Eric Larson, PhD - Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago

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Eric Larson

Eric Larson, PhD

  • Neuropsychologist, RIC
  • Assistant Professor , PM&R, Feinberg School of Medicine, NU

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Gender:
Male

Conditions Treated / Services

  • Brain Injury Rehabilitation

Education, Residency and Internship

Education

Fuller School of Psychology

Fellowship

RIC, Donnelley Fellowship

Professional Memberships

Member, American Academy of Clinical Neuropsychology

Honors & Awards

  • 1993 & 1991 Lee Edward Travis Award 1st Place, Theoretical Article Category, Fuller School of Psychology
  • 1991 Lee Edward Travis Award 1st & 2nd Place, Theoretical Article Category, Fuller School of Psychology

Publications

  • Dvorkin AY, Shah A, Ramaiya M, Zollman F, Larson E, Hsu N, Pacini S & Patton JL. Use of visual and haptic virtual environments to improve attention in severe TBI. Cognitive Neuroscience Society meeting, Chicago, March 2012
  • Larson, E. (January, 2012). The role of attribution and effort in cognitive and non-cognitive symptoms of postconcussion disorder in veterans, Neuropsychology Seminar, Department of Psychiatry, University of Illinois at Chicago, IL.
  • Larson, E. (November, 2011). Mild traumatic brain injury and PTSD in military personnel.  Presentation at The Veterans Club, Northwestern University Law School, Chicago, IL.
  • Larson, E., Zollman, F., Kondiles, B., and Wasek-Throm, L. (June, 2011).  Memory, Postconcussion Disorder and Posttrauamtic Stress Disorder in a Volunteer Sample of Veterans. Poster session presented at the Federal Interagency Conference on Traumatic Brain Injury, Washington, D.C.
  •  Larson, E., Zollman, F., Wasek, L. and Glass, L. (February, 2011).  Memory problems and objective assessment of sleep in TBI survivors.  Poster session presented at the Annual Meeting of the International Neuropsychological Society, Boston, MA.
  • Patton, J.L., Dvorkin, A.Y., Ramaiya, M., Zollman, F., Larson, E., Pacini, S., Hsu, N., (February, 2011) Haptic applications for cognitive rehabilitation. NextMed-Medicine meets Virtual Reality Conference, Newport Beach, CA.
  • Larson, E. (November, 2010). PTSD and memory.  Paper presented at the Roosevelt University Neuropsychological Society, Chicago, IL.
  • Dvorkin, A.Y., Ramaiya, M., Zollman, F.., Larson, E., Pacinim S., Hsu, N., Patton, J.L. (April, 2010) . A virtual environment-based paradigm for improving attention in severe TBI. Poster presentation at the Cognitive Neuroscience Society meeting, Montréal, Canada.
  • Ramaiya, M., Dvorkin, A., Zollman, F., Larson, E., Davitt, L., Pacini, S.,  Beck, K., Hsu, N. & Patton, J. L. (October, 2009). Assessing And Improving Attention In TBI Patients Using Virtual Reality Environments With Haptic Robots.  Poster presentation at the Annual Meeting of the Society for Neuroscience, Chicago, IL.
  • Larson, E.B. (June, 2009). New Developments in Cognitive Assessment of Patients with TBI.  Paper presented at Mind as Machine: Advances in Cognitive Neuroscience in the 21st Century. Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago Academy, Chicago, IL. 
  • Dvorkin, A.Y., Zollman, F.S., Beck, K.S., Larson, E., Pacini, S., Davitt, L., Ramaiya, M., & Patton, J. L.  (2009, June). A virtual environment-based paradigm for improving attention in TBI.  Poster presentation at the 11th International Conference on Rehabilitation Robots, Kyoto, Japan.
  • Larson, E.B. (January, 2008). Posttraumatic distress disorder (PTSD) and mild traumatic brain injury.  Presentation to Illinois Wounded Warrior staff, Magellan Health Services, St. Louis, MO.
  • Larson, E.B. (January, 2008). Posttraumatic distress disorder (PTSD) and mild traumatic brain injury.  Presentation to Illinois Wounded Warrior staff, Illinois Department of Veterans Affairs, Springfield, IL.
  • Larson, E.B. (2007, October).  Introduction to neuroanatomy and brain injury.  Presentation at Anatomy for Lawyers, Chicago Bar Association, Chicago, IL.
  • Larson, E.B., Larson, L.T., Prieto-Mendoza, A., Rosen, J., Vastalo, V.,  Wade, G.J., Ayoub, O., Boctor, F., and Mahootian, S. (2007, August).  Translation of neuropsychological tests: The effects of linguistic variables on list learning ability.  Paper presented at the Ninth Nordic Meeting in Neuropsychology, Gothenburg, Sweden.
  • Mycyk MB, Heller DS, Vungkhanching M, Larson E, Wilson C. (March, 2006). NEW drug use in  patients with spinal cord and traumatic brain injuries. American Academy of Physiatrists Annual Meeting, Daytona Beach, FL.

