Lauren Drag, PhD, ABPP-CN


Dr. Lauren Drag, PhD, ABPP-CN (PSY23476) is a board-certified clinical neuropsychologist with over 10 years of specialized experience in performing neuropsychological evaluations with both adolescents and adults.

  • Clinical Assistant Professor (affiliated), Stanford University, Department of Neurology and Neurological Sciences

  • Attending neuropsychologist, Stanford Hospital Neuropsychology Department

  • Lead neuropsychologist, Stanford Stroke Clinic

Dr. Drag's clinical expertise covers a wide range of neurological and psychiatric conditions including, but not limited to, ADHD, learning disorders, traumatic brain injury/concussion, dementia and other neurodegenerative disorders, depression, anxiety, cancer, and stroke. In addition to her broad-based clinical experience, Dr. Drag is actively engaged in scholarly research and has authored over 20 peer-reviewed publications and 4 book chapters, primarily focusing on traumatic brain injury, cognitive aging, and cognitive changes in older physicians.  Her research has been cited by over 550 publications. 

In addition to these clinical and research activities, Dr. Drag devotes a significant amount of time to the supervision and mentorship of students and trainees. She serves as a supervisor for post-doctoral fellows at the VA Palo Alto and Stanford University, a faculty internship advisor for doctoral students at Palo Alto University, and an alumni admissions interviewer for Pomona College. She is a member of the National Academy of Neuropsychology and serves on the Student Affairs Committee for the American Academy of Clinical Neuropsychology. Prior to joining Stanford, Dr. Drag was the Director of Neuropsychology and Assistant Professor at Palo Alto University and also held a research appointment at the VA Palo Alto.

Dr. Drag graduated cum laude from Pomona College and earned her master’s degree and PhD in Clinical Psychology from the University of Arizona. She completed an APA-approved pre-doctoral internship in neuropsychology at the VA Ann Arbor Medical Center and a 2-year post-doctoral fellowship in neuropsychology at the University of Michigan. Dr. Drag earned her board certification in Clinical Neuropsychology through the American Board of Professional Psychology in 2015.

In her free time, Dr. Drag can be found chasing after her two toddlers, baking various concoctions for family and friends, and reading World War II history.