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9.07.2016

Dr. Doug Johnson-Greene Elected President of Society of Clinical Neuropsychology

Doug Johnson-Greene, Ph.D., M.P.H., professor and Associate Vice Chair in the Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, has been elected President of the Society of Clinical Neuropsychology (SCN), a division of the American Psychological Association.

SCN provides a scientific and professional forum for individuals interested in the study of the relationships between the brain and human behavior and their clinical applications. It is the largest organization in North America representing the specialty of clinical neuropsychology and currently has more than 3,000 members nationwide.

“As a clinical neuropsychologist, I am looking forward to serving as President over the next three years of this national group of experts on brain injury and illness,” said Johnson-Greene. “We live in a time when diseases such as Alzheimer’s and head injuries have become more recognized and require assessment and treatment services. From the aging of the population to veterans returning from the wars to athletes suffering concussions, neuropsychologists are on the forefront of providing clinical care, research and training to assist people who have brain injury and illness.”

Johnson-Greene is also Director of the South Florida Traumatic Brain Injury Model System, for which he secured a five-year grant of more than $2 million.

“Dr. Johnson-Greene is dedicated to the complex functions of the brain and how small or large changes can manifest themselves in human behavior,” said Robert W. Irwin, M.D., associate professor and interim Chair of the Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. “He is a major influence on research in our department, having published more than 50 peer-reviewed articles. He is always willing to help other faculty develop their research potential, which makes him a leader in our department and his field of psychology. He has made a major impact in elevating our department from a small clinical department to the balanced academic department we are now. His expertise highlights the best of our field and department.”

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