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 200V & FC 221
Telephone: 410-617-2461
Email: CIHigginson@loyola.edu

Curriculum Vitae, 2011 


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

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, 947-953. 
doi: 10.1016/j.gaitpost.2015.03.347

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,
287-292. doi: 10.1080/23279095.2014.925902

Lawson, R. A., Papadakis, A. A., Higginson, C. I., Barnett, J. E., Wills, M., Strang, J., Dominska, A.,
Wallace, G. L., & Kenworthy, L. (2015). Everyday executive function impairments predict comorbid
psychopathology in autism spectrum and attention deficit hyperactivity disorders. Neuropsychology,
29, 445-453. doi: 10.1037/neu0000145

Lanni, K., Ross, J., Higginson, C. I., Dressler, E., Sigyardt, K. A., Zhang, L., Malhado-Chang, N., &
Disbrow, E. A. (2014). Perceived and performance-based executive dysfunction in Parkinson's
disease. Journal of Clinical and Experimental Neuropsychology36, 342-355. 
doi: 10.1080/13803395.2014.892059

Higginson, C. I., Lanni, K., Sigvardt, K. A., Disbrow, E. A. (2013). The contribution of trail making to
the prediction of performance-based IADLs in Parkinson’s disease without dementia. Journal of 
Clinical and Experimental Neuropsychology, 35(5), 530-539. doi:10.1080/13803395.2013.798397

Course Offerings:

PY101: Introductory Psychology
PY331: Biopsychology
PY332: Introduction to Human Neuropsychology
PY333: Sensation and Perception
PY814: Biological Bases of Behavior
PY886: Neuropsychological Assessment
PY925: Clinical Assessment

Sanil Mayilkunnel


Sanil decided to pursue a doctorate in clinical psychology to better serve and provide care for marginalized populations