Deidre J. Devier, Ph.D.

Deidre J. Devier, Ph.D. is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Neurology at the Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center – New Orleans where she teaches in various schools (Medicine, Allied Health, Nursing), performs research focused on the cognitive effects of multiple sclerosis, and has clinical duties performing neuropsychological assessments.  She earned her PhD in Experimental Psychology focusing on behavioral neuroscience at the University of New Mexico. She completed her post-doctoral training in the Division of Geriatric Psychiatry at Columbia University. She has been on the faculty at LSUHSC – NO since 2009 and her research involves various techniques to assess neural functioning such as magnetic resonance imaging (structural and functional), electroencephalography, and cognitive assessment.

Selected Publications

  1. Shields J, Mock J, Devier D, Foundas A. Unilateral repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation differentially affects younger and older adults completing a verbal working memory task. J Neurol Sci. 2018 Jan 15;384:15-20. PubMed PMID: 29249371.
  2. Lovera J, Ramos A, Devier D, Garrison V, Kovner B, Reza T, Koop D, Rooney W, Foundas A, Bourdette D. Polyphenon E, non-futile at neuroprotection in multiple sclerosis but unpredictably hepatotoxic: Phase I single group and phase II randomized placebo-controlled studies. Journal of Neurological Science. 2015 Nov 15;358(1-2):46-52. PubMed PMID: 26298797; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC4675149.
  3. Devier DJ, Villemarette-Pittman N, Brown P, Pelton G, Stern Y, Sano M, Devanand DP. Predictive utility of type and duration of symptoms at initial presentation in patients with mild cognitive impairment. Dementia Geriatric and Cognitive Disorders. 2010;30(3):238-44. PubMed PMID: 20847554; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC2948660.
  4. Devier DJ, Pelton GH, Tabert MH, Liu X, Cuasay K, Eisenstadt R, Marder K, Stern Y, Devanand DP. The impact of anxiety on conversion from mild cognitive impairment to Alzheimer’s disease. Int J Geriatr Psychiatry. 2009 Dec;24(12):1335-42. PubMed PMID: 19319929; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC2787890.
  5. Phillips JP, Devier DJ, Feeney DM. Rehabilitation pharmacology: bridging laboratory work to clinical application. J Head Trauma Rehabilitation. 2003 Jul-Aug;18(4):342-56. Review. PubMed PMID: 16222129.