Dr. Verfaellie is a Professor of Psychiatry and Director of the BU Memory Disorders Research Center. She is also a Research Career Scientist at VA Boston Healthcare System. Dr. Verfaellie received her Ph.D. in psychology from the University of Leuven (Belgium) in 1986, and following several years of predoctoral research training at the University of Florida, completed postdoctoral training at VA Boston Healthcare System/Boston University School of Medicine.
Dr. Verfaellie’s research aims to elucidate the cognitive and neural bases of various forms of human memory, through the study of patients with memory disorders as well as individuals with intact memory. In addition to the study of patients with selective amnesia, her current research extends to other clinical populations in whom memory impairment is one of the presenting complaints, such as individuals who suffered cardiac arrest or traumatic brain injury. Her research is funded through the National Institutes of Health and the Department of Veterans Affairs. Dr. Verfaellie is a fellow of the American Psychological Association and the Association for Psychological Science. She serves on the editorial board of several journals, including Neuropsychology, Neuropsychologia, and Journal of Memory and Language.
- Graduate Faculty (Primary Mentor of Grad Students), Boston University School of Medicine, Graduate Medical Sciences
- VA Boston Healthcare System
- Université catholique de Louvain, PhD
- Published on 2/14/2019
Palombo DJ, Hayes SM, Reid AG, Verfaellie M. Hippocampal contributions to value-based learning: Converging evidence from fMRI and amnesia. Cogn Affect Behav Neurosci. 2019 Feb 14. PMID: 30767129.
- Published on 11/25/2018
Race E, Burke K, Verfaellie M. Repetition priming in amnesia: Distinguishing associative learning at different levels of abstraction. Neuropsychologia. 2019 01; 122:98-104. PMID: 30485796.
- Published on 9/21/2018
Palombo DJ, Di Lascio JM, Howard MW, Verfaellie M. Medial Temporal Lobe Amnesia Is Associated with a Deficit in Recovering Temporal Context. J Cogn Neurosci. 2019 Feb; 31(2):236-248. PMID: 30240314.
- Published on 6/29/2018
Sullivan DR, Hayes JP, Lafleche G, Salat DH, Verfaellie M. Functional Brain Alterations Associated With Cognitive Control in Blast-Related Mild Traumatic Brain Injury. J Int Neuropsychol Soc. 2018 Aug; 24(7):662-672. PMID: 29954465.
- Published on 2/1/2018
Palombo DJ, Hayes SM, Peterson KM, Keane MM, Verfaellie M. Medial Temporal Lobe Contributions to Episodic Future Thinking: Scene Construction or Future Projection? Cereb Cortex. 2018 02 01; 28(2):447-458. PMID: 27913433.
- Published on 1/1/2018
Sullivan DR, Pannu Hayes J, Lafleche G, Salat D, Verfaellie M. Functional Brain Alterations Associated with Cognitive Control in Blast-Related Mild Traumatic Brain Injury. Journal of the International Neuropsychological Society. 2018.
- Published on 10/1/2017
Verfaellie M, Keane MM. Neuropsychological Investigations of Human Amnesia: Insights Into the Role of the Medial Temporal Lobes in Cognition. J Int Neuropsychol Soc. 2017 Oct; 23(9-10):732-740. PMID: 29198269.
- Published on 9/9/2017
Hayes JP, Hayes S, Miller DR, Lafleche G, Logue MW, Verfaellie M. Automated measurement of hippocampal subfields in PTSD: Evidence for smaller dentate gyrus volume. J Psychiatr Res. 2017 Dec; 95:247-252. PMID: 28923718.
- Published on 8/30/2017
Hayes JP, Reagan A, Logue MW, Hayes SM, Sadeh N, Miller DR, Verfaellie M, Wolf EJ, McGlinchey RE, Milberg WP, Stone A, Schichman SA, Miller MW. BDNF genotype is associated with hippocampal volume in mild traumatic brain injury. Genes Brain Behav. 2018 02; 17(2):107-117. PMID: 28755387.
- Published on 8/1/2017
Miller DR, Hayes JP, Lafleche G, Salat DH, Verfaellie M. White matter abnormalities are associated with overall cognitive status in blast-related mTBI. Brain Imaging Behav. 2017 08; 11(4):1129-1138. PMID: 27704406.
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