Chief Neuropsychologist, Atrium Health, Carolinas Rehabilitation
As a clinical neuropsychologist my main function is to evaluate the cognitive functioning of individuals with a wide variety of neurological disorders such as epilepsy, train tumor, traumatic brain injury, Parkinson's disease, cerebrovascular disease, and Alzheimer’s disease. I routinely evaluate the utility of cognitive tests for my own clinical use and have been trained in research methods, statistical analysis, and psychometric test construction. I have published in the area of reliable change which is a method to determine meaningful change during serial neuropsychological assessments. During my fellowship at the University of Virginia, my main training was at a Memory and Aging Clinic where evaluating individuals with MCI and dementia. Upon completion of my fellowship I was worked as a researcher through the Florida Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center (FADRC) at the University of South Florida (USF) where I consulted with the data core insuring the validity of the projects neuropsychological test data. Shortly thereafter, I transitioned to become the clinical coordinator and neuropsychologist of a state funded Memory Disorders Clinic through USF’s Department of Psychiatry. I was responsible for managing the grant, coordinating the clinical team, and executing the deliverables associated with the grant. During this time, I also worked as the primary neuropsychologist for the Byrd Alzheimer’s Institute at USF where I completed brief neurocognitive screenings and serial assessments on individuals with MCI and/or dementia. I have worked closely with Florida’s Department of Aging and Department of Law Enforcement to improve and maintain their Silver Alert system that resulted in grant funding from the Department of Justice (DOJ) working on a national Silver Alert initiative. In 2013, I moved to Charlotte, NC to have the opportunity to work at Atrium Health in our Rehabilitation Hospital to develop our Neuropsychology service line where I am the Chief of Neuropsychology.
Wednesday, September 29, 2021
12:30 PM – 1:45 PM ET