Dr. David Beversdorf is a practicing neurologist who specializes in neurology and psychiatry. In his memory disorders clinic, he treats patients with disorders such as Alzheimer’s disease. Dr. Beversdorf aims to understand approaches that will decrease the risk of developing the disease. He performs neuropsychological testing, which is an in-depth assessment of skills and abilities linked to brain function. Dr. Beversdorf also sees children and adult patients at the Thompson Center for Autism and Neurodevelopmental Disorders.

Education & Training

Medical School

Indiana University School of Medicine


Straight Medicine

  • Methodist Hospital



  • Dartmouth Medical School
  • Dartmouth Medical School


Behavioral/Cognitive Neurology

  • University of Florida College of Medicine


American Board of Psychiatry & Neurology

Commercial Relationships and Collaborations

This faculty member or a member of his or her immediate family has a working relationship, such as providing consulting, research, or educational services, with the companies listed below. These relationships have been reported to the University of Missouri and, if appropriate, plans have been established to address potential conflicts. The following relationships were reported as of July 2017.

  • YAMO Pharmaceuticals
  • Quadrant Biosciences
  • Stalicla
  • Impel Neuropharm


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Academic Information

Professor, Radiology
Professor, Neurology
Professor, Psychology

Research Profile

Dr. David Beversdorf is currently involved in research on autism, dementia, cognitive effects of stress, the cognitive neuroscience of problem-solving ability, functional neuroimaging and pharmacological modulation of cognition. He is particularly interested in autism research that is focused on pharmacofunctional neuroimaging and psychophysiology as potential treatment markers, neuropsychopharmacology in the noradrenergic system and gene/stress interactions in the development of autism. He is actively involved in the Brain Imaging Center at the University of Missouri. His research has been funded by National Institute of Neurological Diseases and Stroke, National Institute on Drug Abuse, the Department of Defense, the Stallone Fund and the National Alliance for Autism Research.

Research Interests

  • Autism
  • Dementia (Lewy body dementia and Alzheimer's disease)
  • Cognitive effects of stress
  • The cognitive neuroscience of problem-solving ability
  • Functional neuroimaging
  • Pharmacological modulation of cognition
  • Mild cognitive impairment

Areas of Expertise

  • Autism
  • Dementia
  • Cognitive effects of stress
  • The cognitive neuroscience of problem-solving ability
  • Pharmacological modulation of cognition
  • Neuropsychopharmacology with particular expertise in the noradrenergic system
  • Mild cognitive impairment


For the most updated list of Dr. Beversdorf's publications, view his PubMed profile.

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