Charles Moreno, B.A.


Charles Moreno is a second-year graduate student in the Neuropsychology track of UF’s Clinical and Health Psychology doctoral program under the mentorship of Dr. Rus Bauer.  He completed a 12-month tour to Afghanistan as part of Operation Enduring Freedom as a former US Marine. After his enlistment, he graduated from San Diego State University in Spring 2016 with B.A. in Psychology and a Minor in LGBT Studies. During his undergraduate studies, he was a research assistant at the Center for Healthy Aging and Neurodegenerative Disease Research under the direction of Dr. Paul Gilbert.

Clinical and Research Focus

His research interests include examining memory change following repetitive head injuries in collision sport athletes. He is also interested in the structure-function relationship in underrepresented populations. Specifically, whether medial temporal lobe magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) structures predict performance in episodic memory differently across ethnic groups. His clinical interests include identifying the overlapping neuropathological features and clinical symptoms between individuals with repetitive head injuries and Alzheimer’s disease. He is currently working on his master’s thesis titled “The Relationship Between Memory-related Structures and Memory Performance in Diverse Populations in the 1Florida ADRC.”


Asken, B. M., Bauer, R.M., Houck, Z. M., Moreno, C.C., DeKosky, S. T., Jaffee, M. S., Smith, G. E, Guenther, R. T., Clugston, J.R. (under review). Concussion biomarkers assessed from serum in collegiate sports (BASICS): Part 1- Normative and reliability metrics. Neurology

Asken, B. M., Bauer, R.M., Moreno, C.C., Houck, Z. M., DeKosky, S. T., Jaffee, M. S., Smith, G. E, Guenther, R. T., Clugston, J.R. (under review). Concussion BASICS: Part 2 – Baseline associations with brain trauma history and clinical measures. Neurology

Moreno, C. C., & Medina, L. D. The neuropsychological profiles of gay men and lesbian women: A systematic PRISMA review. (in preparation)

Graves, L. V., Moreno, C. C., Seewald, M., Holden, H. M., Van Etten, E. J., Uttarwar, V., McDonald, C. R., Delano-Wood, L., Bondi, M.W., Woods, S. P., & Delis, D. C., & Gilbert, P. E. (2017). Effects of Age and Gender on Recall and Recognition DiscriminabilityArchives of clinical neuropsychology: the official journal of the National Academy of Neuropsychologists, 1. doi: 10.1093/arclin/acx024.

Seewald, P. M., De Jesus, S. Y., Graves, L. V., Moreno, C. C., Mattson, S. N., & Gilbert, P. E. (2017). Age-related differences on a new test of temporal order memory for everyday eventsAging, Neuropsychology, and Cognition, 1-14. doi: 10.1080/13825585.2017.1298716

Book Chapters

Gaynor, L. S., Moreno, C. C., Bauer, R. M. (in preparation). Episodic and Semantic Memory Disorders. Handbook of the Neuropsychology of Aging and Dementia. Springer Science & Business Media.

Honors and Awards

Hispanic Neuropsychology Society 2017 Conference Sponsorship Award – June 2017

2017 Stephanie Nicole Ross Foundation (SNRF) Graduate Scholarship – June 2017

SDSU Outstanding College of Sciences Graduating Student Award – May 2016

SDSU Outstanding Graduating Senior in Psychology Award – May 2016

2nd Annual Betty Joe Crawford Memorial Mentoring Award – April 2016

SDSU Student Research Symposium Provost’s Award for Research – March 2016

SDSU Delbert F. Harrison Veterans Endowed Scholarship – December 2015

SDSU Veterans Scholarship – December 2015

California State University Sally Casanova Pre-Doctoral Fellowship Honorable Mention – June 2015

CUDCP Outstanding Research Poster Award – January 2015

Council of University Directors of Clinical Psychology (CUDCP) Diversifying Clinical Psychology Event

Dean’s List, SDSU – Spring 2014 and Fall 2015

SDSU Jack McGrory Marine Veterans Scholarship (2x) – Fall 2013 and Spring 2014

Psi Chi International Honor Society, SDSU – Fall 2013


McKnight Doctoral Fellowship funded by the Florida Education Fund – Fall 2016Fall 2021

UF Graduate Student Council (GSC) Travel Grant – December 2017

Office of Graduate Diversity Initiatives (OGDI) Doctoral Travel Grant – June 2017

UF GSC Travel Grant – June 2017

OGDI Doctoral Travel Grant – January 2017

Association of Neuropsychology Students in Training (ANST) Travel Grant – December 2016

UF Board of Education (BOE) Summer Fellowship – Summer 2016

Maximizing Access to Research Careers (MARC) program funded by National Institute of General Medical Sciences – June 2014 – June 2016

Gerontechnology Summer Undergraduate Research (GSUR) funded by National Institute of Aging – Summer 2015

SACNAS Travel Grant – August 2015

Society Advancing Chicanos/Hispanics and Native Americans in Science (SACNAS)

Teaching Experience

University Course Date
San Diego State University Developmental Psychology Spring 2014

Professional Memberships

American Psychological Association (APA), Division 40

UF Chapter of the ANST

American Academy of Clinical Neuropsychology (AACN)

North Central Florida Chapter of SfN