I am a postdoctoral fellow at the Center for Gerontology and Healthcare Research at the Brown University School of Public Health. My current work focuses on impact of injury characteristics, clinical care, and contextual factors on functional trajectories of older adults with traumatic brain injury (TBI) in order to inform care and discharge planning, maximize quality of life and promote independence. My dissertation work examined predictors of TBI-related symptoms in children and the use and characterization of outcome assessment tools used to evaluate children with TBI. I am a board-certified clinical specialist in neurologic physical therapy, with 13 years of experience treating patients with neurologic diagnoses across inpatient post-acute care settings.
My long-term research interests include how the type and timing of rehabilitation services influence early functional recovery and longitudinal trajectories in patients with TBI, and the development and adoption of standardized functional outcome assessment tools in both clinical practice and observational research in order to improve understanding of the long-term consequences of TBI on people across the lifespan.