Pavawalla, Shital P, Ph.D., ABPP-CN
  • Clinical Neuropsychologist, Neuropsychology Program, Department of Neurology, David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA

Pavawalla, Shital P, Ph.D., ABPP-CN


Department of Neurology
University of California, Los Angeles
Mary S. Easton Center for Alzheimer's Disease Research
710 Westwood Plaza, Room C-224
Los Angeles, CA 90095-1769
Tel: (310) 794-3665
Clinic Appts: (310) 794-1195 {Neuropsychology Evaluation}
Clinic Fax: (310) 794-7491
Email: SPavawalla


2002 B.A. (Psychology) Magna Cum Laude, Loyola Marymount University
2005 M.S. (Clinical Psychology) Neuropsychology Track, Washington State University, APA Accredited
2009 Ph.D (Clinical Psychology) Neuropsychology Track, Washington State University, APA Accredited


Professional Activities

2014-present American Congress of Rehabitation Medicine (ACRM)
Member, Brain Injury Interdisciplinary Special Interest Group (BI-ISIG), Disorders of Consciousness (DOC) Task Force
2015-present National Academy of Neuropsychology (NAN)
Member, Clinical Research Grants Committee
2016-present American Academy of Clinical Neuropsychology (AACN)
Reginal Representative



  • Pavawalla, S. P. , Salazar, R., Cimino, C., Belanger, H. G., and Vanderploeg, R. D. (2013). An exploration of diagnosis threat and group identification following concussion injury. Journal of the International Neuropsychological Society, 19, 305-313.
  • Pavawalla, S. P. , Schmitter-Edgecombe, M., and Smith, R.E. (2012). Prospective memory following moderate-to- severe traumatic brain injury: A multinomial modeling approach. Neuropsychology, 26(1), 91-101.
  • Nakase-Richardson, R., Whyte, J., Giacino, J.T., Pavawalla, S. P. , Barnett, S.D., Yablon, S.A., Sherer, M., Kalmar, K., Hammond, F., Greenwald, B., Horn, L., Seel, R., McCarthy, M., Tran, J. and Walker, W.C. (2011). Longitudinal outcome of patients with disordered consciousness in the NIDRR TBI Model Systems programs. Journal of Neurotrauma, 28, 1-8.
  • Huckans, M., Pavawalla, S. P. , Demadura, T., Kolessar, M., Seelye, A., Roost, N., Twamley, E.W., and Storzbach, D. (2010). A pilot study examining the effect of group-based Cognitive Strategy Training (CST) treatment on self-reported cognitive problems, psychiatric symptoms, functioning, and compensatory strategy utilization in OEF/OIF combat veterans with persistent mild cognitive disorder and a history of traumatic brain injury (TBI). Journal of Rehabilitation Research and Development, 47(1), 43-60.
  • Huckans, M., Mitchell, A., Pavawalla, S. P. , Morasco, B., Ruimy, S., Loftis, J., Rifai, M., and Hauser, P. (2010). The influence of antiviral therapy on psychiatric symptoms among hepatitis C patients with schizophrenia. Antiviral Therapy, 15(1), 111-119.
  • Kibby, M.Y., Pavawalla, S. P. , Fancher, J.B., Naillon, A.J., and Hynd, G.W. (2009). The relationship between cerebral hemisphere volume and receptive language functioning in dyslexia and attention- deficit/hyperactivity disorder. Journal of Child Neurology, 24(4), 438-448.
  • Schmitter-Edgecombe, M., Howard, J. T., Pavawalla, S. P. , Howell, L., and Rueda, A. (2008). Multi-dyad memory notebook intervention for Very Mild Dementia: A pilot study. American Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease and Other Dementias, 23(5), 477-487.
  • Pavawalla, S. P. and Schmitter-Edgecombe, M. (2006). Long-term Retention of Skilled Visual Search Following Severe Closed-head Injury. Journal of the International Neuropsychological Society, 12, 802-811.


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