Russell Bauer, Ph.D., ABPP

M.S. 1977 Pennsylvania State University
PhD. 1979, Pennsylvania State University

Office: 352-273-6140

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Dr. Russell Bauer is a Professor of Clinical & Health Psychology and Neurology in the College of Public Health and Health Professions.  He received his Ph.D. from Pennsylvania State University in 1979 after completing an internship in Clinical Psychology at the University of Florida Health Science Center.  He was Visiting Scientist at the Memory Disorders Research Center at the Boston VA in 1990.  He directed the Internship Program in the Department of Clinical & Health Psychology (1987-1992), and was Program Director for the Ph.D. Program from 2000-2006.  He was Department Chair from 2006-2011.  He is Board Certified in Clinical Neuropsychology by the American Board of Professional Psychology.

Research Focus

Dr. Bauer  has authored over 80 professional papers and has received extramural support from the National Institute of Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism, the National Institutes of Communicative Disorders and Stroke, the Health Resources and Services Administration, and the National Institutes of Mental Health.  He currently has a funded project in collaboration with the UF Clinical & Translational Science Institute (CTSI) to establish a practice-based concussion/traumatic brain injury research network among Florida health practitioners.  Additional ongoing research projects examine differential diagnosis and preclinical detection of dementia, hippocampal contributions to spatial memory, and structure-function relationships in memory disorders using structural brain imaging techniques.

Current Funding

State of Florida “UF-FSU Community Research Collaborative Program in Pediatrics, Internal Medicine, and Family Medicine: Concussion Surveillance/Management Project.”  New Florida Initiative, 2010-2012; $600,000 (Collaborators: D. Nelson [CTSI PI] & B. Schenkman).

National Institutes of Health.  “Promoting Community Engagment through the CTSI – Concussion Surveillance and Management Program (Administrative Supplement to UF-CTSI).”  National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences (NCATS UL1 RR029890-03S3, $339,093), 2011-2013 (Collaborators, D. Nelson [CTSI PI], B. Schenkman).

Professional Memberships

  • International Neuropsychological Society (Past President, 2011-2012)
  • American Psychological Association, Division 40 (Past President, 2005-2006)

Certification, Awards, and Fellowships

  • Fellow, American Psychological Association, Division 40 [Clinical Neuropsychology], 2008
  • Board Certified in Clinical Neuropsychology, American Board of Clinical Neuropsychology/ABPP (#4492)
  • Licensed Psychologist, State of Florida (PY 2037)
  • Distinguished Neuropsychologist Award, American Academy of Clinical Neuropsychology, 2006
  • Florida Psychological Association Outstanding Psychological Research Award, 1992
  • Edith Kaplan Award, Massachusetts Neuropsychological Society, 2010
  • University of Florida Doctoral Dissertation Mentoring Award 2004
  • Department Teaching Awards 1988, 2995, 2008

Editorial Boards

  • Editor: (with Jerry Sweet, Ph.D.),  The Clinical Neuropsychologist, 2001-2011
  • Editorial Boards:  Neuropsychology, The Clinical Neuropsychologist, Journal of the International Neuropsychological Society

Courses Taught

  • Abnormal Psychology
  • Introduction to Clinical Psychology
  • Introduction to Clinical Neuropsychology
  • Psychiatric Disorders
  • Critical Thinking in Health Care
  • Cognitive Bases of Behavior
  • Neuropsychological Assessment of Adults
  • Intellectual Assessment
  • Psychopathological Disturbances
  • Introduction to Research and Design
  • Professional Issues and Ethics
  • Evidence-Based Practice in Psychology
  • Human Higher Brain Function

Representative Publications

Bauer, R.M., Iverson, G.L., Cernich, A.N., Binder, L.M., Ruff, R.M., & Naugle, R.I. (2012).  Computerized neuropsychological assessment devices:  Joint Position Paper of the American Academy of Clinical Neuropsychology and the National Academy of Neuropsychology.  The Clinical Neuropsychologist, 26(2), 177-196.

