Tingus, Kathleen D., Ph.D.
  • Assistant Clinical Professor, Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Human Behavior at UCLA

Tingus, Kathleen D., Ph.D.


300 UCLA Medical Plaza, Suite B-200
Box 956975
Los Angeles, CA 90095-6975
Appts: (310) 206-8100 {Neuropsychology Evaluation}
Fax: (310) 206-8525
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Clinical Neuropsychology


  • B.A., Psychology, University of Southern California, Cum Laude, Los Angeles, CA, 1989.
  • M.A., Clinical Psychology, Fuller Theological Seminary, Graduate School of Psychology, Pasadena, CA, 1993.
  • M.A., Theology, Fuller Theological Seminary Pasadena, CA, 1995.
  • Ph.D., Clinical Psychology, Fuller Theological Seminary, Graduate School of Psychology, Pasadena, CA, 1996.
  • Fellowship in Geriatric Psychology and Neuropsychology, Neuropsychiatric Institute, UCLA, 1996-1998.


Honors and Awards

1988 Phi Beta Kappa National Honor Society, USC
1988 USC Town and Gown Alumni Scholarship
1988 Order of Omega Greek National Honor Society
1988 USC Outstanding Senior Recognition Award
1988 Psi Chi National Honor Society in Psychology
1988 Golden Key National Honor Society
1988 Mortar Board National Honor Society
1990 Fuller Graduate School of Psychology, Deans Award for the Outstanding First Year Student
1991 Pasadena College Women's Fund, Outstanding Academic Achievement Scholarship
1993 California Psychological Association, Outstanding Paper Presented by a Graduate Student
1995 Chief Psychology Intern, West Los Angeles VA Medical Center



  • Tingus KD, Heger AH, Foy DW, Leskin GA. Factors associated with entry into therapy in children evaluated for sexual abuse. The International Journal of Child Abuse and Neglect 1996; 20(1), 63-68.
  • McPherson S, Buckwalter JG, Tingus KD, Betz B, Back C. The Satz-Mogel short form of the Wechsler Adult Intelligence Scale, Revised: Effects of global mental status and age on test-retest reliability. The Journal of Clinical and Experimental Neuropsychology 2000; 22(5): 545-553.
  • Bartzokis G, Lu PH, Geschwind DH, Tingus KD, Huang D, Mendez MF, Edwards N, Mintz J. Apolipoprotein E affects both myelin breakdown and cognition: Implications for age-related trajectories of decline into dementia. Biological Psychiatry 2007;62:1380-1387.
  • Lu PH, Edland SD, Teng E, Tingus KD, Petersen RC, Cummings JL, and the Alzheimer's Disease Cooperative Study Group. Donepezil delays progression to AD in MCI subjects with Depressive Symptoms. Neurology 2009; 72:2115-2121.
  • Teng E, Tingus KD, Lu PH, Cummings JL. Persistence of Neuropsychological Testing Deficits in Mild Cognitive Impairment. Dementia and Geriatric Cognitive Disorders 2009; 28:168-178.
  • Bartzokis G, Lu PH, Tingus KD, Mendez M, Richards A, Peters DG, Oluwadara B, Barrall KA, Finn JP, Villablanca P, Thompson PM, Mintz J. Lifespan trajectory of myelin integrity and maximum motor speed. Neurobiology of Aging 2010; 31:1554-1562.
  • Bartzokis G, Lu PH, Tingus K, Peters DG, Tishler TA, Barall K, Finn JP, Villablanca P, Laub G, Altshuler LL, Mintz J, Neely E, Connor JR. Gender and iron genes may modify associations between brain iron and memory in healthy aging. Neuropsychopharmacology. In Press.

Book Chapters

  • Tingus KD, McPherson S, Cummings JL. Neuropsychological examination of executive functions. In: Vascular Cognitive Impairment. Erkinjuntti T, Gauthier S, eds. London: Martin Dunitz, Ltd. 2002: 339-363.