Erin D. Bigler is a professor of psychology and neuroscience at Brigham Young University (BYU) where he served as chair of the Psychology Department for over six years from 1996 through 2002. Upon returning to Utah in 1990, he established the Brain Imaging and Behavior Laboratory at BYU. It studies the role of neuroimaging variables in cognitive and neurobehavioral disorders. They include traumatic brain injuries, neurodevelopmental disorders such as autism and learning disabilities, anoxic brain injuries and other acquired injuries of the brain as well as aging and Alzheimer's disease.
In addition to this, he is an Adjunct Professor Psychiatry and Radiology for the University of Utah. He is a licensed psychologist, practicing in the area of Clinical Neuropsychology, and holds a Diplomate from the American Board of Professional Psychology with special competence in clinical neuropsychology. Along with having written several neuropsychological tests, he has authored and/or edited 9 textbooks, and published over 255 peer-reviewed articles.
Currently, he serves as Treasurer of the International Neuropsychological Society and was a member of the Board of Directors for many years. He served as associate editor to the Journal of the International Neuropsychological Society for 11 years and currently sits on the editorial board of several other neuropsychology journals.
In 1999, he received the Distinguished Clinical Neuropsychologist Award from the National Academy of Neuropsychology. In that same year, he was also the recipient of the Karl G. Maeser Distinguished Faculty Lecturer Award, Brigham Young University's top faculty honor. From 1989-1990, he served as president of the National Academy of Neuropsychology. He was formerly a Professor of Psychology and Psychiatry for the University of Texas, until he returned to Utah in 1990 to assume his current position at BYU.