Faculty Profile

Dr. Nicole Feirsen, Ph.D.

Nicole Feirsen, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences

Professional Interests

Nicole Feirsen, Ph.D. is a licensed clinical psychologist who specializes in neuropsychological assessments of individuals across the lifespan. She evaluates cognitive and emotional functioning in individuals with a variety of neurological, medical, and psychiatric disorders, including dementia, stroke, cancers, autoimmune diseases, epilepsy, traumatic brain injury, mood disorders, and attention disorders. Her current research is focused on the development and validation of a screening measure designed to efficiently identify cognitive impairment in a wide variety of patient populations. She earned her doctorate in clinical neuropsychology at the Graduate Center of the City University of New York and then completed her internship in clinical neuropsychology at Northwell Health. She also completed a postdoctoral fellowship in clinical neuropsychology at Montefiore Medical Center.  

Selected Publications


Freilich, B. M., Feirsen, N., Welton, E. I., Mowrey, W. B., & Rubinstein, T. B. (2019). Validation of the Attention, Memory, and Frontal Abilities Screening Test (AMFAST). Assessmenthttps://doi.org/10.1177/1073191118822734


Chacko, A., Bedard, A., Marks, D., Gopalan, G., Feirsen, N., Uderman, J., Chimiklis, A.,Rajwan, E., Cornwell, M., Anderson, L., Zwilling, A. & Ramon, M.  (2018). Sequenced neurocognitive and behavioral parent training for the treatment of ADHD in school-age children. Child Neuropsychology, 24(4), 427-450. doi: 10.1080/09297049.2017.1282450


 Chacko, A., Wymbs, B. T., Rajwan, E., Wymbs, F., & Feirsen, N. (2017). Characteristics of parents of children with ADHD who never attend, drop out, and complete behavioral parent training. Journal of Child and Family Studies, 26(3), 950-960. doi:10.1007/s10826-016-0618-z


 Chacko, A.,Bedard, A., Marks, D., Feirsen, N., Uderman, J., Chimiklis, A., Rajwan, E., Cornwell, M., Anderson, L., Zwilling, A. & Ramon, M. (2014). A randomized clinical trial of Cogmed Working Memory Training in school-age children with ADHD: A replication in a diverse sample using a control condition. Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry, 55(3), 247-55. doi: 10.1111/jcpp.12146


 Chacko, A., Uderman, J., Feirsen, N., Bedard, AC, & Marks, D. (2013). Learning and Cognitive Disorders: Multidiscipline Treatment Approaches. Child and Adolescent Psychiatric Clinics of North America, 22(3), 457-477.


 Chacko, A., Feirsen, N., Bedard, A.C., Marks, D., Uderman, J., & Chimiklis, A. (2013).  Cogmed Working Memory Training for Youth with ADHD: A Closer Examination of Efficacy Utilizing Evidence Based Criteria. Journal of Clinical Child & Adolescent Psychology, 0(0), 1-15.  


Anagnostou, E., Chaplin, W., Watner, D., Silverman, J., Smith, C., Zagursky, K., Kryzak, L., Corwin, T., Feirsen, N., Tanel, N., & Hollander, E.  (2011).  Factor analysis of repetitive behaviors in autism as measured by the Y-BOCS.  Journal of Neuropsychiatry and Clinical Neuroscience, 23(3), 332-339.


Chacko, A., Newcorn, J., Feirsen, N., & Uderman, J. (2010). Improving medication adherence in pediatric health conditions: A focus on ADHD in youth.  Current Pharmaceutical Design. 2416 – 2423.


Hollander, E., Chaplin, W., Soorya, L., Wasserman, S., Novotny, S., Rusoff, J., Feirsen, N., Pepa, L., & Anagnostou, L. (2009).  Divalproex Sodium vs. placebo for the treatment of irritability in children and adolescents with autism spectrum disorders.  Neuropharmacology.  1-9.

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