Aase_Darrin_720x720Director, Neurobehavior Program
Associate Professor – Clinical 
Department of Psychiatry & Behavioral Health
3650 Olentangy River Road, Suite 310
Columbus, OH 43214

Research Interests

Dr. Aase is involved in numerous projects and has specific interests in neuropsychological sequelae of addiction/dual diagnosis, PTSD/polytrauma, traumatic brain injury, cancer, neurodegenerative diseases, and other medical conditions. He serves as a Co-Investigator on multiple recent/current projects funded by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, National Institutes of Health, Department of Defense, internal and non-profit/foundation grants. 

Education and Training

  • PhD: DePaul University, Chicago, IL
  • Residency: Oak Forest Hospital of Cook County, Oak Forest, IL
  • Fellowship: Loyola University Medical Center, Maywood, IL


  • American Psychological Association
  • Society for Clinical Neuropsychology
  • Society of Addiction Psychology
  • American Academy of Clinical Neuropsychology
  • International Neuropsychological Society


  • 2021 Co-Chair, Practice Advisory Committee, APA Division 40 (Neuropsychology)
  • 2021 Division 40 Liaison, Interdivisional Healthcare Committee, American Psychological Association
  • 2020 Mentor, American Board of Clinical Neuropsychology Mentorship Program
  • 2020 Member, Inter-Organizational Practice Committee COVID-19 Advocacy Team
  • 2017 American Psychological Association Early Career Achievement Award
  • 2014 American Psychological Association Early Career Achievement Award

Selected Publications

Neale, A.C., Aase, D.M., Soble, J.R., Baker, J.C., & Phan, K.L. (2022). Disentangling subjective symptom complaints and objective cognitive performance in veterans: Impact of posttraumatic stress disorder and lifetime traumatic brain injury burden. Applied Neuropsychology: Adult.

Aase, D.M., Gorka, S.M., Soble, J.R., Bryan, C.J., & Phan, K.L. (2022). Impact of alcohol use, combat exposure, and posttraumatic stress on verbal and visual working memory performance in post-9/11 veterans. Psychological Trauma: Theory, Research, Practice, and Policy.

Kielb, S., Speelman, C., Boxley-Stern, L., Aase, D.M., Dawson, E., Changizi, B., Merola, A., Krishna, V., & Nguyen, C. (2022). Reliable cognitive change following unilateral deep brain stimulation in essential tremor. Applied Neuropsychology: Adult.

Korinek, D., Resch, Z.J., Soble, J.R., Aase, D.M., Schroth, C., & Phan, K.L. (2022). Forgetting 
to remember: The impact of Posttraumatic Stress Disorder on prospective and retrospective memory performance. Archives of Clinical Neuropsychology, 37, 210-216. https://doi.org/10.1093/arclin/acab028 

Postal, K., Bilder, R., Lanca, M., Aase, D.M., Barisa, M., Holland, A.A., Lacritz, L., Harder, L., 
Lechuga, D., McPherson, S., Morgan, J., & Salinas, C. (2021). InterOrganizational Practice Committee Guidance/Recommendation for Models of Care During the Novel Coronavirus Pandemic. The Clinical Neuropsychologist, 35, 81-98. https://doi.org/10.1080/13854046.2020.1801847 

Aase, D.M., Soble, J.R., Shepard, P., Akagi, K., Schroth, C., Greenstein, J.E., Proescher, E., & Phan, K.L. (2021). Concordance of embedded performance and symptom validity tests and associations with mild traumatic brain injury and posttraumatic stress disorder among post-9/11 veterans. Archives of Clinical Neuropsychology, 36, 424-429. https://doi.org/10.1093/arclin/acaa053 

Bilder, R., Postal, K., Barisa, M., Aase, D.M., Cullum, M., Gillaspy, S., Harder, L., Kanter, G., Lanca, M., Lechuga, D., Morgan, J., Most, R., Puente, A., Salinas, C., Woodhouse, J. (2020). InterOrganizational Practice Committee Recommendations/Guidance for Teleneuropsychology (TeleNP) in Response to the COVID-19 Pandemic. The Clinical Neuropsychologist, 7-8, 1314-1334. https://doi.org/10.1080/13854046.2020.1767214 

