Director, Brain Fitness Center
Walter Reed National Military Medical Center
Kensington, Maryland – United States
Kate Sullivan M.S., CCC-SLP, CBIS is a speech-language pathologist and the director of the Brain Fitness Center (BFC) at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center in Bethesda, Maryland. She has worked in cognitive rehabilitation with the U.S. military for over 20 years. She designed and founded the BFC in 2009 to provide computer-based cognitive training as an adjunct to traditional rehabilitation treatment for service members and dependents. To date, the BFC has worked with over 2000 participants, and has expanded its services to include performance enhancement, mindfulness training, and biofeedback. The BFC has three completed and one ongoing research protocol studying the feasibility and effectiveness of brain-training program within a military population.
Ms. Sullivan and her team have published findings, presented both nationally and internationally, and have been featured in the news including the National Public Radio’s “All Things Considered.” Ms. Sullivan served on the Cognitive Training Advisory Board at the University of Pittsburgh and currently serves as a consultant for the Brain Health Program at the Office of the Surgeon General and the Kennedy Forum for Brain Health and Fitness. Ms. Sullivan recently received the Walter Reed Master Clinician award.
Prior to working at Walter Reed, Ms. Sullivan worked at Georgetown University Medical Center and the Traumatic Brain Injury recovery unit at Sinai Hospital in Baltimore. She is a Certified Brain Injury Specialist, received a master’s degree in Communication Sciences and Disorders from James Madison University, and is presently working on her doctoral degree at Gallaudet University.
Thursday, November 7
3:54 PM – 4:11 PM