Susan Bookheimer, Ph.D.

Professor, University of California, Los Angeles

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Susan Bookheimer is the Joaquin M. Fuster Chair in Cognitive Neuroscience at the David Geffen School of Medicine at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). She is also a Professor and Co-Director of the Center for Autism Research and Treatment (CART), a Professor-in-Residence within the Department of Cognitive Psychology, Principal Investigator at the UCLA Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities Research Center and a member of the Brain Research Institute at UCLA.

Bookheimer is a clinical neuropsychologist with a broad interest in the study of human cognition in relation to brain structure, function, and pathology, and her experimental expertise includes structural and functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI), positron emission tomography, and intraoperative electrocortical stimulation mapping, as well as classical neuropsychological approaches. Bookheimer has special interests in epilepsy, autism, and Alzheimer’s disease, with recent work focusing on using fMRI to understand the neural basis of social communication deficits in autism.

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