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Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Neuroscience Grand Rounds

Thursday, 16 June, 2022

The Department of Psychiatry & Behavioral Neuroscience will present a Grand Rounds from 8 to 9 a.m. on Thursday, June 16, 2022, on Zoom.  

Two Years Later: Neuropsychiatric Manifestations of COVID-19

Lauren Schwarz, PhD, ABPP

Board Certified in Clinical Neuropsychology


Assistant Dean of Student Affairs

Departments of Psychiatry & Behavioral Neuroscience & Neurology

Director of Division of Health Psychology

Director of Neuropsychology

Saint Louis University School of Medicine


Bryanna Bruger, M.S., Psy. D.

Neuropsychology Fellow

Departments of Psychiatry & Behavioral Neuroscience & Neurology

Saint Louis University School of Medicine

Dr. Schwarz is a board-certified clinical neuropsychologist and director of the division of neuropsychology at Saint Louis University.  She is also the assistant dean of student affairs.  Dr. Schwarz’s research interests have included cognitive functioning in several populations including those with dementia, Parkinson’s, head trauma, and rare cerebrovascular disease (Moyamoya).  Teaching duties have involved instructed at the undergraduate and graduate level.  She is recently become education in the practice of mindfulness and will be offering trainings to medical students, residents, and potentially faculty and staff.   

Dr. Schwarz’s clinical interests are in the provision of neuropsychological services to adults with a diverse range of presenting concerns including cognitive sequelae of neurologic conditions, suspected memory problems or dementia, traumatic brain injury, medical conditions affecting central nervous system functioning, psychiatric conditions, attentional disorders, and learning disorders.

Dr. Bryanna Bruger is a clinical neuropsychology post-doctoral fellow at St. Louis University (SLU) School of Medicine, Department of Psychiatry and Neurology. She will be joining the Neurology faculty at SLU as an Instructor in July 2020. She completed her BA in psychology at the University of Wisconsin �" Stevens Point, followed by her MA in Kinesiology in the psychological aspects of sport and physical activity program at Illinois State University. She completed her PsyD in clinical psychology, sport psychology, and neuropsychology at John F. Kennedy University, and her pre-doctoral internship at the Sioux Falls VA. She is a former recipient of the Edith Kaplan Scholarship award granted through the National Academy of Neuropsychology. Dr. Bruger’s clinical and research interests include education and training of psychologists and neuropsychological assessment and clinical management of patients with neurologic disorders (e.g., epilepsy), functional disorders (e.g., non-epileptic seizures), neurodegenerative diseases, brain injuries, and other psychiatric manifestations. She is a former student representative for the Northern California Neuropsychology Forum. She holds memberships with the International Neuropsychology Society, the American Academy of Clinical Neuropsychology, the National Academy of Neuropsychology, the Association for Applied Sport Psychology, and the Society for Clinical Neuropsychology (Division 40) and Society for Sport, Exercise and Performance Psychology (Division 47) of the American Psychological Association. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her husband, four daughters, and their Doberman, Zeus.