Dawn Bowers

Dawn Bowers, Ph.D., ABPP-CN

PROFESSOR

Department: HP-CLINICAL / HLTH PSYCHOLOGY
Business Phone: (352) 392-3450
Business Email: dawnbowers@phhp.ufl.edu

About Dawn Bowers

Dawn Bowers is a Professor and clinical/research neuropsychologist in the Departments of Clinical & Health Psychology and Neurology at the University of Florida. She is a UF Research Foundation Professor, the Director of the Cognitive Neuroscience Laboratory at the Fixel Institute, and neuropsychology director for the UF Movement Disorders and Neurorestoration program. Dr. Bowers received her Ph.D. from the University of Florida, interned at Boston University/Boston Veterans Administration Hospital (with an externship at the Framingham Heart Project), and completed a post-doctoral fellowship in behavioral neurology at the University of Florida. She is internationally known for her expertise in neurocognitive and emotion processing changes associated with Parkinson disease and other neurollogic disorders. Her research has spanned  laterality, attention and memory, and neuropsychology of emotion using TMS, ERP, psychophysiology, near infrared stimulation, computational modeling, and face digitizing. She has received continuous research funding by NIH and other foundations since 1981. She has over 175 peer-reviewed research articles, over 250 peer-reviewed research presentations, 1 co-authored book, and 1 clinical test.   She is strongly committed to clinical and research training of predoctoral and post-doctoral fellows and is MPI of an NINDS-funded T32 in Interdisciplinary Training in Movement Disorders and Neurorestoration. She sees patients clinically for neuropsychological assessment and intervention one day a week at the Fixel Center.

Honors & Awards

2017-2020 · University of Florida
2015 · University of Florida
2014 · International Neuropsychology Society
2014 · Massachusetts Neuropsychological Society
2006-2009 · University of Florida

Board Certifications

  • Clinical Neuropsychology
    ABBP-CN

Clinical Profile

Specialties
  • Psychology
Subspecialties
  • Clinical Neuropsychology
Areas of Interest
  • Alzheimer disease
  • Dementia
  • Depression – overview
  • Dystonia
  • Essential tremor
  • Memory loss
  • Parkinson disease

Publications

2016 The American Journal Of Geriatric Psychiatry : Official Journal Of The American Association For Geriatric Psychiatry
2016 Journal of Neuropsychiatry and Clinical Neurosciences
2013 Clinical Neuropsychologist
2013 International Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry
2012 Cognitive Affective & Behavioral Neuroscience
2012 Journal of Neuropsychiatry and Clinical Neurosciences
2012 Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry and Neurology
2011 Journal of the International Neuropsychological Society
2004 Journal of the International Neuropsychological Society
2003 Journal of the International Neuropsychological Society

Grants

Aug 2019 ACTIVE
Revitalizing Cognition in Older Adults at Risk for Alzheimer's Disease with Near-Infrared Photobiomodulation.
NATL INST OF HLTH NIA · Principal Investigator
Jun 2019 ACTIVE
Revitalizing Cognition and Motor Symptoms in Parkinson Disease: A Pilot Intervention with Near Infrared Stimulation
PARKINSONS FOU · Principal Investigator
Sep 2018 ACTIVE
Uncovering and Surveilling Financial Deception Risk in Aging
NATL INST OF HLTH NIA ·
May 2018 ACTIVE
A Pilot Intervention with Near Infrared Stimulation: Revitalizing Cognition in Older Adults
MCKNIGHT BRAIN RESEARCH FOU · Principal Investigator
Aug 2017 ACTIVE
Mechanisms of airway protection dysfunction in Parkinson's disease
NATL INST OF HLTH NICHD ·
Mar 2017 ACTIVE
Determining Plasticity of Brain-Regulatory Mechanisms Related to Emotion Processing: A Neurofeedback Approach in Aging and Parkinson Disease
NATL INST OF HLTH NIA ·
Sep 2016 ACTIVE
Closing the Loop on Tremor: A Responsive Deep Brain Stimulator for the Treatment of Essential Tremor
NATL INST OF HLTH NINDS ·
Aug 2016 – Aug 2017
Age-Related Mechanisms of Emotion Anticipation and Perception
AMER PSYCHOLOGICAL FOU · Mentor
Jul 2016 ACTIVE
The Human Thalamocortical Network in tourette syndrome
NATL INST OF HLTH NINDS ·
Feb 2016 – Jan 2018
Diseases related to Alzheimer's disease, fiscal year 15-16
FL DEPT OF HLTH ED ETHEL MOORE ALZHEIMER · Project Manager
Feb 2016 – Jan 2018
pilot intervention in mild cognitive impairment:
FL DEPT OF HLTH ED ETHEL MOORE ALZHEIMER · Principal Investigator
Aug 2015 – Apr 2018
Dissociating Components of Anhedonia: Pilot Behavioral
NATL INST OF HLTH NIMH · Principal Investigator
May 2015 ACTIVE
Interdisciplinary Training in Movement Disorders and Neurorestoration
NATL INST OF HLTH NINDS · Principal Investigator
Jan 2015 – Jul 2017
PD Closed Loop
FOX FOU, MICHAEL J · Project Manager
Jul 2014 – Sep 2017
Age-related mechanisms of emotion anticipation and perce
AMER PSYCHOLOGICAL ASSO · Mentor
Sep 2013 – Aug 2019
White Matter Connectivity and PD Cognitive Phenotypes
NATL INST OF HLTH NINDS ·

Education

Fellowship – Behavioral Neurology
1979 · University of Florida
Ph.D. – 
Clinical Psychology/Neuropsychology
1978 · University of Florida
Internship
1976-1977 · Boston VAMC

Contact Details

Phones:
Business:
(352) 392-3450
Emails:
Addresses:
Mailing:
PO Box 100165
GAINESVILLE FL 32610
Physical:
101 NEWELL DR RM 3116
GAINESVILLE FL 32611