Bauer, R.M. (2012).  Agnosia.  In K.M. Heilman & E. Valenstein (Eds.). Clinical Neuropsychology (5th Ed.), pp 238-295.  New York:  Oxford University Press.

Bauer, R.M., Reckess, G.Z., Kuman, A., & Valenstein, E. (2012) Amnesic disorders  In K.M. Heilman & E. Valenstein (Eds.). Clinical Neuropsychology (5th Ed.), pp 504-581.  New York:  Oxford University Press.

Zahodne, L.B., Bowers, D., Price, C.C., Bauer, R.M., Nisenzon, A., Foote, K.D., & Okun, M.S. (2011).  The case for testing memory with both stories and word lists prior to DBS surgery for Parkinson’s disease.  The Clinical Neuropsychologist, 25, 348-358.

Demery, J.A., Larson, M.J., Dixit, N.K., Bauer, R.M., & Perlstein, W.M. (2010).  Operating characteristics of executive functioning tests following traumatic brain injury.  The Clinical Neuropsychologist, 24, 1292-1308.

Howe, L.L., Sweet, J.J. & Bauer, R.M. (2010).  Advocacy 101:  A step beyond complaining.  How the individual practitioner can become involved and make a difference.  The Clinical Neuropsychologist, 24, 373-390.

Goodman, W.K., Foote, K.D., Greenberg, B.D., Ricciuti, N., Bauer, R.M., Ward, H., Shapira, N.A., Wu, S.S., Hill, C.L., Rasmussen, S.A., & Okun, M.S. (2010).  Deep brain stimulation for intractable obsessive compulsive disorder:  Pilot study using a blinded, staggered-onset design.  Biological Psychiatry, 67, 535-542.

Loring, D.W. & Bauer, R.M. (2010).  Testing the limits:  Cautions and concerns regarding the new Wechsler IQ and memory scales.  Neurology, 74, 685-690.

Young, A.W., DeHaan, E.H.F., & Bauer, R.M. (2008).  Face perception:  A very special issue.  Journal of Neuropsychology, 2, 1-14.

Bauer, R.M. (2008).  The three amnesias. In J.E. Morgan & J.H. Ricker (Eds.), Textbook of Clinical Neuropsychology, pp. 729-742.  NewYork: Psychology Press.

Bauer, R.M. (2007).  Evidence-based practice in psychology:  Implications for research and research training.  Journal of Clinical Psychology, 63, 685-694.

Attix, D.K., Donders, J., Johnson-Greene, D., Grote, C.L., Harris, J.G., & Bauer, R.M. (2007).  Disclosure of test data:  official position of Division 40 (Clinical Neuropsychology) of the American Psychological Association, Association of Postdoctoral Programs in Clinical Neuropsychology, and American Academy of Clinical Neuropsychology.  The Clinical Neuropsychologist, 21, 232-238.

McDonald, C. R.,  Bauer, R. M., Filoteo, J. V., Grande, L., Roper, S. N., & Gilmore, R. (2006).  Episodic memory in patients with focal frontal lobe lesions.  Cortex, 42, 1080-1092.

Leritz, E.C., Grande, L.J., & Bauer, R.M. (2006).  Temporal lobe epilepsy as a model to understand human memory:  the distinction between explicit and implicit memory.  Epilepsy & Behavior, 9, 1-13.

McDonald, C. R., Bauer, R. M., Filoteo, J. V., Grande, L., Roper, S. N., Buchanan, R. J., & Gilmore, R. (2005).  Semantic priming in patients with right frontal lobe lesions.  Journal of the International Neuropsychological Society, 11, 132-143.

Bauer, R.M. (2002).  To Infinity and Beyond:  Neuropsychology in the 21st Century.  In Stringer, T., Cooley, E., & Christensen, A.-L. (Eds.).  Pathways to Prominence:  Reflections of 20th Century Neuropsychologists, pp. 267-295.  New York:  Psychology Press.