Biography

Dr. Robert Bilder is Tennenbaum Family Professor of Psychiatry & Biobehavioral Sciences, and Professor of Psychology at UCLA. He is also Chief of Medical Psychology - Neuropsychology and Director of the Tennenbaum Center for the Biology of Creativity in the Jane & Terry Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Human Behavior.

Bilder received a bachelors degree from Columbia College of Columbia University in Biology and Psychology (1978), and a PhD in Psychology from City College, City University of New York, where he specialized in human neuropsychology (1984).

He did his Internship in the Division of Neuropsychology, New York State Neurological Institute, Columbia-Presbyterian Medical Center (1982). Before joining UCLA in 2002, Bilder held a series of faculty appointments at Columbia University College of Physicians & Surgeons and the Albert Einstein College of Medicine. He served as Chief of Neuropsychology at Zucker Hillside Hospital of North Shore Long Island Jewish Medical Center from 1988 to 2002, and was Associate Director for Human Research at the Center for Advanced Brain Imaging at the Nathan Kline Institute for Psychiatric Research from 1996 to 2002.

Bilder is a Clinical Neuropsychologist who has been actively engaged for over 30 years in research on brain-behavior relationships in health and neuropsychiatric illnesses. He has received many awards for his research contributions, served on diverse federal and international advisory boards, provided editorial service to many scholarly journals, and received major grants from the NIH, private foundations, and industry. His work has been presented in more than 200 publications and 400 scientific presentations.