Mark Sherer, PhD
Speaker at 12015 NABIS Conference on Brain Injury
Session Title: Key dimensions of cognitive functioning, self-reported strengths and problems, and environmental supports that affect outcome in the post-acute period after TBI
1.) Identify key dimensions of measure that can be sued to predict outcome after TBI.
2.) List measures that define each dimension.
3.) Describe associations between dimension scores and participation outcome after TBI
Summary: Current methods of classifying persons with TBI do not have clear implications for treatment in the post-hospital period of recovery. Findings of our investigations contribute to the preliminary development of a new approach to assessing and classifying persons with TBI that informs case conceptualization and has implications for treatment.
Current Company Affiliation: TIRR Memorial Hermann
Speaker Bio: Dr. Mark Sherer is Senior Scientist and Director of Research at TIRR Memorial Hermann. He is Clinical Professor of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at Baylor College of Medicine and the University of Texas Medical School at Houston. Dr. Sherer is a board certified neuropsychologist with over 30 years’ experience as a clinician, administrator, investigator, and educator. He has published over 130 peer reviewed articles and book chapters. He and Dr. Angelle Sander recently published an edited text entitled, “Handbook on the Neuropsychology of Traumatic Brain Injury.” Dr. Sherer is a fellow of the American Psychological Association, the National Academy of Neuropsychology, and the American Congress of Rehabilitation Medicine and his contributions to brain injury rehabilitation research and clinical practice have been recognized with the Mitchell Rosenthal Award for Traumatic Brain Injury Model Systems National Database Research and the Leonard Dillard Award for Scholarly Contributions to Neurorehabilitation.