Robert M. Bilder


Ph.D.: City College, City University of New York
Primary Area: Clinical Psychology
Home Department: Psychiatry and Biobehavioral Sciences
Address: 760 Westwood Plaza, C8-849 Semel Institute
Phone: (310) 825-9474

Research and Teaching Interests:

Dr. Bilder’s current research focuses on transdisciplinary and translational research.  He directs the Consortium for Neuropsychiatric Phenomics (CNP) which aims to understand neuropsychological phenotypes on a genome-wide scale through a combination of human research, basic research, and informatics strategies (the CNP is one of nine NIH Roadmap interdisciplinary research consortia across all biomedicine; see Dr.  Bilder also directs the Tennenbaum Center for the Biology of Creativity; is Co-Director of an NIMH-sponsored Center for Intervention Development and Applied Research focusing on translational research to enhance cognitive control; and is Co-Director of a new NCRR-sponsored Integrative Phenotyping Center for Neuropsychiatry at UCLA.  Dr. Bilder also directs the Medical Psychology Assessment Center (a training clinic for neuropsychological and psychodiagnostic assessment) and the UCLA-Semel Institute Postdoctoral Training Program in Neuropsychology.


Dr. Bilder received a bachelors degree from Columbia College of Columbia University in Biology and Psychology (1978), and a Ph.D. in Psychology from City College, City University of New York, where he specialized in human neuropsychology (1984). He did his Internship in the Division of Neuropsychology, New York State Neurological Institute, Columbia-Presbyterian Medical Center (1982). Before joining UCLA in 2002, Dr. Bilder held a series of faculty appointments at Columbia University College of Physicians & Surgeons and the Albert Einstein College of Medicine. He served as Chief of Neuropsychology at Zucker Hillside Hospital of North Shore Long Island Jewish Medical Center from 1988 to 2002, and was Associate Director for Human Research at the Center for Advanced Brain Imaging at the Nathan Kline Institute for Psychiatric Research from 1996 to 2002. Dr. Bilder has been awarded diplomate status by the American Board of Clinical Neuropsychology. Dr. Bilder is a Clinical Neuropsychologist who has been actively engaged for over 20 years in research on the neuroanatomic and neuropsychological bases of major mental illnesses. He has received many awards for his research contributions, served on diverse federal and international advisory boards, provided editorial service to many scholarly journals, and received multiple grants from the NIH, private foundations, and industry. His work has been presented in more than 100 publications and 300 scientific presentations.