James A Haley VA Hospital
Dr. Silva is a neuropsychologist working in traumatic brain injury (TBI) rehabilitation, in clinical and research capacities, at the James A. Haley Veterans Hospital’s Polytrauma Rehabilitation Center (PRC). He serves as an Affiliate Researcher for the multi-site Defense and Veterans Brain Injury Center (DVBIC) which is the TBI operational component of the Defense Health Agency. Dr. Silva is the site Co-Principle Investigator of the VHA-funded “VA PRC TBI Model Systems” program of research, a multi-center longitudinal study of the rehabilitation outcomes following delivery of coordinated inpatient neurotrauma rehabilitation. As well, Dr. Silva is the site PI for Dr. Risa Nakase-Richardson’s DVBIC-funded study “Improved Understanding of Medical and Psychological Needs (IMAP) in Veterans and Service Members with Chronic TBI.” To date, he has authored/co-authored 17 peer-reviewed publications and 61 presentations at national and international conferences many of which focused on topics germane to TBI. As well, Dr. Silva serves as an ad-hoc reviewer for several psychology and neuropsychology journals, including Archives of Clinical Neuropsychology, Psychological Services, The Clinical Neuropsychologist, and Brain Injury. He also has authored chapters (n=3) in the recently published second edition of the Encyclopedia of Clinical Neuropsychology, and authored critical reviews of psychological and neuropsychological tests in the Mental Measurements Yearbook.