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Jennie L. Rexer, PhD, ABPP

Present Title & Affiliation

Primary Appointment

Assistant Professor, Department of Neuro-Oncology, Section of Neuropsychology, Division of Cancer Medicine, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX

Dual/Joint/Adjunct Appointment

Clinical Adjunct Faculty, University of Houston, Houston, TX

Bio Statement


I am a Clinical Neuropsychologist, and Assistant Professor in the Section of Neuropsychology within the Department of Neuro-Oncology.  I have approximately 20 years experience with the selection, administration, and interpretation of cognitive and psychological tests, as well as providing supportive and educational therapy to patients.  I have particular interests in evaluating patients with brain tumors, cancer-treatment related cognitive changes, and dementia.

Education & Training

Degree-Granting Education

2001 The University of Houston, Houston, TX, PHD, Clinical Neuropsychology
1997 The University of Houston, Houston, TX, MA, Psychology
1990 The University of Houston, Houston, TX, BS, Cum Laude, Psychology

Postgraduate Training

8/2001-8/2002 Clinical Residency, Clinical Neuropsychology, Barrow Neurological Institute, St. Joseph's Hospital and Medical Center, Phoenix, AZ

Board Certifications

5/2012 American Board of Professional Psychology, Board Certified in Clinical Neuropsychology


Academic Appointments

Adjunct Assistant Professor, University of Houston, Department of Psychology, Houston, TX, 9/2010-present

Institutional Committee Activities

Chair, Non-Physician Clinical Education Committee, 9/2012-present
Vice Chair, Non-Physician Clinical Education Committee, 9/2011-8/2012
Member, Non-Physician Clinical Education Committee, 4/2009-present

Professional Memberships

Houston Neuropsychological Society, Houston, TX
President, 2012-present
Houston Neuropsychological Society, Houston, TX
President Elect, 2011-2012
Houston Neuropsychological Society, Houston, TX
Secretary, 2002-2011

Selected Publications

Peer-Reviewed Original Research Articles

1. Borgaro SR, Prigatano GP, Kwasnica C, Rexer JL.. Cognitive and affective sequelae in complicated and uncomplicated mild traumatic brain injury. Brain Inj 17(3):189, 2003. PMID: 12623495.
2. Hayman LA, Rexer JL, Pavol MA, Strite D, Meyers CA. Klüver-Bucy syndrome after bilateral selective damage of amygdala and its cortical connections. J Neuropsychiatry Clin Neurosci 10(3):354-8, 1998. PMID: 9706545.
3. Pavol MA, Meyers CA, Rexer JL, Valentine AD, Mattis PJ, Talpaz M. Patterns of neurobehavioral deficits associated with interferon alfa therapy for leukemia. Neurology 45(5):947-50, 5/1995. PMID: 7746412.
4. Hiscock M, Hillis SK, Rexer JL. Dual-task interference patterns reveal differential processing of upright and inverted faces. Brain and Cognition 28(2):155, 1995. PMID: 7546670.
5. Mortel KF, Pavol MA, Wood S, Meyer JS, Tarayama Y, Rexer JL, Herod B. Prospective studies of cerebral perfusion and cognitive testing among elderly normal volunteers and patients with ischemic vascular dementia and Alzheimers disease. Angiology 45(3):171, 1994. PMID: 8129197.
6. Mortel KF, Wood S, Pavol MA, Meyer JS, Rexer JL. Analysis of familial and individual risk factors among patients with ischemic vascular dementia and Alzheimer's disease. Angiology 44(8):599-605, 8/1993. PMID: 8342875.
7. Mortel KF, Wood S, Pavol MA, Meyer JS, Rexer JL. Personal and familial risk factors among Alzheimers and vascular dementia patients. Angiology 44:599, 1993.

Book Chapters

1. Rexer JL. Neuropsychological evaluations of the cancer patient, Cancer Rehabilitation. In: Rehabilitation Medicine Quick Reference Series. Ed(s) K. Shin. Demos Medical Publishing, 2013.

Last updated: 9/1/2015