Nguyen_Christopher_724x840Clinical Assistant Professor  
Clinical Neuropsychologist
Director of Research, Neuropsychology Clinic  

Behavioral Health Olentangy River Road
3650 Olentangy River Road, Suite 310
Columbus, OH 43214
614-366-2315 (phone)
614-366-2359 (fax)

Dr. Nguyen is an attending neuropsychologist in the Section of Neurobehavioral Health. He is the Co-Director of the Neuropsychology Clinical-Translational Research Laboratory and is involved in education and training activities.

Research Interests

  • Neurocognitive and neuropsychiatric sequelae of neurodegenerative disease
  • Neurocognitive and neuropsychiatric sequelae of cancer and rare blood disorders
  • Cognitive aging, decision making, and civil capacities
  • Cross-cultural considerations in neuropsychology

Current Research Projects

  • The role of cognitive reserve in neuropsychological functioning
  • Testamentary capacity in older adults
  • Neuropsychological sequelae of thrombotic thrombocytopenic purpura
  • Development and validation of a multicultural naming test

Selected Publications

Nguyen, C. M., Copeland, C. T., Lowe, D. A., Heyanka, D., & Linck, J. F. (2019). The contribution of executive functioning to instrumental activities of daily living in older adults. Applied Neuropsychology: Adult. Advance online publication.

Nguyen, C. M., Chen, K. H., & Denburg, N. L. (2018). The use of problem-solving therapy for primary care to enhance complex decision-making in healthy community-dwelling older adults. Frontiers of Psychology, 9, 1-7.

Dehning, M., Kim, J., Nguyen, C. M., Shivapour, E., & Denburg, N. L. (2014). Neuropsychological performance, brain imaging, and driving violations in multiple sclerosis. Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, 95, 1818-1823.

Nguyen, C. M., Barrash, J., Laloggia, A., Bechara, A., Tranel, D., & Denburg, N. L. (2013). Decision-making deficits in normal elderly persons associated with executive personality disturbances. International Psychogeriatrics, 25, 1811-1819.

Nguyen, C. M., Yamada, T. H., Beglinger, L. J., Cavanaugh, J. E., Denburg, N. L., & Schultz, S. K. (2013). Cognitive features ten or more years after successful breast cancer survivor: Comparisons across types of cancer interventions. Psycho-Oncology, 22, 862-868.

Shivapour, S. K., Nguyen, C. M., Cole, C. A., & Denburg, N. L. (2012). Effects of age, sex, and neuropsychological performance on financial decision-making. Frontiers in Decision Neuroscience, 6, 1-9.

Nguyen, C. M., Koenigs, M., Yamada, T. H., Teo, S. H., Cavanaugh, J. E., Tranel, D., & Denburg, N. L. (2011). Trustworthiness and negative affect predict economic decision-making. Journal of Cognitive Psychology, 23, 748-759.

Education and Training

PhD: University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA 
Residency: Ann Arbor VA Healthcare System, Ann Arbor, MI 
Fellowship: University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center, Oklahoma City, OK

Editorial Activities

  • Guest Associate Editor, Frontiers in Psychology

Professional Memberships

  • Society for Clinical Neuropsychology
  • International Neuropsychological Society
  • National Academy of Neuropsychology
  • Asian Neuropsychology Association

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