New faculty spotlight: Matthew Garlinghouse, Ph.D.

September 08, 2016

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Matthew Garlinghouse, Ph.D.

  • Name: Matthew Garlinghouse, Ph.D.
  • Hometown: Salem, Ore.
  • Title and department at UNMC: Assistant professor of neurological sciences

Research/Professional interests:
Effects of cannabis on cognition, predicting language function post-surgery in patients with electrographically confirmed temporal lobe epilepsy, resting/f/MRI/DTI.

How I fell in love with neuropsychology and neuroimaging:
I was initially exposed to neuropsychology while working as an EMT as an undergraduate, when I happened to have the opportunity to observe a neuropsychologist briefly evaluate a patient I had assisted in transporting to a local emergency department. I have been fascinated with the evaluation of brain behavior relationships ever since that brief moment. After completing my Ph.D., I was able to combine neuropsychology with neuroimaging while on fellowship at Dartmouth Medical School. I have continued to maintain a strong interest in employing these tools for the purposes of assessing brain behavior relationships while engaging in both clinical care and research to this point in my career.


  • Ph.D., clinical psychology, University of North Dakota, 2006
  • American Psychological Association
  • International Neuropsychological Society
  • National Academy of Neuropsychology

Three things people may not know about me:

  • I can still surf.
  • I love froufrou coffee drinks (don't judge me).
  • I love the ocean.


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