Kathleen Pagulayan, PhD

I am an Associate Professor in the UW Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, an investigator in the VA Northwest Mental Illness Research Education and Clinical Center, and a clinical neuropsychologist at VA Puget Sound, Seattle Division (Seattle VA). My research focuses on improving functional outcome following traumatic brain injury (TBI), with an emphasis on understanding neural substrates of post-injury cognitive difficulties and evaluating novel treatment interventions. I currently lead the Clinical Neuropsychology Postdoctoral Fellowship at the Seattle VA.


Postdoctoral Research Fellowship in Neuropsychology, University of Washington, 2004-2007
Psychology Internship, Behavioral Medicine/Neuropsychology, University of Washington, 2003-2004
PhD, Psychology, University of Cincinnati, 2000-2004
MA, Psychology, University of Cincinnati, 1998-2000

Department Affiliations

Recent Publications

Self-perceived irritability among OEF/OIF/OND veterans with a history of deployment-related mTBI: Associations with prospective memory and quality of life.
(2020 Dec 17)
Clin Neuropsychol
Otero MC, Rau HK, Shofer JB, Peskind ER, Pagulayan KF

Predictors of Intervention Adherence in Compensatory Cognitive Training for Veterans With a History of Mild Traumatic Brain Injury.
(2021 Jan-Feb 01)
J Head Trauma Rehabil 36(1): 20-24
Mahmood Z, Clark JMR, Jak AJ, Huckans M, O'Neil ME, Roost MS, Williams RM, Pagulayan KF, Turner AP, Storzbach D, Twamley EW

Chronic elevation of plasma vascular endothelial growth factor-A (VEGF-A) is associated with a history of blast exposure.
(2020 Oct 15)
J Neurol Sci 417(): 117049
Meabon JS, Cook DG, Yagi M, Terry GE, Cross DJ, Muzi M, Pagulayan KF, Logsdon AF, Schindler AG, Ghai V, Wang K, Fallen S, Zhou Y, Kim TK, Lee I, Banks WA, Carlson ES, Mayer C, Hendrickson RC, Raskind MA, Marshall DA, Perl DP, Keene CD, Peskind ER

A multimodal investigation of cerebellar integrity associated with high-risk cannabis use.
(2020 Nov)
Addict Biol 25(6): e12839
Sweigert J, Pagulayan K, Greco G, Blake M, Larimer M, Kleinhans NM

Variables associated with subjective cognitive change among Iraq and Afghanistan war Veterans with blast-related mild traumatic brain injury.
(2019 Sep)
J Clin Exp Neuropsychol 41(7): 680-693
Karr JE, Rau HK, Shofer JB, Hendrickson RC, Peskind ER, Pagulayan KF

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