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Karen Dahlman

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  • PHD, New School for Social Research

  • Internship, Psychology
    Bronx Psychiatric Center


    Dr. Dahlman is an Assistant Clinical Professor in the Department of Psychiatry.  She received her Ph.D. in clinical psychology from the New School for Social Research (1995) and was an accomplished clinician and administrator of the neuropsychological services at Mount Sinai until 2012. 

    Dr. Dahlman founded the Psychological Services Clinic and data collected has been used to describe discreet neuropsychological function such as fluency (Dahlman, 1997).  She was Co-Director of the Neuropsychology Service and Neuropsychology Training from 2006-2012.  Dr. Dahlman previously received research support from Mount Sinai’s ADRC (Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center) and the ADCS Project (Alzheimer’s Disease Cooperative Study Site).  She has participated in several data based abstracts, presentations and manuscripts submitted and in preparation.  For example, she described cognitive functioning in first psychosis based on data collected from clinical trial population.  An expansion of this abstract has been accepted for publication.  She described the cognitive and affective disturbances in AD patients using data from a longitudinal data base of elders followed in a program project (PO1-AG02219).  A full manuscript is in preparation.  Dr. Dahlman has also reported on the cognitive comparisons of traumatic brain injury and dementia that integrated data from 2 independent projects.  She has also described in two abstracts the cognitive traits that predict dementia onset (2002; 2003).

    Presently, Dr. Dahlman maintains a full-time private practice.


Dr. Dahlman's research interests include:

Neuropsychology of Alzheimer's disease and related dementias, neurocognitive correlates of medical illness (particularly cardiac disease and endocrine disorders) and psychiatric conditions including depression and anxiety.


Harvey PD, Dahlman KL, Mohs RC. The Bio-Clinical Interface. In: Macher JP, Corcq MA, editors. Neuropsychological evaluation of dementia: Implications for Clinical Trials. Rouffach (France), CPPM; 1997.

Harvey PD, Dahlman KL. Neuropsychological Assessment of Neuropsychiatric Disorders. In: Chalev A, editor. Neuropsychological assessment of dementia. Washington, American Psychiatric Press; 1999.

Dahlman KL, Ashman TA, Mohs RC. Handbook of Psychological Assessment, Third Edition. In: Goldstein G, Hersen M, editors. Psychological assessment of the elderly. Stamford, CT, JAI-Elsevier Press; 1999.

Dahlman KL, Hoblyn J, Mohs RC. Cognitive functioning in the menopause. In: Eskin BA, editor. The Menopause: Comprehensive Management, Fourth Edition. New York, McGraw-Hill; 2000.

Brickman AM, Buchsbaum MS, Bloom R, Bokhoven P, Paul-Odouard R, Haznedar MM, Dahlman KL, Hazlett EA, Aronowitz J, Heath D, Shihabuddin L. Neuropsychological functioning in first-break, never-medicated adolescents with psychosis. Journal of Nervous and Mental Disease 2003;.

Dahlman KL, Sewell MC. Cognition in the geripause. In: Eskin BA, Troen B, editors. Parthenon Press. Parthenon Press; 2003.

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Dr. Dahlman did not report having any of the following types of financial relationships with industry during 2013 and/or 2014: consulting, scientific advisory board, industry-sponsored lectures, service on Board of Directors, participation on industry-sponsored committees, equity ownership valued at greater than 5% of a publicly traded company or any value in a privately held company. Please note that this information may differ from information posted on corporate sites due to timing or classification differences.

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