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Department of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation

Houston, Texas

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Elisabeth A. Wilde, Ph.D.

Photo Elisabeth A. Wilde, Ph.D.Assistant Professor

Graduate School: Doctor of Philosophy, Brigham Young University, 2000
Internship: Ann Arbor Veterans Administration Medical Center, Ann Arbor, Michigan
Fellowship: Clinical Neuropsychology, University of Michigan Medical Center, Ann Arbor, Michigan

Sub-Specialty: Clinical Psychology (Neuropsychology)

Research Interests: Neuropsychology, Neuroimaging, Clinical Trials, Outcome Measurement, Traumatic Brain Injury

Significant Professional Activities:


Reviewer, Aging, Neuropsychology, Swets and Zeitlinger
Reviewer, Journal of the International Neuropsychological Society, Cambridge
Reviewer, Journal of neurosurgery, Neurology and Psychiatry
Reviewer, American Journal of Neuroradiology
Reviewer, Journal of the Neurological Sciences
Reviewer, Brain Imaging and Behavior
Reviewer, Brain
Reviewer, Archives of Clinical Neuropsychology
Reviewer, Cerebellum
Reviewer / Panel Member, Institutional Review Board, Baylor College of Medicine

Selected Publications:


Wilde EA, Bigler ED, Gandhi PV, Lowry CM, Blatter DD, Brooks J, Ryser DK. Alcohol abuse and traumatic brain injury: quantitative magnetic resonance imaging and neuropsychological outcome. Journal of Neurotrauma 2004; 21:137-147.

Moretti PM, Lieberman A, Wilde EA, Giordani B, Kluin K, Minoshima, S Kuhl DE, Seltzer WK, Foster N. Novel insertional Presenilin 1 mutation causing AD with spastic paraparesis. Neurology 2004; 62:1865-1868.

Wilde EA, Hunter JV, Newsome MR, Scheibel RS, Bigler ED, Johnson JL, Fearing MA, Cleavinger HB, Li X, Swank PR, Pedroza C, Roberson GS, Bachevalier J, Levin HS. Frontal and temporal morphopmetric findings on MRI in children after moderate to severe traumatic brain injury. J Neurotrauma 2005; 22:333-344.

Langenecker S, Bieliauskas LA, Rapport L, Zubieta JK, Wilde EA, Berent S. Face emotion perception and executive functioning deficits in depression. Journal Clin and Exp Neuropsychol. 2005; 27:320-333.

Wilde EA, Bigler ED, Pedroza C, Ryser DK. Post-traumatic amnesia predicts long-term brain atrophy in traumatic brain injury. Brain Inj 2006; 20:695-699.

Bigler ED, Ryser DK, Gandhi, PV, Blatter DD, Kimball J, Wilde EA. Day-of-injury computerized tomography, rehabilitation status, and development of cerebral atrophy in persons with traumatic brain injury. Am J Phys Med and Rehabil. 2006; 85:793-806.

Wilde EA, Bigler ED, Haider JM, Chu Z, Levin HS, Li X, Hunter JV. Vulnerability of the anterior commissure in moderate to severe pediatric traumatic brain injury. J Child Neurol. 2006; 21:769-776.

Wilde EA, Chu Z, Bigler ED, Hunter JV, Fearing MA, Hanten G, Newsome MR, Scheibel RS, Li X, Levin HS. Diffusion tensor imaging in the corpus callosum in children after moderate to severe traumatic brain injury. J Neurotrauma 2006; 23:1412-1426.

Wilde EA, Bigler ED, Hunter JV, Fearing MA, Scheibel RS, Newsome MR, Johnson JL, Bachevalier J, Li X, Levin HS. Hippocampal, amygdala and basal ganglia morphometrics in children after moderate to severe traumatic brain injury. Dev Med Child Neurol. 2007; 49:294-299.

Spanos GK, Wilde EA, Bigler ED, Cleavinger HB, Fearing MA, Levin HS, Li X, Hunter JV. Cerebellar atrophy after moderate-to-severe pediatric traumatic brain injury. ANJR Am J Neuroradiol 2007; 28:537-542.

Wilde EA, McCauley SR, Hunter JV, Bigler ED, Chu Z, Wang ZJ, Hanten GR, Troyanskaya M, Yallampalli R, Li X, Chia J, Levin HS. Diffusion Tensor Imaging of Acute Mild Traumatic Brain Injury in Adolescents. Neurology 2008; 70:948-955.

Fearing MA, Bigler ED, Wilde EA, Johnson JL, Hunter JV, Li X, Hanten G, Levin HS. Morphometric MRI findings in the thalamus and brainstem in children after moderate to severe traumatic brain injury. J of Child Neurol. 2008; 23:729-737.

Hanten G, Wilde EA, Menefee DS, Li X, Lane S, Vasquez C, Chu Z, Ramos MA, Yallampalli R, Swank P, Chapman SB, Gamino J, Hunter JV, Levin HS. Correlates of social problem solving during the first year after traumatic brain injury in children. Neuropsychology 2008; 22:357-370.

Newsome MR, Steinberg JL, Scheibel RS, Troyanskaya M, Chu Z, Hanten G, Lu H, Lane S, Lin X, Hunter JV, Vasquez C, Zientz J, Li X, Wilde EA, Levin HS. Effects of traumatic brain injury on working memory-related brain activation in adolescents. Neuropsychology 2008; 22:419-425.

Levin HS, Wilde EA, Chu Z, Yallampalli R, Hanten GR, Li X, Chia J, Vasquez AC, Hunter JV. Diffusion tensor imaging in relation to cognitive and functional outcome of traumatic brain injury in children. J Head Trauma Rehabil. 2008; 23:197-208.

Merkley TL, Bigler ED, Wilde EA, McCauley SR, Hunter JV, Levin HS. Short Communication: Cortical Thinning in Pediatric Traumatic Brain Injury. J Neurotrauma 2008; 25:1343-1345.

Wilde EA, McCauley S, Chu Z, Hunter JV, Bigler ED, Yallampalli R, Wang ZJ, Hanten GR, Li X, Ramos MA, Sabir S, Vasquez C, Menefee D, Levin HS. Diffusion tensor imaging of hemispheric asymmetries in the developing brain. J Clin Exp Neuropsychol 2009; 31:205-218.

Ghosh A, Wilde EA, Hunter JV, Bigler ED, Chu Z, Li X, Vasquez AC, Menefee D, Yallampalli R, Levin HS. The relation between Glasgow Coma Scale score and later cerebral atrophy in paediatric traumatic brain injury. Brain Injury 2009; 23:228-233.


Wilde EA, Bush S, Zeifert P. Ethical issues in neuropsychology in medical settings. In: Bush S, Drexler M (Eds.) Ethical Issues in Clinical Neuropsychology. Lisse Netherlands, Swets & Zeitlinger, 2002.

Wilde EA, Bigler ED, Gandhi PV, et al. Alcohol abuse and traumatic brain injury: quantitative magnetic resonance imaging and neurophysiological outcome. J Neurotrauma, 21(2):137-147, 2004.

♦ Moretti PM, Lieberman A, Wilde EA, et al. Novel insertional presenilin 1 mutation causing AD with spastic paraparesis. Neurol, 62:1865-1868, 2004.

Contact Information

Elisabeth A. Wilde, Ph.D.
Cognitive Neuroscience Laboratory
1709 Dryden Road, Suite # 725
Houston, TX 77030
Phone: 713-798-7331
Fax: 713-798-6898
ewilde@bcm.edu

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