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Brian K. Lebowitz PhD ABPP-CN

 

Academic Appointments

Director of Neuropsychology Training
Clinical Associate Professor, Neurology
Stony Brook University Medical Center

 

Prior Academic Appointments

Clinical Neuropsychologist
Clinical Assistant Professor, Neurology
Stony Brook University Medical Center

Research Associate in Psychology
Department of Psychiatry
Harvard Medical School

Education

Neuropsychology Fellowship
Harvard Medical School/Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
Boston, Massachusetts

Post-doctoral Residency
James A. Haley Veterans Hospital
Tampa, Florida

APA Accredited Predoctoral Internship
James A. Haley Veterans Hospital
Tampa, Florida

Ph.D. in Psychology
Clinical Psychology Program, Neuropsychology Track
University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, Ohio

Master of Science, Experimental Psychology
Villanova University, Villanova, PA

Bachelor of Arts, Psychology
Penn State University


Publications

Giuffrida, C., Demery, J., Reyes, L., Lebowitz, B.K.,  and Hanlon, R. Functional Skill Learning in Traumatic Brain Injury.  American Journal of Occupational Therapy, Accepted for publication

Fernandez, A.L., Moroni, M.A., Carranza, J.M., Fabbro, N., & Lebowitz, B.K. Reliability of the Five-Point Test (2008).  The Clinical Neuropsychologist, 1,1-9.

O’Connor, M.G.., Lebowitz, B.K., Ly, J., Panizzon, M.S., Elkin-Frankson, S., Dey, S., Bloomingdale, K., Thall, M., Pearlman, C.A (2008).  Dissociation between Anterograde and Retrograde Amnesia Following Treatment with Electroconvulsive Therapy: A Naturalistic Investigation.  Journal of ECT, 24(2):146-151.

Elkin-Frankston, S., Lebowitz, B.K., Kapust, L., Hollis, A.M., & O’Connor, M.G. The use of the Color Trails Test in the assessment of driver competence: Preliminary report for a culture-fair instrument (2007).  Archives of Clinical Neuropsychology, 22(5), 631-635.

Vassallo, J. L., Proctor-Weber, Z., Vanderploeg, R. D, Lebowitz, B. K., & Curtiss, G. (2007).  Psychiatric risk factors for head injury.  Brain Injury, 21(6), 567-573.

Lebowitz, B.K., Touradji, P., Jonen, L., Belanger, H.G., Curtiss, G., & Vanderploeg, R.D. Executive functioning and learning pattern on the CVLT. (2006).  Journal of Clinical and Experimental Neuropsychology, 28, 1208-1217.

Lebowitz, B.K., Schefft, B.K.  Testa S.M., Patton, J.A. & Yeh, H. (2006).  Adult cognitive functioning in the presence of a large congenital cyst of the left hemisphere: A case study.  Neurocase, 12, 1-7.

Lebowitz, B.K.,Shear, P.K., Steed, M.A., & Strakowski, S.M. (2006) Stability of estimated IQ across mood state in patients with bipolar disorder.  Bipolar Disorders, 8, 81-84

Belanger, H.G., Demery, J.A., Lebowitz, B.K., Curtiss, G., & Vanderploeg, R.D. (2005)  Neuropsychological impairment in mild traumatic brain injury: A meta-analysis. Journal of the International Neuropsychological Society, 11, 215-227.

Fleck, D.E., Shear, P.K., Zimmerman, M.E., Getz, G.E., Corey, K.B., Jak, A, Lebowitz, B.K., Strakowski, S.M. (2003). Verbal memory deficits in bipolar disorder: effects of clinical state, task requirements, and symptom severity.  Bipolar Disorders, 5(5), 375-380

Lebowitz, B.K.,Shear, P.K., Steed, M.A., and Strakowski, S.M. (2001).  Verbal fluency in mania: relationship to number of manic episodes.  Neuropsychiatry, Neuropsychology and Behavioral Neurology, 14(3), 177-182

Lebowitz, B.K.,and Brown, M. (1999).  Sex differences in spatial search and pattern learning in the rat. Psychobiology, 27(3), 364-371.    

