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William M. Whelihan Clinical Associate Professor of Psychiatry and Human Behavior

Brown Affiliations

scholarly work

McLaughlin, N.C.R., Paul, R.H., Grieve, S.M., Williams, L.M., Laidlaw, D. DiCarlo, M., Clark, C.R., Whelihan, W.M., Cohen, R.A., Whitford, T.J., and Gordon, E. (2007). Diffusion Tensor Imaging of the Corpus Callosum: A Cross-Sectional Study across the Lifespan. International Journal of Developmental Neuroscience, 25 (4), 215-221.

Whelihan, W.M., DiCarlo, M.A., & Paul, R.H. (2005). The relationship of neuropsychological functioning to driving competence in older persons with early cognitive decline. Archives of Clinical Neuropsychology, 20 (2), 217-228.

Garrett, K.D., Browndyke, J.N., Whelihan, W.M., Paul, R.H., DiCarlo, M.A., Moser, D.J., et al. (2004). The neuropsychological profile of vascular cognitive impairment - No dementia: Comparisons to patients at risk for cerebrovascular disease and vascular dementia. Archives of Clinical Neuropsychology, 19, 745-757.

Ott, B.R., Heindel, W.C., Whelihan, W.M., Caron, M.D., Piatt, A.L., & DiCarlo, M.A. (2003). Maze test performance and reported driving ability in early dementia. J. of Geriatric Psychiatry and Neurology, 16, 151-155.

Ott, B.R., Heindel, W. C., Whelihan, W.M., Caron, M.D., Piatt, A.L. & Noto, R.B. (2000). A SPECT imaging study of driving impairment in patients with Alzheimerís disease. Dementia & Geriatric Cognitive Disorders, 11, 153-160.

Paul, R.H., Piatt, A.L., Whelihan, W.M., & Malloy, P.F. (2000). Neuropsychological and magnetic resonance abnormalities associated with a plasmacytoma of the frontal dura: A case report. Neuropsychiatry Neuropsychol Behav Neurol, 13 (2), 143-147.

Whelihan, W.M., Thompson, J.A., Piatt, A.L., Caron, M.D., & Chung, T. (1997) The relationship of neuropsychological measures to levels of cognitive functioning in elderly subjects: A discriminant analysis approach. Applied Neuropsychology, 4, 160-164.

research overview

Dr. Whelihan's research has focused on driving and dementia, executive dysfunction in aging and dementia, functional neuroimaging in the assessment of dementia, ADHD and executive functioning, neuropsychological and neurobehavioral test development (including computer-administered tests), and the assessment of effort and malingering.

research statement

Dr. Whelihan's current research interests focus on driving and dementia, executive dysfunction in aging and dementia, functional neuroimaging in the assessment of dementia, ADHD and executive functioning, neuropsychological and neurobehavioral test development, and the assessment of effort and malingering.

Clinical Interests: Dr. Whelihan's primary clinical focus has been adult and geriatric assessment and consultation in a variety of outpatient and long-term care settings. He is also a consultant on a medical rehabilitation unit that serves adults and geriatric patients with recent traumatic brain injury, stroke, tumor, and other neurological disorders. In his outpatient practice he provides neuropsychological services to younger and middle-aged adults with attention deficit disorder, to adults with a wide range of neurological illnesses, and to geriatric patients and their families. He has a long-term interest in professional ethics and risk management and he has led a monthly workshop for fellows.