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Lawrence Perlmuter, Ph.D.

Department of Psychology
College of Health Professions
Room 2.682
Building: HSB
Phone: 847.578.8754
Fax: 847.578.8765
Dr. Perlmuter will not be considering student applications for the 2015/2016 academic year. 

Research Lab
1. Blood Pressure Regulation/ Cognition and Depression. When individuals shift posture from supine to standing, several changes are immediately required to maintain uninterrupted blood flow to the brain. Children and adults failing to show an adequate increase in blood pressure in response to standing also perform significantly more poorly on neuropsychological tests and display elevated depression and are at risk for ADHD. In African Americans and Caucasians we are examining the relationship between maternal anxiety and blood pressure regulation.

2. Diabetes Research. We are examining how having a parent with diabetes affects coping with diabetes in adult children. Also, we are assessing the relationship between glycemic measures derived from continuous glucose monitoring and cognition and depression and finally we are examining glucose utilization and effort and fatigue in afflicting school performance.


 Leung, S. L., Bangieva, V., Stress, M., Perlmuter, L.C., Mood and Blood Pressure Regulation in Response to Orthostatic Challenge in Children. Society of Behavioral Medicine, 13 April, 2012

Armour, J.R., Parkinson , C.R. L., Perlmuter, L.C. Relationship among Hopelessness, Depression and Orthostatic Regulation in Healthy Adults. Society of Behavioral Medicine, 14 April 2012.

Bangieva, V., Schmitt, N., Leung, S.L., Stress, M., & Perlmuter, L.C. (2012, May). Orthostatic Blood Pressure Regulation: An Indicator of Verbal Memory Impairments in Children. Presentation at 24th Annual Association for Psychological Science Convention, Chicago, IL.

 Bangieva, V., Leung, S.L., Stress, M., & Perlmuter, L.C. (2012, May). Orthostatic Blood Pressure Regulation and Cognition in Children. Abstract accepted for podium presentation at 84th Annual Midwestern Psychological Association Conference, Chicago, IL.

 Fan, C., Sattler, L., Bangieva, V., Parkinson, C., Perlmuter, L. (May, 2013).  Family History of Diabetes Effects Sleep Quality, Depression, and Anxiety. Presentation at the 85th Annual Meeting of the Midwestern Psychological Association Conference. Chicago IL. 

Current Graduate Students


Natalie Schmitt----dissertation defense  May 2014 
  Christopher Parkinson---dissertation defense   May 2014
  Tiffany Potts----upcoming dissertation proposal advanced doctoral student
  Stephanie Leung---preparing dissertation Stephanie is a 6th year doctoral student. 
Victoria Bangieva---preparing dissertation Victoria is a 6th year doctoral student. 
  Lauren Zaluda---preparing Thesis proposal Lauren is a 3rd year doctoral student
  Samantha Carreon-----preparing Thesis  proposal Samantha is a 2nd year doctoral student
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