kessler-Jones A Jones JE Hsu DA Stafstrom CE Seidenberg M Hermann BP . Birth weight and cognition in children with epilepsy. Epilepsia. 2014 Jun;55(6):901-8
[PubMed ID: 24735169]
Engelman CD Koscik RL Jonaitis EM Hermann BP La Rue A Sager MA . Investigation of triggering receptor expressed on myeloid cells 2 variant in the Wisconsin Registry for Alzheimer's Prevention. Neurobiol Aging. 2014 Jun;35(6):1252-4
[PubMed ID: 24378087]
Okonkwo OC Xu G Oh JM Dowling NM Carlsson CM Gallagher CL Birdsill AC Palotti M Wharton W Hermann BP LaRue A Bendlin BB Rowley HA Asthana S Sager MA Johnson SC . Cerebral blood flow is diminished in asymptomatic middle-aged adults with maternal history of Alzheimer's disease. Cereb Cortex. 2014 Apr;24(4):978-88
[PubMed ID: 23236200]
Okonkwo OC Oh JM Koscik R Jonaitis E Cleary CA Dowling NM Bendlin BB Larue A Hermann BP Barnhart TE Murali D Rowley HA Carlsson CM Gallagher CL Asthana S Sager MA Christian BT Johnson SC . Amyloid burden, neuronal function, and cognitive decline in middle-aged adults at risk for Alzheimer's disease. J Int Neuropsychol Soc. 2014 Apr;20(4):422-33
[PubMed ID: 24621494]
Birdsill AC Koscik RL Jonaitis EM Johnson SC Okonkwo OC Hermann BP Larue A Sager MA Bendlin BB . Regional white matter hyperintensities: aging, Alzheimer's disease risk, and cognitive function. Neurobiol Aging. 2014 Apr;35(4):769-76
[PubMed ID: 24199958]
Johnson SC Christian BT Okonkwo OC Oh JM Harding S Xu G Hillmer AT Wooten DW Murali D Barnhart TE Hall LT Racine AM Klunk WE Mathis CA Bendlin BB Gallagher CL Carlsson CM Rowley HA Hermann BP Dowling NM Asthana S Sager MA . Amyloid burden and neural function in people at risk for Alzheimer's Disease. Neurobiol Aging. 2014 Mar;35(3):576-84
[PubMed ID: 24269021]
Asato MR Caplan R Hermann BP . Epilepsy and comorbidities -what are we waiting for? Epilepsy Behav. 2014 Feb;31:127-8
[PubMed ID: 24397916]
Almane D Jones JE Jackson DC Seidenberg M Hermann BP . The social competence and behavioral problem substrate of new- and recent-onset childhood epilepsy. Epilepsy Behav. 2014 Feb;31:91-6
[PubMed ID: 24374977]
Koscik RL La Rue A Jonaitis EM Okonkwo OC Johnson SC Bendlin BB Hermann BP Sager MA . Emergence of mild cognitive impairment in late middle-aged adults in the wisconsin registry for Alzheimer's prevention. Dement Geriatr Cogn Disord. 2014;38(1-2):16-30
[PubMed ID: 24556849]
Amarreh I Meyerand ME Stafstrom C Hermann BP Birn RM . Individual classification of children with epilepsy using support vector machine with multiple indices of diffusion tensor imaging. Neuroimage Clin. 2014;4:757-64
[PubMed ID: 24936426]
Saute R Dabbs K Jones JE Jackson DC Seidenberg M Hermann BP . Brain morphology in children with epilepsy and ADHD. PLoS One. 2014;9(4):e95269
[PubMed ID: 24760032]
Wang X Jackson DC Varghese T Mitchell CC Hermann BP Kliewer MA Dempsey RJ . Correlation of cognitive function with ultrasound strain indices in carotid plaque. Ultrasound Med Biol. 2014 Jan;40(1):78-89
[PubMed ID: 24120415]
Amarreh I Dabbs K Jackson DC Jones JE Meyerand ME Stafstrom CE Hsu DA Seidenberg M Hermann BP . Cerebral white matter integrity in children with active versus remitted epilepsy 5 years after diagnosis. Epilepsy Res. 2013 Dec;107(3):263-71
[PubMed ID: 24148888]
Jonaitis E La Rue A Mueller KD Koscik RL Hermann B Sager MA . Cognitive activities and cognitive performance in middle-aged adults at risk for Alzheimer's disease. Psychol Aging. 2013 Dec;28(4):1004-14
[PubMed ID: 24364404]
Dabbs K Jones JE Jackson DC Seidenberg M Hermann BP . Patterns of cortical thickness and the Child Behavior Checklist in childhood epilepsy. Epilepsy Behav. 2013 Oct;29(1):198-204
[PubMed ID: 23978342]
Kissiov D Dewall T Hermann B . The Ohio Hospital for Epileptics-the first "epilepsy colony" in America. Epilepsia. 2013 Sep;54(9):1524-34
[PubMed ID: 24010576]