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Christopher I. Higginson, Ph.D.

Professor, Loyola Clinical Centers - Center for the Prevention and Rehabilitation of Brain Injury and Disease (CPRBID)
Christopher Higginson

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

Courses Taught

  • 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


  • 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]

Areas of Specialization

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).