Faculty Profile: William Whelihan, PHD, ABPP

William Whelihan, PHD, ABPP
Clinical Associate Professor of Psychiatry & Human Behavior
Psychiatry & Human Behavior
Work: +1 401-456-6587
Dr. Whelihan's current research interests focus on driving and dementia, executive dysfunction in aging and dementia, functional neuroimaging in the assessment of dementia, ADHD and executive functioning, neuropsychological and neurobehavioral test development (including computer-administered tests), and the assessment of effort and malingering.

Institutions

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Research Description

Dr. Whelihan's current research interests focus on driving and dementia, executive dysfunction in aging and dementia, functional neuroimaging in the assessment of dementia, ADHD and executive functioning, neuropsychological and neurobehavioral test development, and the assessment of effort and malingering.

Clinical Interests: Dr. Whelihan's primary clinical focus has been geriatric assessment and consultation in a variety of outpatient and long-term care settings. He is also a consultant on a medical rehabilitation unit that serves adults and geriatric patients with recent traumatic brain injury, stroke, tumor, and other neurological disorders. In his outpatient practice he provides neuropsychological services to younger and middle-aged adults with learning disabilities and attention deficit disorder, to adults with a wide range of neurological illnesses, and to geriatric patients and their families. He has a long-term interest in professional ethics and risk management and teaches a monthly seminar to fellows.

Teaching Experience

Postdoctoral Fellows Ethics Workshop (monthly)

Selected Publications

  • McLaughlin, N.C.R., Paul, R.H., Grieve, S.M., Williams, L.M., Laidlaw, D. DiCarlo, M., Clark, C.R., Whelihan, W.M., Cohen, R.A., Whitford, T.J., and Gordon, E. (2007). Diffusion Tensor Imaging of the Corpus Callosum: A Cross-Sectional Study across the Lifespan. International Journal of Developmental Neuroscience, 25 (4), 215-221. (2007)
  • Whelihan, W.M., DiCarlo, M.A., & Paul, R.H. (2005). The relationship of neuropsychological functioning to driving competence in older persons with early cognitive decline. Archives of Clinical Neuropsychology, 20 (2), 217-228. (2005)
  • Garrett, K.D., Browndyke, J.N., Whelihan, W.M., Paul, R.H., DiCarlo, M.A., Moser, D.J., et al. (2004). The neuropsychological profile of vascular cognitive impairment - No dementia: Comparisons to patients at risk for cerebrovascular disease and vascular dementia. Archives of Clinical Neuropsychology, 19, 745-757. (2004)
  • Ott, B.R., Heindel, W.C., Whelihan, W.M., Caron, M.D., Piatt, A.L., & DiCarlo, M.A. (2003). Maze test performance and reported driving ability in early dementia. J. of Geriatric Psychiatry and Neurology, 16, 151-155. (2003)
  • Ott, B.R., Heindel, W. C., Whelihan, W.M., Caron, M.D., Piatt, A.L. & Noto, R.B. (2000). A SPECT imaging study of driving impairment in patients with Alzheimerís disease. Dementia & Geriatric Cognitive Disorders, 11, 153-160. (2000)
  • Paul, R.H., Piatt, A.L., Whelihan, W.M., & Malloy, P.F. (2000). Neuropsychological and magnetic resonance abnormalities associated with a plasmacytoma of the frontal dura: A case report. Neuropsychiatry Neuropsychol Behav Neurol, 13 (2), 143-147. (2000)
  • Whelihan, W.M., Thompson, J.A., Piatt, A.L., Caron, M.D., & Chung, T. (1997) The relationship of neuropsychological measures to levels of cognitive functioning in elderly subjects: A discriminant analysis approach. Applied Neuropsychology, 4, 160-164. (1997)