Academic Title
Major Area(s) of Study
Professor in Residence UCSD Neuropsychology / Experimental Psychopathology
Address 858-246-0765 8950 Villa La Jolla Drive / Suite B122 / La Jolla, CA 92037
Graduate Institution

University of Illinois at Chicago

Research Description

Dr. Palmer’s primary research interests include neuropsychological aspects of late-life schizophrenia and PTSD, as well as the impact of these deficits on patients’ everyday functioning (including their capacity to consent to treatment and research participation). He also has active research on the effects of loneliness on age-related health outcomes. His other primary research interests include positive psychiatry, and the application of strengths-based interventions to address loneliness and psychological distress among older adults.

Representative Publications
  • Palmer, B. W., Dawes, S. E., and Heaton, R. K. (2009). What do we know about neuropsychological aspects of schizophrenia? Neuropsychology Review, 19(3), 365–384.

  • Palmer, B. W., Friend, S., Huege, S., Mulvaney, M., Badawood, A., Almaghraby, A., and Lohr, J. B. (2019). Aging and trauma: Post traumatic stress issues among Korean War Veterans. Federal Practitioner, 36(12), 554-562.

  • Palmer, B. W., Moore, R. C., Eyler, L.T., Pinto, L. Saks, E. R., and Jeste, D. V. (2018). Avoidance of accelerated aging in schizophrenia?: Clinical and biological characterization of an exceptionally high functioning individual. Schizophrenia Research, 196, 45-52.