John Gunstad, PhD
Dr. John Gunstad is Associate Professor in the Department of Psychology at Kent State University. He obtained his PhD in clinical psychology with concentrations in clinical neuropsychology from Ohio University and completed internship and postdoctoral fellowship in clinical neuropsychology at Brown Medical School. Dr. Gunstad has more than 150 publications and series of externally-funded grants, including NIH projects examining the cognitive benefits of bariatric surgery and role of exercise in protecting the brain in heart failure. His research showing improved memory after weight loss surgery was featured on World News with Diane Sawyer and hundreds of print and digital news outlets. Dr. Gunstad received the Early Career Research Award from the International Neuropsychological Society and awards for both teaching and research from Kent State University. He is frequently asked to present on his research, including a recent event at the New York Academy of Sciences.