Dr. Gary Kay is the developer and publisher of CogScreen. From 1985 to 1998, Dr. Kay served as the Director of the Neuropsychology Division of the Georgetown University School of Medicine’s Department of Neurology. In this capacity he was actively engaged in teaching, clinical service, and research. His research activities focused on development of computerized methods for assessing higher cortical functions, and investigation of the neuropsychological sequelae of HIV infection, head injury, fibromyalgia, diabetes, eosinophilia myalgia syndrome, alcoholism, and normal aging. Dr. Kay has served as the Principal Investigator on single and multi-center clinical drug trials investigating the effects of medications on cognition, mood, and psychomotor performance. Recent studies have investigated changes in cognition associated with sedating antihistamines, hormone replacement therapy, and nutritional supplements. In 1998 Dr. Kay established the Washington Neuropsychological Institute, a firm that conducted contract research and educational programs for federal agencies (e.g., Federal Aviation Administration, Social Security Administration) and industry.
Dr. Kay is an Associate Professor of Neurology at Georgetown University. He received his Ph.D. in psychology (Clinical Neuropsychology Specialty Program) at the University of Memphis (formerly Memphis State University). He completed his psychology internship at the National Naval Medical Center, Bethesda, Maryland.
Dr. Kay is a Fellow of the National Academy of Neuropsychologists and a member of the International Neuropsychological Society and the American Psychological Association. He is a diplomat of the American Board of Assessment Psychology.
Dr. Kay has been an invited speaker at professional meetings across the United States and around the world. He has presented to the Institute of Medicine of the National Academy of Sciences, testified to U.S. Congressional committees, provided testimony at FDA hearings, and serves as a consultant to numerous governmental, corporate, and medical organizations. He has written several book chapters and authored numerous peer-reviewed articles that have appeared in Archives of Internal Medicine, American Psychologist, Human Psychopharmacology, British Journal of Pharmacology, Aviation Space and Environmental Medicine, Annals of Allergy, and the American Journal of Managed Care.