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Tatjana Novakovic-Agopian, Ph.D.

Rehabilitation neuropsychologist

Novakovic-Agopian co-directs the program in neurorehabilitation at UCSF Medical Center, San Francisco Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Martinez Veterans Affairs Medical Center and UC Berkeley. She is an assistant professor of neurology at UCSF. She earned a doctorate at the California School of Professional Psychology and completed a residency and a fellowship in neuropsychology at UCSF. She served as chair of the Brain Injury Research Committee of the California Pacific Regional Rehabilitation Center, and is a past president of the Northern California Neuropsychology Forum.


UCSF Neurorehabilitation Program
400 Parnassus Ave., Eighth Floor
San Francisco, CA 94143
Phone: (415) 353-2273
Fax: (415) 353-2898

Hours: Monday to Friday
8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

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California School of Professional Psychology 1997


UCSF Medical Center, Neuropsychology 1995

Selected Research and Publications

  1. Arnemann KL, Chen AJ, Novakovic-Agopian T, Gratton C, Nomura EM, D'Esposito M. Functional brain network modularity predicts response to cognitive training after brain injury. Neurology. 2015 Apr 14; 84(15):1568-74.
  2. Van Vleet TM, Chen A, Vernon A, Novakovic-Agopian T, D'Esposito MT. Tonic and phasic alertness training: a novel treatment for executive control dysfunction following mild traumatic brain injury. Neurocase. 2015 Aug; 21(4):489-98.
  3. Novakovic-Agopian T, Chen AJ, Rome S, Rossi A, Abrams G, D'Esposito M, Turner G, McKim R, Muir J, Hills N, Kennedy C, Garfinkle J, Murphy M, Binder D, Castelli H. Assessment of subcomponents of executive functioning in ecologically valid settings: the goal processing scale. J Head Trauma Rehabil. 2014 Mar-Apr; 29(2):136-46.
  4. Novakovic-Agopian T, Chen AJ, Rome S, Abrams G, Castelli H, Rossi A, McKim R, Hills N, D'Esposito M. Rehabilitation of executive functioning with training in attention regulation applied to individually defined goals: a pilot study bridging theory, assessment, and treatment. J Head Trauma Rehabil. 2011 Sep-Oct; 26(5):325-38.
  5. Chen AJ, Novakovic-Agopian T, Nycum TJ, Song S, Turner GR, Hills NK, Rome S, Abrams GM, D'Esposito M. Training of goal-directed attention regulation enhances control over neural processing for individuals with brain injury. Brain. 2011 May; 134(Pt 5):1541-54.
  6. Staprans S, Marlowe N, Glidden D, Novakovic-Agopian T, Grant RM, Heyes M, Aweeka F, Deeks S, Price RW. Time course of cerebrospinal fluid responses to antiretroviral therapy: evidence for variable compartmentalization of infection. AIDS. 1999 Jun 18; 13(9):1051-61.
  7. Aweeka F, Jayewardene A, Staprans S, Bellibas SE, Kearney B, Lizak P, Novakovic-Agopian T, Price RW. Failure to detect nelfinavir in the cerebrospinal fluid of HIV-1--infected patients with and without AIDS dementia complex. J Acquir Immune Defic Syndr Hum Retrovirol. 1999 Jan 1; 20(1):39-43.

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