Dr. Gerard Gioia, Ph.D

Gerard Gioia, Ph.D., is the Division Chief of Neuropsychology and the director of the Safe Concussion Outcome, Recovery & Education (SCORE) Program at Children’s National Hospital. He is a professor Psychiatry and Pediatrics at George Washington University School of Medicine. He directs the Neurobehavioral Core research laboratory for Children’s National’s Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities Research Center. He is a co-director of the Four Corners Youth Consortium, a national research collaborative studying recovery outcomes of mild traumatic brain injury. Additionally, Dr. Gioia serves as Immediate Past President of the Sports Neuropsychology Society.

Dr. Gioia treats persons and families with brain injuries with dual areas of interest in disorders involving the executive functions and pediatric traumatic brain injury. He has been the Principal Investigator of several multi-site CDC-funded research studies of pediatric mild TBI with a focus on the development of methods/tools for the evaluation of post-concussion neuropsychological outcomes. He is a principal author of the Behavior Rating Inventory of Executive Function (BRIEF) family of instruments, and has developed a host of measures to assess concussion outcomes, including the Acute Concussion Evaluation (ACE) and ACE Care Plan, and the Post-Concussion Symptom Inventory scales for children and parents. He has worked closely with the CDC on their “Heads Up” concussion educational programs, as a contributing author to the toolkits.

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