Residents

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Hussah Al-Kharafi, PsyD

West Virginia University
Position
Neuropsychology Resident, Behavioral Medicine & Psychiatry
Phone
304-598-4740

Past Residents 

Dev Ashish, Ph.D.

2016-2017
University of Arizona

Indrani Thiruselvam K., Ph.D.

2015-2017
Marquette University
Post-Graduation Position: Taylor University, Malaysia

Jessica Robbins, PhD

2014 – 2016
PhD: Nova Southeastern University, Fort Lauderdale, FL
Post-Graduation Position: Shepard Center, Atlanta, GA
Current Position: Shepard Center, Atlanta, GA

Kirk Bryant, PhD

2013 - 2015
PhD: Saint Louis University, St. Louis, MO
Post-Graduation Position: West Virginia University Department of 
Behavioral Medicine and Psychiatry, Morgantown, WV
Current Position: West Virginia University Department of
Behavioral Medicine and Psychiatry, Morgantown, WV

Jennifer Wiener, PhD

2012 - 2014
PhD: Yeshiva University, Ferkauf Graduate School of Psychology, Bronx, NY
Post-Graduation Position: Lutheran Medical Center
Department of Neurology & Rehabilitation Brooklyn NY
Current Position: Lutheran Medical Center
Department of Neurology & Rehabilitation Brooklyn NY

Philip Rambo, PhD

2011 - 2013
PhD: Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven, CT
Post-Graduation Position: Oklahoma State University, Stillwater, OK
Current Position: Robert J. Dole VA Medical Center, Wichita, KS
 

Ekaterina Keifer, PhD, ABPP-CN

2010 - 2012
PhD: University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA
Post-Graduation Position: Private Practice: Neurobehavioral Associates, P.C.
Current Position: Northwestern Medicine
 

Jason Chong, PsyD

2009 - 2011
PsyD: Pacific University School of Professional Psychology, Hillsboro, OR
Post-Graduation Position: Northwest Neurobehavioral Institute, Spokane WA
Current Position: Neuropsychology Group of West Virginia PLLC, Morgantown, WV
 

Liv E. Miller, PsyD, ABPP-CN

2008 - 2010
PsyD: Georgia School of Professional Psychology at Argosy University, Atlanta, GA
Post-Graduation Position: Central Arkansas Veterans Healthcare System, Little Rock, AR
Current Position: West Virginia University Department of Behavioral Medicine and Psychiatry, Morgantown, WV

 John G. Westhafer, PhD

2007 - 2009
PhD: University of Texas at Austin, Austin, TX
Post-Graduation Position: Scott  & White Memorial Hospital, Division of Neuropsychology, TX
Current Position: VA North Texas Health Care System, Neuropsychology Consult Services
 

Kara Lonser, PsyD

2006 - 2008
PsyD: Chicago School of Professional Psychology, Chicago, IL
Post-Graduation Position: West Virginia University, School of Medicine, Morgantown, WV
Current Position: University of Louisville, Department of Neurosurgery, School of Medicine

Resident Publications & Presentations

Publications

Wiener, J. R., Moran, M. T., & Haut, M. W. (2015). Completed suicide in a case of clinically diagnosed progressive supranuclear palsy. Neurodegenerative Disease Management. 5(4):289-92

 Haut, M. W., Moran, M. T., & Lonser, K. A. (2010). Toxic disorders and encephalopathy. In C Armstrong & L Morrow (Eds.).  Handbook of Medical Neuropsychology: Applications of Cognitive Neuroscience, Springer. Pp 479-489.
 
Haut, M. W.,  Wiener, J., Marano, G., & Abraham, J. (2013). Exploring the biology of ‘chemo brain’: How has PET/CT helped us? Imaging in Medicine5, 199-202.
 
Keifer, E., Haut, M. W. (2014).  Neurobehavioral examination.  In M.W. Parsons and T Hammeke (Eds.).  Clinical Neuropsychology: A Pocket Handbook for Assessment, 3rd Edition. APA.  pp31-52.
 
Haut, M. W. , Wiener, J., & Moran, M. T. (in Press). Toxins in the CNS. In J. E Morgan & J. H. Ricker Textbook of Clinical Neuropsychology, 2nd Edition. Psychology Press

Presentations

Robbins, J., Lilly, C., Thiruselvam, I, Bryant, K., Zalizniak, K., Miller, L. E., Haut, M. W., Wilson, CS, Leffard, S, & Pifer, M.  (2016).  Impact of age on Boston Naming Test item difficulty in a rural adult sample.  Poster presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Clinical Neuropsychology, Chicago, IL.

