Nicole J Werner, PhD

Associate Professor of Neurology



Board Certifications

  • Clinical Neuropsychology - Certified

Related Links


  • Macdonald CL, Johnson AM, Nelson EC, Werner NJ, Fang R, Flaherty SF, Brody DL. Functional status after blast-plus-impact complex concussive traumatic brain injury in evacuated United States military personnel. J Neurotrauma. 2014 May 15;31(10):889-98.
  • Bandt SK, Werner N, Dines J, Rashid S, Eisenman LN, Hogan RE, Leuthardt EC, Dowling J. Trans-middle temporal gyrus selective amygdalohippocampectomy for medically intractable mesial temporal lobe epilepsy in adults: seizure response rates, complications, and neuropsychological outcomes. Epilepsy Behav. 2013 Jul;28(1):17-21.
  • Mac Donald CL, Johnson AM, Cooper D, Nelson EC, Werner NJ, Shimony JS, Snyder AZ, Raichle ME, Witherow JR, Fang R, Flaherty SF, Brody DL. Detection of blast-related traumatic brain injury in U.S. military personnel. N Engl J Med. 2011 Jun 2;364(22):2091-100.
  • Araujo, G., Schwarze, N.J., & White, D.A. Lateralizing seizure focus in presurgical patients with temporal lobe epilepsy: Utility of the Ruff–Light Trail Learning Test. Epilepsy and Behavior, 15, 2009, 496-499.
  • MacDonald, C.L., Schwarze, N., Vaishnavi, S.N., Epstein, A.A., Snyder,A.Z., Raichle, M.E., Shimony, J.S., Brody, D.L. Verbal memory deficit following traumatic brain injury: assessment using advanced MRI methods. Neurology, 71, October 7, 2008, 1199-1201.
  • Weaver, T.L., Turner, P.K., Schwarze, N.J., Thayer, C.A., and Carter-Sand, S. (2007). An exploratory examination of the meaning of residual injuries from intimate partner violence. Women & Health, 45 (3), 85-102.
  • Rassovsky Y, Kushner MG, Schwarze NJ, Wangensteen OD. Psychological and physiological predictors of response to carbon dioxide challenge in individuals with panic disorder. Journal of Abnormal Psychology 2000; (November)109(4):616-623
  • Schwarze NJ, Oliver JM, Handal PJ. Binge eating as related to negative self-awareness, and avoidance coping in undergraduates. Journal of College Student Development, 2003; (Sept/Oct)44(5):644-652

Dr. Werner is an Associate Professor of Neurology and a board certified neuropsychologist in the Stroke and Brain Injury Section of the Department. She provides assessment services for patients with epilepsy, traumatic brain injury, stroke, dementia, multiple sclerosis and other neurological disorders. She is particularly interested in traumatic brain injury and epilepsy and she regularly evaluates patients at The Rehabilitation Institute of St. Louis. She is also involved in the NFL Neurological Care Program for retired NFL players. Although she is a full time clinical faculty member, she is also the consulting neuropsychologist on projects investigating cognition in blast related traumatic brain injury, multiple sclerosis, and epilepsy at Washington University School of Medicine.

Dr. Werner is a member of the Professional Advisory Board of the Epilepsy Foundation St. Louis Region (2007-current). She also serves as a mentor and work sample reviewer for the American Board of Professional Psychology-Clinical Neuropsychology