Keith A Hawkins PsyD

Professor of Psychiatry; Director, Neuropsychological Assessment Service, Psychiatry

Research Interests

Psychometric properties and validity of neuropsychological methods; Neuropsychological characteristics of psychiatric conditions; Cognitive features and course of prodromal neurodegenerative disorders (AD; PD)

Current Projects

Current research involvements include

  • Studies of the novel antipsychotics;
  • The pre-first-episode prodrome of schizophrenia;
  • Tardive dyskinsia prediction, onset, and course; and
  • Monitoring of the the effects of transcranial magnetic stimulation as a treatment for intractable auditory hallucinations on neuropsychological functioning.
  • Additional activities include dementia screening and differential diagnosis, and forensic consulting on both civil (e.g., alleged traumatic brain injury) and criminal cases.
  • Consulting on civil and criminal cases pertaining to actual or alleged brain injury or disease-related compromise.
  • Consulting on work related claims where brain status or limitations are an issue, e.g., work place accommodations or work site accident claims.
  • General assessment of intellectual ability or competence.

Selected Publications

  • Hawkins, K.A., Jennings, D., Gilliland, K., Vincent, A., West, A., Marek, K.: Neuropsychological Correlates and Reliability of the ANAM Computerized Cognitive Battery for Parkinson Disease. (In Press.) Parkinsonism & Related Disorders.
  • Hawkins, Keith A., & Tulsky, D. (2003) WAIS-III WMS-III discrepancy analysis: Six-factor model index discrepancy base rates, implications, and a preliminary consideration of utility. In D. Tulsky, D. Saklofske, G. Chelune et al. (Eds.) Clinical Interpretation of the WAIS-III and WMS-III. (pp. 211-272). San Diego: Academic Press.
  • Hawkins, K.A. et al. (2008) Neuropsychological Course in the Prodrome and First Episode of Psychosis: Findings from the PRIME Double Blind Treatment Study. Schizophrenia Research,105 (1-3): 1-9
  • Hawkins, K. A., Pearlson, G.D. (2011) Age and Gender but not Common Chronic Illnesses Predict Odor Identification in Older African Americans. American Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry, 19: 777-782.

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