William Milberg

Dr. Milberg received his doctorate in Clinical Psychology with a specialty in Neuropsychology from Wayne State University in 1978. He completed an internship in Neuropsychology under the supervision of Edith Kaplan at the Boston VAMC, and a post-doctoral fellowship at Harvard Medical School with Brendan Maher. He holds the Diplomate in Clinical Neuropsychology from ABPP and he is currently an Associate Professor of Psychology in the Department of Psychiatry at Harvard Medical School, and the Associate Director for Research GRECC, and the Director of the Neuropsychology Laboratory, VA Boston Healthcare System. Dr. Milberg has been an active member of the HGARC since 1979, and serves as discussant at Aphasia/Neurobehavioral Rounds. His research has focused on the measurement of the dynamic changes of activation of semantic information in patients with aphasia and other neurological disorders. In the last five years his research interests have evolved to focus on the risk factors that contribute to the development of late life cognitive disorders, and studies of methods to treat the attentional disorders of hemispatial neglect, and he is currently funded through the NIA Claude Pepper Older American Independence Center (OAIC) at Harvard to study the relationship between cerebrovascular risk and cognitive function in black elders, and the VA Merit Review to study the relationship of cerebrovascular risk on cognition in adults who are at risk for developing Alzheimer’s Disease. Dr. Milberg is the co author with Nancy Hebben, Ph.D., of “Essentials of Neuropsychological Assessment,” which has been adopted by a number of graduate courses in neuropsychology around the United States, and supervises a training program for psychology interns and postdoctoral fellows.