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Dalin T. Pulsipher, Ph.D.

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Professional Background

Dalin T. Pulsipher, PhD, ABPP is a neuropsychologist and Associate Professor of Neurology and Psychiatry at Strong Epilepsy Center, Department of Neurology, University of Rochester Medical Center. He received his BS in Psychology from Brigham Young University (Provo, UT). He obtained his MS and PhD in Clinical Psychology (Neuropsychology Track) from Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine & Science (North Chicago, IL) where his research focused on the neuropsychological and neuroimaging aspects of pediatric and adult epilepsy syndromes. He completed a pre-doctoral internship at the University of New Mexico Health Sciences Center and his post-doctoral fellowship at the New Mexico VA Health Care System, both in Albuquerque, NM. He is board certified in Clinical Neuropsychology and Pediatric Clinical Neuropsychology by the American Board of Clinical Neuropsychology/American Board of Professional Psychology. He worked at Akron Children’s Hospital from 2012 until 2020 when he joined the faculty at the University of Rochester Medical Center.

Dr. Pulsipher is active in the neuropsychology community and serves on several national committees. He also is a frequent journal reviewer, mentor for candidates seeking board certification in clinical neuropsychology, and enjoys teaching neuroanatomy and neuropsychology.


Dr. Pulsipher has research interests in neuroimaging, epilepsy, concussion, performance validity testing, and statistics. His current research involves sub-classification of seizure syndromes based on neuropsychological and quantitative MRI findings. He plans to develop a line of research at UR that combines multiple neuroimaging modalities and EEG findings to detect patterns of brain connectivity that can be applied to individual patients with epilepsy rather than groups of patients.


Post-doctoral Training & Residency

08/30/2010 - 08/28/2012
Fellowship in Clinical Neuropsychology at New Mexico VA Health Care System-Albuquerque


Journal Articles

Pulsipher DT, Stanford LD. "Serial neuropsychological testing before and after hemispherectomy in a child with electrical status epilepticus in slow wave sleep." Epilepsy & behavior reports.. 2022 18:100539. Epub 2022 Mar 30.

Pulsipher DT, Rettig EK, Krapf EM, Stanford LD. "A cross-sectional cohort study of post-concussive symptoms and their relationships with depressive symptoms in youth with and without concussion." Brain injury. 2021 Jun 29; :1-7. Epub 2021 Jun 29.

Pulsipher DT, Lieb RW. "Using latent profile analysis to evaluate the utility of a DSM-5 symptom checklist in screening children for autism spectrum disorder." The Clinical neuropsychologist.. 2021 Jun 3; :1-25. Epub 2021 Jun 03.

Books & Chapters

Chapter Title: Secondary Influences on Neuropsychological Test Performance: Research Findings and Practical Applications
Book Title: Secondary Influences on Neuropsychological Test Performances in Epilepsy
Author List: Pulsipher, D.; Hermann, B.; Loring, D.; Bell, B.; & Seidenberg, M.
Published By: New York: Oxford 2013