Loyola University Maryland


Christopher I. Higginson, Ph.D.

Christopher HigginsonProfessor of Psychology
Center for the Prevention and Rehabilitation of Brain Injury and Disease (CPRBID) - Loyola Clinical Centers

Office: LCC 200-V & FC 221
Phone: (410) 617-2461
Email: cihigginson@loyola.edu

Curriculum Vitae 


  • B.S. (Psychology, summa cum laude) - Washington State University
  • M.S. (Clinical Psychology) - Washington State University
  • Ph.D. (Clinical Psychology) - Washington State University
  • Pre-doctoral Internship - Queen Elizabeth II Health Sciences Centre
  • Post-doctoral Fellowship - Department of Neurology, University of Kansas Medical Center
  • Licensed Psychologist in Maryland, Delaware, and Pennsylvania

Scholarly Interests

My area of specialization within clinical psychology is adult neuropsychology. My specific research interests are: (1) the degree to which cognitive measures are predictive of daily function (i.e., ecological validity); and (2) degenerative diseases in general, and the cognitive deficits associated with Parkinson’s disease, and its surgical treatment. For more information, see my C.V. (linked above).

Representative Publications

Kao, P. C., Higginson, C. I., Seymour, K., Kamerdze, M., & Higginson, J. S. (2015). Walking stability during cell phone use in healthy adults. Gait & Posture, 41(4), 947-953. [doi]

Koster, D. P., Higginson, C. I., & MacDougall, E. E. (2015). Subjective cognitive complaints in Parkinson's disease without dementia: A preliminary study. Applied Neuropsychology: Adult, 22(4), 287-292. [doi]

Lawson, R. A., Papadakis, A. A., Higginson, C. I., Barnett, J. E., Wills, M. C., Strang, J. F., Wallace, G. L., & Kenworthy, L. (2015). Everyday executive function impairments predict comorbid psychopathology in autism spectrum and attention deficit hyperactivity disorders. Neuropsychology, 29(3), 445-453. [doi]

Lanni, K. E., Ross., J. M., Higginson, C. I., Dressler, E. M., Sigvardt, K. A., Zhang, L., Malhaldo-Chang, N., & Disbrow, E. A. (2014). Perceived and performance-based executive dysfunction in Parkinson's disease. Journal of Clinical and Experimental Neuropsychology, 36(4), 342-355. [doi]

Higginson, C. I., Lanni, K., Sigvardt, K. A., & Disbrow, E. A. (2013). The contribution of trail making to the prediction of performance-based instrumental activities of daily living in Parkinson's disease without dementia. Journal of Clinical and Experimental Neuropsychology, 35(5), 530-539. [doi]

Course Offerings

  • PY 101 - Introductory Psychology
  • PY 331 - Biopsychology
  • PY 332 - Introduction to Human Neuropsychology
  • PY 333 - Sensation and Perception
  • PY 715 - Human Biopsychology
  • PY 814 - Biological Bases of Behavior
  • PY 925 - Clinical Applications Assessment
Nadine Whint


Nadine chose Loyola’s Psy.D. program to better understand and support the children she encountered as a social worker