Robert M. Bilder, Ph.D.
Neuropsychologist, Professor of Psychiatry and Psychology
Dr. Bilder is Professor of Psychiatry and Psychology at UCLA’s Semel Institute for Neuroscience & Human Behavior, where he holds the Tennenbaum Family Endowed Chair in Creativity Research and is Chief of the Division of Medical Psychology – Neuropsychology in the Geffen School of Medicine and the Resnick Neuropsychiatric Hospital. A widely published, board-certified neuropsychologist with decades of experience researching links between brain and behavior in health and disease, he directs the Consortium for Neuropsychiatric Phenomics, supported by the National Institutes of Health as part of its theme – “research teams of the future” – to find links between the human genome and complex brain functions. Dr. Bilder also directs UCLA’s Tennenbaum Center for the Biology of Creativity, where they are studying creative cognition and exceptional abilities that may be important keys to achievement in diverse artistic, scientific, and business domains. He is now engaged in a new campus-wide initiative – BruinBrains – that aims to apply knowledge about the brain to foster achievement, innovation, and well-being throughout the UCLA campus community.