Sandra K. Loo, PhD

  • Pediatric Psychology
UCLA Health Neuropsychology | 760 Westwood Plaza, Suite C8-749, Los Angeles, CA 90095


Dr. Loo specializes in neuropsychological assessment of attention, learning, and memory within childhood-onset psychiatric disorders, such as ADHD, autism and dyslexia.





University of Colorado Health Sciences Center, 1999


University of Colorado Health Sciences Center, 1996


PhD, University of Hawaii at Manoa, 1996


Hospital Affiliations

Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center



Recent publications (out of 65)

  1. Loo, S., Shtir, C., Doyle, A., Mick, E., McGough, J., McCracken, J., Biederman, J., Smalley, S., Cantor, R., Faraone, S., Nelson, S. (2012). Genome-wide association study of intelligence: Additive effects of novel brain expressed genes. Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, 51(4), 432-440.
  2. Loo, S.K. and Makeig, S. (2012). Clinical utility in attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder: A research update. Neurotherapeutics. Epub July 20 PMID: 22814935
  3. McGough, J. McCracken, J.T., Cho, A., Castelo, E., Sturm, A., Cowen, J., Piacentini, J., Loo, S.K. (2013). A Potential EEG and Cognitive Biosignature for the Child Behavior Checklist-Dysregulation Profile (CBCL-DP). J Am Acad Child Adolesc Psychiatry.
  4. Loo, S.K., Cho, A.L., Hale, T.S., McGough, J., McCracken, J., Smalley, S. (2013). Characterization of the theta to beta ratio in ADHD: Identifying potential sources of heterogeneity. Journal Attention Disorders, 17(5): 384-92.
  5. Lenartowicz, A., Delorme, A., Walshaw, P., Cho, A., Bilder, R., McGough, J., McCracken, J., Makeig, S., Loo, SK (2014). Attention mechanisms during encoding underlie spatial working memory deficits in ADHD. J Neuroscience, 34(4):1171-82.
  6. Hale, T.S., Kane, A.M., Kaminsky, O., Tung, K.L., Wiley, J.F., McGough, J.J., Loo, S.K, Kaplan, J. (2014). Visual network asymmetry and default mode network function in ADHD: An fMRI study. Frontiers in Psychiatry, 5:81. doi: 10.3389/fpsyt.2014.00081
  7. Hale, T.S., Kane, A.M., Tung, K.L., Kaminsky, O., McGough, J.J., Hanada, G, Loo, S.K. (2014). Abnormal parietal brain function in ADHD: replication and extension of previous EEG beta asymmetry findings. Frontiers in Psychiatry, 5:87. doi: 10.3389/fpsyt.2014.00087
  8. Lenartowicz, A., & Loo, S.K. (2014). Use of EEG to diagnose ADHD. Current Psychiatry Reports, 16:498. Published online 20 September 2014


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