Paul J. Mattis, PhD, is Associate Professor at Hofstra Northwell School of Medicine, and he leads the Cognitive and Behavioral Research Core at the Center for Neurosciences. His research interests center on cognitive functioning in patients with movement disorders, including Parkinson’s disease and Huntington’s disease—in particular, the relation between cognitive functioning and metabolic brain networks identified with state-of-the-art functional imaging techniques. Dr. Mattis oversees and administers a comprehensive neuropsychological battery on all subjects enrolled in the Center’s research studies. He also works with Dr. David Eidelberg, MD, on the correlations between neuropsychological results and imaging data.
Dr. Mattis joined Northwell Health in 1996; he is Chief of Neuropsychology within the Northwell Neuroscience Institute, and he is Associate Director of Training in the Department of Psychiatry. He earned his doctoral degree in clinical neuropsychology from the University of Houston in 1994. Subsequently, he did a clinical internship in a joint program of the departments of neurology and psychiatry at North Shore University Hospital, then completed a two-year post-doctoral fellowship at the Department of Neurology, University Medical Center-Stony Brook. Dr. Mattis received his board certification in clinical neuropsychology from The American Board of Professional Psychology in 2001.