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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
Kellermann TS Bonilha L Lin JJ Hermann BP . Mapping the landscape of cognitive development in children with epilepsy. Cortex. 2015 Feb 21;66:1-8
[PubMed ID: 25776901]
Darst BF Koscik RL Hermann BP La Rue A Sager MA Johnson SC Engelman CD . Heritability of Cognitive Traits Among Siblings with a Parental History of Alzheimer's Disease. J Alzheimers Dis. 2015 Feb 3;
[PubMed ID: 25649654]
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]
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]
Busch RM Najm I Hermann BP Eng C . Genetics of cognition in epilepsy. Epilepsy Behav. 2014 Dec;41:297-306
[PubMed ID: 24973143]
Hermann B . Metrics and Epilepsy & Behavior. Epilepsy Behav. 2014 Nov 4;40C:8-10
[PubMed ID: 25453623]
Okonkwo OC Schultz SA Oh JM Larson J Edwards D Cook D Koscik R Gallagher CL Dowling NM Carlsson CM Bendlin BB LaRue A Rowley HA Christian BT Asthana S Hermann BP Johnson SC Sager MA . Physical activity attenuates age-related biomarker alterations in preclinical AD. Neurology. 2014 Nov 4;83(19):1753-60
[PubMed ID: 25298312]
Hermann BP . Comments on Devinsky O, Lai G. Spirituality and religion in epilepsy. Epilepsy & behavior 2008;12:636-643. Epilepsy Behav. 2014 Nov;40:49-51
[PubMed ID: 25458186]
Hermann B Schachter SC . Introduction to the "15th anniversary issue" of Epilepsy & behavior. Epilepsy Behav. 2014 Nov;40:1
[PubMed ID: 25458184]
Hermann BP . The most cited and downloaded papers in Epilepsy & behavior over its first 15 years. Epilepsy Behav. 2014 Nov;40:11-2
[PubMed ID: 25453544]
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. 2014 Oct 31;
[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. 2014 Oct 21;
[PubMed ID: 25332108]
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. 2014 Oct 16;
[PubMed ID: 25319359]
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]
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]
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]