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