59893-Hammers, Dustin

Dustin Hammers, PhD

Associate Professor of Neurology

GH 4700
Indianapolis, IN


Dustin Hammers is a board-certified clinical neuropsychologist and Associate Professor in the Department of Neurology at Indiana University (IU). Joining the Department in 2021, he was previously faculty at the University of Utah starting in 2011. Dr. Hammers is the primarily neuropsychologist involved in the NIA-funded Longitudinal Early-Onset Alzheimer’s Disease Study (LEADS), and he is currently the Principal Investigator on the NIA- and Alzheimer’s Association- funded study Lifestyle Interventions for the Treatment of Early-Onset AD Study (LITES). His research has emphasized the evaluation of diagnostic consistency between cognitive and advanced AD biomarkers (β-amyloid and tau) in an effort to improve diagnostic accuracy. Additional areas of interest have included examining the assessment of cognitive change over time, teleneuropsychology, and the detection of early memory decline in elderly and dementia populations through computerized batteries and novel learning measures. He currently serves as Associate Editor of Developmental Neuropsychology and Grand Rounds Editor of The Clinical Neuropsychologist, and has been the Guest Editor for a special issue from the Journal of Clinical and Experimental Neuropsychology. In addition to being the lead neuropsychologist for the multi-center NIA-funded Anti-NMDA Receptor Encephalitis ExTINGUISH trial, he is the past Chair of the American Psychological Association’s (APA) Committee on Rural Health, and is currently a Liaison for the Public Interest Advisory Committee, APA Society for Clinical Neuropsychology.

Titles & Appointments

  • Associate Professor of Neurology
  • Education
    2009 PhD Ohio University
    2006 MS Ohio University
    2002 BS Allegheny College

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