Catie is an Assistant Professor appointed in the Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (PM&R) and secondarily in the Department of Neurology at the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus (CUAMC). She has been a clinical neuropsychologist for over 22 years and board certified for the past 12. Her research interests include behavioral health and cognitive factors associated with brain injury and progressive neurological disorders, and psychosocial contributors to health and behavior. She has also held administrative positions in clinical leadership. She spent most of her career working as a clinical neuropsychologist and director of psychology doctoral internship training at the Denver VA Medical Center and moved to the Marcus Institute for Brain Health (MIBH) in August of 2017.
Catie's approach to neuropsychological assessment is one of collaboration and cooperation. She believes that the evaluation process can be both informative and therapeutic. She strives to understand her patients and help them better understand themselves. Catie believes that everyone is a blend of their psychological, physical, and cognitive experiences. She uses her skills and experience to blend those elements together into a coherent picture. Ultimately, she hopes that her patients walk away from their assessment with greater self-awareness, increased self-compassion and a sense of hope for their recovery.
When she is not at the MIBH, you can find her skiing, hiking, biking, dancing at concerts, spending time with her family or in the kitchen cooking.
"Working at the MIBH has given me one of the most substantial gifts of my professional career. It has been unbelievably gratifying to be integrated into such an exceptionally talented, caring, and empathetic team."