Vocational Multitasking Ability in TBI: Is Sleep a Contributing Factor?

The overarching aim of this project is take an integrative and performance-based approach to measuring cognition in TBI. Specifically, the current study will collect the psychometric properties of the VMT with a TBI sample and evaluate its relationship to cognitive domains and vocational functioning. It will also examine the relationship between sleep disturbance and VMT performance in TBI. The results of this study will represent the first investigation of a performance-based assessment of vocational multitasking ability in TBI. Advertisements

Impact of Compensatory Recommendations on Consistency in Adherence to Behavioral Regimens in TBI

This project aims to identify nuanced adherence behaviors during at-home behavioral regimen after traumatic brain injury, and to explore the ways in which compensatory strategies promote consistency in adherence within this population. Similarly, this project will explore how relationships between executive functioning skills, consistency in adherence, and overall adherence change over the course of multiple weeks.

The Effects of Executive Functioning on Health Regimen Adherence

The aim of this project is to define the relationship between executive functioning and adherence during a week-long stress monitoring task. Specific aims include elucidating the extent to which executive functioning predicts both consistency in completing regimen events and number of events completed.

Multitasking and Multiple Sclerosis: A Cognitively Based Approach to Vocational Rehabilitation

This study aims to investigate the role of multitasking in vocational function in those diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis. Specifically, we are interested in looking at what strategies might aid those diagnosed with MS in the workplace to facilitate their success.

Defining the Relationship Between Anxiety and Driving Performance in Post-9/11 Veterans

Funded: Emily Reid O’Connor Memorial Fellowship Collaborators: Corporal Michael J. Crescenz Veterans Affairs Medical Center Description: The aim of this project is to examine the differences in simulated driving performance and anxiety between post-9/11 Veterans with Traumatic Brain Injury and Post Traumatic Stress Disorder and without these diagnoses.

The Effects of the Notecard Organization Strategy on Writing Performance in ADHD College Students

The goal of this study is to develop and examine a compensatory strategy meant to alleviate maladaptive symptoms of ADHD in college students and subsequently improve writing performance.

Attention and Executive Functioning Profiles in Children Following Perinatal Arterial Ischemic Stroke

This study is being done in collaboration with The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia in Philadelphia, PA. The project is currently investigating the attention and executive functioning profile in children following perinatal arterial ischemic stroke (PAIS) and also examines the influence of clinical, neurophysiological, and demographic factors on the above domains in this pediatric population.

Predictors of Community Integration in Acquired Brain Injury

Title: Predictors of Community Integration in Acquired Brain Injury Collaborators: Bancroft This study examines the relationship between psychosocial, neurocognitive, and demographic factors and community reintegration in individuals with moderate to severe brain injury.

The Long-term impact of Traumatic Brain Injury on Cognitive Functioning

The aim of this study is to understand the impact of closed TBI on long-term outcome. Specifically, we are interested in the effects of age at injury and time post-injury on general cognition.

Risky Driving in Teenagers

In collaboration with Johns Hopkins University. This study focuses on evaluating risky driving and predictors of risk-taking in typically developing teenagers using a virtual reality driving simulator.