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.
- Ghika, J., Tennis M., Hoffman, E., Schoenfield, D., Growdon, J. (1991). Idazoxan treatment in progressive supranuclear palsy. Neurology, 41, 986-991.
- 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.
- Hoffman, E; Gold, J; Blaxton, T (1996) Conceptual transfer on off-and on-line priming tasks in memory-impaired patient groups-American Psychological Association
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- Haxby, J., Hoffman, E., Gobbini, M. (2000). The distributed human neural system for face perception. Trends in Cognitive Sciences, 4, 223-233.
- 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.
- Haxby, J., Hoffman, E., Gobbini, M. (2002). Human neural systems for face recognition and social communication. Biological Psychiatry, 51, 59-67.