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Gordon J. Chelune

Gordon J. Chelune, PhD

Languages spoken: English

Academic Information

Departments Emeritus - Neurology

Academic Office Information

Board Certification

  • American Board of Professional Psychology (Sub: Clinical Neuropsychology)

Research Interests

  • Longitudinal Assessment
  • Cognitive Assessment Methods
  • Cognitive Change Over Time
  • Memory Disorders
  • Neuropsychological Test Development

Dr. Gordon Chelune is a board certified Clinical Neuropsychologist with over 35 years of experience. His clinical interests include behavioral and cognitive disorders associated with neurological conditions such as neurodegenerative disease, multiple sclerosis and epilepsy. Dr. Chelune is particularly interested in memory disorders, such as Alzheimer’s disease and dementia, as well as deficits of higher executive function.

Dr. Chelune sees patients and performs neuropsychological evaluations in the Cognitive Disorders Clinic, a sub-specialty clinic of the University of Utah Center for Alzheimer’s Care, Imaging and Research (CACIR) in the Department of Neurology.

Education History

Fellowship University of Colorado at Denver and Health Sciences Center
Veterans Affairs Palo Alto Health Care System
Doctoral Training University of Nevada, Reno
University of San Francisco

Selected Publications

Journal Article

  1. Abou-Mrad F, Chelune G, Zamrini E, Tarabey L, Hayek M amp Fadel P (2018). Screening for dementia in Arabic: normative data from an elderly Lebanese sample. Clin Neuropsychol, 31(sup 1), 1-19.
  2. SPRINT Research Group, Wright JT Jr, Williamson JD, Whelton PK, Snyder JK, Sink KM, Rocco MV, Reboussin DM, et al (2017). A randomized trial of intensive versus standard blood-pressure controlé. N Engl J Med, Nov 26;373(22), 2103-2116.
  3. Weiner DE, Gaussoin SA, Nord J, Auchus AP, Chelune GJ, Chonchol M, Coker L, et al (2017). Cognitive function and kidney disease: Baseline data from the Systolic Blood Pressure Intervention Trial (SPRINT). Am J Kidney Dis, 70(3), 357-367.
  4. Suchy Y, Chelune G, Franchow EI, Thorgusen SR (2012). Confronting patients about insufficient effort: the impact on subsequent symptom validity and memory performance. Clin Neuropsychol, 26(8), 1296-311. (Read full article)
  5. Duff K, Chelune G, Dennett K (2012). Within-session practice effects in patients referred for suspected dementia. Dement Geriatr Cogn Disord, 33(4), 245-9. (Read full article)
  6. Hayden KM, Reed BR, Manly JJ, Tommet D, Pietrzak RH, Chelune GJ, Yang FM, Revell AJ, Bennett DA, Jones RN (2011). Cognitive decline in the elderly: an analysis of population heterogeneity. Age Ageing, 40(6), 684-689.

Book Chapter

  1. Chelune GJ, Duff K (2012). The Assessment of change: Serial assessments in dementia evaluation. In Ravdin LD, Katzen H (Eds.), Handbook on the Neuropsychology of Aging and Dementia (pp. 43-57). New York: Springer.