Dr. Turner is a clinical neuropsychologist who provides expertise in designing trials that reliably measure the complex cognitive and psychiatric symptomatology in Parkinson’s disease and related disorders. With over a decade of experience performing comprehensive neuropsychological evaluations in a Movement Disorders specialty clinic, Dr. Turner is keenly aware of the challenges inherent to assessing cognitive and psychological symptoms in this population. Accordingly, his research endeavors have focused on developing tools and techniques with improved sensitivity and reliability for detecting changes associated with disease progression and response to treatment. Some examples include validation of behavioral saccade measures in Parkinson’s disease (Michael J Fox Foundation), facial emotion recognition (NIMH), computational modeling of working memory (Veterans Affairs, CSR&D), and tele-neuropsychology (Veterans Affairs, ORH).
Therapeutic Focus: Parkinson’s Disease, Atypical Parkinsonisms, Dementia with Lewy Bodies, Frontotemporal Dementia, Huntington’s Disease, Dementia Psychosis, Nootropics