Associate Professor of Psychology in Psychiatry and Psychology, Director, Neuropsychology Section, Interim Chief Psychologist Department of Psychiatry, Associate Director and Clinical Core Director Michigan Alzheimer's Disease Research Center
Ph.D. University of Virginia
Psychology Office: 480 Med Inn
Psychology Phone: 734-764-3169
Research and Teaching Interests
My research focuses on clinical neuropsychology; the interaction of cognition and mobility performance across the lifespan; developmental cognitive and attention disorders; cross-cultural issues in assessment; neuropsychological and cerebral metabolic aspects of progressive memory disorders and movement disorders in children and adults.
Giordani B, Persad C. Neuropsychological influences on gait in the elderly. In J Hausdorff, N Alexander (Eds), Gait Disorders – Evaluation and Management. Florida: Taylor & Francis Group, 2005:117-142.
Giordani B, Caveney AF, Huffman J, Berent S, Miller A, Sharma U, Carr Giles JM, Trudeau V, Garofalo E: Cognition and behavior in children with benign epilepsy with centrotemporal spikes (BECTS). Epilepsy Research, 70:89-94, 2006.
Samra SK, Giordani B, Caveney A, Clarke WR, Scott PA, Anderson S, Thompson G, Todd MM. Recovery of cognitive functioning after surgery for aneurismal subarachnoid hemorrhage. Stroke, 38:1864-1872, 2007.
Starkman MN, Giordani B, Gebarski SS, Schteingart DE. Improvement in mood and ideation associated with increase in right caudate volume.Journal of Affective Disorders 101:139-147, 2007.
Giordani, B, Chervin, RD. Sleep disordered Breathing and neurobehavioral outcomes: In search of clear markers for children at risk. Journal of the American Medical Association, 299(17):2078-2080, 2008.
Boivin M, Giordani B. Neuropsychoogical assessment of African children: Evidence for a universal basis to cognitive ability. In J Chiao (Ed) Progress in Brain Research: Cultural Neuroscience, 2009.