Courtney Eskridge, PhD

Assistant Professor, Department of Rehabilitation Medicine

Courtney Eskridge

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Assistant Professor, Department of Rehabilitation Medicine


Adult Neuropsychologist


Predoctoral Clinical Psychology Residency/Neuropsychology Track, Edward Hines Jr. VA Hospital, Chicago, IL

Fellowship in Clinical Neuropsychology, Northwestern Medicine Feinberg School of Medicine, Chicago, IL

PhD, Clinical Psychology, Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, North Chicago, IL

MS, Clinical Psychology, Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, North Chicago, IL

BS, University of Wisconsin, Eau Claire

Summary

Dr. Courtney Eskridge completed her PhD (with a concentration in neuropsychology) and an MS in clinical psychology at the Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science in North Chicago, IL, and a postdoctoral fellowship in clinical neuropsychology at Northwestern Medicine Feinberg School of Medicine in Chicago. She earned a BS is psychology and biology at the University of Wisconsin, Eau Claire.

Professional Associations

International Neuropsychological Society
American Academy of Clinical Neuropsychology
American Psychological Association
American Psychological Association
Association for Psychological Science
American Society for Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics

Research

Research Summary/Interests

Dr. Eskridge has done research into cognition in patients with primary brain tumors, used exploratory and confirmatory analysis to model the factor structure of a battery of cognitive and neurophysiology measures in a healthy population to determine their fit across psychological disorders, investigated the impact of antipsychotics on cognitive flexibility and stability in first episode psychosis, and explored verb processing in amyotrophic lateral sclerosis.

Publications

  1. Eskridge, C.L.M., Hochberger, W.C., Lencer, R., Reilly, J.L., Keedy, S., Keefe, R.S.E., Pearlson, G.D., Keshavan, M.S., Tamminga, C.A., Sweeney, J.A., & Hill, S.K. (2021). Deficits in generalized cognitive ability, visual sensorimotor function, and inhibitory control represent discrete domains of neurobehavioral deficit in psychotic disorders. Schizophrenia Research, 236, 54-60.
  2. Nelson, C.L.M., Amsbaugh, H.M., Reilly, J.L., Rosen, C., Marvin, R.W., Ragozzino, M.E., Bishop, J.R., Sweeney, J.A. & Hill, S.K. (2018). Beneficial and adverse effects of antipsychotic medication on cognitive flexibility are related to COMT genotype in first episode psychosis. Schizophrenia Research, 202, 212-216
  3. Hochberger, W.C., Eskridge, C.L.M., Reilly, J.L., Rubin, L.H., Bishop, J.R., Gershon, E.S., Tamminga, C.A., Pearlson, G.D., Clementz, B.A., Keshavan, M.S., Sweeney, J.A. & Hill, S.K. (2020) Catechol-omethyltransferase genotype moderates cognitive set shifting in patients with psychotic disorders.Schizophrenia Research, in press
  4. Hochberger, W.C., Hill, S.K., Nelson, C.L.M., Reilly, J.L., Keefe, R.S.E., Pearlson, G.D., Keshavan, M.S., Tamminga, C.A., Clementz, B.A. & Sweeney, J.A. (2016). Unitary construct of generalized cognitive ability underlying BACS performance across psychotic disorders and in their first-degree relatives. Schizophrenia Research, 170(1), 156-161.

Book Chapters

  1. Guidotti Breting, L., Nelson, C., and Cothran, T. (2016). Psychosocial characteristics of acquired brain injury. In D. Hong (Ed.), Acquired Brain Injury: Clinical Essentials for Neurotrauma and Rehabilitation Professionals. New York: Springer Publishing.

Published Abstracts

  1. Eskridge, C.L.M., Hochberger, W., Gotra, M., Hill, S.K. (2019). Latent factor structure of a neuropsychological and neurophysiological battery across psychotic disorders. Presented at the International Neuropsychological Society Conference, Denver, CO
  2. Nelson, C.L.M., Amsbaugh, H., Bishop, J., Reilly, J.L., Hill, S.K., & Sweeney, J. (2017). Mixture of beneficial and adverse effects of antipsychotics on cognitive flexibility and stability are related to catechol-omethyltransferase in first episode psychosis. Presented at American Academy of Clinical Neuropsychology Conference, Boston, MA
  3. Nelson, C.L.M., Hochberger, W., Hill, S.K. (2015). Exploratory factor analysis reveals single factor structure of the Brief Assessment of Cognition in Schizophrenia. Presented at the National Academy of Neuropsychology Conference. Austin, TX
  4. Carrathers, T., Amsbaugh, H., Roseberry, J. E., Nelson, C., Buchholz, A., & Hill, S. K. (2015). Performance for paced and unpaced serial order recall in schizophrenia. Presented at the American Academy of Clinical Neuropsychology Conference, San Francisco, CA.

Posters

  1. Nelson, C.L.M., Ruiz, L., Benson, L.M., Guidotti-Breting, L.M., Geary, E.K., & Sweet, J. (2016) Utility of the dot counting test in an ADHD sample. Presented at the Midwest Neuropsychology Group Conference, Evanston, IL
  2. Ruiz, L., Nelson, C.L.M., Benson, L.M., Guidott-Breting, L.M., Geary, E.K., & Sweet, J. (2016). Investigating the role of insight in predicting the relation between depressed mood and memory impairment. Presented at the Midwest Neuropsychology Group Conference, Evanston, IL
  3. Carrathers, T., Axelrod, J., Roseberry, J. E., Nelson, C., & Hill, S. K. (2015). Exploring updating and single item maintenance performance in schizophrenia. Presented at the Midwest Neuropsychology Group Conference, Akron, OH
  4. Nelson, C.L.M. Effect of Methotrexate on the anxiety-like behavior of rats. (2012) Presented at 21st Annual Ronald E. McNair National Research Conference, Lake Geneva, WI.; the 20th Annual UWEC Student Research Day, Eau Claire, WI
  5. Johnson, A.R., Nelson, C.L.M., Jewett, D. (2012). Effects of amphetamine in rats trained to discriminate between 22 and 2h food deprivations. Presented at: Society for Neuroscience. New Orleans; ASPET Experimental Biology Conference. San Diego, CA; 20th Annual UWEC Student Research Day, Eau Claire, WI
  6. Johnson, A.R, DeLapp, C.M., Dobbe, J.E., Nelson, C.L.M., Gomer, B., Van Asten, R.M., & Franklin, B.R. (2013). Developing baseline performance in an animal model of learning and memory. Presented at 21st Annual UWEC Student Research Day, Eau Claire, WI
  7. Dobbe, J.E., Vargo, J.P., Johnson, A.R., Hoida, E.J., Van Asten, R.M., Donovan, B.A., Reed, K.A., Nelson, C.L.M. & Gomer, B. (2013). Effect of chlorpromazine on rats trained to discriminate between 22 and 2h food deprivations. Presented at 21st Annual UWEC Student Research Day, Eau Claire, WI.