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Talin Babikian, PhD


Talin Babikian, PhD

UCLA Physician Talin Babikian, PhD specializes in Neuropsychology.
Language Spoken
State License Number
(800) 825-9989 Information and referral
(310) 825-0983 Direct
Fax Number
(310) 206-8525

UCLA Medical Psychology Clinic
760 Westwood Plaza, C8-746
Los Angeles, CA 90095

9401 Wilshire Blvd, Suite 730
Beverly Hills, CA 90212

Psychology, UCLA School of Medicine, 2005 - 2009
Psychology, UCLA Neuropsychiatric Hospital, 2004 - 2005
PhD, Loma Linda University, 2005
Research Interest
Pediatric Brain Injury, Neuroimaging, Normal Brain Development, Neuropsychological Sequelae of Monogenic Disorders in Childhood
Additional Information


Board Certification
Clinical Neuropsychology, American Board of Professional Psychology, 2011

Neuropsychology, UCLA School of Medicine, 2005 - 2009

Developmental Disabilities, UCLA Neuropsychiatric Hospital, 2004 - 2005

  1. Babikian, T., Satz, P., Zaucha, K., Light, R., Lewis, R.S., & Asarnow, R. F. (2011). The UCLA longitudinal study of neurocognitive outcomes following mild pediatric TBI, JINS 17(5), 886-95.
  2. Vu, J., Babikian, T., & Asarnow, R. F. (2011). Academic and language outcomes in children after Traumatic Brain Injury: A meta-analysis, Exceptional Children 77(3), 263-281.
  3. Cazalis, F., Babikian, T., Giza, C., Copeland, S., Hovda, D., & Asarnow, R.F. (2011). Pivotal role of anterior cingulate cortex in working memory after traumatic brain injury in youth, Frontiers in Neurotrauma, 1, 158.
  4. Babikian, T., Prins, M. L., Cai, Y., Barkhoudarian, G., Hartonian, I., Hovda, D. A., and Giza, C. C. (2010). Molecular and physiological responses to juvenile TBI: Focus on growth and metabolism, Developmental Neuroscience, 32(5-6), 431-41.
  5. Babikian, T., Marion, S., Copeland, S., Alger, J., O’Neill, J. O., Cazalis, F., Mink, R., Giza, C., Vu, J., Hilleary, S., Kernan, C., Newman, N., & Asarnow, R. F. (2010). Multimodal correlates of callosal dysfunction in moderate to severe pediatric TBI: A study of MRS, DTI, evoked potentials, and neurobehavior, Journal of Neurotrauma, 27(3), 473-81.
  6. Babikian, T. & Asarnow, R. F. (2009), Neurocognitive outcome and recovery following pediatric TBI: Meta-analytic review of the literature, Neuropsychology, 23(3), 283-96.
  7. Babikian, T., Tong, K. A., Galloway, N. R., Obenaus, A., Freier-Randall, M. C., & Ashwal, S. (2009). Acute diffusion weighted ADC maps predicting long-term neurocognitive outcome following pediatric TBI, Pediatric Neurology, 41(6), 406-412.
  8. Krivitzky, L., Babikian, T., Hattiangadi-Thomas, N., Burk-Paull, K.L., and Batshaw, M.L. (2009). Intellectual, adaptive, and behavioral functioning in children with urea cycle disorders, Pediatric Research, 66(1), 96-101.
  9. Paz-Filho, G.J., Babikian, T., Asarnow, R. F., Delibasi, T., Esposito, K., Kutlu, H. E., Wong, M., & Licinio, J. (2008). Leptin replacement improves cognitive development. PLoS ONE, 3(8), e3098.
  10. Ashwal, S., Babikian, T., Nichols, J., Freier, M.C., Tong, K.A., & Holshouser, B.A. (2006). Susceptibility-weighted imaging and proton magnetic resonance spectroscopy in assessment of outcome after pediatric traumatic brain injury. Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, 87(12 Suppl), 50-8.
  11. Babikian, T., Freier, M.C., Ashwal, S., Holshouser, B.A., Burley, T., & Riggs, M. (2006). MR Spectroscopy: Predicting neuropsychological outcome following pediatric TBI. Journal of Magnetic Resonance Imaging, 24(4), 801-11.
  12. Babikian, T. & Markosyan, K.M. (2006). HIV/AIDS in Armenia: A review of risk and protective factors of high-risk populations in Armenia. Journal of the Society for Armenian Studies, 15, 189-201.
  13. Markosyan, K.M., Babikian, T., DiClemente, R.J., Hirsch, J.S., & del Rio, C. (2006). Risk of Armenian Female Sex Workers: Determinants of Risk and Preventive Behaviors. AIDS and Behavior, 11(2), 325-34.
  14. Babikian, T., Boone, K., Lu, P., & Arnold, G. (2006). Sensitivity and specificity of various Digit Span scores in the detection of suspect effort. The Clinical Neuropsychologist, 20(1), 145-159.
  15. Freier, M. C., McBride, D., Hopkins, G., Babikian, T., Richardson, L., Helm, H. (2005). Moving Research from Risk Assessment to Program Development & Intervention in International Settings. Journal of Urban Health, 82(3_suppl_4), iv9-iv15.
  16. Babikian, T., Freier, M.C., Ashwal, S., Holshouser, B.A., Burley, T., & Riggs, M. (2005). Susceptibility Weighted Imaging in the prediction of long-term neuropsychological outcome following pediatric TBI. Pediatric Neurology, 33(3), 184-194.
  17. McBride, D.C., Freier, M.C., Hopkins, G.L., Babikian, T., Richardson, L., Helm, H., Hopp Marshak, H., Boward, M.D., & Sector Health Care Affairs, St. Maarten, NA. (2005). Quality of parent-child relationship and adolescent HIV risk behavior in St. Maarten. AIDS Care, 17(Supplement 1), S45-S54.
  18. Hopkins, G.L., Freier, M.C., Babikian, T., Helm Jr., H.M., McBride, D.C., Boward, M., Gillespie, S., & DiClemente, R. (2004). Substance use among students attending a Christian university that strictly prohibits the use of substances. Journal of Research on Christian Education (Spring) 13(1), 23-29.
  19. Freier, M.C., Babikian, T., Pivonka, J., Burley Aaen, T., Gardner, J.M., Baum, M., Bailey, L.L., & Chinnock, R.E. (2004). A longitudinal perspective on neurodevelopmental outcome following infant cardiac transplantation. Journal of Heart and Lung Transplantation, 23(7), 857-864.
  20. Baum, M., Freier, M.C., Freeman, K., Babikian, T., Ashwal, S., Chinnock, R., & Bailey, L.L. (2004). Neuropsychological outcome of infant heart transplant recipients. Journal of Pediatrics, 145(3), 365-372.
  21. Babikian, T., Freier, M.C., Hopkins, G.L., DiClemente, R., McBride, D., & Riggs, M. (2004). An Assessment of HIV/AIDS Risk in Higher Education Students in Yerevan, Armenia. AIDS and Behavior, 8(1), 47-61.

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