Gregory G. Brown, Ph.D.
3350 La Jolla Village Drive
San Diego, CA 92161-116A
Phone #: (858) 642-3944
FAX #: (858) 552-7414

In 1977 Dr. Brown received a Ph.D. in clinical psychology from Wayne State University. He was an Attending Staff Psychologist in the Neuropsychology Division at Henry Ford Hospital from 1977 to 1994. In 1994 he became Staff Psychologist at The New York Hospital. Dr. Brown is currently Chief of the Psychology Service at the VA San Diego Healthcare System, where he has worked since 1995. Dr. Brown serves as Associate Director of Clinical Neuroscience at the UCSD Center for Functional MRI and Co-Director of the VA/UCSD Laboratory of Cognitive Imaging. He is an ABPP/ABCN Diplomate in Clinical Neuropsychology.

Research Focus
Dr. Brown’s research uses computational modeling and brain imaging methods to investigate neuropsychiatric disorders. His laboratory makes use of functional, structural, and metabolic brain imaging to investigate the etiology and clinical course of neurological and neuropsychiatric disorders, especially schizophrenia. The laboratory’s imaging studies focus on the development of brain imaging methods and their application to clinical problems. The laboratory’s computational modeling involves the use of both parametric and connectionist models to analyze neurobehavioral impairments in patient populations. The laboratory uses Parametric Modeling Measurement theory to integrate theoretical models of cognition with psychological test construction theory.

Clinical Focus
Dr. Brown’s clinical work involves the use of neuropsychological tests to assess neurobehavioral functioning in patients at risk for neurological or psychological disorders.

Selected Publications

  • Brown, G. G., Preisman, R. C., Anderson, M. D., Nixon, R. K., Isbister, J. L., & Price, H. A. (1981). Memory performance among chemical workers exposed to polybrominated biphenyls. Science, 212, 1413-1415.
  • Brown, G. G., Levine, S. R., Gorell, J. M., Pettegrew, J. W., Gdowski, J. W., Bueri, J. A., Helpern, J. A., & Welch, K. M. A. (1989). In vivo 31P NMR profiles of Alzheimer's disease and multiple subcortical infarct dementia. Neurology, 39, 1423-1427.
  • Brown, G. G., Simkins-Bullock, J., Woodard, J. L., Greiffenstein, M., Cushman, L., Malik, G. M., & McGillicuddy, J. (1995). Modeling the immediate free recall impairment of patients with surgical repair of anterior communicating artery aneurysms. Neuropsychology,9, 27-38.
  • Drummond, S.P.A., Brown, G.G., Gillin, J.C, Stricker, J.L., Wong, E.C., & Buxton, R.B. (2000) Altered brain response to verbal learning following sleep deprivation. Nature, 403, 655-657.
  • (2001) Brown GG, Eyler Zorrilla LT, Georgy B, Kindermann SS, Wong EC, Buxton RB. (In press). BOLD and perfusion response to finger-thumb opposition following acetazolamide administration: Differential coupling to global gray matter perfusion. Journal of Cerebral Blood Flow and Metabolism.


University of California, San Diego, Department of Psychiatry, 9500 Gilman Drive, Mail Code 0603 La Jolla, CA 92037-0603
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