Brown, M., McKeon, D., Curley, T., Weston, B., Lambert, C., Lebowitz, B. (1998).  Working memory for color in honeybees.  Animal Learning and Behavior, 26(3), 264-271.

Published Abstracts/Presentations:

Fernandez, A.L., Moroni, M.A., Carranza, J.M., Fabbro, N., & Lebowitz, B.K. Reliability of the Five-Point Test (2008).  Post submitted for presentation at the 2011 Mid-year conference of the International Neuropsychological Society.

Lebowitz, B.K.,Weinstein, C., Beiser, A., Seshadri, S., Wolf, P.A., Au, RRelationship of Suspected Reading Disorder to Prevalent MCI.  Poster presented at the 2009 Mid-year Conference of the International Neuropsychological Society.  Atlanta, Georgia

Weinstein, C., Lebowitz, B.K., Beiser, A., Seshadri, S., Wolf, P.A., Au, R. Impact of Reading Impairment on MCI Progression.  Poster presented at the Mid-year Conference of the International Neuropsychological Society.  Atlanta, Georgia

Burandt CA, Lebowitz BK, Tröster AI, O’Connor, MG.   The Role of Neuropsychology in the Evaluation of Surgical Candidates for Deep Brain Stimulation in Parkinson’s Disease: A Survey Study.   2008 American Academy of Clinical Neuropsychology conference in Boston, MA

O’Connor, M.G.., Lebowitz, B.K., Ly, J., Panizzon, M.S., Elkin-Frankson, S., Dey, S., Bloomingdale, K., Thall, M., Pearlman, C.A  Dissociation between Anterograde and Retrograde Amnesia Following Treatment with Electroconvulsive Therapy: A Naturalistic Investigation.  Poster presented at the 2007 Mid-year Conference of the International Neuropsychological Society.

Lebowitz, B.K., O’Connor, M.G, Ly, J., Panizzon, M., Elkin-Frankston, S., Dey, S., Bloomingdale, K., Thall, M.(2006, June) Retrograde Memory for Words Following ECT.  Poster presented at the annual conference of the American Academy of Clinical Neuropsychology, Philadelphia, PA.

Lebowitz, B.K., Vassallo, J., Curtiss, G., Vanderploeg, R.D.  (2006, February) The effects of post concussive syndrome on cognition in mild traumatic brain injury.  Poster presented at the annual meeting of the International Neuropsychological Society,  Boston, MA.

Lebowitz, B.K., Vassallo, J.L., Curtiss, G. & Vanderploeg, R. D. (2005). Symptom complaints in postconcussion syndrome: Does head injury matter? The Clinical Neuropsychologist, 19 (3/4), 539. Presented as a poster at the Annual Meeting of the American Psychological Association in Washington, DC. Manuscript in preparation.

Vassallo, J. L., Proctor-Weber, Z., Vanderploeg, R. D, Lebowitz, B. K., & Curtiss, G. Psychiatric risk factors for head injury. (2005). The Clinical Neuropsychologist, 19 (3/4), 538. Presented as a poster at the Annual Meeting of the American Psychological Association in Washington, DC.

Vassallo, J. L., Lebowitz, B. K., Schinka, J. A., Borenstein, A. R., & Mortimer, J. A. (2005). Personality and vascular influence on cognitive performance in older adults. The Clinical Neuropsychologist, 19 (3/4), 550. Presented as a poster at the Annual Meeting of the American Psychological Association in Washington, DC.

Klein, F.E., Lebowitz, B.K., Shear, P.K., and Strakowski, S.M. (2005, February).  Self-reported impulsivity and executive difficulty in healthy adult smokers.  Poster presented at the Annual Meeting of the International Neuropsychological Society, Saint Louis, MO.

Belanger, H.G., Demery, J.A., Lebowitz, B.K., Curtiss, G., and Vanderploeg, R.D. (2005, February). Neuropsychological impairment in mild traumatic brain injury: A meta-analysis.  Poster presented at the Annual Meeting of the International Neuropsychological Society, Saint Louis, MO.

