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David J. Libon

42 East Laurel Rd, suit 1800
Stratford, NJ, USA


Professional biography:

David J. Libon, PhD is Professor of Geriatrics, Gerontology, and Psychology at the New Jersey Institute for Successful Aging, School of Osteopathic Medicine, Rowan University.

Dr. Libon obtained his doctoral degree from the University of Rhode Island in 1985 and then went on to receive training in clinical neuropsychology at the Boston VA Medical Center under the supervision of Edith Kaplan, PhD.

Dr. Libon was an early pioneer in conducting research regarding neuropsychological syndromes associated with MRI evidence of white matter alterations and subcortical vascular dementia. For this research Dr. Libon was honored in 1998 with the Nelson Butters Award by the National Academy of Neuropsychology.

More recently the Libon lab has used statistical modeling techniques to elucidate phenotypic syndromes in both dementia and Mild Cognitive Impairment (MCI). Dr. Libon has recently co-edited a book on Edith Kaplan and the Boston Process Approach as related to clinical neuropsychological assessment.

In 2015 Dr. Libon was honored by the International Neuropsychological Society with the Paul Satz Teaching Career Mentorship Award for his teaching and mentorship activities.

On August, 2017 Dr. Libon was presented with the TUMS Distinguished Visiting Professor Title for the duration of 2017-2020 by Head of Speech Therapy Department.


Research Interests:

  • Dementia

  • MCI

  • Executive control


Top Selected publications

  • Emrani, S, Libon, D.J., Lamar, M., Price, C.C., Jefferson, A.L., Gifford, K.A., Hohman, T.J., Nation, D.A., Delano-Wood, L., Jak, A., Bangen, K.J., Bondi, M.W., Brickman, A.M., Manly, J., Swenson, R., and Rhoda, A. Assessing working memory in mild cognitive impairment with serial order recall. Journal Of Alzheimer’s Disease (submitted).

  • Libon, D.J., Eppig, J., Drabick, D., Erwin, K., Annibali, C., Durmala, L., Bloch, A., Donohue, J., Swenson, R., Alexander, G.M., Aradillas, E., Peterlin, B.L., and Schwartzman, R.J. Neuropsychological and Related Clinical Features Associated with Complex Regional Pain Syndrome: A Latent Class Analysis (2016). British Journal of Medicine & Medical Research 18(12): 1-12, 2016; Article no.BJMMR.29713

  • Price, C.C., Tanner, J.T., Schmalfuss, I., Heilman, K.M. and Libon, D.J. (2015). Dissociating statistically– determined Alzheimer/ Vascular dementia neuropsychological syndromes using white and gray neuroradiological parameters. Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease, 48, 833-847.

  • Libon, D.J., Preis, S.R., Beiser, A.S., Devine, S., Seshadri, S., Wolf, P.A., DeCarli, C., and Au, R. (2015). Verbal memory and brain aging: An exploratory analysis of the role of error responses in the Framingham Study. American Journal of Alzheimer's Disease and Other Dementias, 30, 622-628.

  • Edmonds, E.C., Delano-Wood, L., Clark, L.R., Jak, A.J., Nation, D.A., McDonald, C.R., Libon, D.J., Au, R., Salmon, D.P., and Bondi, M.W. for the Alzheimer’s Disease Neuroimaging Initiative (2015). Susceptibility of the conventional criteria for Mild Cognitive Impairment to false positive diagnostic errors: Evidence from the Alzheimer’s Disease Neuroimaging Initiative. Alzheimer’s and Dementia, 11, 415-424.

  • Libon, D.J., Rascovsky, K., Powers, J., Irwin, D., Boller, A., Weinberg, D., McMillan, C.T., and Grossman, M. (2013). Comparative semantic profiles In Semantic Dementia and Alzheimer’s disease. Brain, 136, 2497-2509.

  • Libon, D.J., Swenson, R., Ashendorf, L., Bauer, R.M., and Bowers, D. (2013). Edith Kaplan and the Boston Process Approach. The Clinical Neuropsychologist, 27, 1223-1233. 

  • Irwin, D. J., McMillan, C.T., Brettschneider, J., Libon, D.J., Boller, A., Powers, J., Chandrasekaran, K., Wood, E.M., Toledo, J.B., Shaw, L., Wolk, D., Arnold, S.E., Van Deerlin, V., McCluskey, L.F., Elman, L., M.-Y. Lee, V., Trojanowski, J.Q., and Grossman, M. (2013). Accelerated cognitive decline in C9ORF72 hexanucleotide expansion-positive ALS and FTLD. Journal of Neurology, Psychiatry, and Neurosurgery, 84, 163-169.

