Pain and Rehab Psychology Postdoctoral Fellow
MedStar National Rehabilitation Hospital
Washington, District of Columbia
A. Personal Statement
While much of my early research was in the field of social psychology, my later research evolved with my interests in rehabilitation medicine. I have predominately focused on intersections of disability and special considerations within the rehabilitation process that can affect a person’s ability to recover. For example, I have an interest in the role of brain injury in spinal cord rehabilitation. Brain injuries are common in SCI and are often overshadowed by the physical aspects of the injury. However, TBI in SCI can greatly impact the level of care and attention a person needs, their ability to fully participate in their recovery, and their overall outcomes and length of stay in the acute rehabilitation setting. Therefore, it is imperative that early interventions targeting the cognitive disability be addressed for the person to receive maximum benefit from their care. Overall, my research interests center around identifying barriers to treatment to help maximize a person’s outcomes in the brief, but critical period of their acute inpatient rehabilitation.
B. Positions and Honors
2014-2015 Practicum Student, Central State Hospital – Milledgeville, GA
2015-2016 Practicum Student, Augusta Pain Center – Augusta, GA
2016-2017 Practicum Student, Shepherd Center – Atlanta, GA
2017- 2018 Predoctoral Intern, Wichita Collaborative Psychology Internship Program – Wichita, KS
2018- Postdoctoral Fellow, MedStar National Rehabilitation Hospital – Washington, DC
C. Contributions to Science
Stillman, M. A., Brown, T., Ritvo, E. C., & Glick, I. D. (2016). Sport psychiatry and psychotherapeutic intervention, circa 2016. International Review of Psychiatry, 12, 1-9.
Posters and Presentations:
Brown, S.T., Hewitt, K.C. & Nash, L. (2018). The Role of Neuropsychology in the Relationship Between Acquired Brain and Spinal Cord Injury. Poster presentation presented at the 2018 International Neuropsychological Society National Annual Meeting, Washington, DC.
Brown, T. & Nash, L. (2017). Dual diagnosis of spinal cord injury and brain injury: Special considerations. Presented at weekly didactic training for psychologists, fellows, and practicum students.
Reeves, R., Lemon, C., & Brown, T. (2013). Purchasing decisions in high self-monitoring individuals. Presented as a poster at the Southeastern Psychological Association Annual Conference.
Brown, T., Grogg, J., & Anderson, C. (2012). Exploring the relationship between personality, trait anger, and hostile attributions. Poster presented at Augusta State University special poster session of social sciences.
Brown, T. & Bargeloh, Z (2009). Naïve realism and political healthcare reform. Presented as a paper presentation at the Georgia Undergraduate Research in Psychology Conference.
Brown, T. & Bargeloh, Z (2010). Naïve realism, mortality salience, and political healthcare reform. Presented as a poster at the South Carolina Psychological Association Annual Conference.