- Research Assistant Professor, Department of Rehabilitation Medicine
- Associate Director, Moss Rehabilitation Research Institute
Brain Injury Neuropsychology Laboratory
Moss Rehabilitation Research Institute
50 Township Line Road, Elkins Park, PA 19027
Rabinowitz, A. R., Collier, G., Vaccaro, M., & Wingfield, R. (2022). Development of RehaBot-A Conversational Agent for Promoting Rewarding Activities in Users with Traumatic Brain Injury. The Journal of Head Trauma Rehabilitation.
This article described the development and preliminary testing of RehaBot (a chatbot that users communicate with via text messaging) which was designed to augment behavioral activation treatment to reduce depression and increase participation in individuals with moderate to severe traumatic brain injury.
Rabinowitz, A.R., Kumar, R., Sima, A., Venkatesan, U.M., Juengst, S., O'Neil-Pirozzi, T.M., Watanabe, T., Goldin, Y., Hammond, F.M. and Dreer, L., (2021). Aging with traumatic brain injury: deleterious effects of injury chronicity are most pronounced in l
This study leveraged a well-defined cohort of individuals who sustained a moderate/severe TBI and received acute inpatient rehabilitation at specialized centers with high follow-up rates as part of their involvement in the TBI Model Systems longitudinal study to examine the independent and interactive effects of aging and chronicity on functional outcomes after TBI. We found that both older age and greater injury chronicity were related to greater disability, reduced functional independence, and less community participation. There was a significant age by chronicity interaction, indicating that the adverse effects of greater time post-injury were most pronounced among survivors who were age 75 or older.
Rabinowitz, A. R., & Fisher, A. J. (2020). Person-specific methods for characterizing the course and temporal dynamics of concussion symptomatology: a pilot study. Scientific Reports, 10(1), 1-9.
This paper presented a novel framework for conceptualizing, collecting, and analyzing concussion symptom data using ecological momentary assessment. We described the temporal and structural dynamics of acute concussion symptoms at the individual-patient level in ten adolescents and young adults with recent concussions. Person-specific analytic techniques revealed idiosyncratic features of post-concussion symptomatology that could be examined in future research to better understand individual differences in concussion recovery.
Deshpande, S. K., Hasegawa, R. B., Rabinowitz, A. R., Whyte, J., Roan, C. L., Tabatabaei, A., ... & Small, D. S. (2017). Association of playing high school football with cognition and mental health later in life. JAMA Neurology. 74(8), 909-918.
This paper estimated the association of playing high school football with cognitive impairment and depression at 65 years of age. Cognitive and depression outcomes later in life were found to be similar for high school football players and their nonplaying counterparts from the mid-1950s in Wisconsin. The risks of playing football today might be different than in the 1950s, but for current athletes, this study provides information on the risk of playing sports today that have a similar risk of head trauma as high school football played in the 1950s.
Rabinowitz, A.R. & Levin, H.L. (2014). Cognitive sequelae of traumatic brain injury. Psychiatric Clinics of North America. 37(1), 1-11.
Cognitive dysfunction is the leading cause of disability following traumatic brain injury (TBI). This article provided a review of the cognitive sequelae of TBI, with a focus on deficits of executive functioning and everyday thinking skills. The pathophysiology, assessment, and treatment of TBI-related cognitive problems are also discussed.
- The American Congress of Rehabilitation Medicine Diagnostic Criteria for Mild Traumatic Brain Injury
- Societal Participation of People With Traumatic Brain Injury Before and During the COVID-19 Pandemic: A NIDILRR Traumatic Brain Injury Model Systems Study
- Traumatic brain injury as a chronic disease: insights from the United States Traumatic Brain Injury Model Systems Research Program
- Depression, Anxiety, and Suicidality in Individuals With Chronic Traumatic Brain Injury Before and During the COVID-19 Pandemic: A National Institute on Disability, Independent Living, and Rehabilitation Research Traumatic Brain Injury Model Systems Study
- Effects of Perceived Discrimination on Behavioral Health Outcomes in People Aging With Traumatic Brain Injury
- The Power of Perception: Beliefs about Memory Ability Uniquely Contribute to Memory Performance and Quality of Life in Adults Aging with Traumatic Brain Injury
- Using Machine Learning to Examine Suicidal Ideation After Traumatic Brain Injury
- Developing multidimensional participation profiles after traumatic brain injury: a TBI model systems study
- The Association Between Payer Source and Traumatic Brain Injury Rehabilitation Outcomes: A TBI Model Systems Study
- Anxiety Trajectories the First 10 Years After a Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI): A TBI Model Systems Study
- The Utility of the Patient Health Questionnaire (PHQ-9) Sleep Disturbance Item as a Screener for Insomnia in Individuals with Moderate to Severe Traumatic Brain Injury
- Using Large-Scale Sensor Data to Test Factors Predictive of Perseverance in Home Movement Rehabilitation: Optimal Challenge and Steady Engagement
- Development of RehaBot - A Conversational Agent for Promoting Rewarding Activities in Users With Traumatic Brain Injury
- Neurobehavioral Symptoms and Heart Rate Variability: Feasibility of Remote Collection Using Mobile Health Technology PhD, CRC
- Introduction to Topical Issue on mHealth for Brain Injury Rehabilitation
- Identifying group-based patterns of suicidal ideation over the first 10 years after moderate-to-severe TBI
- Cognitive Reserve in Individuals Aging With Traumatic Brain Injury: Independent and Interactive Effects on Cognitive Functioning
- Mobile Technology for Cognitive Rehabilitation
- Participation Importance and Satisfaction Across the Lifespan: A Traumatic Brain Injury Model Systems Study
- Relations Among Suicidal Ideation, Depressive Symptoms, and Functional Independence During the 10 Years After Traumatic Brain Injury: A Model Systems Study