Neuroplasticity and TBI – Gerald Voelbel, PhD – New York University

Over five million people in the U.S. live with cognitive deficits due to traumatic brain injury. My research examines ways to improve processing speed deficits to increase information processing and acquiring verbal information.

Dr. Gerald Voelbel is an Associate Professor of Occupational Therapy at New York University Steinhardt. 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. Dr. Voelbel investigates the remediation of the cognitive deficits as they relate to performing everyday tasks and psychological problems. An additional area of interest for Dr. Voelbel is the use of functional and structural imaging methods to identify biomarkers of cognitive deficits in concussions and in more severe traumatic brain injuries. Learn more about Dr. Gerald Voelbel here.