Academic Title
Major Area(s) of Study
Professor and Associate Director of Adult Psychiatry at UCSD Medical Center UCSD Neuropsychology
Address 619-543-2827 200 west Arbor Dr / San Diego, CA. 92013-8218
Graduate Institution

California School of Professional Psychology, San Diego

Research Description

Dr William Perry is a Professor of Psychiatry and the Associate Director of Neuropsychiatry and Behavioral Medicine at UC San Diego. He graduated from the California School of Professional Psychology-San Diego in 1989 and completed his internship and post-doctoral fellowship at UCSD. Since 1991, he has served as the Chief Supervising Psychologist at UCSD Medical Center, and as an Attending Psychologist and member of the medical staff. Dr. Perry is the Past-President of the National Academy of Neuropsychology (2007) and currently serves as the organizations Executive Director. He has been awarded Fellow status by The National Academy of Neuropsychology and by the Society for Personality Assessment. His primary research is in the area of neuropsychology (primarily attention, working memory and executive dysfunctions) and information processing in neuropsychiatric disorders. His laboratory conducts cross-species studies and has created numerous cross species paradigms to assess select cognitive features. He also studies the neuropsychology of liver disease, HIV and methampheatmine addiction. He has published extensively on topics involving neuropsychology, psychophysiology, and thought disorder in psychiatric patients and on the neuropsychological deficits of patients with hepatitis disease. He is clinically very active. At UC San Diego he serves as Medical Director of the psychiatry- solid organ transplant program and also serves as the donor advocate. He is the head psychologist at the Bariatric and Metabolic Institute and for the pain and addiction program. As a member of the UCSD Neuropsychological Associates he conducts neuropsychological assessments, psychodiagnostic assessments, traumatic brain injury assessments, and fitness for duty assessments. Nationally he has served on numerous Department of Defense committees on traumatic brain injury and was a member of the Department of Defense subcommittee on traumatic brain injury.

Representative Publications
  • Perry W., Heaton, R.K., Potterat, E., Roebuck, T., Minassian, A. & Braff, D. “Working memory in schizophrenia: transient ‘on-line’ storage versus executive functioning.” Schizophrenia Bulletin, 27 (1), 2001. (pp.157-176)

  • Perry, W., Hassanein, T., Minnasian, A., Chronic Hepatitis C; Cognitive Dysfunction in Chronic Hepatitis C; A Review, Digestive Diseases and Sciences, 2007

  • Perry, W., Minassian, A., Paulus, M., Young, J.W., Kincaid, M.J., Ferguson, E.J., Henry, B.L., Zhuang, X., Masten, V.L., Sharp, R.F., and Geyer, M.A., From Mice to Men: A reverse translational study of dysfunctional exploration in psychiatric disorders, Archives of Gen Psychiatry,. 66(10):1072-1080, 2009