  • Price, C. C., Brumback, B., Mitchell, S., Towler, S., Tanner, J., Schmalfuss, I., Lamar, M., Giovannetti, T., Heilman, K.M., and Libon, D. J. (2012). MRI-Leukoaraiosis Thresholds and the Phenotypic Expression of Dementia. Neurology, 79, 734-740.

  • Libon, D.J., McMillan, C.T., Avants, B., Boller, A., Morgan, B., Burkholder, L., Chandrasekaran, K., Elman, L., McCluskey, L., and Grossman, M. (2012). Deficits in concept formation in Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis. Neuropsychology 26, 422-429.

  • Eppig, J., Wambach, D.M., Nieves, C., Price, C.C., Lamar, M., Delano-Wood, L., Giovannetti, T., Bettcher, B.M., Penney, D.L., Swenson, R., Lippa, C., Kabasakalian, A., Bondi, M.W., and Libon, D.J. (2012). Dysexecutive functioning in mild cognitive impairment: Derailment in temporal gradients. Journal of the International Neuropsychological Society, 18, 20-28.

  • Libon, D.J., Bondi, M.W., Price, C.C., Lamar. M., Eppig, J., Wambach, D.M., Nieves, C., Delano Wood, L., Giovannetti, T., Lippa, C., Kabasakalian, A., Cosentino, S., Swenson, R., and Penney, D.L. (2011). Verbal serial list learning in mild cognitive impairment: A profile analysis of interference, forgetting, and errors. Journal of the International Neuropsychological Society, 17, 905-914.

  • Lamar, M., Price, C.C., Giovannetti, T., Swenson, R., and Libon, D.J. (2010). The dysexecutive syndrome associated with subcortical white matter disease and related white matter pathology. Behavioural Neurology, 22, 53-62. 

  • Libon, D.J., Schwartzman, R.J., Eppig, J., Wambach, D.M., Brahin, E, Peterlin B.L., Alexander, G. and Kalanuria, A. (2010). Neuropsychological deficits associated with Complex Regional Pain Syndrome. Journal of the International Neuropsychological Society, 16, 566-573.

  • Libon, D.J., Eppig, J., Xie, X. Sharon, Wicas, G., Lippa, C., Bettcher, B.M., Price, C., Giovannetti, T., Lamar, M., Swenson, R. and Wambach, D. (2010). The heterogeneity of mild cognitive impairment: A neuropsychological analysis. Journal of the International Neuropsychological Association, 16, 84-93.

  • Libon, D.J., McMillan, C., Powers, C., Massimo, L., Khan, A., Morgan, B., Farag, C., Richmond, L., Weinstein, J., Moore, P., Coslett, H.B., Chatterjee, A., Aguirre, G., and Grossman, M. (2009). Neurocognitive contributions to verbal fluency deficits in Frontotemporal Lobar Degeneration. Neurology, 73, 535-542.

  • Libon, D.J., Xie, S.X., Wang, X., Massimo, L., Moore, P., Vesely, L., Chatterjee, A., Coslett, H.B., Hurtig, H.I., and Grossman, M. (2009). Neuropsychological decline in Frontotemporal Lobe Dementia: A longitudinal analysis. Neuropsychology, 23, 337-346. 

  • Lamar, M., Catani, M., Price, C.C., Heilman, K.M. and Libon, D.J. (2008).The impact of region specific leukoaraiosis on working memory deficits in dementia. Neuropsychologia, 46, 2597-2601.

  • Libon, D.J., Price, C.C., Giovannetti, T., Swenson, R., Bettcher, B.M., Heilman, K.M., and Pennisi, A. (2008). Linking MRI subcortical vascular disease with patterns of neuropsychological impairment: Evidence for a threshold effect. Stroke, 39, 806-813.

  • Lamar, M., Price, C.C., Libon, D.J., Penney, D.L., Kaplan, E., Grossman, M., and Heilman, K.M. (2007). Alterations in working memory as a function of leukoaraiosis in dementia. Neuropsychologia, 45, 245-254.

  • Libon, D.J., Price, C., Heilman, K.M., and Grossman, M. (2006). Alzheimer’s ‘other Dementia’. Cognitive and Behavioral Neurology, 19, 112-116.

  • Lamar, M., Price, C., Davis, K.L., Kaplan, E., and Libon, D.J. (2002). Capacity to maintain mental set in dementia. Neuropsychologia, 40, 435-445.

  • Lamar, M., Podell, K., Carew, T.G., Cloud, B.S., Kennedy, C., Goldberg, E., Kaplan, E., and Libon, D.J. (1997). Perseverative behavior in Alzheimer’s disease and subcortical ischaemic vascular dementia. Neuropsychology, 11, 523-534.

  • Carew, T.G., Lamar, M., Cloud, B.S., and Libon, D.J. (1997). Impairment in category fluency in ischaemic vascular dementia. Neuropsychology, 11, 400-412.


During his presence at TUMS, he has visited the School of Rehabilitation.