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

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Browndyke, J. N. Ethical challenges with the use of information technology and telecommunications in neuropsychology, Part I. Nov. 2004, pp. 195–207. Scopus, doi:10.4324/9780203025505. Full Text

Tucker, Karen A., et al. “Perfusion abnormalities and decision making in cocaine dependence.Biol Psychiatry, vol. 56, no. 7, Oct. 2004, pp. 527–30. Pubmed, doi:10.1016/j.biopsych.2004.06.031. Full Text

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Browndyke, Jeffrey N., et al. “Examining the effect of cerebral perfusion abnormality magnitude on cognitive performance in recently abstinent chronic cocaine abusers.J Neuroimaging, vol. 14, no. 2, Apr. 2004, pp. 162–69.

Gouvier, Wm Drew, et al. “Neuropsychological and emotional changes during simulated microgravity: effects of triiodothyronine alendronate, and testosterone.Arch Clin Neuropsychol, vol. 19, no. 2, Mar. 2004, pp. 153–63. Pubmed, doi:10.1016/j.acn.2002.09.001. Full Text