Elizabeth Kozora
Elizabeth Kozora, PhD, is a researcher at National Jewish Health. Dr. Kozora is in the Section of Neuropsychology and Department of Medicine.
Division of Neurology & Behavioral Health
Department of Medicine
Research AreasResearch Areas
  • Autoimmunity/Rheumatology
  • Cardiac Research, Other
  • Cognitive Dysfunction in Autoimmune Disorders (Systemic Lupus Erythematosus and Anti-Phospholipid Syndrome)
  • Cognitive Dysfunction in Pulmonary Disease (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, Sarcoidosis)
  • Impact of Cardiac Surgery in Cognitive Functions
  • Inflammation
  • Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)

Special Interests

Clinical Interests

Neuropsychologist specializing in medical disorders and a variety of neurological disorders including dementia, multiple sclerosis and head injury.


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

Board Certification

American Board of Professional Psychology, Board certified in Clinical Neuropsychology

Professional Memberships

International Neuropsychological Society
National Academy of Neuropsychology
Society of Clinical Neuropsychology
American Psychosomatic Society
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, School of Medicine
Adjunct Professor, Weill Cornell Medicine

Teaching & Professional Positions

Supervisor and Lecturer for Psychology Internship Program, University of Colorado, School of Medicine

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