- Cognitive Assessment Methods
- Memory Disorders
- Longitudinal Assessment
- Cognitive Change Over Time
- Neuropsychological Test Development
Board Certification and Academic Information
||Neurology - Professor
||American Board of Professional Psychology (Sub: Clinical Neuropsychology)
Academic Office Locations
|Academic Office Phone Number
||Academic Office Address
||Center for Alzheimer's Care, Imaging & Research
Salt Lake City, UT 84108
Gordon J. Chelune, Ph.D., ABPP(CN), is Professor of Neurology and Senior Neuropsychologist at the University of Utah Center for Alzheimer's Care, Imaging and Research (CACIR) in the Division of Cognitive Neurology. Dr. Chelune is also an active member of the faculty of the Center on Aging, the Department of Psychology and The Brain Institute at the University of Utah.
Dr. Chelune earned his Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from the University of Nevada at Reno, and subsequently completed his neuropsychology fellowship at the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center. Before he joined the University of Utah faculty in 2006, Dr. Chelune was a member of the Cleveland Clinic Foundation, where he directed Neuropsychological Services at the Mellen Center for Multiple Sclerosis Treatment and Research, and founded the Section of Neuropsychology.
Dr. Chelune’s research spans several areas but has focused primarily on longitudinal assessment and methods of measuring reliable change in outcomes research and cognitive aging, cognitive assessment methods, and memory disorders. He is currently developing methods for assessing trajectories of cognitive change over time as a potential biomarker of neurologic integrity for the early detection of dementia. He has been actively involved in neuropsychological test development and outcomes research throughout his career.
Active in the field of clinical neuropsychology for more than 35 years, Dr. Chelune is a Fellow of the National Academy of Neuropsychology, the American Psychological Association in the Division of Clinical Neuropsychology, and the Society for Personality Assessment. He has served as President of the National Academy of Neuropsychology and the Division of Clinical Neuropsychology of the American Psychological Association, and is currently the Treasurer of the International Neuropsychological Society.
He enjoys travel and “good” sushi, and since coming to Utah he has taken up downhill skiing, scuba diving, and has become an avid hiker.