Loren P. Hizel, M.S.

Loren Hizel

Loren Hizel is a graduate student in the department of Clinical and Health Psychology, PhD program. He is particularly interested in understanding cognitive decline through longitudinal methods and the neurocorrelates associated with decline. Loren received his B.A. in Psychology from Illinois State University in 2009. Afterward he joined the Rush Alzheimer’s Disease Center in Chicago proctoring Neuropsychological tests for their longitudinal, epidemiological cohorts (the Religious Orders Study and the Memory and Aging Project).

Loren is preparing to begin his dissertation examining aspects of a construction task in Parkinson’s disease cognitive subtypes. He is also beginning a T32 training fellowship in April 2017.



Crowley, S., Huang, H., Tanner, J., Zho, Q., Schwab, N, A., Hizel, L., Ramon, D., Brumback, B., Ding, M., & Price, C. (2017) Considering total intracranial volume and other nuisance variables in brain voxel based morphometry in idiopathic PD. Brain Imaging Behavior. Epub ahead of print.

Tanner, J. J., Levy, S. A., Schwab, N. A., Hizel, L. P., Nguyen, P. T., Okun, M. S., & Price, C. E. (2016) Marked brain asymmetry with intact cognitive functioning in idiopathic Parkinson’s disease: a longitudinal analysis. Clinical Neuropsychologist. 4, 1-22.

Asken B. M., Sullan, M. J., Snyder, A. R., Houck, Z. M., Bryant, V. E., Hizel, L. P., McLaren, M. E., Dede, D. E., Jaffee, M. S., DeKosky, S. T., & Bauer, R. M. (2016) Factors influencing clinical correlates of Chronic Traumatic Encephalophy (CTE): a review. Neuropsychological Review, Epub ahead of print.

Wilson, R. S., Sukriti, N, Boyle, P.A., Hizel, L. P., Yu, L., Buchman, A. S., Shah, R. C., Schneider, J.A., Arnold, S.E., & Bennett, D. A. (2013). Brainstem aminergic nuclei and late life depressive symptoms. JAMA Psychiatry. Epub ahead of print.

Wilson, R.S., Nag, S., Boyle, P.A., Hizel, L.P., Yu, L., Buchman, A.S., Schneider, J.A., & Bennett, D.A. (2013). Neural reserve, neuronal density in the locus coeruleus, and cognitive decline. Neurology, 80(13), 1202-1208.

Wilson, R. S., Segawa, E., Buchman, A. S., Boyle, P. A., Hizel, L. P., & Bennett, D. A. (2012). Terminal decline in motor function. Psychology & Aging, 27(4), 998-1007. PMID: 22612603.

Wilson, R. S., Segawa, E., Boyle, P.A., Anagnos, S. E., Hizel, L. P., & Bennett, D. A. (2012). The natural history of cognitive decline in Alzheimer’s disease. Psychology & Aging, 1008-1017. PMID: 22946521.

Wilson, R. S., Segawa, E., Hizel, L. P., Boyle, P.A., & Bennett, D. A. (2012). Terminal dedifferentiation of cognitive abilities. Neurology, 78(15), 1116-1122.