Neil Woodward, PhD
Dr. Woodward is a licensed clinical psychologist. He conducts neuropsychological and psychological evaluations on adults with psychiatric illnesses, neurological disorders, and traumatic brain injury.
He received a PhD in clinical psychology from Vanderbilt University after completing an accredited internship in clinical neuropsychology at the Edmonton Consortium Clinical Psychology Residency Program.
Dr. Woodward's research program uses neuroimaging and neuropsychological methods to study brain development and the brain-basis of psychotic disorders, including schizophrenia spectrum illnesses and bipolar disorder. His research program is grounded in the premise that studying the brain will help us understand the causes and treatment of psychiatric disorders.
Visit woodwardlab.com to learn more about Dr. Woodward’s research.
Sheffield JM, Huang AS, Rogers BP, Giraldo-Chica M, Landman BA, Blackford JU, Heckers S, Woodward ND. (2020) Thalamocortical anatomical connectivity in schizophrenia and psychotic bipolar disorder. Schizophrenia Bulletin, 46(5):1062-1071.
Huang AS, Rogers BP, Sheffield JM, Jalbrzikowski ME, Anticevic AA, Blackford JU, Heckers S, Woodward ND. (2020) Thalamic nuclei volumes in psychotic disorders and youth with psychosis spectrum symptoms. American Journal of Psychiatry, 177(12):1159-1167.
Huang AS, Rogers BP, Anticevic A, Blackford JU, Heckers S, Woodward ND. (2019) Brain function during stages of working memory in schizophrenia and psychotic bipolar disorder. Neuropsychopharmacology, 44(12):2136-2142.
Huang AM, Rogers BP, Woodward ND. (2019) Disrupted modulation of thalamus activation and thalamocortical connectivity during dual task performance in schizophrenia. Schizophrenia Research, 210:270-277.
Sheffield JM, Rogers BP, Blackford JU, Heckers S, Woodward ND. (2019) Accelerated aging of functional brain networks supporting cognitive function in psychotic disorders. Biological Psychiatry, 86(3):240-248.
Menkes M, Armstrong K, Blackford JU, Heckers S, Woodward ND. (2019) Neuropsychological functioning in early and chronic stages of schizophrenia and psychotic bipolar disorder. Schizophrenia Research, 206:413-419.
Riddle K, Cascio CJ, Woodward ND. (2017) Brain structure in autism: A voxel-based morphometry analysis of the autism brain imaging database exchange. Brain Imaging and Behavior, 11(2):541-551.
Woodward ND, Heckers S. (2015) Brain structure in neuropsychologically defined sub-groups of schizophrenia and psychotic bipolar disorder. Schizophrenia Bulletin, 41(6):1349-59.
Woodward ND, Karbasforoushan H, Heckers S. (2012) Thalamocortical dysconnectivity in schizophrenia. American Journal of Psychiatry, 169(10): 1092-9.