Dr. David A. S. Kaufman is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychology at Saint Louis University. He received his doctoral degree from the University of Florida's Department of Clinical and Health Psychology, where he specialized his clinical training in neuropsychology. He then moved to Los Angeles to complete his clinical neuropsychology internship and postdoctoral neuropsychology fellowship at the Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Human Behavior at UCLA.
Dr. Kaufman is a licensed psychologist, trained in the diagnosis and treatment of mental illness. He is an expert in clinical neuropsychology (the measurement of brain-behavior relationships), and has been an active researcher of brain function in a variety of clinical populations. His clinical interests follow human growth and development across the lifespan, and his research agenda currently includes projects investigating ADHD, autism, pediatric epilepsy, neurofibromatosis, and Alzheimer's disease.
What makes Dr. Kaufman's background unique is his extensive training and experience in both clinical and experimental domains of neuropsychology. His lab utilizes multimodal neuroimaging research projects to investigate neural mechanisms of cognition, yet also works directly with patients to help characterize their strengths and weaknesses so they can better adapt to the challenges they face.
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