Rodney D. Vanderploeg, Ph.D.

Affiliate Associate Professor, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Neurosciences
Director, Clinical Director VA Brain Injury Treatment Program
Director, VA Psychology Internship and Postdoctoral Training


  • Ph.D., Fuller Graduate School of Psychology, 1982
  • M.A., Fuller Theological Seminary, 1981
  • B.A., Calvin College, 1975

Patient Care Services

  • Neuropsychology and Traumatic Brain Injury, James A. Haley VA Medical Center

Clinical Interests

  • Traumatic brain injury
  • Rehabilitation,
  • Memory and executive functioning in TBI
  • Neurological disorders

Honors and Awards

  • Fellow, American Psychological Association
  • Fellow; National Academy of Neuropsychology
  • Fellow, American Academy of Assessment Psychology
  • Charter Diplomate, American Board of Assessment Psychology


  • Vanderploeg, R. D., Curtiss, G., & Belanger, H. G. (in press). Adverse long-term neuropsychological outcomes following mild traumatic brain injury. Journal of the International Neuropsychological Society.
  • Vanderploeg, R. D., Curtiss, G., Duchnick, J. J., Luis, C. A. (2003). Demographic, medical, and psychiatric factors in work and marital status following mild head injury. Journal of Head Trauma Rehabilitation, 18, 148-163.
  • Crawford, F. C., Vanderploeg, R. D., Freeman, M. J., Singh, S.Waisman, M., Michael, L., Abdullah, L., Warden, D., Lipsky, R. Salazar, A.,Mullan, M. J. (2002). APOE genotype influences acquisition and recall following traumatic brain injury. Neurology, 58, 1115-1118.
  • Vanderploeg, R. D. (Ed.). (2000). Clinician's Guide to Neuropsychological Assessment (2nd ed.). Hillsdale, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum Assoc., Inc.