About Us

NeuroPsychNorms was founded by clinicians and researchers for clinicians and researchers in Neuropsychology.

Our goal is to make multicultural neuropsychological norms more accessible and easily applied.

We believe this access, and the ability to convert raw scores to normative scores, will allow for better and more comprehensive diagnosis and treatment of patients who otherwise might be improperly assessed due to demographic variations. NeuroPsychNorms aims at improving care by reducing time spent by clinical neuropsychologists looking for norms. For researchers, our goal is for this up-to-date, easily searchable and sorted database to provide the perspective and context for breakthrough discoveries to further our understanding of the human mind and condition.

Normative data provided by NeuroPsychNorms are collected from peer-reviewed studies.

Co-founders Enrique Lopez, PsyD, and Thomas Holton share a deep commitment to making applicable data available and usable by clinicians and researchers, and the foundational belief that this can open the door to better outcomes and quality of life for patients. Dr. Lopez, a practicing research neuropsychologist at Cedars-Sinai in Los Angeles, Calif., has spent his career delving into the intricacies of neuropsychology, with a particular focus on cross-cultural and health-related issues people face. Thomas Holton found early in his career a passion for scientific programming, and saw how the marriage of data and clinical research could lead to real answers for real people.

Research Leadership Team

Enrique Lopez, PsyD

Co-Founder

Enrique López, PsyD, is a research neuropsychologist and Assistant Professor at Cedars-Sinai in Los Angeles, Calif. His past titles at Cedars-Sinai include Head of the Psychology Section and the Director of the Health Psychology training program. He has deep experience as part of multidisciplinary teams, including time spent as part of Cedars-Sinai’s departments of Neurology, Psychiatry and Behavioral Neurosciences, and Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. He completed the Clinical Scholars Program, an innovative program that provides funding, career guidance, education and skill acquisition for aspiring clinical scientists working at the medical center. In 2011, he was granted a Mentored Patient-Oriented Research Career Development Award (K23) award from the National Institute of Health.

Dr. López completed a post-doctorate fellowship in neuropsychology with specialties in pediatric, adult, cross-cultural, and health-related issues at UCLA’s Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Human Behavior and the Resnick Neuropsychiatric Hospital. From 2000 to 2004, he worked at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center in their HIV Mental Health Services program. He obtained his doctorate in clinical psychology from Pepperdine University. Dr. Lopez received his undergraduate degree in psychology, with a minor in Spanish literature, from Occidental College in Los Angeles.

Thomas Holton, MS

Co-Founder

Thomas Holton is a website and database administrator and applications developer for the Molecular Biology Institute at UCLA. His extensive background as a scientific programmer began more than 2 decades ago at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, with the creation of programs for predicting polyalanine secondary structure and its folding pathways in the Department of Chemistry. From 1997-2000, he continued his passion for scientific data design at Texas A&M’s Department of Biochemistry, with the design, programming, testing and maintenance of software used in the automatic determination of protein structures from X-ray diffraction data of protein crystals. Since then he has worked to support medical research with technological support, management and development. His current work includes database integration and analysis, proteomics and genomics informatics investigations, the creation of servers for research endeavors and more.

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