Senior Research Scientist
Kessler Foundation/Rutgers University
West Orange, New Jersey
Denise C. Fyffe, PhD, is a Senior Research Scientist in the SCI/Outcomes & Assessment Research at Kessler Foundation and Assistant Professor in the Department of PM&R at Rutgers-NJMS. She received her PhD in Clinical Psychology in 2000 from Hofstra University. Dr. Fyffe has expertise in mixed methods research and focuses reducing disparities in the care and quality of life (QOL) of medically underserved rehabilitation groups. Her research investigates the social determinants of health, such as demographic, socioeconomic, cultural and clinical factors associated with disparities in functioning outcomes among individuals living with SCI. She is a Co-Investigator on the Spinal Cord Injury Model System (SCIMS) at Kessler and serves as the Site Principal Investigator on the multiple collaborative quality of life studies in SCI. As a recipient of a Department of Defense Congressionally Directed Medical Research Programs, she continues to apply her expertise in mixed methods in a study of the impact of service-connected disability compensation has on SCI Veterans health, functioning, choice of healthcare provider and overall quality of life.