Kathryn Dunham, PsyD

Clinical and Research Interests

Epilepsy, neurodegenerative conditions, head injury

Graduate School

PsyD, Forest Institute, Springfield, MO

Internship

Colorado Mental Health Institute-Fort Logan, Denver, CO

Post-Doctoral Fellowship

University of Kentucky, Department of Neurology, Lexington, KY

Fellowship Plans

Clinical Neuropsychology

Licensure

Kentucky Board of Examiners of Psychology

Awards

  • Trainee of the Month, University of Kentucky Department of Neurology, February 2016
  • Edith Kaplan Scholarship, National Academy of Neuropsychology Women In Leadership Committee, November 2013
  • Student Research Award Honorable Mention, Psychologist in Long Term Care Annual Student Awards, July, 2013
  • Research Award, Forest Institute, August 2011 and 2012

Publications & Abstracts

Peer reviewed publications

  • Dunham, K. J., & Denney, R. L. (In press).  Development of the Poor Effort Profile Analysis for the Medical Symptom Validity Test.  Archives of Clinical Neuropsychology.
  • Anderson-Mooney, A.J., Guller, L., Combs, H.L., & Dunham, K. J.  (2016).  Neurocognitive and neuropsychiatric phenotypes of PARK2-associated early-onset Parkinson’s disease in two siblings.  Clinical Neurology & Neurosurgery, 142, 137-139.
  • Dunham, K. J., Shadi, S., Sofko, C. A., Denney, R. L., & Calloway, J. (2014).  Comparison of the Repeatable Battery for the Assessment of Neuropsychological Status effort scale and effort index in a dementia sample.  Archives of Clinical Neuropsychology, 29, 633-641.
  • Fazio, R., Dunham, K. J., Griswold, S., & Denney, R. L. (2013).  An improved measure of handedness: The Fazio Laterality Inventory.  Applied Neuropsychology,  20, 197-202.

Select Poster Presentations

  • Dunham, K. & Anderson-Mooney, A.J.  (2015, November).  Neurocognitive Findings Associated with Complicated Meningioencephalocele of the Dominant Temporal Lobe.  Poster accepted for the 35th annual meeting of the National Academy of Neuropsychology, Austin, Texas.  
  • Dunham, K. J., Rolin, S. R., Sibson, J., Ogbeide, S. A., & Denney, R. L. (2014, February).  Specificity for Cognitively Impaired Individuals on the RBANS Effort Scale and Effort Index.  Poster presented at the 2014 conference of International Neuropsychological Society, Seattle, WA.
  • Dunham, K. J., & Denney, R. L. (2014, February).  Introduction to a New Profile Analysis on the Medical Symptom Validity Test. Poster presented at the 2014 conference of International Neuropsychological Society, Seattle, WA
  • Sofko, C., Dunham, K. J., Shadi, S., Denney, R. L., & Fazio, R.  (2014, February).  A Rarely Missed Items Index for the Repeatable Battery for the Assessment of Neuropsychological Status (RBANS).  Poster presented at the 2014 conference of International Neuropsychological Society, Seattle, WA.
  • Dunham, K. J., Rolin, S. R., Sibson, J., Ogbeide, S. A., Glover, M., & Denney, R. L. (2012, November).  Utility of the Repeatable Battery for the Assessment of Neuropsychological Status (RBANS) in Differentiating Between Types of Dementia.  Poster presented at the 2012 conference of the National Academy of Neuropsychology, Nashville, TN.
  • Dunham, K. J., Shadi, S., Sofko, C., & Denney, R. L. (2012, November).  Preliminary look: Comparison of the Effort Index and Effort Scale on the RBANS.  Poster presented at the 2012 conference of the National Academy of Neuropsychology, Nashville, TN. 
  • Dunham, K. J., Warchol, A. E., Hunter, B., Shadi, S., Denney, R. L., & Nichols, C. (2012, November).  Comparison of the Reliable Digit Span and Age-Corrected Scaled Score on the WISC-IV as a Measure of Effort in Children.  Poster presented at the 2012 conference of the National Academy of Neuropsychology, Nashville, TN. 
  • Dunham, K., Rolin, S., Sibson, J., Ogbeide, S. A., & Glover, M. (2012, March).  Effects of anxiety symptomology in cognitively impaired older adults on the Repeatable Battery for the Assessment of Neuropsychological Status (RBANS). Poster presented at the 2012 conference of the American College of Professional Neuropsychology, Las Vegas, NV. 
  • Higgins, K., Rolin, S., Dunham, K., & Akeson, S. (2011, November).  Utility of Executive Functioning Test in Differentiating Traumatic Brain Injury.  Poster presented at the 2011 conference of the National Academy of Neuropsychology, Marco Island, FL.
  • Mack, J., Sparks, A., Dunham, K., & Denney, R. L. (2011, June).  Sensitivity of the Green Battery (The Word Memory Test, Medical Symptom Validity Test, and Non-Verbal Medical Symptom Validity Test) to Simulated Dementia. Poster presented at the 2011 conference of the American Academy of Clinical Neuropsychology, Washington, DC.