Aase, D.M., Babione, J.M., Proescher, E., Greenstein, J.E., DiGangi, J.A., Schroth, C., Kennedy, A.E., Feeley, S., Tan, M., Cosio, D., & Phan, K.L. (2018).  Impact of PTSD on post-concussive symptoms, neuropsychological functioning, and pain in post-9/11 veterans with mild traumatic brain injury. Psychiatry Research, 268, 460-466.  https://doi.org/10.1016/j.psychres.2018.08.019 

Aase, D.M., Gorka, S.M., Greenstein, J.E., Proescher, E., Crane, N.A., Everett, L., Hassan, I., Osborn, A., Schroth, C., Kennedy-Krage, A.E, & Phan, K.L. (2018). Cognitive reappraisal moderates the relationship between PTSD symptoms and alcohol use over time in post-9/11 U.S. military veterans. Drug and Alcohol Dependence, 191, 159-164. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.drugalcdep.2018.06.032 

Fitzgerald, J.M., Gorka, S.M., Kujawa, A., DiGangi, J., Proescher, E., Greenstein, J.E., Aase, D.M., 
Schroth, C., Afshar, K., Kennedy, A., Hajcak, G., Phan, K.L. (2018). Neural indices of emotional reactivity and regulation predict course of PTSD symptoms in combat-exposed veterans. Progress in Neuro-Psychopharmacology & Biological Psychiatry, 82, 255-262. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.pnpbp.2017.11.005 

Crane, N.A., Gorka, S.M., Burkhouse, K.L., Afshar, K., Greenstein, J.E., Aase, D.M., Proescher, E., 
Schroth, C., Kennedy, A.E., & Phan, K.L. (2018). Neural Response to Errors is Associated with Problematic Alcohol Use Over Time in Combat-Exposed Returning Veterans: An Event-Related Potential Study. Drug and Alcohol Dependence, 183, 155-161. https://dx.doi.org/10.1016%2Fj.drugalcdep.2017.11.008 

Aase, D.M., DiGangi, J.A., Babione, J.M., Schroth, C., Levy, D.M., Kennedy, A.E., Proescher, E., 
Greenstein, J.E., Walters, R., Passi, H., Langenecker, S.A., & Phan, K.L. (2017). PTSD Symptoms Are Associated with Visual Retrieval Performance in OEF/OIF/OND Veterans. Psychiatry Research, 257, 156-162.  https://doi.org/10.1016/j.psychres.2017.07.041 

DiGangi, J.A., Burkhouse, K., Aase, D.M., Babione, J., Schroth, C., Greenstein, J., Proescher., E., & 
Phan, K.L. (2017). An electrocortical investigation of emotional face processing in military-related posttraumatic stress disorder. Journal of Psychiatric Research, 92, 132-138. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jpsychires.2017.03.013 

Gorka, S.M., MacNamara, A., Aase, D.M., Proescher, E., Greenstein, J., Walters, R., Passi, H., 
Babione, J.M., Levy, D.M., Kennedy, A.E., DiGangi, J.A., Rabinak, C., Schroth, C., Afshar, K., Fitzgerald, J., Hajcak, G., & Phan, K.L. (2016). Impact of alcohol use disorder comorbidity on defensive reactivity to errors in veterans with post-traumatic stress disorder. Psychology of Addictive Behaviors, 30, 733-742. https://doi.org/10.1037/adb0000196 

Aase, D.M., Fink, J.W., Lee, R.C., Kelley, K.M., & Pliskin, N.H. (2014). Mood and cognition after electrical injury: A follow-up study. Archives of Clinical Neuropsychology, 29, 125-130. https://doi.org/10.1093/arclin/act117 

Aase, D.M., Jason, L.A., & Robinson, W.L. (2008). 12-Step participation among dually-diagnosed individuals: A review of individual and contextual factors. Clinical Psychology Review, 28, 1235-1248. https://dx.doi.org/10.1016%2Fj.cpr.2008.05.002