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John Gunstad

Associate Professor

Education: Ph.D., Ohio University (2002)

Research Areas: Clinical - Assessment, Clinical - Health

Specialty: Neuropsychology/Health

Research Interests

My research examines two broad areas: 1) the effects of aging and disease on neurocognitive function, with a particular interest in cardiovascular disease and obesity; and 2) anon-pharmacological approaches to improving brain function.

Lab Site: Clinical Neuropsychology Research Lab

Courses Frequently Taught

  • Psychology of Adjustment (undergraduate)
  • Neuropsychological Assessment (graduate)
  • Introduction to Psychological Assessment (graduate)


Scholarly, Creative & Professional Activities

Garcia, S., Alosco, M., Spitznagel, MB., Cohen, R., Raz, N., Sweet, L., Colbert, K., Josephson, R., Hughes, J., Rosneck, J., & Gunstad, J. (2012). Poor sleep quality and reduced cognitive function in persons with heart failure. Int J Cardiol, 156, 248-249.

Alosco, M.L., Brickman, A.M., Spitznagel, MB., Griffith, E.Y., Narkhede, A., Raz, N., Cohen, R., Sweet, L.H., Josephson, R., Hughes, J., Rosneck, J., & Gunstad, J. (2013). The Adverse Impact of Type 2 Diabetes on Brain Volume in Heart Failure. Journal of Clinical and Experimental Neuropsychology, 35, 309-318.

Alosco, M.L., Spitznagel, MB., Strain, G., Devlin, M., Cohen, R., Paul, R., Crosby, R.D., Mitchell, J.E., & Gunstad, J. (in press). Improved memory function two years after bariatric surgery. Obesity.

Stanek, K., & Gunstad, J. (in press). Can bariatric surgery reduce risk of Alzheimer's disease? Progress in Neuropsychopharmacology and Biological Psychiatry.

John Gunstad
Department of Psychology
Phone: 330-672-2589
Fax: 330-672-3786