Anthony Lequerica, PhD

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Senior Research Scientist

Brain Injury and Behavioral Outcomes Laboratory

Anthony H. Lequerica, PhD is a Senior Research Scientist and Neuropsychologist in Traumatic Brain Injury Research at Kessler Foundation and Associate Research Professor in the Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at New Jersey Medical School/Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey. He has extensive post-graduate training in quantitative methods with a strong interest in measurement and psychometrics. He has written over 35 peer-reviewed publications and has given presentations and lectures at conferences at the local, national, and international level. Dr. Lequerica has received grant funding from the New Jersey Commission on Brain Injury Research for studies examining sleep after TBI. He is a member of the American Psychological Association (Divisions 22, 40, and 45), the American Congress of Rehabilitation Medicine, and the Hispanic Neuropsychological Society. His current research interests are sleep/wake disorders after acquired brain injury and issues of cultural diversity that impact rehabilitation outcomes with a strong motivation to improve neuropsychological testing and cognitive rehabilitation interventions for Spanish-speakers and other underserved populations.

Traumatic Brain Injury
PhD - Wayne State University
MA - Wayne State University
BS - State University of New York at Stony Brook
HS - North Babylon Senior High School
Dr. Joshua B. Cantor Scholar Award, 2018
Promotion to Senior Research Scientist, 2016
Kessler Foundation Spot Bonus Award, 2010, 2012, 2014, and 2016
Gary Davidoff Award for Postdoctoral Excellence in Research, 2006
Award for clinical service from the UMHHC Employee Recognition Program, 2005
Graduate/Professional Scholarship, 2002-2003
Rehabilitation Institute of Michigan All-Star Award, 2002
Rehabilitation Institute of Michigan All-Star Award, 2002
Graduate/Professional Scholarship, 2001-2002
Graduate/Professional Scholarship, 2000-2001
Graduate Teaching Assistantship, 1998-2000
Recipient of Certificate of Recognition of Exceptional Service, 1999
Thomas C. Rumble Fellowship,1997-1998

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Lequerica AH, Botticello A, OʼNeill J, Lengenfelder J, Krch D, Chiaravalloti ND, Sander AM, Bushnik T, Ketchum JM, Hammond FM, Dams-OʼConnor K, Felix E, Johnson-Greene D. (2018) relationship between hispanic nativity, residential environment, and productive activity among individuals with traumatic brain injury: a TBI model systems study. J Head Trauma Rehabil. doi: 10.1097/HTR.0000000000000398. PubMed PMID: 29863616.

Sander AM, Lequerica AH, Ketchum JM, Hammond FM, Gary KW, Pappadis MR, Felix ER, Johnson-Greene D, Bushnik T. (2018) race/ethnicity and retention in traumatic brain injury outcomes research: a traumatic brain injury model systems national database study. J Head Trauma Rehabil.33(4):219-227. doi: 10.1097/HTR.0000000000000395. PubMed PMID: 29863614.

Lequerica AH, Lucca C, Chiaravalloti ND, Ward I, Corrigan JD. (2018) feasibility and  preliminary validation of an online version of the Ohio State University traumatic brain injury identification method. Arch Phys Med Rehabil.1811-1817. doi: 10.1016/j.apmr.2018.03.023. PubMed PMID: 29709522.

Kim SH, Strutt AM, Olabarrieta-Landa L, Lequerica AH, Rivera D, De Los Reyes Aragon CJ, Utria O, Arango-Lasprilla JC. (2018) item analysis of the Spanish version of  the boston naming test with a spanish speaking adult population from Colombia. Clin Neuropsychol. 1-17. doi: 10.1080/13854046.2018.1441908. PubMed PMID: 29473441.

Krch D, Lequerica AH. (2017) the factor structure of the disability rating scale in individuals with traumatic brain injury. Disabil Rehabil. 1-6. doi: 10.1080/09638288.2017.1378388. PubMed PMID: 28942681.