About Jack C. Lennon, M.A.
Doctoral candidate in Clinical Psychology and Neuropsychology. My training background has included psychotherapy and neuropsychological/psychodiagnostic evaluations with patients across the lifespan in various settings, including pediatric evaluations that range from neurodevelopmental and learning disorders to epileptic syndromes and other neurologic conditions. I have also conducted adult and geriatric assessments in a specialized movement disorders clinic, with referrals spanning pre-DBS, -MRgFUS, and presurgical brain tumor resection evaluations to functional assessment of movement disorders, dementias, stroke, brain injury, autoimmune and genetic disorders, epileptic syndromes, functional neurological disorder, headache, and other neuromedical concerns. Clinically, I am interested in the spectrum of tau and alpha-synuclein pathologies in the context of complex medical histories. On a research level, my background is in translational neurobiology and behavioral and psychological symptoms of dementia. Through these experiences, I have become particularly interested in the clinical utility of neuropsychological assessment and phenotyping in early detection/prediction of disease onset, including the extension of Neuropsychology and deep learning approaches to suicide risk assessment in neurologic and neuropsychiatric populations.
Nature Human Behaviour
"Is it publish or perish?" is discussed from the perspective of a Clinical Psychology PsyD student interested in a clinical-research career. As a degree in that is newer than the PhD, it is being pursued by an increasing number of trainees and is worth discussing from the students within it.