Matthew Calamia, Assistant Professor

photo of CalamiaOffice: 207 Audubon Hall
Department of Psychology
Louisiana State University
Baton Rouge, LA 70803

Office Phone: (225)-578-4354

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Dr. Calamia is accepting graduate students for the 2019-2020 academic year.

Research Interests

My research interests are broadly in the area of clinical neuropsychology. In particular, I am interested in ways to advance neuropsychological assessment through research on the measurement of cognitive abilities and emotional functioning. My lab focuses on a number of different populations all with the goal of improving knowledge of tests and measures and their application to addressing clinically relevant problems. 

DR. CALAMIA is interested in clinical neuropsychological assessment, which involves measuring cognitive and emotional functioning in individuals with conditions such as ADHD, traumatic brain injury, and Alzheimer’s disease. Students may be involved in a number of activities including patient recruitment, administering neuropsychological tests and measures, and clinical data entry. For more information, contact Dr. Calamia at


Ph.D., Clinical Psychology, Minor: Neuropsychology, University of Iowa, 2014
Predoctoral Clinical Internship, University of Illinois at Chicago, 2013-2014
M.S., Clinical Psychology, University of Iowa, 2009
B.S., Psychology, Louisiana State University, 2007

Recent Publications 

(*denotes a current graduate student)

Bernstein, J.P.K.*, Calamia, M. & Keller, J. (In Press). Multiple Self-Reported Sleep Measures are Differentially Associated with Cognitive Performance in Non-Demented Elderly. Neuropsychology.

Bernstein, J.P.K.,* & Calamia, M. (In Press). Characteristics of a Mild Traumatic Brain Injury Sample Recruited Using Amazon’s Mechanical Turk. PM&R.

Aguerrevere, L., Calamia, M., Greve, K.W., Bianchini, K.J., and Curtis, K.L. (In Press). Financially incentivized chronic pain clusters using the MMPI-2-RF: Exploration and description using medico-legal variables. Psychological Assessment.

Roye, S.*, Calamia, M., Greve, K., Bianchini, K., Aguerrevere, L.E., & Curtis, K. (In Press). Further Validation of Booklet Category Test Subscales for Learning, Set Loss, and Memory in a Mixed Clinical Sample. Applied Neuropsychology: Adult.

Ward, A., Calamia, M., Abbas, E., Dunlap, J., & Tranel, D. (2017). Association between Olfaction and Higher Cortical Functions in Alzheimer’s Disease, Mild Cognitive Impairment, and Healthy Older Adults. Journal of Clinical and Experimental Neuropsychology, 7, 646-658. doi: 10.1080/13803395.2016.1253667

Calamia, M., Bernstein, J.P.K.*, & Keller, J.N. (2016). I’d Do Anything for Research, But I Won’t Do That: Interest in Pharmacological Interventions in Older Adults Enrolled in a Longitudinal Aging Study. PLOS ONE. 11(7): e0159664. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0159664

Kelly, A., Calamia, M., Koval, A., Terrera, G., Piccinin, A., Clouston, S., Hassing, L., Bennett, D., Johansson, B., & Hofer, S. (2016). Independent and interactive impacts of hypertension and diabetes mellitus on verbal memory: A coordinated analysis based on longitudinal data from England, Sweden and the United States. Psychology and Aging, 31, 262-73. doi: 10.1037/pag0000078

Jenkins, L., Kassel, M., Gabriel, L. Gowins, J., Hymen, E. Verges, A., Calamia, M., Crane, N., Jacobs, R., Ajilore, O., Welsh, R., Drevets, W., Phillips, M., Zubieta, J., & Langenecker, S. (2016). Amygdala and Dorsomedial PFC Hyperactivity to Emotional Faces in Youth with Remitted MDD. Social Cognitive and Affective Neuroscience, 11, 736-745

Meth, M., Calamia, M., & Tranel, D. (2016). Does a Simple Intervention Enhance Memory and Adherence for Neuropsychological Recommendations?. Applied Neuropsychology 23, 21-28. doi: 10.1080/23279095.2014.996881