Senior Vice-President for Research
Contact: John DeLuca
John DeLuca, Ph.D. is the Senior Vice President for Research at Kessler Foundation, a Professor in the Departments of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation (PM&R) Department of Neurology at Rutgers New Jersey Medical School and a licensed psychologist in the States of New Jersey and New York. Dr. DeLuca devotes 100% of his time to research and training. He is currently studying disorders of memory and information processing in a variety of clinical populations including: Multiple Sclerosis, Aneurysmal Subarachnoid Hemorrhage, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, and Traumatic Brain Injury. Dr. DeLuca's accomplishments include over 275 published articles, abstracts, and chapters in these areas. He is on the editorial board of several journals and serves as the editor for special issues of the journal NeuroRehabilitation on Multiple Sclerosis and for the journal Applied Neuropsychology on chronic fatigue syndrome. Dr. DeLuca is listed in "Who is Who in Science and Engineering, 1994-1995," and he is the recipient of early career awards for his research from both the American Psychological Association (Division 40: Clinical Neuropsychology) and the National Academy of Neuropsychology. In 2005, Dr. DeLuca received the Distinguished Researcher Award for the New Jersey Psychological Association. In 2017, he was awarded the Fred Foley Award for Best Practices in Mental Health and Multiple Sclerosis by the Consortium of Multiple Sclerosis Centers for his outstanding contributions to advancing research in the understanding and clinical treatment of cognitive impairments in MS. He serves as a member and chair for the Ph.D. Postdoctoral Fellowship Committee in the Department of PM&R at Rutgers New Jersey Medical School (formerly, UMDNJ-NJMS) and directs the post-doctoral fellowship program in Neuropsychology for the Department. He is also a member and past Chair of the IRB at Kessler Foundation. Dr. DeLuca serves on numerous committees for both national and international societies associated with Neuropsychology.
Ph.D. SUNY, Binghamton, Psychology: Behavioral Neuroscience
M.A. SUNY, Binghamton, Psychology: Behavioral Neuroscience
B.A. William Paterson University, Psychology with honors