Office: 1098 SWKT
Phone: 801-422-6365
Bruce Brown, Professor

Department: Psychology



I was born and raised in American Fork, Utah. My missionary service was in the Western Canadian Mission. I attended the University of Utah, graduated from Brigham Young University with a B.S. degree and an M.S. degree, and obtained my PhD in psychology from McGill University in Montreal, Canada. I did post-doctoral work in mathematical psychology at University of Michigan.


  • PhD, McGill University, 1969
  • MS, Brigham Young University, 1968
  • BS, Brigham Young University, 1965

Research Interests

My primary current research focus is the development of methods for neuropsychological measurement. In particular, our research team has been investigating the extraction of cognitive components from event-related potentials (EEG waves) as biomarkers for neuropsychiatric illnesses. I also work with students and faculty on the application of quantitative methods to organizational psychology problems, such as sexual harassment in the workplace.

Professional Affiliations

  • Phi Kappa Phi
  • American Name Society
  • Society for Industrial/Organizational Psychology
  • American Statistical Association
  • American Psychological Association

Publication Info

  • Bruce L Brown, Suzanne B Hendrix, Marco Cecchi, Jessica M Scott, Jack W Silcox, Kevin D Brighton, Dawson W Hedges (2016). A novel eigenvector-based method to detect mild Alzheimer’s disease using event-related potentials. Journal of Prevention of Alzheimer's Disease.
  • Shawn D Gale, Lance David Erickson, Bruce L Brown, Dawson W Hedges (2015). Interaction between Helicobacter pylori and Latent Toxoplasmosis and Demographic Variables on Cognitive Function in Young to Middle-Aged Adults. PLOS ONE.
  • Dawson W Hedges, Rebecca Janis, Stephen Mickelson, Cierra Keith, David P Bennett, Bruce L Brown (2014). P300 amplitude in Alzheimer's disease: a meta-analysis and meta-regression. Clinical EEG and Neuroscience.
  • Shawn D Gale, Bruce L Brown, Lance David Erickson, Andrew Berrett, Dawson W Hedges (2014). Association Between Latent Toxoplasmosis and Cognition in Adults: A Cross-Sectional Study. Parasitology.
  • Bruce L Brown, Suzanne B Hendrix, Dawson W Hedges, Timothy B Smith (2012). Multivariate Analysis and Regression Methods for the Biobehavioral and Social Sciences.