About Dr. M.

Dr. Maerlender is a board certified clinical neuropsychologist who is on the faculty at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. After 20 years at Dartmouth Medical School and Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center as Director of Pediatric Neuropsychology, he left to start the clinical research program in Center for Brain, Biology and Behavior (CB3) located in Memorial Stadium at UNL. As Director of Clinical Research and Associate Center Director, he developed research programs for studying concussions in elite athletes. After 4 years he returned to his home in New Hampshire where he teaches, consults to organizations and concussion management programs, sees patients and coaches rugby https://neurosportnp.org/coach-art/(opens in a new tab)

Dr. Maerlender currently serves on the Medical and Safety committee of the National College Rugby organization (https://ncr.rugby/) and the Bridge UP at Menninger (Houston) task force. He has served on numerous regional and national boards and committees including the Institute of Medicine Committee on Concussions in Youth Sports, The Academy of Certified Brain Injury Specialist (ACBIS) of the Brain Injury Association of America, and was a founding member of the B1G10-Ivy League TBI Research Collaboration for whom he serves as the Emeritus Research Director. An abbreviated CV of recent publications can be found here https://neurosportnp.org/publications/.


1993University of Notre DamePh.D. (Counseling Psychology)
1990University of Notre DameM.A. (Counseling Psychology)
1972Western Michigan UniversityM.A. (Counseling & Personnel)
1970Western Michigan UniversityB.S. (Education)


2014Board Certified Clinical NeuropsychologistAmerican Board of Professional Psychology (ABPP)
2000Research reliability in ADOS/ADIBoston University
1994-1996Neuropsychology of Learning DisordersDr. Louisa Moats, supervisor
1994 – presentPsychologist license #719State of New Hampshire
1992-1994Neuropsychology Post-doctoral fellowshipDartmouth Medical School

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