Nancy D. Chiaravalloti, Ph.D. is Director of Neuropsychology and Neuroscience and of TBI Research at Kessler Foundation, Associate Professor in the Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at Rutgers University – N.J. Medical School, and a licensed psychologist in New Jersey and New York. She is Project Director of the Northern New Jersey Traumatic Brain Injury Model System, one of 16 federally designated model systems of research and care for persons with traumatic brain injury in the U.S. In addition to more than 12 million dollars in grant funding, Dr. Chiaravalloti also holds a federal grant that supports a post-doctoral training program in Neurocognitive Rehabilitation. Dr. Chiaravalloti currently has over 85 peer-reviewed publications and has made hundreds of national and international presentations.
Within the last 24 months, have you rendered, or in the next two years, will you render clinical services or support services (whether diagnostic, therapeutic, educational, case management, or similar) to persons with TBI or their family members and caregivers, as an independent professional or employee of a for-profit or not-for-profit organization?: My fulltime employment is as a researcher. However, I do serve as the back-up neuropsychologist for the NY Red Bulls and the NJ Devils and may see concussions in the course of those activities. I do not forsee conducting very much additional clinical work beyond that, although it is possible.
Within the past 24 months, I or one of my “immediate family members” received personal compensation for the following: My travel to TBI meetings is reimbursed by my organization; I am on the editorial board of the Journal of Neurotrauma; I have served as a consultant to Memen Pharmaceuticals; My fulltime employment is as Director of Neuroscience and TBI research at the Kessler Foundation, I direct a research program in that context; Speakers’ bureau or honoraria for speaking happens on occasion for giving lectures on cognition and MS or TBI.
Within the past 24 months and during the three-year course of the project under consideration, I or one of my immediate family members received or will receive financial or material research support or compensation from the following: My grants are funded through Kessler Foundation and Rutgers – all payments go directly to those organizations; Kessler Foundation pays me a fulltime salary as a researcher.
Do you have one or more significant non-financial competing interests?: Participation in the TBI Model System group of researchers, all of whom would be impacted by the new guidelines.