Dr. Woodard named editor-in-chief of the Journal of International Neuropsychological Society

Dr. John Woodard, professor of psychology, was named editor-in-chief of the Journal of the International Neuropsychological Society.

The Office of the Vice President for Research at Wayne State University congratulates John L. Woodard, Ph.D., professor of psychology in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences and Wayne State University Alumnus (’91), on being named editor- in-chief of the Journal of the International Neuropsychological Society (JINS). The International Neuropsychological Society was founded in 1967 as a scientific and educational organization dedicated to enhancing communication among the scientific disciplines that contribute to the understanding of brain-behavior relationships. Dr. Woodard replaces Dr. Steve Rao, also a Wayne State University alumnus (’79), who served as editor-in-chief of JINS for 10 years.

Dr. Woodard’s research interests and expertise include preclinical detection of Alzheimer’s disease, ageing, exceptional longevity, sports concussion and mild traumatic brain injury, longitudinal data analysis, as well as statistical and methodological aspects of neuropsychological test construction. He is also actively researching neuropsychological applications of Relational Frame Theory and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy.

Prior to being named editor-in-chief, Dr. Woodard was the associate editor of JINS for ten years. Dr. Woodard has previously held a visiting professor position at the Institute of Neuroscience, Université Catholique de Louvain, Brussels, Belgium. Dr. Woodard has been co-principal investigator on numerous grants from the National Institutes of Health and is a fellow of the National Academy of Neuropsychology.

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Julie O'Connor

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Email: julie.oconnor@wayne.edu