Shawn Gale, Associate Professor

Department: Psychology



Office: 1060 KMBL

Phone: 801-422-9757


Licensed Psychologist since 1995 & Board Certified Clinical Neuropsychologist since 2000. Places practiced: private practice in SLC, University of Virginia Dept. of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation, and SJHMC/ Barrow Neurological Institute in Phoenix.


  • Postdoctoral Fellowship from LDS Hospital, 1995
  • PhD in Psychology from Brigham Young University, 1994
  • MS in Experimental Psychology from Brigham Young University, 1990
  • BS in Psychology from Brigham Young University, 1988

Research Interests

My research interests are largely centered in the field of neuropsychology, which is the study of brain-behavior relationships. I utilize clinical and research techniques, including neurocognitive assessment and neuroimaging through our new MRI Research Facility here on campus, and neuroepidemiological techniques, to investigate neurocognitive outcomes in various neurologic disorders including traumatic brain injury, epilepsy, and dementia. More recently, I have become increasingly interested in the potential negative effects of (latent) infectious disease on neurocognitive functions and psychiatric illness.

Professional Affiliations

  • American Academy of Clinical Neuropsychology
  • American Psychological Association
  • International Neuropsychological Society
  • National Academy of Neuropsychology

Recent Publications