Director of Research
Casa Colina Hospital and Centers for Healthcare
Dr. Emily Rosario, PhD is a Neuroscientist and current Director of the Research Institute at Casa Colina Hospital and Centers for Healthcare. She has over 15 years of research experience in rehabilitation medicine, age-related disease and dysfunction, neurologic disorders, and endocrine dysfunction at both the basic science and clinical level. She has nearly 40 peer-reviewed publications in the areas of neuroscience, neurologic disorders, and rehabilitation including several publications in high impact journals such as the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA), the Journal of Neuroscience, Neurology, and Frontiers in Neurendocrinology. Dr. Rosario has received several awards and grants funding her research from the Alzheimer’s Association, the UniHealth Foundation, and the National Institutes of Health (NIH), specifically, the Eye Institute, National Institute of Aging, and National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke. She has been invited to present her work both nationally and internationally at over 50 conferences including the International conference for Alzheimer’s disease, World Congress on Traumatic Brain Injury, and Society for Neuroscience.
As Director of Research at Casa Colina Hospital, Dr. Rosario works with numerous clinicians including physicians, audiologists, neuropsychologists, physical, occupational, and speech therapists on over a dozen diverse research studies. The research, all neurologic or rehabilitation focused, ranges from outcome-based research studies to retrospective, observational, and randomized controlled clinical trials. In addition, she collaborates with several academic and research institutions including Cedar-Sinai, UCLA, USC, and the California Institute of Technology on a number of research projects. As part of her collaboration with academic institutions she has trained and supervised over 25 research students on various clinical research studies including acting as the primary mentor for senior research or honors dissertation projects. She has also served as a guest lecturer at USC, UCLA, University of LaVerne, and the Claremont Colleges, on a variety of topics including Neuroscience, Neurodegenerative diseases, Biology of Aging, Neuroendocrinology, Metabolic syndrome, Research Methods, and Neuropsychology.
Over the past four years Dr. Rosario has also worked closely with the American Medical Rehabilitation Providers Association (AMRPA) in Washington DC to help influence health care policy. Specifically, her research and data analysis continue to be used to create white sheets for education and lobbying purposes.
Saturday, October 24, 2020
8:30 AM – 9:45 AM EST