Director of Center for TBI Research and Center for Neuropsychology & Neuroscience Research
Dr. Chiaravalloti is Director of the Centers of Neuropsychology and Neuroscience and Traumatic Brain Injury Research at Kessler Foundation, and Research Professor in the Department of PM&R at New Jersey Medical School, Rutgers University. She is the Project Director of the Northern NJ TBI Model System, one of 16 nationally designated TBI Model Systems funded by the NIDILRR. She has accumulated over $16 million in grant funding from federal, state and provate organizations.
Dr. Chiaravalloti’s research focuses on learning and memory. Much of her work has sought to more specifically identify cognitive profiles of persons with multiple sclerosis (MS) and traumatic brain injury (TBI) in an effort to identify the optimal mechanism at which to direct treatment to maximize benefit. She also examines the relationships between cognitive functions and their impact on one another, utilizing both behavioral and neuroimaging techniques.
Dr. Chiaravalloti’s focused much of her work on developing and testing cognitive rehabilitation protocols to improve learning and memory in populations presenting with deficits in these areas. Dr. Chiaravalloti has applied many techniques from the cognitive psychology and neuroscience literature that have been shown to maximize learning and memory in healthy populations to rehabilitation populations in an effort to translate cognitive science into clinical care. She has modified, developed, and empirically tested structured treatment protocols for addressing memory impairment in persons with TBI, MS, spinal cord injury (SCI,) mild cognitive impairment (MCI) and pediatric TBI.
Dr. Chiaravalloti also seeks to understand cognitive rehabiltation efficacy through less traditional techniques including neuroimaging, the assessment of everyday life activities and vocational participation.
Tuesday, September 28, 2021
11:10 AM – 12:25 PM ET