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Jim Grigsby, Ph.D.



Email: Jim Grigsby
Office Location: North Classroom 5002E
Phone: (303) 556-8623
Fax: (303) 556-3520
Office hours: T,TH 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
Areas of Expertise:
Neuropsychology, Cognitive Neuroscience


Education & Degrees

Ph.D., Psychology, University of Colorado, 1980
M.A., Psychology, University of Regina, Saskatchewan, 1976
B.A., Psychology, University of Kansas, 1973


Cognitive neuroscience

Select Publications

Brega AG, Reynolds A, Bennet RE, Leehey MA, Bounds LS, Cogswell JB, Hagerman RJ, Hagerman PJ, Grigsby J: (2009) "Functional status of men with the fragile X premutation, with and without the tremor/ataxia syndrome (FXTAS)." International Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry, 24, 1101-1109.

Amirian E, Baxter J, Grigsby J, Curran-Everett D, Hokanson JE, Bryant LL: (2009) "Executive function and decline are predictors of mortality: The San Luis Valley Health & Aging Study. Published online 27 August 2009", Journal of Clinical Epidemiology, 63, 307-314.

Grigsby J, Brega AG, Engle K, Leehey MA, Hagerman RJ, Tassone F, Hessl D, Hagerman PJ, Cogswell JB, Bennett RE, Cook K, Hall DA, Bounds LS, Paulich MJ, Reynolds A: (2008) "Cognitive profile of fragile X premutation carriers with and without fragile X-associated tremor/ataxia syndrome." Neuropsychology, 22, 48-60.

Brega AG, Goodrich G, Bennett RE, Hessl D, Engle K, Leehey MA, Bounds LS, Paulich MJ, Hagerman RJ, Hagerman PJ, Cogswell JB, Tassone F, Reynolds A, Kooken R, Kenny M, Grigsby J: (2008) "The primary cognitive deficit among males with fragile X-associated tremor/ataxia syndrome (FXTAS) is a dysexecutive syndrome." Journal of Clinical and Experimental Neuropsychology, 30, 853-869.

Leehey MA, Berry-Kravis E, Goetz CG, Zhang L, Hall DA, Li L, Rice CD, Lara R, Cogswell J, Reynolds A, Gane L, Jacquemont S, Tassone F, Grigsby J, Hagerman R, Hagerman PJ: (2008) "FMR1 CGG repeat length predicts motor dysfunction in premutation carriers." Neurology, 70, 1397-1402.

Grigsby J, Brega AG, Leehey MA, Goodrich GK, Jacquemont S, Loesch DZ, Cogswell JB, Epstein J, Wilson R, Jardini T, Gould E, Bennett RE, Hessl D, Cohen S, Cook K, Tassone F, Hagerman PJ, Hagerman RJ: (2007) "Impairment of executive cognitive functioning in males with fragile X-associated tremor/ataxia syndrome (FXTAS)." Movement Disorders, 22, 645-650.

Grigsby B, Brega AG, Bennett RE, DeVore PA, Paulich MJ, Talkington SJ, Floersch NR, Barton PL, Neal S, Araya TM, Loker JL, Krohn N, Grigsby J: (2007) "The slow pace of interactive video telemedicine adoption: The perspective of telemedicine program administrators on physician participation." Telemedicine and e-Health, 13, 645-656.

Adams J, Adams P, Nguyen D, Brunberg J, Tassone F, Zhang W, Grigsby J, DeCarli C, Hagerman P, Hagerman R: (2007) "Volumetric brain changes in males and females with the fragile X-associated tremor/ataxia syndrome (FXTAS)." Neurology, 69, 851-859.

Greco CM, Berman RF, Martin RM, Tassone F, Schwartz PH, Brunberg JA, Grigsby J, Hessl D, Becker EJ, Papazian J, Leehey MA, Hagerman RJ, Hagerman PJ: (2006) "Neuropathology of fragile X-associated tremor-ataxia syndrome (FXTAS)." Brain, 129, 243-255.

Grigsby J, Brega AG, Jacquemont S, Loesch DZ, Leehey MA, Goodrich GK, Hagerman RJ, Epstein J, Wilson R, Cogswell JB, Jardini T, Hagerman PJ: (2006) "Impairment in the cognitive functioning of men with Fragile X Tremor-Ataxia Syndrome (FXTAS)." Journal of the Neurological Sciences, 248, 227-233.

Courses Taught

PSYC 3810: Neuropsychology
PSYC 2220: Biological Basis of Behavior
PSYC 7144: Advanced Cognition and Emotion
PSYC 4144: Human Cognition
UNHL 3610: Neuroscience and Society