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Dustin B. Hammers, Ph.D.

Specialties

Languages

  • English

Clinical Details

Schedule An Appointment Clinical Office Address
(801) 585-7575 Imaging and Neurosciences Center
Cognitive Disorders Clinic
729 Arapeen Way
Salt Lake City, UT 84108
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Bio

Dr. Dustin Hammers specializes in neuropsychological assessment of neurodegenerative disorders and other neuropsychiatric conditions. His clinical interests include memory disorders and executive decline in the elderly.

Dr. Hammers conducts comprehensive neuropsychological and tele-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). He is currently licensed as a clinical neuropsychologist in both Utah and Wyoming.

Board Certification and Academic Information

Academic Departments Neurology - Assistant Professor (Clinical)
Academic Divisions Cognitive Neurology
Board Certification American Board of Professional Psychology (Sub: Clinical Neuropsychology)

Academic Profile

Board Certification and Academic Information

Academic Departments Neurology - Assistant Professor (Clinical)
Academic Divisions Cognitive Neurology
Board Certification American Board of Professional Psychology (Sub: Clinical Neuropsychology)

Academic Office Locations

Academic Office Phone Number Academic Office Address
(801) 585-9989 Department of Neurology
650 Komas
Salt Lake City, UT 84108

Academic Bio

Dustin B. Hammers, Ph.D. joined the University of Utah in 2011 as Assistant Professor of Neurology and clinical neuropsychologist for the Center for Alzheimer’s Care, Imaging and Research (CACIR).

Dr. Hammers obtained his Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from Ohio University. Following his neuropsychology internship at the VA Ann Arbor Healthcare System in Michigan, Dr. Hammers completed his post-doctoral fellowship at the University of Michigan Health System in Ann Arbor.

Dr. Hammers’ research has focused primarily on the aging process, including the detection of early memory decline in dementia populations through computerized batteries or executive functioning tasks. Additional areas of interest have included research evaluating diagnostic consistency between clinical (neurological and neuropsychological assessment) and imaging (PiB, FTG-PET, etc.) data in an effort to improve diagnostic accuracy. Dr. Hammers’ work has been published in several peer reviewed scientific journals and has been presented at a number of national and international conferences.

Education

Education History

Type School Degree
Postdoctoral Fellowship University of Michigan Healthcare System, Department of Psychiatry, Neuropsychology Section
Clinical Neuropsychology
Postdoctoral Fellow
Internship Veterans Affairs Ann Arbor and University of Michigan Healthcare System, Department of Psychology
Psychology
Intern
Doctoral Training Ohio University, Department of Psychology, Clinical Health Track
Ph.D.
Graduate Training Ohio University, Department of Psychology, Clinical Health Track
M.S.
Undergraduate Allegheny College
Neuroscience, minors in Psychology and European History
B.S.

Publications

Selected Provider Publications

Journal Article

  1. Duff K, Foster NL, Dennett K, Hammers DB, Zollinger LV, Christian PE, Butterfield RI, Beardmore BE, Wang AY, Morton KA, amp Hoffman JM (2013). Amyloid deposition and cognition in older adults: The effects of premorbid intellect. Arch Clin Neuropsychol.
  2. Validity of a brief computerized cognitive screening test in dementia.Hammers D, Spurgeon E, Ryan K, Persad C, Barbas N, Heidebrink J, Darby D, Giordani B (2012). Validity of a brief computerized cognitive screening test in dementia. J Geriatr Psychiatry Neurol, 25(2), 89-99.
  3. Neuropsychological, impulsive personality, and cerebral oxygenation correlates of undergraduate polysubstance use.Hammers DB, Suhr JA (2010). Neuropsychological, impulsive personality, and cerebral oxygenation correlates of undergraduate polysubstance use. J Clin Exp Neuropsychol, 32(6), 599-609.
  4. Who fails the Iowa Gambling Test (IGT)? Personality, neuropsychological, and near-infrared spectroscopy findings in healthy young controls.Suhr J, Hammers D (2010). Who fails the Iowa Gambling Test (IGT)? Personality, neuropsychological, and near-infrared spectroscopy findings in healthy young controls. Arch Clin Neuropsychol, 25(4), 293-302.

Book Chapter

  1. Hammers D, Duff K, amp Chelune G (In Press). Assessing change of cognitive trajectories over time in later life. In N.A. Pachana and Laidlaw (Ed.), Oxford Handbook of Clinical Geropsychology. Oxford: Oxford University Press.

Abstract

  1. Hammers D, Jolley C, Card S, Duff K, Chelune G, Stearn M, Foster N (February 2013). Converting Montreal Cognitive Assessment to Mini-Mental Status Examination Scores and Vice Versa in a Clinical Sample [Abstract]. Annual meeting of the International Neuropsychological Society, Waikoloa, Hawaii.
  2. Hammers D, Duff K, Dennett K, Hoffman J, Chelune G, Thurfjell L, Wang A, Morton K, Zollinger L, Foster N (April 2012). [18]Flutemetamol Uptake and Cognitive Performance in Non-Demented Community-Dwelling Elders [Abstract]. Neurology, 79(11), e88-89.

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