Robert Bilder, PhD

Robert Bilder, PhD

Clinical Neuropsychology


Preferred Name: Robert M. Bilder, PhD, ABPP-CN

Dr. Bilder has more than 30 years experience in research on brain-behavior relations, with experience in clinical neuropsychology, neurophysiology, structural and functional neuroimaging, and genomics strategies as these are applied to the study of both healthy people and those with various neurological and psychiatric syndromes. He is particularly interested in dimensional approaches to understanding mental processes, and in understanding the biological underpinnings of creative cognition. He directs the Tennenbaum Center for the Biology of Creativity and the Mind Well program of the UCLA Healthy Campus Initiative.



City College, PhD, 1984

Hospital Affiliations

Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center


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  • Michael E. Tennenbaum Endowed Chair in Creativity Research, 2008-present
  • Tennenbaum Scholar 2006-present
  • UCLA Geffen School of Medicine Psychiatry & Biobehavioral Sciences Research Mentorship Award, 2010
  • Tennenbaum Family Creativity Challenge Award, 2003
  • Diplomate in Clinical Neuropsychology, American Board of Professional Psychology, 1999
  • NARSAD Independent Investigator Award, 1999
  • Young Scientist Award, Winter Workshop on Schizophrenia, 1994
  • Faculty Research Award, Long Island Jewish Medical Center, 1991,1994
  • NARSAD Young Investigator Award, 1992
  • Young Investigator Award, International Congress on Schizophrenia Research, 1989
  • E. Barmack Prize for Best Doctoral Thesis, City College CUNY, 1984-1985