Angelle M. Sander, Ph.D. is Associate Professor with tenure in the Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at Baylor College of Medicine and is Director of the Division of Clinical Neuropsychology and Rehabilitation Psychology. She is also Director of TIRR Memorial Hermann’s Brain Injury Research Center and Senior Scientist on the TIRR Research Council. She is the Project Director for the NIDRR-funded Rehabilitation Research and Training Center on Developing Strategies to Foster Community Integration and Participation for Individuals With Traumatic Brain Injury. She is Principal Investigator for an ongoing clinical trial of contextualized memory strategy training for persons with TBI and is Co-Principal Investigator (with Dr. David Arciniegas) on a newly funded randomized controlled trial of Donepezil to improve memory functioning in persons with TBI. She is Project Co-Director for the Texas TBI Model System of TIRR and Principal Investigator of the local randomized controlled trial of Acceptance and Commitment Therapy to treat emotional distress. She has a history of federal grant funding since 1997. Her areas of specialty include cognitive and psychosocial interventions, family adjustment to TBI, community integration of persons with TBI, intimacy and sexuality after TBI, assessing and treating substance abuse in persons with TBI, and ethnic diversity in outcomes. She has over 60 published articles, book chapters, and abstracts. Dr. Sander also serves as the neuropsychologist for the inpatient rehabilitation unit at Quentin Mease Community Hospital in Harris Health System.
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? I spend one day per week providing neuropsychological services on a rehabilitation unit in Harris Health System. This role will not be impacted by the guidelines.
Within the past 24 months, I or one of my “immediate family members” received personal compensation for the following: Grant funding from NIDRR to disseminate at rehabilitation and brain injury conferences; Member of editorial board of Journal of Head Trauma Rehabilitation; Consultant for Veteran’s grant or Community Integration after TBI (PI: Gail Powell-Cope); Presenting at the Williamsburg Brain Injury Conference.
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: National Institute on Disability Rehabilitation Research.