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Shawn Gale

Professor, Psychology, Neuroscience Center Assistant Director

1125 KMBL


Licensed Psychologist since 1995 & Board Certified Clinical Neuropsychologist since 2000. Places practiced: private practice in SLC, University of Virginia Dept. of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation, and SJHMC/ Barrow Neurological Institute in Phoenix.

Research Interests

My research interests are largely centered in the field of neuropsychology, which is the study of brain-behavior relationships. I utilize clinical and research techniques, including neurocognitive assessment and neuroimaging through our new MRI Research Facility here on campus, and neuroepidemiological techniques, to investigate neurocognitive outcomes in various neurologic disorders including traumatic brain injury, epilepsy, and dementia. More recently, I have become increasingly interested in the potential negative effects of (latent) infectious disease on neurocognitive functions and psychiatric illness.

Teaching Interests

Clinical Neuropsychology, Brain-Behavior relationships, Research Methods


  • Postdoctoral Fellowship, , LDS Hospital (1995)
  • PhD, Psychology , Brigham Young University (1994)
  • MS, Experimental Psychology , Brigham Young University (1990)
  • BS, Psychology , Brigham Young University (1988)

Licenses and Certifications

  • American Board of Professional Psychology, Diplomate in Clinical Neuropsychology (2000 - Present)


  • American Academy of Clinical Neuropsychology (2000 - Present)
  • International Neuropsychological Society (1995 - Present)
  • National Academy of Neuropsychology (1995 - Present)