Movement Disorder Neuropsychological Team
J. Vincent Filoteo, PhD
Professor of Psychiatry and Director of UCSD Neuropsychological Associates. Dr. Filoteo has over 18 years experience working with patients with various movement disorders and dementias. He received his Ph.D. in clinical neuropsychology/psychology in 1994 from the SDSU/UCSD Joint Doctoral Program in Clinical Psychology. His research and clinical work focuses on the cognitive and clinical neuropsychology of Parkinson's disease.
Mathes Burke, BS
Psychometrist and Clinical Coordinator. Mr. Burke graduated from UCSD with a BS in Psychology with a specialization in Neuroscience and Behavior. He started as a student volunteer in 2011 in the Psychiatry department and has continued as a research associate at the San Diego Department of Veterans Affairs in a clinical research lab specializing in the cognition of individuals with Parkinson's disease. Additionally, Mr. Burke is the clinical coordinator for two movement disorders neurologists. Mr. Burke joined the Movement Disorder Center team in 2012, working clinically as a psychometrist.
Eva P. Turk, PhD
Postdoctoral Fellow at the UCSD Department of Psychiatry and VA Medical Center. She earned her Ph.D. in clinical neuropsychology/psychology in 2012 from the SDSU/UCSD Joint Doctoral Program in Clinical Psychology. During her doctoral program and clinical internship, her training focused on the neuropsychology of aging and neurodegenerative disorders. Her current research and clinical interests focus on the cognitive and functional changes associated with Parkinson’s disease, and developing interventions to improve cognition and everyday functioning.
Brandon Prendiville, BA, MBA
Senior Psychometrist, UCSD Neuropsychological Associates, Department of Psychiatry. Mr. Prendiville graduated from the University of Arizona in 2003 with a B.A. in Psychology. He first started conducting neuropsychological testing in 2009 and later went on to provide training in test administration and scoring to doctoral candidates at the University of Arizona. He came to UCSD in 2011 and now works as the
Clinic Coordinator and Senior Psychometrist for Neuropsychological Associates in the Department of Psychiatry. He is primarily responsible for testing and scoring neuropsychological protocols for patients with movement disorders (as well as other conditions) as well as overseeing all logistical aspects of our clinic.
Dawn Schiehser, PhD
Assistant Professor of Psychiatry, Neuropsychologist. Dr. Schiehser has been with the UCSD Department of Psychiatry and Psychology Service at the VA Medical Center since 2004, where she has specialized in the neuropsychology of Parkinson’s disease and traumatic brain injury (TBI). Her current research and clinical interests focus on cognitive functioning, brain imaging, and cognitive rehabilitation of individuals with Parkinson’s disease, dementia, and TBI.