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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
Mueller KD Hermann B Mecollari J Turkstra LS Connected speech and language in mild cognitive impairment and Alzheimer's disease: A review of picture description tasks. J Clin Exp Neuropsychol . 2018 Nov;40(9):917-939
[PubMed ID: 29669461]
Garcia-Ramos C Dabbs K Lin JJ Jones JE Stafstrom CE Hsu DA Meyerand ME Prabhakaran V Hermann BP Progressive dissociation of cortical and subcortical network development in children with new-onset juvenile myoclonic epilepsy. Epilepsia . 2018 Oct 3;
[PubMed ID: 30281148]
Vesperman CJ Pozorski V Dougherty RJ Law LL Boots E Oh JM Gallagher CL Carlsson CM Rowley HA Ma Y Bendlin BB Asthana S Sager MA Hermann BP Johnson SC Cook DB Okonkwo OC Cardiorespiratory fitness attenuates age-associated aggregation of white matter hyperintensities in an at-risk cohort. Alzheimers Res Ther . 2018 Sep 24;10(1):97
[PubMed ID: 30249285]
Auvin S Wirrell E Donald KA Berl M Hartmann H Valente KD Van Bogaert P Cross JH Osawa M Kanemura H Aihara M Guerreiro MM Samia P Vinayan KP Smith ML Carmant L Kerr M Hermann B Dunn D Wilmshurst JM Systematic review of the screening, diagnosis, and management of ADHD in children with epilepsy. Consensus paper of the Task Force on Comorbidities of the ILAE Pediatric Commission. Epilepsia . 2018 Sep 3;
[PubMed ID: 30178479]
Oyegbile TO VanMeter JW Motamedi G Zecavati N Santos C Chun CLE Gaillard WD Hermann B Executive dysfunction is associated with an altered executive control network in pediatric temporal lobe epilepsy. Epilepsy Behav . 2018 Sep;86:145-152
[PubMed ID: 30001910]
Almane DN Zhao Q Rathouz PJ Hanson M Jackson DC Hsu DA Stafstrom CE Jones JE Seidenberg M Koehn M Hermann BP Contribution of Family Relatedness to Neurobehavioral Comorbidities in Idiopathic Childhood Epilepsies. J Int Neuropsychol Soc . 2018 Aug;24(7):653-661
[PubMed ID: 29745359]
Meador KJ Halpern CH Hermann BP Cognitive safety of intracranial electrodes for epilepsy. Epilepsia . 2018 Jun;59(6):1132-1137
[PubMed ID: 29771452]
Garcia-Ramos C Dabbs K Meyerand E Prabhakaran V Hsu D Jones J Seidenberg M Hermann B Psychomotor slowing is associated with anomalies in baseline and prospective large scale neural networks in youth with epilepsy. Neuroimage Clin . 2018;19:222-231
[PubMed ID: 30035016]
Dempsey RJ Jackson DC Wilbrand SM Mitchell CC Berman SE Johnson SC Meshram NH Varghese T Hermann BP The Preservation of Cognition 1 Year After Carotid Endarterectomy in Patients With Prior Cognitive Decline. Neurosurgery . 2018 Mar 1;82(3):322-328
[PubMed ID: 28575478]
Law LL Rol RN Schultz SA Dougherty RJ Edwards DF Koscik RL Gallagher CL Carlsson CM Bendlin BB Zetterberg H Blennow K Asthana S Sager MA Hermann BP Johnson SC Cook DB Okonkwo OC Moderate intensity physical activity associates with CSF biomarkers in a cohort at risk for Alzheimer's disease. Alzheimers Dement (Amst) . 2018;10:188-195
[PubMed ID: 29527551]
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]