Amanda Gooding is a board-certified clinical neuropsychologist and faculty member in the Department of Psychiatry at UC San Diego. She earned her doctorate in clinical psychology at Fordham University in New York, she completed her predoctoral internship at UC San Diego School of Medicine, and she completed a 2-year neuropsychology postdoctoral fellowship at Columbia University’s Comprehensive Epilepsy Center. Dr. Gooding has held leadership positions and served on committees within many professional organizations, including the American Academy of Clinical Neuropsychology, the American Psychological Association, the National Academy of Neuropsychology, the Hispanic Neuropsychological Society, and the International Neuropsychological Society. She currently serves as the Chair of the Society for Clinical Neuropsychology’s Early Career Neuropsychologist Committee.
In her clinical practice Dr. Gooding performs neuropsychological evaluations for a diverse population that includes individuals with epilepsy, brain tumors, dementia, stroke, traumatic brain injuries, and other neurodevelopmental and neurodegenerative disorders. She is responsible for supervising neuropsychology trainees of all levels including practicum students, interns, and post-doctoral fellows. Broadly, her research interests are focused on improving postoperative cognitive and functional outcomes in individuals who have had brain surgery. She is also interested in advancing intraoperative brain mapping techniques, as well as investigations related to cross-cultural neuropsychology.