Sandra J. Brown, Ph.D., ABPP/CN
Associate Clinical Professor
9500 Gilman Drive
La Jolla, CA 92093
PHONE #: (619) 229-3705
FAX #: (619) 229-1715
E-mail :

Dr. Brown received her Ph.D. in Psychology from the University of Windsor. She completed an internship in clinical neuropsychology at Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit and earned a diplomate in Psychology, with a specialty in clinical neuropsychology, in 1995. Dr. Brown joined the University of California San Diego in 1997. She is currently an Associate Clinical Professor of Psychiatry and adjunct faculty at San Diego State University. Dr. Brown is a supervising psychologist in the Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Service as well as with Neuropsychological Associates.

Research Focus
Neuropsychological correlates of learning disabilities in children and adolescents. Clinical teaching and supervision of pre and post doctoral interns and fellows in Psychology.

Clinical Focus
Dr. Brown’s clinical, teaching and supervision is in the area of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry as well as clinical neuropsychology. She specializes in working with children and adolescents who have histories of severe psychopathology. Dr. Brown also conducts and supervises neuropsychological assessments of children and adolescents as well as adults. She is a member of the American Psychological Association, the International Neuropsychological Society and the American Board of Professional Psychology.

Selected Publications

  • Brown, S.J., Rourke, B.P., & Cicchetti, D.M. (1989). Reliability of tests and measures used in the neuropsychological assessment of children. The Clinical Neuropsychologist, 3, 353-368.
  • Brown, G.G., Rahill, A.A., Gorell, J.M., McDonald, C., Brown, S.J., Sillanpaa, M. & Shults, C. (2000). Validity of the Dementia Rating Scale in Assessing Cognitive Function in Parkinson’s Disease. Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry and Neurology, 12, 180-188.


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