Philip A. Allen, Ph.D.

Philip A. Allen, Ph.D.

Title: Professor
Dept/Program: Adult Development and Aging Psychology
Office: CAS 364
Phone: 330-972-6177
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Dr. Allen received his Ph.D. in Life-span Developmental/Experimental Psychology from Ohio State University in 1987. He completed a 2-year postdoctoral research fellowship at the Center for Aging and Human development, Duke Medical Center. Research interests include cognition, cognitive aging, and Chiari malformation Type I using behavioral, EEG, and MRI methods. His publications have appeared in Psychology and Aging, Journal of Gerontology: Psychological Sciences, Experimental Aging Research, Psychonomic Bulletin and Review, Psychological Research, Journal of the International Neuropsychological Society (JINS), Neuropsychology, Neuropsychologia, Cortex, Psychological Medicine, and Annals of Biomedical Engineering.


Garcia, M.A., Allen, P.A., Li, X., Houston, J.R., Loth, F., Labuda, R. & Delahanty, D.L. (In press). An Examination of Pain, Disability, and the Psychological Correlates of Chiari Malformation Pre- and Post-Surgical Correction. Disability and Health Journal.

Holmes, S.C., Gonzalez, A., Allen, P.A., & Johnson, D.M. (in press). Utilizing group acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT) to address chronic pain, coping, and functioning for patients with Chiari malformation: A case example. Professional Psychology: Research and Practice.

Eppelheimer, M.S., Biswas, D., Braun, A.M., Houston, J.R., Allen, P.A., Bapuraj, J.R., Labuda, R., Loth, D.M., Frim, D., & Loth, F. (2019). Quantification of changes in brain morphology following posterior fossa decompression surgery in women treated for Chiari malformation Type I. Neuroradiology, 61, 1011-1022.

Jardin, E., Allen, P.A., Levant, R., Lien, M.-C., McCurdy, E., Villalba, A., Mallik, P., Houston, J., Gerdes, Z. (2019). Event-related brain potentials reveal differences in emotional processing in Alexithymia. Journal of Cognitive Psychology, 31, 619-633.

Houston, J.R., Allen, P.A., Rogers, J.M., Lien, M.-C., Allen, N.J., Hughes, M.L., Bapuraj, J.R., Eppelheimer, M.S., Loth, F., Stoodley, M.A., Vorster, S.J., Luciano, M.G. (2019). Type I Chiari Malformation, RBANS Performance, and Brain Morphology: Connecting the Dots on Cognition and Macro-Level Brain Structure. Neuropsychology, 33, 725-738.

Biswas, D., Eppelheimer, M.S., Houston, J.R., Ibrahimy, A., Bapuraj, J.R., Labuda, R., Allen, P.A., Frim, D., & Loth, F. (2019). Quantification of Cerebellar Crowding in Type I Chiari Malformation. Annals of Biomedical Engineering, 47, 731-743.

Allen, P.A., Hughes, M.L., Houston, J.R., Jardin, E., Mallik, P., McLennan, C., & Delahanty, D.L. (2019). Are there age differences in consolidated incidental episodic memory? Experimental Aging Research, 45, 97-119.

Houston, J.R., Hughes, M.L., Lien, M.-L., Martin, B.A., Loth, F., Luciano, M., Vorster, S., & Allen, P.A. (2018). An electrophysiological study of cognitive and emotional processing in pre-surgery Type I Chiari Malformation. Cerebellum, 17: 404-418.

Allen, P.A., Delahanty, D., Kaut, K.P., Li, X., Garcia, M., Houston, J.R., Tokar, D.M., Loth, F., Maleki, J., Vorster, S., & Luciano, M.G. (2018). Chiari 1000 Registry Project: Assessment of Surgical Outcome on Self-Focused Attention, Pain and Delayed Recall. Psychological Medicine, 48, 1634-1643.

Eppelheimer, M.S., Houston, J.R., Bapuraj, J.R., Labuda, R., Loth, D.M., Braun, A.M., Allen, N.J., Pahlavian, S.H., Biswas, D., Urbizu, A., Martin, B.A., Maher, C.O., Allen, P.A., Loth, F. (2018). A retrospective morphometric analysis of adult female Chiari type I patients with commonly reported and related conditions, Frontiers in Neuroanatomy, 12:2. doi: 10.3389/fnana.2018.00002.

Houston, J.R., Eppelheimer, M.S., Pahlavian, S.H., Biswas, D., Urbizu, A., Martin, B.A.,Bapuraj, J.R., Luciano, M.G., Allen, P.A., & Loth, F. (2018). A Morphometric Assessment of type 1 Chiari Malformation above the McRae line: A Retrospective Case-Control Study in 302 Adult Female Subjects. Journal of Neuroradiology, 45, 23-31.

Khalsa, S.S., Geh, N., Martin, B.A., Allen, P.A., Strahle, J., Loth, F., Habtzghi, D., Urbizu, A., McQuaide, D., Garton, H.J.L., Muraszko, K.M., Maher, C.O. (2018). Morphometric and volumetric comparison of 102 children with symptomatic and asymptomatic Chiari malformation type I. Journal of Neurosurgery: Pediatrics, 21, 65-71. DOI: 10.3171/2017.8.PEDS17345