Dr. Travis Turner
Dr. Turner received his Ph.D. from the SDSU/UCSD Joint Doctoral Program in Clinical Psychology, with specialty emphasis in neuropsychology. He completed his clinical internship at the VA/MUSC Consortium, and postdoctoral fellowship in clinical neuropsychology at MUSC and the Ralph H. Johnson VAMC. Dr. Turner is currently serving at the VA, and has developed a telemedicine clinic to provide neuropsychological services to Veterans living in rural areas. Additionally, he directs a clinic within MUSC Behavioral Medicine that performs evaluations for patients with treatment refractory neurological disorders who are candidates for surgical intervention. Dr. Turner is dually-appointed as a clinical instructor at MUSC in Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences, and Neurosciences.
Dr. Turner came to Charleston for the fishing, sailing, and warm weather; he stayed to enjoy the great friendships he has developed with colleagues. He is very appreciative of his beautiful wife, who played a key role in helping him become Dad to a wonderful baby boy in April, 2010.
|Research Interests: Parkinson’s disease, traumatic brain injury, saccadic eye movements, facial expressions of emotions, functional and structural MRI, computational modeling.|
- Turner, T.H., DeLambo, A., Salak, V., Bergmann, K., Tuerk, P.W., Delis, D., & Hinson, V. (In press) Internally-guided measures of executive dysfunction predict memory impairment in Parkinson’s Disease. Neuropsychology.
- 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, 812-82.
- 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.
- Kohler, C.G., Turner, T.H., Stolar, N.M., Bilker, W.B., Gur, R.E., & Gur, R.C. (2004). Differences in facial expressions of four universal emotions. Psychiatry Research, 128, 235-244.
- Kohler, C.G., Turner, T.H., Gur, R.C., & Gur, R.E. (2004). Recognition of facial emotions in neuropsychiatric disorders. CNS Spectrums, 9, 267-274.
- 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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