Katherine Gifford, PsyD


Dr. Katherine Gifford is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Neurology at Vanderbilt University. She obtained her bachelor’s degree in psychology at Skidmore College in Saratoga Springs, NY and her doctoral degree in clinical psychology from the Florida Institute of Technology in Melbourne, FL. She completed her pre-doctoral internship in neuropsychology at the Henry Ford Health System in Detroit, MI. Her postdoctoral fellowship was completed in neuropsychology at Boston University and Vanderbilt University.

Dr. Gifford is a licensed clinical neuropsychologist and a member of the Sports Neuropsychology Society. Her neuropsychology clinic is focused on assessing cognitive disorders due to a variety of neurological conditions. She specializes in assessment of concussion and dementia. She is the Team Neuropsychologist for the Nashville Predators, Nashville Soccer Club, and the Consulting Neuropsychologist for the Tennessee Titans.

Her research focuses on early detection of cognitive impairment, including understanding the sequelae of concussion. Dr. Gifford is the recipient of multiple research grants investigating cognitive disorders.