Paul Connor, PhD
Dr. Paul Connor is a clinical neuropsychologist who is a licensed psychologist in the states of Washington and Oregon. He obtained a Bachelor’s Degree from the University of Washington, majoring in psychology. Following this, he received a Ph.D. in clinical psychology with a specialization in neuropsychology from Brigham Young University and completed an internship at Henry Ford HealthSystem, specializing in neuropsychology. He received post-doctoral training in neuropsychology and fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASD) at the University of Washington. For over 13 years, he conducted research focusing on the effects of prenatal alcohol exposure as it pertains to neuropsychological and mental health functioning and the structural and functional brain anomalies often seen in these disorders. He continues to consult on research studies relating to the impacts of prenatal alcohol exposure. Dr. Connor has authored or co-authored nearly 20 peer-reviewed manuscripts and 4 book chapters focusing on the neuropsychological, neuroimaging, and psychiatric implications of the long-term effects of prenatal alcohol exposure into adolescence and adulthood. In addition, he has presented and consulted internationally about the assessment and diagnosis of FASD. Dr.Connor continues to be a Clinical Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychiatry and BehavioralSciences’ Fetal Alcohol and Drug Unit (FADU) at the University of Washington. He is currently in private practice, conducting neuropsychological evaluations in clinical and forensic settings, utilizing a battery of tests that have been shown to be sensitive to the effects of prenatal alcohol exposure in over 30 years of research on this subject.