Brian Levine, PhD, ABPP-cn

Senior Scientist

Rotman Research Institute
Baycrest Health Sciences

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  • 1991:  PhD, Clinical Psychology
    University of South Florida
  • 1989:  MA, Clinical Psychology
    University of South Florida, Tampa
  • 1986:  BA, Psychology
    Wayne State University, Detroit, MI

Postdoctoral Training

  • 1993-1996:  Postdoctoral Fellow in Cognitive Neuroscience
    Rotman Research Institute, Baycrest Centre for Geriatric Care, Toronto, ON
  • 1991-1993:  Postdoctoral Fellow in Clinical Neuropsychology
    McLean Hospital, Belmont, MA

Current Hospital Appointments

  • 2003 - Present: Senior Scientist
    Rotman Research Institute, Baycrest Centre
  • 2009 - Present: Baycrest Site Director
    Heart and Stroke Foundation Canadian Partnership for Stroke Recovery, Baycrest
  • 2009 - Present: Adjunct Scientist
    Toronto Rehabilitation Institute

Current Academic Posts

  • 2008 - Present: Adjunct Faculty
    Department of Psychology, York University, Toronto
  • 2007 - Present: Professor
    Department of Psychology, University of Toronto
  • 2007 - Present: Professor
    Department of Medicine (Neurology), University of Toronto

Recent Publications

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Dr. Brian Levine is a neuropsychologist interested in the function and dysfunction of large-scale neural systems as expressed in complex human behaviors, including episodic and autobiographical memory, self-regulation and goal management. Much of his research concerns syndromes seen in patients with focal brain lesions caused by strokes and tumors, traumatic brain injury, dementia and psychiatric disorders, although he also studies healthy young and older adults. Dr. Levine is particularly interested in the real-life deficits faced by patients with brain disease. Because these deficits are often not readily apparent in standard neuropsychological or neurological examinations, Dr. Levine uses novel assessment techniques, coupled with multimodal neuroimaging (structural and functional MRI, EEG and MEG) in his research.

Dr. Levine has published over 125 scientific articles and chapters on memory, frontal lobe function, traumatic brain injury, aging, dementia and rehabilitation and one book, Mind and Frontal Lobes. He is co-author of Goal Management Training®, a novel intervention for improving executive functions in patients with brain disease.
Dr. Levine is frequently called upon to communicate research findings to health professionals and the general public.  He has appeared in the New York Times, the Washington Post, CBC Radio, USA Today, Psychology Today, Scientific American MIND, and Discovery Health.

Research Interests

  • Human memory: normal functioning, memory disorders and neuroimaging
  • Assessment and rehabilitation of executive functioning deficits associated with frontal dysfunction

Awards & Distinctions

  • 2015: The International Neuropsychological Society Arthur L. Benton Mid-Career Research Award
  • 2012:  Stephen W. Herbert Award for Excellence in Education
  • 2010:  Fellow, Association for Psychological Science
  • 2009:  Fellow, American Psychological Association (Division 40, Neuropsychology)
  • 1999-2004: Canadian Institutes of Health Research Scholarship
  • 1999-2003:  Premier’s Research Excellence Award, Ontario

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