Mieke H. Verfaellie, PhD
Boston University School of Medicine
Dept of Psychiatry

PhD, Université catholique de Louvain

Dr. Verfaellie is a Professor of Psychiatry and Director of the BU Memory Disorders Research Center. She is also a Research Career Scientist at VA Boston Healthcare System. Dr. Verfaellie received her Ph.D. in psychology from the University of Leuven (Belgium) in 1986, and following several years of predoctoral research training at the University of Florida, completed postdoctoral training at VA Boston Healthcare System/Boston University School of Medicine.

Dr. Verfaellie's research aims to elucidate the cognitive and neural bases of various forms of human memory, through the study of patients with memory disorders as well as individuals with intact memory. In addition to the study of patients with selective amnesia, her current research extends to other clinical populations in whom memory impairment is one of the presenting complaints, such as individuals who suffered cardiac arrest or traumatic brain injury. Her research is funded through the National Institutes of Health and the Department of Veterans Affairs. Dr. Verfaellie is a fellow of the American Psychological Association and the Association for Psychological Science. She serves on the editorial board of several journals, including Neuropsychology, Neuropsychologia, and Journal of Memory and Language.

Graduate Faculty (Primary Mentor of Grad Students)
Boston University School of Medicine, Graduate Medical Sciences

VA Boston Healthcare System

Characterizing and Remediating Recollection-specific Face Recognition Deficits in Developmental Prosopagnosia
05/01/2020 - 04/30/2022 (Subcontract PI)
President & Fellows of Harvard College on behalf of Harvard Medical School NIH NEI

IPA for Ginette LaFleche
04/01/2015 - 12/31/2017 (PI)
VA Boston Healthcare System

Personnel Agreement for the Research Services of Margaret Keane
10/01/2013 - 09/30/2017 (PI)
VA Boston Healthcare System

Interpersonnel Agreement for Rose Hopkins
09/01/2014 - 09/30/2016 (PI)
VA Boston Healthcare System

Personnel Agreement for Research Services of Aubrey Wank
09/15/2013 - 06/30/2016 (PI)
VA Boston Healthcare System

Looking Ahead in Amnesia: Cognitive and Neural Mechanisms of Future Thinking
04/09/2012 - 03/31/2016 (Multi-PI)
PI: Mieke H. Verfaellie, PhD
NIH/National Institute of Mental Health

Personnel Agreement for Research Services of Keely Burke
11/01/2013 - 09/14/2015 (PI)
VA Boston Healthcare System

Personnel Agrreement for Research Services of Ginette Lafleche
10/01/2012 - 09/14/2015 (PI)
VA Boston Healthcare System

Personnel Agreement for Research Services of Matt Cruz
11/01/2011 - 09/14/2014 (PI)
VA Boston Healthcare System

Personnel Agreement for Research Services of Kristina Peterson
09/01/2013 - 09/14/2013 (PI)
VA Boston Healthcare System

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Yr Title Project-Sub Proj Pubs
2021 CSRD Research Career Scientist Award Application 1IK6CX002289-01
2021 Value-Based Decision-Making Following Medial Temporal Lobe Lesions 5I01CX001748-02 1
2021 Value-Based Decision-Making Following Medial Temporal Lobe Lesions 5I01CX001748-03 1
2021 Future-Oriented Cognition in PTSD 5I01CX001596-03
2021 Future-Oriented Cognition in PTSD 5I01CX001596-04
2019 Value-Based Decision-Making Following Medial Temporal Lobe Lesions 1I01CX001748-01 1
2019 Future-Oriented Cognition in PTSD 5I01CX001596-02
2018 Future-Oriented Cognition in PTSD 1I01CX001596-01A1
2017 Medial Temporal Lobe Contributions to Future Thinking: Evidence from Amnesia 5I01CX000925-04 9
2016 Medial Temporal Lobe Contributions to Future Thinking: Evidence from Amnesia 5I01CX000925-03 9
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  1. Memel M, Lynch K, Lafleche G, Verfaellie M. Autobiographical recall of a stressful negative event in veterans with PTSD. Memory. 2021 07; 29(6):719-728. PMID: 34148527
  2. Patt VM, Hunsberger R, Jones DA, Keane MM, Verfaellie M. Temporal discounting when outcomes are experienced in the moment: Validation of a novel paradigm and comparison with a classic hypothetical intertemporal choice task. PLoS One. 2021; 16(5):e0251480.View Related Profiles. PMID: 33989315; PMCID: PMC8121536; DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0251480;
  3. Verfaellie M, Hunsberger R, Keane MM. Episodic processes in moral decisions: Evidence from medial temporal lobe amnesia. Hippocampus. 2021 Jun; 31(6):569-579.View Related Profiles. PMID: 33687125
  4. Palombo DJ, Patt VM, Hunsberger R, Verfaellie M. Probabilistic value learning in medial temporal lobe amnesia. Hippocampus. 2021 May; 31(5):461-468. PMID: 33638580
  5. Race E, Carlisle C, Tejwani R, Verfaellie M. The language of mental images: Characterizing hippocampal contributions to imageable word use during event construction. Neuropsychologia. 2021 01 22; 151:107705. PMID: 33301763
  6. Fry R, Wilmer J, Xie I, Verfaellie M, DeGutis J. Evidence for normal novel object recognition abilities in developmental prosopagnosia. R Soc Open Sci. 2020 Sep; 7(9):200988. PMID: 33047056; PMCID: PMC7540787; DOI: 10.1098/rsos.200988;
  7. Lynch K, Keane MM, Verfaellie M. The status of semantic memory in medial temporal lobe amnesia varies with demands on scene construction. Cortex. 2020 10; 131:114-122.View Related Profiles. PMID: 32836086; PMCID: PMC7530000; DOI: 10.1016/j.cortex.2020.07.005;
  8. Stumps A, Saad E, Rothlein D, Verfaellie M, DeGutis J. Characterizing developmental prosopagnosia beyond face perception: Impaired recollection but intact familiarity recognition. Cortex. 2020 09; 130:64-77. PMID: 32640375
  9. Logue MW, Miller MW, Wolf EJ, Huber BR, Morrison FG, Zhou Z, Zheng Y, Smith AK, Daskalakis NP, Ratanatharathorn A, Uddin M, Nievergelt CM, Ashley-Koch AE, Baker DG, Beckham JC, Garrett ME, Boks MP, Geuze E, Grant GA, Hauser MA, Kessler RC, Kimbrel NA, Maihofer AX, Marx CE, Qin XJ, Risbrough VB, Rutten BPF, Stein MB, Ursano RJ, Vermetten E, Vinkers CH, Ware EB, Stone A, Schichman SA, McGlinchey RE, Milberg WP, Hayes JP, Verfaellie M. An epigenome-wide association study of posttraumatic stress disorder in US veterans implicates several new DNA methylation loci. Clin Epigenetics. 2020 03 14; 12(1):46.View Related Profiles. PMID: 32171335; PMCID: PMC7071645; DOI: 10.1186/s13148-020-0820-0;
  10. Kan IP, Rosenbaum RS, Verfaellie M. Schema processing across the lifespan: From theory to applications. Cogn Neuropsychol. 2020 Feb - Mar; 37(1-2):1-7. PMID: 32106740
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