Dr. Travis Turner
Travis H. Turner, Ph.D., came to Charleston from the SDSU/UCSD Joint Doctoral Program in Clinical Psychology. He completed his clinical internship at the VA/MUSC Consortium, and postdoctoral fellowship in clinical neuropsychology at MUSC and the Charleston VAMC. Dr. Turner serves at the VA as a neuropsychologist, evaluating veterans through traditional and telemedicine clinics. Additionally, he directs a clinic within MUSC Behavioral Medicine to evaluate patients with treatment refractory neurological disorders who are candidates for surgical intervention. Dr. Turner is dually-appointed at MUSC in Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences, and Neurosciences, Neurology. He is PI on a study investigating serum biomarkers of cognitive functioning in Parkinson’s disease, and is a co- investigator on funded studies of norepinephrine-mediated executive functioning in Parkinson’s disease and cognitive functioning as a mediator of treatment response to Omega-3 supplementation in psychiatrically unstable veterans.
|Research Interests: Parkinson’s disease, traumatic brain injury, saccadic eye movements, facial expressions of emotions, functional and structural MRI, computational modeling.|
- Turner, T.H., & Hinson, V. (2013) Mattis Dementia Rating Scale cutoffs are inadequate for detecting dementia in Parkinson’s disease. Applied Neuropsychology:Adult, 20, 61-65.
- Brown, G.G., Turner, T.H., Mano, Q.R., Bolden, K., Thomas, M.L. (2013). Experimental manipulation of working memory model parameters: An exercise in construct validity. Psychological Assessment. PMID: 23815108
- VanKirk, K., Horner, M.D., Turner, T.H.; Dismuke, C., & Muzzy, W. (2013). Hospital service utilization is reduced following neuropsychological evaluation in a sample of U.S. veterans. The Clinical Neuropsychologist, 27, 750-761.
- Horner, M.D., Mintzer, J.E., Turner, T.H., Edmiston, K.R., & Brawman-Mintzer, O. (2013). Attentional functioning in patients with posttraumatic stress disorder: a preliminary study. CNS Spectrums, 1, 1-5.
- Turner, T.H., Horner, M.D., Vankirk, K., Myrick, H., & Tuerk, P.W. (2012). A pilot trial of neuropsychological evaluations conducted via telemedicine in the Veterans Health Administration. Telemedicine Journal and e-Health, 18, 662-667.
- Turner, T.H., Goldstein, J.L., Hamilton, J.M., Jacobson, M.W., Pirogovsky, E., & Corey-Bloom, J. (2011). Behavioral measures of saccade latency and inhibition in manifest and premanifest Huntington’s disease. Journal of Motor Behavior, 43, 295.
- Turner, T.H., LaRowe, S., Horner, M.D., Herron, J., & Malcolm, R. (2009). Measures of cognitive functioning as predictors of treatment outcome for cocaine dependence. Journal of Substance Abuse Treatment, 37, 328-334.
- Turner, T.H., Fridriksson, J., Baker, J., Eute, D., Bonilha, L., Rorden, C. (2009) Obligatory Broca’s area modulation associated with passive speech perception. NeuroReport, 5, 492-496.
- Turner, T.H., Yanagi, M.A., Brown, G.G., & Drummond, S.P.A. (2007). Total Sleep Deprivation's Effects on Component Processes of Verbal Working Memory. Neuropsychology, 21, 812-820.
- Turner, T.H. (2005). The pointillism method for creating stimuli suitable for use in computer-based visual contrast sensitivity testing. Journal of Neuroscience Methods, 30, 219-229.
- 1/10: “Neuropsychology in a Comprehensive Epilepsy Program.” Invited speaker for MUSC Epilepsy Bootcamp. Charleston, SC.
- 5/07: “Behavioral Saccade Measures Offer Utility as Biomarkers in Huntington’s Disease.” Platform presentation at American Academy of Neurology meeting. Boston, MA.
- 1/07: “Behavioral Assessment of Smooth Pursuit and Saccadic Eye Movements: Application in Schizophrenia Research.” Invited grand rounds presentation in Neurology for the International Research Training Group (IRTG) at University Hospital Aachen. Aachen, Germany.
- 6/05: “The Effects of Total Sleep Deprivation on the Component Processes of Working Memory.” Platform presentation at class="pageheaders1"Associated Professional Sleep Societies Meeting. Denver, CO.
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