Invited  Oral Presentations

  • Dunham, K. J. (2016, June).  Neuropsychology 101.  Neurology Didactics, Lexington, KY.
  • Dunham, K.J. (2016, June).  Development of Regression Analyses to Predict Intellectual Functioning based on Demographic Factors and Word Reading.  Resident Research Day, Lexington, KY. 
  • Dunham, K. J. (2016, May).  A Neurocognitive Prospective on the Treatment of Refractory Epilepsy.  Neurology Grand Rounds, Omaha, NE. 
  • Dunham, K. J. (2016, March).  A Neurocognitive Prospective on the Treatment of Refractory Epilepsy.  Neurology Grand Rounds, Lexington, KY.
  • Dunham, K. J. (2016, February).  Review of Neurocognitive Outcomes of RNS Treatment for Refractory Epilepsy.  Bluegrass Area Neuropsychology Group, February Meeting, Lexington, KY.
  • Dunham, K. J. & Bensalem-Owen, M. K. (2015, October).  Epilepsy and Women – Special Concerns.  Epilepsy Foundation of Kentukciana’s Annual Conference, Louisville, KY.
  • Dunham, K. J. (2015, September).  Forensic Neuropsychology of TBI.  Brain Injury Alliance of Kentucky.  Lexington, KY.
  • Dunham, K. J. (2014, November).  The Masquerade of Serious Mental Illness and Dementia.  Bluegrass Area Neuropsychology Group, November Meeting, Lexington, KY. 
  • Dunham, K. J., Rolin, S. R., & Courney, R. (2012, November).  Understanding and Coping with a Loved One’s Memory Loss.  Lunch & Learn Lecture Series at the Robert J. Murney Clinic, Springfield, MO. 
  • Dunham, K. J., Shadi, S., Sofko, C., & Denney, R. L. (2012, November).  Preliminary look: Comparison of the Effort Index and Effort Scale on the RBANS.  Invited Oral Student Research Presentation at the 2012 conference of the National Academy of Neuropsychology, Nashville, TN.
  • Dunham, K. J., Sofko, C., Shadi, S., & Denney, R. L. (2012, November).  Understanding the use of the RBANS for effort and diagnostic screening. Invited Oral Presentation at the 2012 conference of National Association of Psychometrists, Nashville, TN.

Personal Statement

Dr. Dunham is originally from Cincinnati, OH.  She received her undergraduate degree from Georgetown College in Georgetown, KY.  She attended graduate school in Springfield, MO, at Forest Institute, where she completed a Doctorate in Clinical Psychology (PsyD) with an emphasis in Neuropsychology.  Her general clinical internship was completed at Colorado Mental Health Institute-Fort Logan in Denver, CO.  Dr. Dunham returned to Kentucky to complete her fellowship in Clinical Neuropsychology here at University of Kentucky.

Dr. Dunham is an avid Cincinnati Bengals and New York Giants fan.  She regularly attends yoga classes and enjoys hiking on the weekends with her Siberian husky, Killian.

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