Simos Panagiotis G.
Ph. D., Professor of Developmental Neuropsychology, School Of Medicine, Univeristy of Crete
Panagiotis G. Simos, was born in Athens, Greece, in 1967. He received a B.A. degree from the University of Crete in 1990, majoring in Psychology, and a Master’s (1993) and Ph.D. degrees in Experimental Psychology-Biopsychology (1995) from Southern Illinois University. After completing a fellowship in Clinical Neurophysiology he served as Assistant (1996-2001) and Associate Professor (2001-2003) at the Dept. of Neurosurgery, University of Texas-Houston Medical School. He then joined the Department of Psychology, University of Crete, Greece where he is currently Professor of Developmental Neuropsychology and Director of the Applied Psychology Laboratory. He has served as Deputy Chairman and Director of the Graduate Programs in School and Health Psychology at that Department. He is currently Professor of Developmental Neuropsychology at the Division of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, School of Medicine, University of Crete, Greece. His research has been supported by several federal (US), EU (Horizon 2020), and national grants. He has served as ad hoc member on NIH grant review panels, reviewer for many neuroscience journals, and Editorial Board member for Developmental Neuropsychology and Annals of Dyslexia.
His research focuses on neuropsychological and brain imaging studies of language, reading, and memory using Magnetic Source Imaging (Magnetoencephalography) and Magnetic Resonance Imaging, incuding fMRI with school-aged children and adults, exploring psychoeducational and neurophysiological profiles associated with specific reading disability, age-related degenerative conditions (such as dementia and MCI), and autoimmune disorders (MS and Lupus). He has published more than 160 research papers in top peer-reviewed journals in Neuropsychology and Neurology, and his work has received over 3500 citations. He has also developed and adapted in Greek several psychometric instruments for cognitive and linguistic abilities in children including batteries for executive functions, receptive and expressive language, and intelligence.