  • Kraus M.F., Donnell A.J., Porges E., Lathrop K.,  Solatka C., Larson E.,  Sweeney J. (May, 2005).  Predictive Saccades and Executive Function in Chronic Traumatic Brain Injury. Poster presentation at the Society of Biological Psychiatry Annual Meeting, Atlanta, GA.

  • Larson, E.B. (Feb. 2005). Assessment of executive functions in TBI patients using the EXIT. Poster presentation at the annual meeting of the International  Neuropsychological Society, St. Louis, MO.
  • Larson, E.B. & Senno, R. (2003, May).  Issues in assessment and treatment of vegetative symptoms,  abile affect and depressed mood in traumatic brain injury.  Paper presented at the 5th   World Congress on Brain Injury, Stockholm, Sweden.
  • Larson, E.B. and Leahy, B. (2002, May). Assessment of executive functions in TBI patients using the EXIT and the BDS. Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Midwest Neuropsychology Group, Chicago, IL.
  • Larson, E. & Nyenhuis, D. (2000, February).  Mood disturbance and vegetative symptoms of depression in patients with Traumatic Brain Injury.  Poster session presented at the Annual Meeting of the International Neuropsychological Society, Denver, CO.
  • Larson, E.B., Nyenhuis, D.L. (1999, May). Assessment of Depression in patients with traumatic brain injury.  Poster session presented at the Annual Meeting of the Midwest Neuropsychological Group, Chicago, IL.
  • Wieringa, C., Larson, E. & Nyenhuis, D. (1999, March).  The reliability and validity of the Chicago Multiscale Depression Inventory (CMDI) in patients with traumatic brain injury.  Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Michigan Psychological Association.
  • Larson, E.B., Clorfene, J. & Kirschner, K.L. (1999, February).  Brief neurocognitive assessment in evaluating deficit and predicting outcome in stroke patients.  Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Internation Neuropsychological Society, Boston, MA.
  • Larson, E.B., Clorfene, J.B. & Kirschner, K.L. (1998, May).  Neuropsychological screening and prediction of outcome in stroke patients.  Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Midwest Neuropsychological Group, Milwaukee, WI.
  • Larson, E.B. & Kirschner, K.L (1997, June). Prediction of Outcome Using Neuropsychological Tests.  Poster session presented at Research Day at the Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago.
  • Larson, E.B. & Kirschner, K.L. (1997, February).  Ability to Take Neuropsychological Tests, Motor Function Impairment and Language Impairment in Stroke Patients.  Poster session presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Neuropsychiatric Association, Orlando, FL.
  • Larson, E.B. & Brown, W.S. & Burnison, D.S. (1997, February).  Bimanual Coordination and Interhemispheric Transmission in Multiple Sclerosis.  Poster session presented at the Annual Meeting of the International Neuropsychological Society, Orlando FL.
  • Larson, E.B. & Kirschner, K.L. (1996, June).  Motor Deficits and Ability to Complete Neuropsychological Tests.  Poster session presented at Research Day of the Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago.
  • Larson, E.B. & Brown, W.S. (1996, May).  Bimanual Coordination and Interhemispheric Transmission in Multiple Sclerosis.  Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Midwest Neuropsychology Group, Chicago, IL.
  • * Burnison, D.S., Larson, E.B. & Brown, W.S. (1995, February). Interhemispheric transmission time in Multiple Sclerosis. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the International Neuropsychological Society, Seattle, WA.
  • Chu, C., Larson, E.B., Ramirez, D., Barkoviak, J., Garron, D.C., Szidon, P. (May, 1995). Neuropsychological correlates of MDI use in the elderly.  Poster session presented at the Conference of the American Thoracic Society, Seattle, WA.
  • Larson, E.B., Brown, W.S., & Jeeves, M.A. (1994, February). Evoked potential evidence for directional asymmetry in interhemispheric transmission time. Poster session presented at the annual meeting of the International Neuropsychological Society, Cincinnati, OH.

* This paper received The Rennick Award for best predoctoral research presentation at the 1995 Annual Meeting of the International Neuropsychological Society.

Research Interests

rehabilitation psychology and neuropsychology; research activities focus on changes in cognitive functioning in people with neurological injury or illness

Certifications & Licenses

  • Certified neuropsychologist, American Board of Clinical Neuropsychology
  • Received specialized training in neuropsychology at Rush-Presbyterian-St. Luke's Medical Center and Northwestern University

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Doctor's Contact Information

  • Office Phone: 312-238-6220
  • Email: elarson@ric.org

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