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Maureen Lacy, PhD

Associate Professor of Psychiatry,

Behavioral Neurosciences and Surgery

Maureen Lacy, PhD, is interested in the assessment of Memory, Language, Reasoning, Spatial and Attention problems related to medical, neurologic and psychiatric conditions, including but limited to:

  • Brain tumors and treatment effects (chemotherapy and radiation)
  • Epilepsy (partial complex; pre/post surgical interventions)
  • Traumatic head injury and concussion
  • Autoimmune conditions (lupus and MS).
  • Cardiac disease
  • Movement disorders (Parkinson Disease)

Dr. Lacy is also interested in the neuropsychological detection and characterization of neurodegenerative conditions (dementias), such as:

  • Alzheimer's disease
  • Depression (pseudodementia)
  • Vascular disease (stroke, ischemic disease)
  • Lewy body disease
  • Frontotemporal dementias
  • Normal pressure hydrocephalus

She is part of the several specialty clinical service teams that provide comprehensive neuropsychological assessment. Examples of these teams include:

  • Deep Brain Stimulation- Movement Disorders Group
  • Epilepsy & Surgery Treatment Team
  • Comprehensive Care and Research on Memory Disorders
  • Hydrocephalus Team

In addition to her clinical practice, Dr. Lacy is engaged in multiple ongoing research projects, in which she studies the cognitive, behavioral and clinical aspects of Hydrocephalus across the lifetime. Dr. Lacy also enjoys teaching and is co-director of the Clinical Neuropsychology Externship training program, educating future neuropsychologists from local and national universities. She is also engaged in lectures and rotations of medical students, and supervises undergraduate students engaged in research.

Practice Location

The University of Chicago Medicine
5841 S. Maryland Avenue
Chicago, IL 60637

Year Started Practice



University of Michigan Medical Center, Ann Arbor


American Psychological Association
Association for Internship Training in Clinical
International Neuropsychological Society
Midwest Neuropsychology Group

Language Spoken



Office Phone

(773) 834-3930

Office Fax

(773) 702-6454

Office Postal Address

Maureen Lacy, PhD
The University of Chicago Medicine
5841 S. Maryland Avenue, MC 3077
Chicago, IL 60637

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Selected Publications

Helder, E. J., Austria, E., Lacy, M., Frim, D. M. (2011) Behavioral outcome in congenital shunted hydrocephalus without spina bifida. Journal of Pediatric Neurology, 9(1)41-47

Assuras, S. & Lacy, M. Psychiatric Presentation in Possible Susac's Syndrome. (2010) The Journal of Neuropsychiatry and Clinical Neurosciences, 16 (S1) pp

Ruocco, A., & Lacy, M. Neuropsychological findings in a case of neurosarcadosis. J Neuropsychiatry and Clinical Neuroscience, 22 (10) 123.

Lacy, M., Oliveria, M. Austria, E., & Frim, D. Neurocognitive outcome after endoscopic third ventriculocisterostomy in patients with obstructive hydrocephalus. (2009). Journal of the International Neuropsychological Society, 15,394-398

Mohile, S.G., Lacy, M., Rodin, M., Bylow, K., Dale, W., Meager, M.R., and Stadler, W. M. (2009). Cognitive Effects of Androgen deprivation therapy in an older cohort of men with prostate cancer. Critical Reviews in Oncology/Hematology, 5.

Ruocco, A, Kunchandy, E., & Lacy, M. (2010) Psychopathological conditions in adults and older adults: Neuropsychological perspectives in Principles and Practice of Lifespan Developmental Neuropsychology, Cambridge University Press

Ongoing Studies

  • Blinded Trial of Cognitive Remediation in Hydrocephalus and Chiari Malformation
  • Funding: Conquer Chiari Foundation & Rivkin family Fund
  • Assessment of Cognition in Chiari Malformation
  • Funding: Conquer Chiari Foundation