This interview is a live presentation that was presented at the 3rd Annual Rusk Research Symposium during the summer. The title of the talk is: Effects of Technology Based Cognitive Intervention in Chronic Traumatic Brain Injury Adults.
Please excuse any quality issues during this live presentation.
Gerald Voelbel, PhD is an associate professor of cognitive neuroscience in the Department of Occupational Therapy and Director of the Rehabilitation Sciences Doctoral Program. His main research interests focus on the neuropsychological deficits in neurological and psychiatric populations. An area of significant importance for Dr. Voelbel is the development of cognitive remediation techniques to improve cognitive deficits such as processing speed, executive function, and working memory in individuals with traumatic brain injuries. An additional area of interest for Dr. Voelbel is the use of structural and functional imaging methods to identify biomarkers of cognitive deficits in concussions and in more severe traumatic brain injuries. At Rusk, he is an adjunct assistant professor. His PhD in psychology is from Rutgers University. He did his postdoctoral work at the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey and the Kessler Foundation Research Center.