Elizabeth Kozora, PhD

Elizabeth Kozora
Section of Neuropsychology
Division of Medical, Behavioral & Community Health
Department of Medicine
Research AreasResearch Areas

Special Interests

Clinical Interests

Neuropsychologist: Respiratory (COPD) and autoimmune (SLE) Disorders, coronary artery bypass graft surgery


University of Cincinnati, PhD, Clinical Psychology
Ohio State University, Internship for Ph.D.
University of Colorado Denver, Clinical Neuropsychology

Board Certification

American Board of Professional Psychology, Board certified in Clinical Neuropsychology

Professional Memberships

American Psychological Society
International Neuropsychological Society
American College of Rheumatology
American Psychosomatic Society
National Academy of Neuropsychology
Colorado Neuropsychological Society


Kozora, E., West, S., Maier S.F., Filley, C. M., Arciniegas, D. B., Brown, M., Miller, D., Grimm, A., & Zhang, L.  (2010).Antibodies against N-methyl-D-Aspartate receptors in patients with systemic lupus erythematosus without major neuropsychiatric syndromes.  Journal of Neurological Sciences, 29, 87-91.  PMID: 20546792, doi: 10.1016/j.jns.2010.04.016

Kozora, E., Kongs, S., Collins, J. F., Hattler, B., Baltz, J., Hampton, M., & Grover, F. (2010). Cognitive outcomes following on- versus off-pump coronary artery bypass surgery. Annals of Thoracic Surgery, 90(4), 1134-41. PMID: 20868803, doi: 10.1016/j.athoracsur.2010.05.076

Kozora, E., Brown, M.S., Filley, C.M., Zhang, L., Miller, D.E., West, S.G., Pelzman, J. & Arciniegas, D. (2011). Memory impairment associated with neurometabolic abnormalities of the hippocampus in patients with non-neuropsychiatric systemic lupus erythematosus. Lupus, 20, 598-606. PMID: 21335397, doi:10.1177/0961203310392425

Kozora, E., Emery, C.F., Zhang, L. Murphy, J, Hoth K.F., and Make, B. (2011). Sequential cognitive skills in emphysema patients following lung volume reduction surgery: A two year longitudinal study. Journal of Cardiopulmonary Rehabilitation and Prevention, 31(6), 386-91.

Kozora, E., Filley, C.M., Zhang, L., Brown, M.S., Miller, D.E., Arciniegas, D., Pelzman, J., & West, S.G. (2011). Immune function and brain abnormalities in systemic lupus erythematosus patients without over neuropsychiatric manifestations. Lupus. PMID: 22170761. doi: 10.1177/0961203311429116

Hospital Affiliations

  • University of Colorado Hospital

Academic Affiliations

Professor of Psychiatry and Neurology, University of Colorado Denver

Teaching & Professional Positions

Supervisor and Lecturer for Psychology Internship program, University of Colorado Denver


Conflicts of Interest

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Contact Information

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  • Fax: 303.270.2143
  • Email: psysocmed@njhealth.org



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    1400 Jackson St.
    Denver, CO 80206

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