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Jeffrey D. Gfeller, Ph.D.

Professor, Clinical Program
Department of Psychology


Ph.D., Ohio University

Research Interests

  • Clinical neuropsychology
  • Cognitive and emotional effects of brain injury
  • Age-related changes in cognition
  • Detection of insufficient effort and malingering
  • Ethical and professional issues in assessment

Labs and Facilities

Professor Gfeller will not be accepting students into his lab for Fall 2023.

Publications and Media Placements

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Zane, K.L, Gfeller, J.D., Roskos, P.T., Stout, J., Buchanan, T.W., Malone, T., & Bucholz, R.D. (2021). Diffusion tensor imaging findings and neuropsychological performance in adults with TBI across the spectrum of severity in the chronic-phase. Brain Injury, 35, 536-546.

Lace, J.W., Grant, A.F., Ruppert, P., Kaufman, D.A.S., Teague, C.L., Lowell, K., & Gfeller, J.D. (2021). Detecting noncredible performance with the Neuropsychological Assessment Battery-Screening Module: A simulation study. The Clinical Neuropsychologist, 35, 572-596.

Kellogg, R.T. Chirino, C.A., & Gfeller, J.D. (2020). The complex role of mental time travel in depressive and anxiety disorders: An ensemble perspective. Frontiers in Psychology. 11, 1465-1477.

Lace, J.W. Merz, Z., Grant, T., Aylward, S. Dorflinger, J. & Gfeller, J.D. (2019). Relationships between BRIEF/BRIEF-SR and performance-based neuropsychological tests in adolescents with mild traumatic brain injury. Journal of Pediatric Neuropsychology, 5, 163-176.

Lace, J.W., Grant, A.F., Ruppert, P., Kaufman, D, Teague, C.L. Lowell, K., & Jeffrey D. Gfeller (2019). Detecting noncredible performance with the neuropsychological assessment battery, screening module: A simulation study. The Clinical Neuropsychologist, 35, 572-596

Lace, J.W. Emmert, N.A., Merz, Z., Zane, K., Grant, T., Aylward, S. Dorflinger, J. & Gfeller, J.D. (2019). Investigating the BRIEF and BRIEF-SR in Adolescents with Mild Traumatic Brain Injury. Journal of Pediatric Neuropsychology 5, 9–19

Emmert, N.A. Schwarz, L.R. Vander Wal, J.S., & Gfeller, J.D. (2018).  The RBANS factor structure in older adults with suspected cognitive impairment: Evidence for a 5-factor structure. Applied Neuropsychology: Adult, 25(1), 1-13.

Gfeller, J.D. (2017). A favorable finding for the Handbook of Forensic Neuropsychology. PsycCRITIQUES: Contemporary Psychology, 62 (47)—APA Review of Books

Merz, Z.C., Roskos, P.T., Gfeller, J.D., Bucholz, R.D. (2017). Impact of psychiatric symptomatology on neuropsychological assessment performance in persons with RBI: A comparison of OEF/OIF veteran and civilian samples. Brain Injury, 31, 1422-1428.

Parks, A.C. Gfeller, J.D., Emmert, N. & Lammert, H. (2017). Detecting feigned postconcussional and posttraumatic stress symptoms with the Structured Inventory of Malingered Symptomatology (SIMS). Applied Neuropsychology: Adult, 24, 429-438.

Zane, K. Roskos, P.T., Gfeller, J.D., & Bucholz, R. D. (2016). The clinical utility of the Conners’ Continuous Performance Test-II in traumatic brain injury. Archives of Clinical Neuropsychology, 31, 996-1005

Michael, A.P., Stout, J., Roskos, P.T.,Bolzenius, J., Gfeller, J.D., Mogul, D., and Bucholz, R.D. (2015). Evaluation of Cortical Thickness Following Traumatic Brain Injury in Military Veterans, Journal of Neurotrauma 32 (22), 1751-1758.

Gfeller, J.D., & Roskos, P.T. (2013).  A comparison of insufficient effort rates, neuropsychological functioning, and neuropsychiatric symptom reporting in military veterans and civilians with post-acute traumatic brain injury. Behavioral Sciences and the Law, 36, 833-849.

Luo, Q., Xu, D., Roskos, T., Stout, J., Kull, L., Cheng, X., Whitson, D. Boogarden, E., Gfeller, J., & Bucholz, R.D. (2013). Complexity analysis of resting state magnetoencephalography activity in traumatic brain injury patients. Journal of Neurotrauma, 30, 1-8.

Brabec, C.M., Gfeller, J.D., & Ross, M.J. (2012). An exploration of relationships among measures of social cognition, decision making, and emotional intelligence. Journal of Experimental and Clinical Neuropsychology, 34, 887-894.

Allen, B.J., & Gfeller, J.D., (2011). The Immediate Post-Concussion Assessment and Cognitive Testing Battery and traditional neuropsychological measures: A construct and concurrent validity study. Brain Injury, 25, 179-191.