Philip Schatz, Ph.D.

Office: 222 Post Hall
Phone: (610) 660-1804
Website: @Prof_Schatz

Curriculum Vitae (CV)

Dr. Philip Schatz is a neuropsychologist with research interests in assessment and management sport-related concussion in youth and collegiate athletes, as well as the broader area of computer-based assessment.

Dr. Schatz received his BS in psychology from Penn State University (1986) and his MS and PhD in Neuropsychology from Drexel University (1995). He completed his pre-doctoral internship at The Toronto Hospital in Canada, and joined the SJU faculty in 1998, where he was tenured in 2004 and promoted to Associate Professor in 2005 and Professor in 2009.

Dr. Schatz is a member of the Behavioral Neurosciences Advisory Board at SJU, and he also serves as a research consultant to the Sports Concussion Center of NJ and the Maine Concussion Management Initiative.

He maintains an active program of research, and more information about his research and publications are available on his personal website.


BS: Penn State University MS, PhD: Drexel University

Courses Taught

Undergraduate:  Introductory Psychology, Ethics in Psychology, Research Seminar in Brain Injury and Concussion Graduate: Advanced Research Methods and Statistics II


  • Schatz P, Elbin RJ, Anderson MN, Savage J, Covassin T. (2017). Effort, and perceived utility of the ImPACT assessment in college athletes.  Sport, Exercise, and Performance Psychology, 6(3), 243–251
  • Moser RS, Schatz P (2017). Increased symptom reporting in young athletes based on history of previous concussions. Developmental Neuropsychology, 42(4), 276-283.
  • Brett BL, Solomon GS, Hill J, Schatz P. (2017).  Two-year test-retest reliability in high school athletes using the four- and two-factor ImPACT composite structures: The effects of learning disorders and headache/migraine treatment history. Archives of Clinical Neuropsychology, 28, 1-11.
  • Davis G, Anderson V, Babl FE, Gioia GA, Giza CC, Meehan W, Moser RS, Purcell L, Schatz P, Schneider KJ, Takagi M, Yeates KO, Zemek R. (2017). What is the difference in concussion management in children as compared to adults?A systematic review. British Journal of Sports Medicine. Online First: 28 April 2017. doi: 10.1136/bjsports-2016-097415
  • Gerrard PB, Iverson GL, Atkins JE, Maxwell BA, Zafonte R, Schatz P, Berkner PD.  (2017).  Factor structure of ImPACT® in adolescent student athletes, Archives of Clinical Neuropsychology 32(1), 117-122.
  • Moser RS, Schatz P, Kollias K, Grossner E. (2017).  One-year test-retest reliability of neurocognitive baseline scores in 10-12 year olds. Applied Neuropsychology: Child, 6(2):166-171.
  • Sandel N, Schatz P, Goldberg K, Lazar M.  (2017). Gender differences in cognitive deficits and symptom reporting among acutely concussed high school lacrosse players. American Journal of Sports Medicine, 45(4), 937–944.
  • Elbin RJ, Sufrinko A, Schatz P, French J, Collins M, Kontos A.  (2016). Removal from play after concussion and recovery time.  Pediatrics, 138(3), e20160910
  • Brett BL, Smyk N, Solomon G, Baughman BC, Schatz P. (2016). Long-term stability and reliability of baseline cognitive assessments in high school athletes using ImPACT at 1-, 2-, and 3-year test-retest intervals, Archives of Clinical Neuropsychology, 31(8), 904-914.  

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