Jeffrey Nicholas Browndyke

Jeffrey Nicholas Browndyke

Associate Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences

External Address: 
Durham VA Box 116-A, 508 Fulton St, Durham, NC 27705
Internal Office Address: 
Durham VA Box 116-A, 508 Fulton St, Durham, NC 27710


Dr. Browndyke is an Associate Professor of Behavioral Health & Neurosciences in the Department of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences.  He has a secondary appointment as Assistant Professor of Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery.

Dr. Browndyke's research interests involve the use of advanced neurocognitive and neuroimaging techniques for perioperative contributions to delirium and later dementia risk, monitoring of late-life neuropathological disease progression, and intervention/treatment outcomes.  His research also involves novel telehealth methods for remote neurocognitive evaluation and implementation of non-invasive neuromodulatory techniques to assist in postoperative recovery and dementia risk reduction.

Dr. Browndyke's clinical expertise is focused upon geriatric neuropsychology with an emphasis in the assessment, diagnosis, and treatment of dementia and related disorders in adults and US veteran patient populations.

Education & Training

  • Psychology Fellowship Program, Psychology, Brown University, Warren Alpert Medical School 2000 - 2003

  • Ph.D., Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge 2001

Skrobot, Olivia A., et al. “Progress toward standardized diagnosis of vascular cognitive impairment: Guidelines from the Vascular Impairment of Cognition Classification Consensus Study.Alzheimers Dement, vol. 14, no. 3, Mar. 2018, pp. 280–92. Pubmed, doi:10.1016/j.jalz.2017.09.007. Full Text

Browndyke, Jeffrey N., et al. “Task-related changes in degree centrality and local coherence of the posterior cingulate cortex after major cardiac surgery in older adults.Hum Brain Mapp, vol. 39, no. 2, Feb. 2018, pp. 985–1003. Pubmed, doi:10.1002/hbm.23898. Full Text Open Access Copy

Mack, Michael J., et al. “Effect of Cerebral Embolic Protection Devices on CNS Infarction in Surgical Aortic Valve Replacement: A Randomized Clinical Trial.Jama, vol. 318, no. 6, Aug. 2017, pp. 536–47. Pubmed, doi:10.1001/jama.2017.9479. Full Text

Skrobot, Olivia A., et al. “The Vascular Impairment of Cognition Classification Consensus Study.Alzheimers Dement, vol. 13, no. 6, June 2017, pp. 624–33. Pubmed, doi:10.1016/j.jalz.2016.10.007. Full Text

Lansky, Alexandra J., et al. “Proposed Standardized Neurological Endpoints for Cardiovascular Clinical Trials: An Academic Research Consortium Initiative.Journal of the American College of Cardiology, vol. 69, no. 6, Feb. 2017, pp. 679–91. Epmc, doi:10.1016/j.jacc.2016.11.045. Full Text

Browndyke, Jeffrey N., et al. “Resting-State Functional Connectivity and Cognition After Major Cardiac Surgery in Older Adults without Preoperative Cognitive Impairment: Preliminary Findings.J Am Geriatr Soc, vol. 65, no. 1, Jan. 2017, pp. e6–12. Pubmed, doi:10.1111/jgs.14534. Full Text Open Access Copy

Giattino, Charles M., et al. “Intraoperative Frontal Alpha-Band Power Correlates with Preoperative Neurocognitive Function in Older Adults.Front Syst Neurosci, vol. 11, 2017, p. 24. Pubmed, doi:10.3389/fnsys.2017.00024. Full Text Open Access Copy

Melton, M. Stephen, et al. “Changes in Brain Resting-state Functional Connectivity Associated with Peripheral Nerve Block: A Pilot Study.Anesthesiology, vol. 125, no. 2, Aug. 2016, pp. 368–77. Pubmed, doi:10.1097/ALN.0000000000001198. Full Text Open Access Copy

Michler, Robert E., et al. “Two-Year Outcomes of Surgical Treatment of Moderate Ischemic Mitral Regurgitation.N Engl J Med, vol. 374, no. 20, May 2016, pp. 1932–41. Pubmed, doi:10.1056/NEJMoa1602003. Full Text

Gillinov, A. Marc, et al. “Rate Control versus Rhythm Control for Atrial Fibrillation after Cardiac Surgery.N Engl J Med, vol. 374, no. 20, May 2016, pp. 1911–21. Pubmed, doi:10.1056/NEJMoa1602002. Full Text