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Michael Horner Ph.D.

Michael D. Horner Ph.D.

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  • Professor
  • College of Medicine
  • Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
Academic Focus
  • Validity in neuropsychological assessment
  • Cognition in TBI and other neuropsychiatric disorders
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Dr. Horner received his A.B. from Harvard University, and his Ph.D. from Emory University. He completed a postdoctoral fellowship in Neuropsychology at the UCLA School of Medicine.

He is Director of the Neuropsychology Clinic, and Clinical Co-Director of the Memory Disorders Clinic, at the Ralph H. Johnson VA Medical Center. He also serves as Director of Evaluation for the Charleston Consortium Clinical Psychology Predoctoral Internship Program. 

One of Dr. Horner’s main research interests is validity in clinical neuropsychological assessment. While the detection of invalid data remains a key issue, he is also interested in the characteristics of patients who provide invalid data, and in the development of techniques to decrease its occurrence. Another area of interest is traumatic brain injury, including psychiatric and other noncognitive factors in this population. Interns for whom Dr. Horner has served as preceptor have also conducted investigations on various other topics. Dr. Horner has been funded (as Principal Investigator or Co-Investigator) by the National Academy of Neuropsychology, the Department of Veterans Affairs, and the National Institute of Mental Health.

Dr. Horner is a Fellow of the National Academy of Neuropsychology. He has won awards for clinical supervision, classroom teaching, and mentoring at MUSC.