Office: 1082 SWKT
Phone: 801-422-6357
Dawson Hedges, Professor

Department: Psychology



  • MSc (External), University of London, 2011
  • MD, University of Utah, 1988
  • BGS, Weber State College, 1984

Research Interests

My research investigates neuropsychiatric epidemiology. In particular, I investigate the influence of genetic and environmental variables on cognitive outcome and aging. In addition, I study how previous infection may affect cognition and risk for neuropsychiatric outcome.

Publication Info

  • Scott Russell Sanders, Lance David Erickson, Vaughn R A Call, Mathew McKnight, Dawson W Hedges (2015). Rural Health Care Bypass Behavior: How Community and Spatial Characteristics Affect Primary Health Care Selection. Journal of Rural Health.
  • Martin Woon, Mark Douglas Allen, Chris Miller, Dawson W Hedges (2012). The functional magnetic resonance imaging-based verbal fluency test in Obsessive Compulsive Disorder. Neurocase.
  • Bruce L Brown, Suzanne B Hendrix, Dawson W Hedges, Timothy B Smith (2012). Multivariate Analysis and Regression Methods for the Biobehavioral and Social Sciences.
  • Mark Douglas Allen, Dawson W Hedges, Thomas J Farrer, Michael J Larson (2012). Assessment of brain activity during memory encoding in a patient on and off Modafinil using normative fMRI data. Neurocase.
  • Dawson W Hedges, Fu Lye Woon (2011). Early-life stress and cogntive outcome. Psychopharmacology .
  • Fu Lye Woon, Dawson W Hedges (2011). Gender does not moderate hippocampal volume deficits in adults with posttraumatic stress disorder: a meta-analysis and meta-regression. Hippocampus.
  • Thomas j Farrer, Dawson W Hedges (2011). Prevalence of traumatic brain injury among incarcerated groups compared to the general population: a meta-analysis and comparison. Progress in Neuro-Psychopharmacology & Biological Psychiatry .
  • Dawson W Hedges, Fu Lye Woon (2010). Alcohol use and hippocampal volume deficits in adults with posttraumatic stress disorder: a meta-analysis. Biological Psychology .
  • Fu Lye Woon, Shabnam Sood, Dawson W Hedges (2010). Hippocampal volume deficits associated with exposure to psychological trauma and posttraumatic stress disorder in adults: a meta-analysis. Progress in Neuro-Psychopharmacology and Biological Psychiatry .
  • Brent Slife, Colin M Burchfield, Dawson W Hedges (2010). Interpreting the "biologization" of psychology . Journal of Mind and Behavior .