MISSION

Those who courageously serve in our nation's military deserve exceptional care. The Veterans Medical Research Foundation's mission is to enhance the health of veterans of all generations through research and education.

GENERAL INFORMATION

​Phone:

(858) 642-3080

ADDRESS

3350 La Jolla Village Drive (151A)

Building 13

San Diego, CA 92161

Dawn M. Schiehser

Dawn M. Schiehser

Credentials:

  • Ph. D.

Current Position(s): 

  • Research Health Scientist, VASDHS

  • Associate Professor of Psychiatry, UCSD

Personal Statement: 

Dr. Schiehser is an Associate Professor of Psychiatry within the University of California San Diego (UCSD) School of Medicine, a Research Health Scientist within the VA San Diego, and a California-licensed neuropsychologist. Dr. Schiehser’s research program centers on neuropsychological functioning, cognitive rehabilitation, and neuroimaging of individuals with neurotraumatic (i.e., TBI) and/or neurodegenerative disorders (i.e., Parkinson’s disease).

Professional History:

  • 1996-1997   Clinician, Child Abuse and Neglect./Youth Authority of Ventura County

  • 1997-1999   Social Worker, Department of Children and Family Services, Los Angeles, CA 1997-1999       Research Assistant, UCLA School of Medicine, Los Angeles, CA

  • 1999-2001   Clinical Neuropsychology Extern, Forrest General Hospital, Hattiesburg, MS

  • 1999-2001      Graduate Research/Teaching Assistant, University of Southern Mississippi, Hattiesburg, MS

  • 2001-2003   Graduate Research Asst, U. of Pennsylvania School of Medicine / Drexel U., Philadelphia, PA

  • 2002      Clinical Neuropsychology Extern, Practice of Child and Adult Neuropsychology, Bryn Mawr, PA  

  • 2002-2003   Clinical Neuropsychology Extern, Hahnemann Hospital, Philadelphia, PA

  • 2003-2004   Clinical Neuropsychology Intern, Tulane University School of Medicine, New Orleans, LA

  • 2004-2008   Postdoctoral Fellow in Neuropsychology, UCSD, San Diego, CA

  • 2008-present  Clinical Research Neuropsychologist, Veterans Affairs San Diego Healthcare System

  • 2009-2011  Assistant Project Scientist, Dept. of Psychiatry, UCSD, San Diego, CA

  • 2011-2017   Assistant Adjunct Professor, Department of Psychiatry, UCSD, San Diego, CA

  • 2013-present  Faculty Member and NP-track Selection Committee Co-Chair (2014-2016), San Diego State
    University and UCSD Joint Doctoral Program in Clinical Psychology, San Diego, CA

  • 2017-present  Associate Adjunct Professor, Department of Psychiatry, UCSD, San Diego, CA

Education:

  • Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology / Neuropsychology

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