Lebowitz, B.K., Touradji, P., Jonen, L., Curtiss, G., Vanderploeg, R.D. (2004, July). Executive functioning and learning pattern on the CVLT.  Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Psychological Association, Honolulu, HI

Lebowitz, B.K., Shear, P.K., Steed, M.A., Klein, F.E., & Strakowski, SM (2004, February). Motor inhibition in bipolar disorder.  Poster presented at the Annual Meeting of the International Neuropsychological Society, Baltimore, MD.

 Shear, P.K., Jak, A.J., Lebowitz, B.K., Farrell, K.M., & Steed, M.A. (2003, February).  Word reading as a predictor of wechsler IQ in healthy young adults.  Poster presented at the Annual Meeting of the International Neuropsychological Society, Honolulu, HI.

Fleck, D.E., Shear, P.K., Zimmerman, M.E., Getz, G.E., Corey, K.B., Jak A., Lebowitz, B.K., & Strakowski, S.M. (2003, February). Verbal memory deficits in bipolar disorder: Effects of clinical state and symptom severity. Poster presented at the 31st Annual Meeting of the International Neuropsychological Society, Honolulu, Hawaii.

Steed, M.A., Adler, C, Shear, P.K., Holland, S.K., Chiu, C.Y., Lebowitz, B.K., Stakowski, S.M. (2003) Functional MRI correlates of facial affect recognition in bipolar disorder.  Poster presented at the annual conference for the International Neuropsychological Society.  Honolulu, Hawaii.

Dulay, M.F., Fargo, J.D., Testa, S.M., Lebowitz, B.K., Westbeld, M.K., & Schefft B.K. (2003) Type of naming error predicts visual naming ability in temporal lobe epilepsy.  Journal of the International Neuropsychological Society, 9(2), 310.  Poster presented at the annual conference for the International Neuropsychological Society.  Honolulu, Hawaii.

Lebowitz, B.K.,Fleck, D.E., Shear, P.K., and Strakowski, S.M. (2003)  Stroop interference as a measure of inhibitory control in euthymia.  Poster presented at the annual meeting of the International Neuropsychological Society.  Honolulu, Hawaii.

Lebowitz, B.K., Testa S.M., Schefft, B.K. (2002).  Adult cognitive functioning in the presence of a large congenital cyst of the left hemisphere: A case study.  Archives of Clinical Neuropsychology17, 755.  Poster presented at the annual conference for the National Academy of Neuropsychology.  Miami, Florida.

Lebowitz, B.K.,Steed, M.A., Bates-Corey, K., Wilder-Wilis, K., Shear, P.K., and Strakowski, S.M. (2002) Premorbid IQ estimation in mania,  Journal of the International Neuropsychological Society 8(2),183. Poster presented at the annual conference for the International Neuropsychological Society.  Toronto, Ontario.

Lebowitz B.K., Steed M.A., Shear P.K., Strakowski S.M. (2001)Verbal fluency in euthymia, Clinical Neuropsychologist, 15(2), 280.  Poster presented at the annual conference of the American Psychological Association.  San Francisco, CA.

Testa S.M., Dember W.N., Schefft B.K., Lebowitz B.K.(2001) Approach and withdrawal related emotion in temporal lobe epilepsy.  Clinical Neuropsychologist, 15(2), 281-282 Poster presented  at the annual conference of the American Psychological Association.  San Francisco, CA.

Lebowitz, B.K., Steed, M.A., Shear, P.K., and Strakowski, S.M. (2001).  Verbal and Design Fluency in Mania. Journal of the International Neuropsychological Society,7(2), 220-221. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the International Neuropsychological Society.  Chicago, Il.

Lebowitz B.K., Shear PK, Steed MA, Strakowski SM(2000) Verbal fluency in mania.  Clinical Neuropsychologist, 14(2), 244-244.  Poster presented at the annual meeting of the American Psychological Association.  Washington, DC.

Lebowitz, B.K.,and Brown, M.B. (December, 1997).  Sex differences in spatial search and pattern learning in the rat.  Annual Meeting of the Psychonomics Society.  Philadelphia, PA.

Brown, M.F., Lambert, C., Curley, T., McKeon, D., and Lebowitz, B. (March, 1997) Delayed conditional discrimination performance in honey bees.  International Conference on Comparative Cognition.  Melbourne, FL.