Rehab Rounds: Dr. Robin Green
Dr. Robin Green, PhD, CPsych, Canada Research Chair (II) and Senior Scientist, Toronto and Associate Professor from the Department of Psychiatry Neurosciences at the University of Toronto will be presenting “Reconceptualizing Moderate-Severe Traumatic Brain Injury” on Thursday, October 3, 2013 from 12-1 pm. This event takes place at the room 150 of the Rehabilitation Sciences Building, 500 University Avenue.
Dr. Robin Green is a Canada Research Chair (II) in traumatic brain injury, a senior scientist at the Toronto Rehabilitation Institute and a Clinical Neuropsychologist. She is also an associate professor at the University of Toronto. Her central program of research addresses mechanisms of recovery of the brain and cognition after moderate-severe TBI, and the development of interventions to improve brain and behavioral recovery. Her program of research focuses on understanding impediments to recovery – for example, the lab has found both grey and white matter deterioration in the chronic stages of injury – and on obviating these obstacles. The lab has found less hippocampal atrophy in chronic TBI in patients with greater self-reported environmental enrichment; thus, current intervention research in the lab combines environmental enrichment with other behavioral interventions. This line of research converges with her more recent studies in chronic traumatic encephalopathy, another progressive disorder secondary to traumatic brain injury, but the result of multiple mild events. An additional focus of the lab is the diagnosis of mild traumatic brain injury, recently using a combination of imaging and behavioral research with machine learning algorithms. Dr. Green completed her undergraduate work at Brandeis University and her PhD at Cambridge University.