on Research - Risa Nakase-Richardson, Ph.D.
Risa Nakase-Richardson, Ph.D., Clinical Neuropsychologist, James
A. Haley Veterans Hospital, Associate Professor, Department of Medicine,
University of South Florida; Principal Investigator, Defense and
Veterans Brain Injury Center.
B.A., Mississippi College; M.A. & Ph.D., Department of Psychology,
West Virginia University; Residency, Dept of Psychiatry and Human
Behavior, University of Mississippi Medical Center, Jackson, Mississippi,
Fellowship, Department of Neurology, University of Mississippi Medical
Center & Department of Neuropsychology Methodist Rehabilitation
Center, Jackson, Mississippi.
My area of interest include rehabilitation outcome following traumatic
brain injury. Characterization of early recovery and improved understanding
of chronic health concerns has been the focus of my recent work.
This work has led to conceptual models of early treatment (focusing
on sleep disturbances) and development of empirically-based classification
schema. Most of my work has derived from the NIDILRR and VA funded
TBI Model Systems Programs of research. The infrastructure of these
studies has resulted in the funding of additional projects through
the Defense and Veterans Brain Injury Center, VA HSRD, VA RR&D,
McGarity S, Barnett S, Lamberty G, Kretzmer T, Powell-Cope G., Patel
N., Nakase-Richardson R. A comparison of community reintegration
problems among veterans and active duty service members with mild
and moderate to severe traumatic brain injury. Journal of Head Trauma
and Rehab. Epub Ahead of Print, June 2016, doi: 10.1097/HTR.0000000000000242
R. Improving the significance and direction of sleep management
in TBI. J Head Trauma Rehabil. 2016; 31(2): 79-81. doi: 10.1097/HTR.0000000000000235
EM, Schwartz DJ, McCarthy M, Thomas B, Barnett SD, Nakase-Richardson
R. Incidence, characterization, and predictors of sleep apnea in
consecutive brain injury rehabilitation admissions. J Head Trauma
Rehabil. 2016; 31(2): 82-100. doi: 10.1097/HTR.0000000000000230
JE, Garafano J, Schwartz DJ, Silva MA, Zeitzer J, Modarres M, Barnett
SD, Nakase-Richardson R. The concordance of actigraphy with polysomnography
in TBI Neurorehabilitation Admissions. J Head Trauma Rehabil. 2016;
31(2): 117-125. doi:
R, & Whyte, J. International collaboration to advance the science
and care for those with severe brain injury and disorder of consciousness.
International Neurotrauma Letter, www.internationalbrain.org/international-collaboration-to-advance-the-science-and-care-for-those-with-severe-brain-injury-doc/.