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Department of Psychiatry Faculty

Photo: Carol Persad, Ph.D., ABPP.

Carol Persad, Ph.D., ABPP.

Contact Information


Primary Programs/Services:


  • 09/84 – 05/88 University of Toronto, B.Sc., Major in Psychology
  • 09/94 - 08/00 Michigan State University, Ph.D. Clinical Psychology
  • 09/00 – 08/03 Postdoctoral fellowship in Neuropsychology. Neuropsychology Division, Department of Psychiatry, University of Michigan Health System, Ann Arbor, MI

Clinical Interest:

  • Parkinson’s Disease and other Movement Disorders
  • Dementia

Research Interest:

  • Parkinson’s Disease and Deep Brain Stimulation
  • Relationship between cognition and mobility in older adults
  • Neuroendocrine factors and cognition

Academic Appointment:

  • Clinical Associate Professor
  • Director, Neuropsychology
  • Director, University Center for the Development of Language and Literacy

Recent or Representative Publications:

  • Hammers D, Spurgeon E, Ryan K, Persad C, Barbas N, Heidebrink J, Darby D, Giordani B. Validity of a brief computerized cognitive screening test in dementia. J Geriatr Psychiatry Neurol. 2012; 25:89-99. PMID:22689701
  • Reginold W, Armstrong MJ, Duff-Canning S, Lang A, Tang-Wai D, Fox S, Rothberg B, Zadikoff C, Kennedy N, Gill D, Eslinger P, Mapstone M, Chou K, Persad C, Litvan I, Mast B, Marras C. The Pill Questionnaire in a Nondemented Parkinson’s Disease Population. Movement Disorders, 2012; 27: 1308-1311. PMID: 22865587
  • Jelsone-Swain L, Persad C, Votruba KL, Weisenbach SL, Johnson TD, Gruis KL, Welsh RC. The Relationship Between Depressive Symptoms, Disease State, and Cognition in Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis. Frontiers in Psychology 2012;3:1¬10. PMID:23411492
  • Marras C, Armstrong MJ, Meaney CA, Fox S, Rothberg B, Reginold W, Tang-Wai DF, Gill D, Eslinger PJ, Zadikoff C, Kennedy N, Marshall FJ, Mapstone M, Chou KL, Persad C, Litvan I, Mast BT, Gerstenecker AT, Weintraub S, Duff-Canning S. Measuring Mild Cognitive Impairment in patients with Parkinson’s disease. Movement Disorders 2013; 28: 626-633. PMID: 23520128
  • Marsh CA, Berent-Spillson A, Love T, Persad CC, Pop-Busui R, Zubieta J, Smith YE. Functional neuroimaging of emotional processing in women with polycystic ovary syndrome: A case-control pilot study. Fertility and Sterility, Online April 2013. PMID: 23557757