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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.



PhD | Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science- Chicago Medical School

Post-doctoral Training & Residency

8/30/2010 - 8/28/2012
Fellowship in Neuropsychology at Raymond G. Murphy VA Medical Center


Journal Articles

Heffelfinger AK, Janecek JK, Johnson A, Miller LE, Nelson A, Pulsipher DT. "Competency-based assessment in clinical neuropsychology at the post-doctoral level: Stages, milestones, and benchmarks as proposed by an APPCN work group." The Clinical neuropsychologist.. 2020 Nov 2; :1-17. Epub 2020 Nov 02.

Hergert DC, Pulsipher DT, Haaland KY, Sadek JR. "Influence of age and education on a performance-based measure of everyday functioning." Applied neuropsychology. Adult. 2020 Aug 6; :1-11. Epub 2020 Aug 06.

Thoma RJ, Cook JA, McGrew C, King JH, Pulsipher DT, Yeo RA, Monnig MA, Mayer A, Pommy J, Campbell RA. "Convergent and discriminant validity of the ImPACT with traditional neuropsychological measures." . 2018 5Epub 2018 Jan 20.

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