Pamela May, PhD, ABPP

Assistant Professor - Department of Neurological Sciences

Clinical Practice:
Academic Office:

4242 Farnam Street, Suite 460
North Doctor's Tower
Omaha, NE 68131
Phone: 402-559-5135
Fax: 402-552-7701

988425 Nebraska Medical Center
Omaha, NE 68198-8425
Fax: 402-552-7701


Hospital Appointments:
Nebraska Medicine and University of Nebraska Medical Center

Memory Disorders
Movement Disorders
Solid Organ Transplant
Cerebrovascular Disease


Professional Societies:

Biographical Sketch:
Dr. May is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Neurological Sciences at the University of Nebraska Medical Center.  Dr. May earned her PhD in Clinical Psychology, with minors in Neuropsychology and Statistics, from Wayne State University in Detroit, Michigan. She is an alumna of Wayne State University's Institute of Gerontology, a research pre-doctoral training program. Dr. May completed her clinical psychology internship, with a neuropsychology emphasis, at the John. D. Dingell VA Medical Center in Detroit, Michigan.  For specialization in adult clinical neuropsychology, she completed her post-doctoral residency at Nebraska Medicine/University of Nebraska Medical Center. Dr. May is board certified in clinical neuropsychology through the American Board of Professional Psychology (ABPP).

Wiesman, A.I., Murman, D.L., May, P.E., Schantell, M.D., Losh, R.A., Johnson, H.J.,…Wilson, T.W. (2021). Spatio-spectral relationships between pathological neural dynamics and cognitive impairment along the Alzheimer’s disease spectrum. Alzheimer’s & Dementia: Diagnosis, Assessment, & Disease Monitoring. doi: 10.1002/dad2.12200

Casagrande, C., Lew, B., Taylor, B., Schantell, M., O'Neill, J., May, P.,…Wilson, T.W. (2021). The Impact of HIV-Infection on Human Somatosensory Processing, Spontaneous Cortical Activity, and Cortical Thickness: A Multimodal Neuroimaging Approach. Human Brain Mapping. doi: 10.1002/hbm.25408

Szymkowicz, S.M., Ellis, L.J., & May, P.E. (2021). The 3-item apathy scale within the GDS-15 is not valid in de novo Parkinson’s disease patients: Analysis of the PPMI cohort. Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry and Neurology. doi: 10.1177/0891988720988908

Naveed, Z. Fox, H.S., Wichman, C.S., Alam, M. May, P. Arcari, C.M., …Baccaglini, L. (2021). Neurocognitive status and risk of mortality among people living with HIV: An 18-year retrospective cohort study. Scientific Reports.

Arif, Y., Wiesman, A.I., O’Neill, J., Embury, C., May, P.E., Lew, B.J., …Wilson, T.W. (2020). The age-related trajectory of visual attention neural function is altered in adults living with HIV: A cross-sectional MEG study. EBioMedicine, 61.

May, P.E., Heithoff, A.J., Wichman, C.S., Phatak, V.S., Moore, D.J., Heaton, R.K., & Fox, H.S. (2020). Assessing cognitive functioning in people living with HIV (PLWH): Factor analytic results from CHARTER and NNTC cohorts. Journal of Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndromes, 83, 251-259.

Lew, B.J., O’Neill, J., Rezich, MT, May, P.E., Fox, H.S., Swindells, S., & Wilson, T.W. (2020). Interactive effects of HIV and ageing on neural oscillations are independent of global neuropsychological performance. Brain Communications, 2, 1-14.

Williams, A.M., May, P.E., Mason, S.T., Wang, C., & Pomana, L. (2015). Quality of life across medical conditions and psychological factors: Implications for population health management. Quality of Life Research, 1-11.

Katz, J., May, P., Sörensen, S., & DelTosta, J. (2010). Sexual revictimization during women’s first year of college: Self-blame and sexual refusal assertiveness as possible mechanisms. Journal of Interpersonal Violence, 25, 2113-2126.

Pigeon, W. R., May, P.E., Perlis, M.L., Ward, E.A., Lu, N., & Talbot, N.L. (2009). The effect of interpersonal therapy for depression on insomnia symptoms in a cohort of women with sexual abuse histories. Journal of Traumatic Stress, 22, 634-638.