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Elizabeth Twamley PhD

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Elizabeth Twamley PhD

VA San Diego Healthcare System
University of California, San Diego (UCSD)


Dr. Elizabeth Twamley is a licensed clinical psychologist specializing in neuropsychological assessment, cognitive rehabilitation and supported employment. She is particularly interested in community-based interventions that help individuals with severe mental illness or other cognitive impairments reach their highest potential social and occupational functioning.

Dr. Twamley is the Director of the Clinical Research Unit of the Center of Excellence for Stress and Mental Health (CESAMH) at the VA San Diego Healthcare System; a faculty member in the SDSU/UCSD Joint Doctoral Program in Clinical Psychology (clinical neuropsychology track); a faculty member of the Stein Institute for Research on Aging (SIRA) at UCSD; and Co-Director of the UCSD Research Fellowship in Geriatric Mental Health.

Her research focuses on bridging neuropsychology and interventions for individuals with severe mental illness, history of traumatic brain injury or other cognitive impairments. Current intervention studies focus on compensatory cognitive training (CogSMART). Other research interests include cognitive impairment and disability in homeless individuals, the neuropsychology of everyday functioning, cognitive impairment in PTSD, and the use of technology to improve cognition.

Dr. Twamley's research has been funded by the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH), VA, Department of Defense, National Science Foundation, and the Brain and Behavior Research Foundation (NARSAD).

Dr. Twamley earned a B.A. in Social Ecology at UC Irvine and a Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from Arizona State University. She completed her clinical psychology internship and postdoctoral fellowship at UCSD and joined the faculty of the Department of Psychiatry in 2003.

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