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Robin Hilsabeck, Ph.D., ABPP

UT Health Austin Care Team Member
Education

Ph.D., Clinical Psychology
Louisiana State University

Residency/Fellowship

Fellowship, Clinical Neuropsychology
University of California, San Diego

About

Robin Hilsabeck is a board-certified clinical neuropsychologist who provides evaluation and care to individuals with cognitive disorders stemming from conditions such as Alzheimer disease, Parkinson disease, multiple sclerosis, stroke and traumatic brain injury. As a neuropsychologist in the Comprehensive Memory Center of the Mulva Clinic for the Neurosciences, she focuses her clinical and research efforts on older adults with cognitive concerns. Her goals include identifying cognitive disorders early so that appropriate interventions can be implemented and individuals can remain active within their homes and communities as long as possible. Other clinical research interests include investigating the relationship between chronic immune system activation and cognitive functioning.

Hilsabeck came to Dell Medical School’s Department of Neurology after working for five years at a large, global contract research organization providing consultation and clinical surveillance for CNS clinical trials. Her team was responsible for ensuring data quality by working with sites on patient selection and collection of reliable and accurate cognitive, emotional/behavioral and functional outcome data. Prior to that, she worked for 13 years in clinical, administrative and academic research positions – most recently as associate professor of psychiatry (with tenure) at University of Texas Health Science Center in San Antonio and director of the Neuropsychology Residency Program and neuropsychology service at South Texas Veterans Health Care System in San Antonio.

Hilsabeck earned her doctorate in clinical psychology with a sub-specialization in neuropsychology from Louisiana State University. She completed an internship in clinical psychology (with a specialty focus in neuropsychology) at the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center and a two-year postdoctoral fellowship in neuropsychology at University of California, San Diego.

Hilsabeck has more than 60 publications and 125 conference presentations. She currently serves as gender special editor for The Clinical Neuropsychologist and is on the editorial boards of Archives of Clinical Neuropsychology, Neuropsychology Review and The Clinical Neuropsychologist. She is past president of the National Academy of Neuropsychology.

Professional Affiliations
  • National Academy of Neuropsychology
    President 2012, Chair of Policy and Planning, 2019-2021
  • American Academy of Clinical Neuropsychology
    Co-Chair of BRAIN, 2013-present
  • American Psychological Association Society for Clinical Neuropsychology
  • International Neuropsychological Society
  • Alzheimer’s Association International Society to Advance Alzheimer’s Research and Treatment
Awards & Honors
  • Distinguished Service Award
    National Academy of Neuropsychology, 2016
  • WINner’s Box Honoree
    APA Society for Clinical Neuropsychology, 2016
  • Fellow
    APA Society for Clinical Neuropsychology, 2013
  • Fellow
    National Academy of Neuropsychology, 2008
  • Early Career Service Award
    National Academy of Neuropsychology, 2007