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Department of Neurology

Department of Neurology

Faculty | Professors


Alzheimer's disease & dementia 




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Bruce R. Reed, Ph.D.

Associate Director of the UC Davis Alzheimer's Disease Research Center
Specialty: Neurology

UC Davis Alzheimer's Center/VA Center
150 Muir Rd.
Martinez, CA 95758
(916) 734-5496

Clinical & Research Interests

Bruce R. Reed is a recognized expert in the assessment and management of dementing illness. He has published numerous articles on the early detection and prognosis of dementia, as well as its anatomic basis of cognitive impairments and behavior disturbance. Reed is a staff psychologist for the Department of Veterans Affairs in Martinez, guest scientist for the Center for Functional Imaging at Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory, and board member for Alzheimer's Services of the East Bay. He reviews numerous publications, including Neurology, Journal of the Neuropsychological Society, Neuropsychiatry, and Behavioral Neurology.


State University of New York at Stony Brook School of Medicine
Stony Brook, New York
Ph.D. 1984

Carleton College
Northfield, Minnesota
B.A. 1975


Braintree Hospital,Tufts New England MC & Boston University MC
Braintree, Massachusetts

Professional Memberships

American Psychological Association
Gerontological Society of America
International Neuropsychological Society
National Academy of Neuropsychology

Select Recent Publications

Reed, B.R., Mungas, D.M., Kramer, J.H., Betz, B.P., Ellis, W., Vinters, H.V., Zarow, C., Jagust, W.J., Chui, H.C. 2004) Clinical and neuropsychological features in autopsy-defined vascular dementia. The Clinical Neuropsychologist. 18:1:63-74

Reed, B.R., Eberling, J.L., Mungas, D., Weiner, M., Kramer, J.H., Jagust, W.J. (2004) Effects of white matter lesions and lacunes on cortical function. Archives of Neurology. 61:1545-1550

 Mungas, D.; Reed, B. R.; Crane, P. K.; Haan, M. N.; Gonzalez, H. (2004) Spanish and English Neuropsychological Assessment Scales (SENAS): further development and psychometric characteristics. Psychol Assess, 16(4), 347-59

 Mungas D, Reed BR, Haan MN, Gonzalez H. Spanish and english neuropsychological assessment scales: relationship to demographics, language, cognition, and independent function. (2005) Neuropsychology.19(4):466-475

Reed, B. R., Mungas, D. M., Kramer, J. H., Ellis, W., Vinters, H. V., Zarow, C., Jagust, W.J., Chui, H.C. (2007). Profiles of neuropsychological impairment in autopsy-defined Alzheimer's disease and cerebrovascular disease. Brain, 130(Pt 3), 731-739.

Kuczynski B, Jagust W, Chui HC, Reed B. An inverse association of cardiovascular risk and frontal lobe glucose metabolism. Neurology. 2009 Feb 24;72(8):738-43.

Reed, B.R., Mungas, D., Tomaszewski Farias, D., Harvey, D., Beckett, L., Widaman, K., Hinton, L., DeCarli, C. (2010) Measuring Cognitive Reserve Based on the Decomposition of Episodic Memory Variance. Brain

Lafosse JM. Reed BR, et. al. Fluency and memory differences between ischemic vascular dementia and Alzheimer's disease. Neuropsychology 1997;11:514-522

Marshall SC, Mungas D, Weldon M, Reed BR, Haan M. Differential item functioning in the Mini-Mental State Examination in English- and Spanish- speaking older adults Psychology & Aging 1997;12(4):718-725

Wolfe N. Reed BR, Eberling JL, Jagust WJ. SPECT temporal lobe perfusion predicts the rate of cognitive decline in Alzheimer's disease Archives of Neurology 1995;52:257-262

Eberling JL. Nordahl TE, Kusubov N, Reed BR, et. al. Reduced temporal lobe glucose metabolism in aging. Journal of Neuroimaging 1995;5:178-182

Ober BA, Shenuat GK, Reed BR. Assessment of associative relations in Alzheimer's disease... Aging and Cognition 1995;2:254-267