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Dawn M. Schiehser

Dawn M. Schiehser


  • 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


  • Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology / Neuropsychology


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