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Bruce P. Hermann, PhD, is a neuropsychologist 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.



Neuropsychology (Neurology)


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UW School of Medicine and Public Health

Department of Neurology

Professional Certifications and Education

Medical School Illinois Institute of Technology, Chicago, IL

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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
Srnka K Seidenberg M Hermann B Jones J Intraindividual variability in attentional vigilance in children with epilepsy. Epilepsy Behav . 2018 Feb;79:42-45
[PubMed ID: 29247964]
Zuelsdorff ML Koscik RL Okonkwo OC Peppard PE Hermann BP Sager MA Johnson SC Engelman CD Reliability of a Novel Social Activity Questionnaire: Perceived Social Support and Verbal Interaction in the Wisconsin Registry for Alzheimer's Prevention. J Aging Health . 2018 Feb;30(2):305-320
[PubMed ID: 28553788]
Mueller KD Koscik RL Hermann BP Johnson SC Turkstra LS Declines in Connected Language Are Associated with Very Early Mild Cognitive Impairment: Results from the Wisconsin Registry for Alzheimer's Prevention. Front Aging Neurosci . 2017;9:437
[PubMed ID: 29375365]
Dempsey RJ Varghese T Jackson DC Wang X Meshram NH Mitchell CC Hermann BP Johnson SC Berman SE Wilbrand SM Carotid atherosclerotic plaque instability and cognition determined by ultrasound-measured plaque strain in asymptomatic patients with significant stenosis. J Neurosurg . 2018 Jan;128(1):111-119
[PubMed ID: 28298048]
Zuelsdorff ML Koscik RL Okonkwo OC Peppard PE Hermann BP Sager MA Johnson SC Engelman CD Social support and verbal interaction are differentially associated with cognitive function in midlife and older age. Neuropsychol Dev Cogn B Aging Neuropsychol Cogn . 2017 Dec 15;:1-17
[PubMed ID: 29241403]
Johnson SC Koscik RL Jonaitis EM Clark LR Mueller KD Berman SE Bendlin BB Engelman CD Okonkwo OC Hogan KJ Asthana S Carlsson CM Hermann BP Sager MA The Wisconsin Registry for Alzheimer's Prevention: A review of findings and current directions. Alzheimers Dement (Amst) . 2018;10:130-142
[PubMed ID: 29322089]
Mueller KD Koscik RL Clark LR Hermann BP Johnson SC Turkstra LS The Latent Structure and Test-Retest Stability of Connected Language Measures in the Wisconsin Registry for Alzheimer's Prevention (WRAP). Arch Clin Neuropsychol . 2017 Nov 24;:1-13
[PubMed ID: 29186313]
Willette AA Webb JL Lutz MW Bendlin BB Wennberg AM Oh JM Roses A Koscik RL Hermann BP Dowling NM Asthana S Johnson SC Alzheimer's Disease Neuroimaging Initiative. Family history and TOMM40 '523 interactive associations with memory in middle-aged and Alzheimer's disease cohorts. Alzheimers Dement . 2017 Nov;13(11):1217-1225
[PubMed ID: 28549947]
Hermann BP Sager MA Koscik RL Young K Nakamura K Vascular, inflammatory, and metabolic factors associated with cognition in aging persons with chronic epilepsy. Epilepsia . 2017 Nov;58(11):e152-e156
[PubMed ID: 28872189]
Joutsa J Rinne JO Karrasch M Hermann B Johansson J Anttinen A Eskola O Helin S Shinnar S Sillanpää M TACOE study group. Brain glucose metabolism and its relation to amyloid load in middle-aged adults with childhood-onset epilepsy. Epilepsy Res . 2017 Nov;137:69-72
[PubMed ID: 28950220]
Hermann B Loring DW Wilson S Paradigm Shifts in the Neuropsychology of Epilepsy. J Int Neuropsychol Soc . 2017 Oct;23(9-10):791-805
[PubMed ID: 29198272]
Nicholas CR Dowling NM Racine AM Clark LR Berman SE Koscik RL Asthana S Hermann B Sager MA Johnson SC Longitudinal Assessment of Self- and Informant-Subjective Cognitive Complaints in a Sample of Healthy Late-Middle Aged Adults Enriched with a Family History of Alzheimer's Disease. J Int Neuropsychol Soc . 2017 Sep;23(8):617-626
[PubMed ID: 28693655]
Garcia-Ramos C Bobholz S Dabbs K Hermann B Joutsa J Rinne JO Karrasch M Prabhakaran V Shinnar S Sillanpää M TACOE Study Group. Brain structure and organization five decades after childhood onset epilepsy. Hum Brain Mapp . 2017 Jun;38(6):3289-3299
[PubMed ID: 28370719]
Dempsey RJ Jackson DC Wilbrand SM Mitchell CC Berman SE Johnson SC Meshram NH Varghese T Hermann BP The Preservation of Cognition 1 Yr After Carotid Endarterectomy in Patients With Prior Cognitive Decline. Neurosurgery . 2017 Jun 1;
[PubMed ID: 28575478]
Boots EA Schultz SA Clark LR Racine AM Darst BF Koscik RL Carlsson CM Gallagher CL Hogan KJ Bendlin BB Asthana S Sager MA Hermann BP Christian BT Dubal DB Engelman CD Johnson SC Okonkwo OC <i>BDNF</i> Val66Met predicts cognitive decline in the Wisconsin Registry for Alzheimer's Prevention. Neurology . 2017 May 30;88(22):2098-2106
[PubMed ID: 28468845]
Joutsa J Rinne JO Hermann B Karrasch M Anttinen A Shinnar S Sillanpää M Association Between Childhood-Onset Epilepsy and Amyloid Burden 5 Decades Later. JAMA Neurol . 2017 May 1;74(5):583-590
[PubMed ID: 28346588]
Schultz SA Boots EA Darst BF Zetterberg H Blennow K Edwards DF Koscik RL Carlsson CM Gallagher CL Bendlin BB Asthana S Sager MA Hogan KJ Hermann BP Cook DB Johnson SC Engelman CD Okonkwo OC Cardiorespiratory fitness alters the influence of a polygenic risk score on biomarkers of AD. Neurology . 2017 Apr 25;88(17):1650-1658
[PubMed ID: 28341646]
Boly M Jones B Findlay G Plumley E Mensen A Hermann B Tononi G Maganti R Altered sleep homeostasis correlates with cognitive impairment in patients with focal epilepsy. Brain . 2017 Apr 1;140(4):1026-1040
[PubMed ID: 28334879]
Karrasch M Tiitta P Hermann B Joutsa J Shinnar S Rinne J Anttinen A Sillanpää M Cognitive Outcome in Childhood-Onset Epilepsy: A Five-Decade Prospective Cohort Study. J Int Neuropsychol Soc . 2017 Apr;23(4):332-340
[PubMed ID: 28069097]
Hanson M Morrison B Jones JE Jackson DC Almane D Seidenberg M Zhao Q Rathouz PJ Hermann BP Control groups in paediatric epilepsy research: do first-degree cousins show familial effects? Epileptic Disord . 2017 Mar 1;19(1):49-58
[PubMed ID: 28351825]