Lisa Ohlhauser

Lisa Ohlhauser
Office: COR A078B
Area of expertise

Clinical Psychology

Research Interests

My research interests are broadly focused in neuroimaging and neuropsychology. For my master’s thesis, I will be investigating biomarkers of Parkinson’s disease using diffusion tensor imaging data from the Parkinson’s Progression Markers Initiative to explore microstructural differences in white matter between those with prodromal Parkinson’s disease and healthy controls. I am also very interested in updating traditional paper and pencil neuropsychological assessment measures with more advanced digital assessment tools. Other research interests include the incorporation of neuroimaging modalities into neuropsychological assessment and exercise interventions to improve cognition in neurodegenerative disorders and acquired brain injury. 

Representative Presentations

Ohlhauser, L. Mayo, C., & Gawryluk, J. The relationship between DTI and motor symptom severity in Parkinson’s Disease. Presented at the Organization for Human Brain Mapping Conference in Vancouver, BC in June 2017.

Ohlhauser, L., Broadbent C., Twomey, M.R., Leitner, D., Upshaw, J., Parker, A.F., Schuster, A.M., Libben, M., Miller, H., & Grasner, N. (Published Online by Cambridge University Press: March 2016). Predictors of length of hospital stay, rate of functional improvement, and functional abilities at discharge following stroke (Abstract). Journal of the International Neuropsychological Society, Volume 22, Supplement 2. DOI: 10.1017/S1355617716000734

Ohlhauser, L., Leitner, D., Upshaw, J., Reynolds, M., Piercy, J.M., Concepcion, E., & Miller, H.B. (Published Online by Cambridge University Press: 13 May 2015). Comparability of the full and short forms of the Personality Assessment Inventory in a stroke population (Abstract). Journal of the International Neuropsychological Society, Volume 21, Supplement 1. DOI: 10.1017/S1355617715000417

Recent Awards

  • 2017-2018: Fredrick Banting and Charles Best Graduate Scholarship Master’s (CIHR) – $17,500
  • 2017-2018: Presidents Research Scholarship - $4,000
  • 2016-2017: University of Victoria Fellowship Award – $10,000
  • 2016-2017: University of Victoria Graduate Entrance Award – $5,000
  • 2016-2017: Certificate of Teaching Excellence – Teaching Assistant Award - $50