- Assistant Professor, Department of Rehabilitation Medicine
- Institute Scientist, Moss Rehabilitation Research Institute
Brain Trauma and Behavior Laboratory
Moss Rehabilitation Research Institute
50 Township Line Road, Suite 100, Elkins Park, PA 19027
Venkatesan, U.M., Rabinowitz, A.R., Bernier, R.A., Soto, J.A., & Hillary, F.G. (2023). Effects of Perceived Discrimination on Behavioral Health Outcomes in People Aging with Traumatic Brain Injury. Journal of Head Trauma Rehabilitation, 38(2):191-200.
This publication described the potential negative effects of societal discrimination on the mental and psychosocial health of individuals with TBI. It is found that individuals’ self-reported everyday experiences of discrimination are associated with their mental health, neurobehavioral functioning, and overall health-related quality of life.
Venkatesan, U.M., & Ramanathan-Elion, D.M. (2021). Psychoeducation as Precision Health in Military-Related Mild Traumatic Brain Injury. Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, 103(6):1222-1232.
This special communication reviewed the history and current implementation of psychoeducation for Service Members and Veterans (SMVs) who have experienced mild traumatic brain injury, focusing on major theoretical and conceptual gaps in cognitive rehabilitation programs for this population. It then presented a theoretical approach, based on the Rehabilitation Treatment Specification System, to designing, delivering, and evaluating personalized psychoeducation for SMVs. It is argued that personalized psychoeducation is a critical factor in the psychosocial rehabilitation of SMVs, influencing not only treatment buy-in, but also adherence and maintenance of treatment gains.
Venkatesan, U.M., Rabinowitz, A.R., Wolfert, S., & Hillary, F.G. (2021). Duration of post-traumatic amnesia is uniquely associated with memory functioning in chronic moderate-to-severe traumatic brain injury. NeuroRehabilitation, 49(2):221-233.
Post-traumatic amnesia (PTA) is an acute consequence of traumatic brain injury wherein the patient temporarily cannot form new memories. Based on prior behavioral and neuroimaging work, this study examined the relationship between the duration of PTA acutely and memory test performance chronically (i.e., many years after injury). It was found that the duration of PTA after injury was significantly related to chronic-stage memory performance, even after controlling for performance on non-memory cognitive tests and demographic factors.
- Societal Participation of People With Traumatic Brain Injury Before and During the COVID-19 Pandemic: A NIDILRR Traumatic Brain Injury Model Systems Study
- Predictors of High School and College Graduation after Sustaining a Moderate-to-Severe Traumatic Brain Injury
- 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
- Identification of Factors in Moderate-Severe TBI Related to a Functional Decline in Cognition Decades After Injury
- Developing multidimensional participation profiles after traumatic brain injury: a TBI model systems study
- Psychoeducation as Precision Health in Military-Related Mild Traumatic Brain Injury
- Cognitive Reserve in Individuals Aging With Traumatic Brain Injury: Independent and Interactive Effects on Cognitive Functioning
- Aging with Traumatic Brain Injury: Deleterious Effects of Injury Chronicity Are Most Pronounced in Later Life
- Perceived discrimination and blood pressure in individuals aging with traumatic brain injury.
- Breaking the Percent Memory Retention Ceiling using Bayesian Statistics
- Sleep Apnea and Posttraumatic Stress After Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI): A Veterans Affairs TBI Model Systems Study
- Duration of post-traumatic amnesia is uniquely associated with memory functioning in chronic moderate-to-severe traumatic brain injury
- Refining understanding of life satisfaction in elderly persons with traumatic brain injury using age-defined cohorts: a TBI model systems study
- Independent contributions of social cognition and depression to functional status after moderate or severe traumatic brain injury
- Forward to the past: Revisiting the role of immediate recognition in the assessment of episodic memory
- Functional connectivity within lateral posterior parietal cortex in moderate to severe traumatic brain injury
- Default mode network connectivity predicts emotion recognition and social integration after traumatic brain injury
- Differential contributions of selective attention and sensory integration to driving performance in healthy aging and Alzheimer's disease