Dawn Neumann, PhD
Speaker at 2015 NABIS Conference on Brain Injury
Session Title: Evidence for Non-Pharmacologic Management of Aggression in Brain Injury
1. To enhance awareness of various non-pharmacological treatment approaches for aggression after brain injury.
2. To increase awareness regarding the research evidence that is available for non-pharmacological interventions of aggression after brain injury.
3. To enhance awareness of the limitations of the current literature, and the gaps that need to be addressed in future research.
Summary: Few studies have investigated the effectiveness of non-pharmacological interventions for aggression after brain injury (BI). This presentation will review several different treatment approaches, the evidence, and the limitations. New research identifying factors that contribute to aggression after BI will be discussed as, as well as future directions.
Current Company Affiliation: Indiana University
Speaker Bio: Dr. Neumann is an Assistant Research Professor at the Indiana University School of Medicine in the Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, and Clinical Research Faculty at the Rehabilitation Hospital of Indiana. She is also the Director of the Indiana University Interactive and Functional Assessment of Communication and Emotion (InterFACE) Center at the Rehabilitation Hospital of Indiana. She has her MA in Psychology from Rutgers, NJ and a PhD in Rehabilitation Science from the University at Buffalo, SUNY. Dr. Neumann’s research centers on the study and treatment of emotional processing and dysregulation after traumatic brain injury (TBI). She is particularly interested in nonverbal communication, social cognition, alexithymia, empathy loss, irritability and aggression, and relationship problems after TBI. Dr. Neumann received the Mary E. Switzer Merit Fellowship from the National Institute on Disability Rehabilitation Research in 2011, and the Deborah L. Wilkerson Early Career Award from the American Congress of Rehabilitation Medicine (ACRM) in 2013. She also serves on the editorial review board for the Journal of Head Trauma Rehabilitation.