Erin D. Bigler is a professor of psychology and neuroscience at Brigham Young University (BYU), holds the endowed Susan Young Gates Professorship at BYU, and served as Chair of the Psychology Department from 1996 through 2002. In 1990, he established the Brain Imaging and Behavior Laboratory at BYU, which studies the role of neuroimaging variables in cognitive and neurobehavioral disorders such as traumatic brain injuries, neurodevelopmental disorders including autism and learning disabilities, anoxic brain injuries and other acquired injuries of the brain as well as aging and Alzheimer’s disease. In addition to this, he is an Adjunct Professor of Psychiatry at the University of Utah. In 2013 he was appointed Director of BYU’s new Magnetic Resonance Imaging Research Facility.
Dr. Bigler has been practicing since 1975 and holds a diploma in clinical neuropsychology from the American Board of Professional Psychology. He is the past president of the International Neuropsychological Society (2014-1015). Dr. Bigler has written several neuropsychological tests, authored and/or edited 11 textbooks and published over 300 peer-reviewed articles. He was one of the founding associate editors for two journals in the field — the Journal of the International Neuropsychological Society (JINS) and Brain Imaging and Behavior. Currently, he is Associate Editor for Neuropsychology. In 1999, he received the Distinguished Clinical Neuropsychologist Award from the National Academy of Neuropsychology, where he was president of that organization from 1989-1990. In 1999, he was also the recipient of the Karl G. Maeser Distinguished Faculty Lecturer Award, BYU’s top faculty honor.