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Brianna Paul, Ph.D.

Neuropsychologist

Brianna Paul is a licensed clinical psychologist and a neuropsychologist at the UCSF Pediatric Epilepsy Center, where she specializes in the evaluation of children with medically refractory epilepsy or epilepsy that is difficult to control with medication. She also has expertise in the evaluation of pediatric disorders such as learning disabilities, autism spectrum disorders and attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). Paul has conducted research using cognitive-behavioral and neuroimaging methods to understand brain and cognitive development in patients with conditions such as epilepsy, Williams Syndrome and early brain injury due to stroke.

Paul earned a bachelor's degree in biochemistry and psychology at the University of Arizona, and earned a Ph.D. in clinical psychology, specialization in neuropsychology, in a joint doctoral program of San Diego State University and the University of California, San Diego. She completed an internship and fellowship in neuropsychology at UCLA. In 2009, she joined UCSF, where she is an assistant clinical professor in Neurology.

Clinics

Epilepsy Center
400 Parnassus Ave., Eighth Floor
San Francisco, CA 94143
Phone: (415) 353-2437
Fax: (415) 353-2837

Hours: Monday to Friday
8 a.m. – 5 p.m.

More about Brianna Paul

Education

San Diego State University, UC San Diego Joint Doctoral Program, Clinical Psychology 2007

Fellowships

UCLA Medical Center, Neuropsychology 2009

Selected Research and Publications

  1. Paul B, Appelbaum M, Carapetian S, Hesselink J, Nass R, Trauner D, Stiles J. Face and location processing in children with early unilateral brain injury. Brain Cogn. 2014 Jul; 88:6-13.
  2. Simons Variation in Individuals Project (Simons VIP): a genetics-first approach to studying autism spectrum and related neurodevelopmental disorders. Neuron. 2012 Mar 22; 73(6):1063-7.
  3. Fine EM, Delis DC, Paul BM, Filoteo JV. Reduced verbal fluency for proper names in nondemented patients with Parkinson's disease: a quantitative and qualitative analysis. J Clin Exp Neuropsychol. 2011 Feb; 33(2):226-33.
  4. Paul BM, Snyder AZ, Haist F, Raichle ME, Bellugi U, Stiles J. Amygdala response to faces parallels social behavior in Williams syndrome. Soc Cogn Affect Neurosci. 2009 Sep; 4(3):278-85.
  5. Paul BM, Elvevåg B, Bokat CE, Weinberger DR, Goldberg TE. Levels of processing effects on recognition memory in patients with schizophrenia. Schizophr Res. 2005 Apr 1; 74(1):101-10.
  6. Stiles J, Reilly J, Paul B, Moses P. Cognitive development following early brain injury: evidence for neural adaptation. Trends Cogn Sci. 2005 Mar; 9(3):136-43.
  7. Stiles J, Moses P, Paul B. Cognitie Creier Comportament. Spatial cognitive development following early focal brain injury. 2005; 9(2):383-401.
  8. Passarotti AM, Paul BM, Bussiere JR, Buxton RB, Wong EC, J Stiles. Developmental Science. The development of face and location processing: an fMRI study. 2003; 6(1):100-117.
  9. Paul BM, Stiles J, Passarotti A, Bavar N, Bellugi U. Face and place processing in Williams syndrome: evidence for a dorsal-ventral dissociation. Neuroreport. 2002 Jul 2; 13(9):1115-9.

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