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Elizabeth Hoffman, Ph.D.

Legislative and Federal Affairs Officer, Government Relations Office

B.A. -- Brandeis University, 1989, Psychology
M. Phil. -- The George Washington University, 1996, Cognitive Neuropsychology
Ph.D -- The George Washington University, 2001, Cognitive Neuropsychology

Dr. Hoffman received her Ph.D. from The George Washington University's department of Psychology in 2001. In collaboration with the National Institutes of Health, she studied the cognitive and neural architecture of face perception using traditional behavioral testing as well as functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI). Dr. Hoffman worked at the CSL from 2002 until 2005 and studied the development of motion perception and social cognition in typical children and children with developmental disorders. While at the CSL, Dr. Hoffman received a Young Investigator Award from the Cure Autism Now Foundation to study motion perception in typically developing children and children with autism using fMRI. In 2005, Dr. Hoffman received a science policy fellowship from the American Association for the Advancement of Science and spent a year as a health policy fellow in the Office of Senator Christopher Dodd (D-CT). During her tenure in Sen. Dodd's office, Dr. Hoffman worked on passage of the Combating Autism Act. The bill became public law in 2006. Since 2007, Dr. Hoffman has been with the Science Directorate at the American Psychological Association where she advocates and lobbies on behalf of science research and policy.

Publications:

  1. Ghika, J., Tennis M., Hoffman, E., Schoenfield, D., Growdon, J. (1991). Idazoxan treatment in progressive supranuclear palsy. Neurology, 41, 986-991.
  2. Ghika, J; Tennis, M; Growdon, J; Hoffman, E; Johnson, K (1995). Environment-driven responses in progressive supranuclear palsy. Journal of the Neurological Sciences, 130, 104-111.
  3. Hoffman, E; Gold, J; Blaxton, T (1996) Conceptual transfer on off-and on-line priming tasks in memory-impaired patient groups-American Psychological Association
  4. Petrella, J., DeCarli, C., Dagli, M., Duyn, J., Grandin, C., Frank, J., Hoffman, E., Theodore, W. (1997). Assessment of whole brain vasodilatory capacity with acetazolamide challenge on a standard 1.5 T MR system using dynamic contrast imaging with FS-BURST. American Journal of Neuroradiology, 18, 1153-1161.
  5. Petrella, J., DeCarli, C., Dagli, M., Duyn, J., Grandin, C., Frank, J., Hoffman, E., Theodore, W. (1998). Age related vasodilatory response to acetazolamide challenge in healthy adults: a dynamic contrast-enhanced MR perfusion imaging study. American Journal of Neuroradiology, 19, 39-44.
  6. Haxby, J., Ungerleider, L., Clark, V., Schouten, J., Hoffman, E., Martin, A. (1999). The effect of face inversion on activity in human neural systems for face and object perception. Neuron, 22, 189-199.
  7. Wasserman, E., Blaxton, T., Hoffman, E., Berry, C., Oletsky, H., Pascual-Leone, A., Theodore, W. (1999). Repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation of the dominant hemisphere can disrupt visual naming in temporal lobe epilepsy patients. Neuropsychologia, 37, 537-544.
  8. Haxby, J., Hoffman, E., Gobbini, M. (2000). The distributed human neural system for face perception. Trends in Cognitive Sciences, 4, 223-233.
  9. Hoffman, E., Haxby, J. (2000). Distinct representations of eye gaze and identity in the distributed human neural system for face perception. Nature Neuroscience, 3, 80-84.
  10. Haxby, J., Hoffman, E., Gobbini, M. (2002). Human neural systems for face recognition and social communication. Biological Psychiatry, 51, 59-67.
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