Senior Principal Scientist
Defense and Veterans Brain Injury Center
Kensington, Maryland – United States
Inbal Eshel, MA, CCC-SLP is Senior Principal Scientist at the Defense and Veterans Brain Injury Center (DVBIC), where she crafts Clinical Recommendations as a Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) Subject Matter Expert. She serves as the project lead for the development of DVBIC’s Cognitive Rehabilitation for Service Members and Veterans following Mild-Moderate TBI: Clinical Recommendations. A unique contribution to the field, the recommendations and associated products provide an integrated source for clinicians: detailed, evidence-informed clinical guidance and links to an array of DoD/VA cognitive rehabilitation resources that support implementation of state-of-the-science clinical care in the military health system (MHS) and VHA. Ms. Eshel’s clinical career spans civilian and military medical settings, with a focus on neurogenic disorders in adolescents and adults. Previously, she served as lead TBI Speech-Language Pathologist at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center, where she played an integral role in developing the cognitive rehabilitation program while working with inpatient and outpatient Active Duty Service Members, Veterans, and their dependents. Ms. Eshel has a history of developing innovative evidence-based programs and resources to improve clinical practice and outcomes, both at the level of direct patient care as well as team, institution, and system-wide. Her impact on the field has been recognized through a number of achievement, clinical, and research awards; she is frequently invited to present at national conferences.
Thursday, November 7
10:30 AM – 11:45 AM