University of Nebraska-Lincoln
Lincoln, Nebraska, United States
Dr. Kathy Chiou is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychology at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. She received her Ph.D. in psychology from the Pennsylvania State University after finishing a pre-doctoral clinical internship with an emphasis in neuropsychology at the University of Florida Health Sciences Center. She completed her post-doctoral fellowship at the Kessler Foundation, and continued her work there as a research scientist before accepting her current position. Dr. Chiou's program of research is aimed at understanding cognitive functioning associated with the brain's response to and recovery from traumatic brain injury (TBI). Her research is guided by translational themes that range from the investigation of neurocognitive mechanisms that underlie performance/behavior to the development of tools, protocols, and interventions for clinical application. In particular, Dr. Chiou is interested in how processes of self-awareness and metacognition are affected by brain injury. Goals of current and ongoing research projects in this area involve: 1) identifying the neural mechanisms contributing to metacognitive deficits after TBI, and 1) determining the capacity for neurobehavioral rehabilitation in this domain. Another arm of Dr. Chiou's research focuses on studying TBI in vulnerable, at-risk, and/or underserved populations. Projects in this area aim to: 1) understand brain injury as it occurs in complex, intersecting contexts of culture, mental, and behavioral health, and 2) identify and address disparities in outcomes and access to care after injury. She hopes that research in this area will help bring about systematic changes to service delivery that ultimately improve outcomes and quality of life for survivors with brain injury.
I do not have any relevant financial / non-financial relationships with any proprietary interests.
Tuesday, November 8, 2022
2:15 PM – 3:30 PM