University of Virginia
Scott D. Bender is a board-certified clinical neuropsychologist (ABPP-CN) and Associate Professor of Psychiatry & Neurobehavioral Science at the University of Virginia School of Medicine. He obtained his Ph.D. at the University of North Texas where he began his studies of malingering and response styles under the mentorship of Richard Rogers, Ph.D. After completing his internship in clinical neuropsychology at Yale University, Dr. Bender completed his postdoctoral fellowship in the department of Neurology at the University of Virginia. He joined the UVA department of Psychiatry and the Neurocognitive Assessment Lab in 2002 and has been with the Department’s Institute of Law, Psychiatry & Public Policy since 2005. His primary duties include conducting clinical and forensic neuropsychological evaluations, teaching, and publishing manuscripts. His areas of research involve differential diagnosis of malingering and the effects of traumatic brain injury (particularly mild TBI) on neurocognitive and emotional functioning. He is frequently called to testify in both civil and criminal cases, and has authored multiple published manuscripts, articles, and chapters. He is co-editor of the 4th edition of Clinical Assessment of Malingering and Deception.