Quasney, E, Wiener, J, & Haut, M. W. (2016). Neurobehavioral Examination Performance and Motor Intrusion Errors in Mild Cognitive Impairment versus Dementia. Presented at the Annual Meeting of the International Neuropsychological Society. Boston, MA

Bryant, K., Robbins, J., Haut, M. W., Lilly, C. L., Dean, P. M., Moran, M. T., Wilson, C. S., & Pifer, M. (2016). Education and Reading Ability Affects BNT Item Difficulty in a Rural Adult Sample. Presented at the Annual Meeting of the International Neuropsychological Society. Boston, MA

Thiruselvam, I., Miller, L. E., & Haut, M. W. (2016).  Huntington’s disease: The role of anticipation across three generations.  Poster presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Clinical Neuropsychology, Chicago, IL.

Wiener, J. R. & Haut, M. W.  (2015). The Neurobehavioral Exam: A measure of mental status and frontal lobe function. Presented at the 43rd Annual Meeting of the International Neuropsychological Society. Denver, CO

Bryant, K. R., Dean, P. M., Haut, M. W., Spat, J, Moran, M. T., Wilson, C. W., & Wiener, J (2015). Education attainment and premorbid ability affects Boston Naming Test performance in a rural sample.  Presented at the 43rd Annual Meeting of the International Neuropsychological Society. Denver, CO

Butts, AM, Cobia, D, Wiener, J, Smith, A, Chong, J, Brefczynski-lewis, J, Hou, B, & Haut, MW (2014) Cortical Thickness Changes Following Brief Attention Training. Presented at the 42nd Annual Meeting of the International Neuropsychological Society. Seattle, Washington.
 
Wiener, J, & Haut, M. W. (2014). Motor perseverations in frontal versus non-frontal primary brain tumors. Presented at the 42nd Annual Meeting of the International Neuropsychological Society. Seattle, Washington.
 
Wiener, J., Kiefer, E., Rambo, R., Nance C., Gonzolez, J., Monga, M., & Haut, M.W. (2014). The nature of motor perseverations in patients with ALS. Presented at the 12th Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Clinical Neuropsychology.

Wiener, J. R., Chong, J, Smith, A, Brefczynski-Lewis, J, Hou, B, Kerr, D, McLaren, D, & Haut, M. W. (2013). Grey matter changes following attention training.  Presented at the 41st Annual Meeting of the International Neuropsychological Society
 
Keifer, E, Moran, M. T., Rambo, P, & Haut, M. W. (2013). Motor perseverations in older patients. Presented at the 41st Annual Meeting of the International Neuropsychological Society.

Hou B. L., Smith A, Brefczynski-Lewis J, Chong J, Kerr D, Wiener J, & Haut M. W.  (2012). Attention network of healthy highly educated subjects in attention training: studied by rfMRI and DTI, Presented at the 18th Annual Meeting of the Human Brain Mapping, Beijing
 
Keifer E & Haut, M. W. (2012). Motor Perseverations in Patients with Neurological or Psychiatric Disease.  Presented at the 40th Annual Meeting of the International Neuropsychological Society, Montreal, Canada.
 
Wiener, J. R., Chong, J. Smith, A, Brefczynski-Lewis J, Hou, B, Kerr, D., & Haut, M. W. (2012). Attention related changes to brain structure and function. Presented at the 10th Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Clinical Neuropsychology. Seattle, WA.

Haut, M. W., Chong, J, Smith A, Brefczynski-Lewis J, Hou, B, & Kerr, D. (2011).  The effects of attention training on brain structure and function.  Presented at the 9th Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Clinical Neuropsychology. Washington, DC.

Hou B. L., Smith A, Chong J, Brefczynski-Lewis J, Haut M. W. (2011). Applying Resting-State Functional MRI to Study Impact of Attention Training on Healthy Highly Educated Subjects, Presented at the 19th Annual Meeting of the International Society of Magnetic Resonance in Medicine. Montreal, CA

Westhafer, J. G., Haut, M. W., Morrow, L. A, & Kuwabara, H.  (2010). Aging, Cognitive Reserve and PET.  Presented at the 38th Annual Meeting of the International Neuropsychological Society. Acapulco, Mexico.