Denise Krch, PhD is a neuropsychologist who conducts research on cognitive rehabilitation across neurologic populations, with her primary area of expertise being executive function. She has an established line of research developing and evaluating rehabilitation applications using virtual reality (VR) technologies. With funding from the National Institute on Disability, Independent Living, and Rehabilitation Research (NIDILRR), she developed an innovative VR treatment for rehabilitating impairments in multi-tasking and task switching. Dr. Krch has further applied her VR expertise to multidisciplinary collaborations wherein she investigates ways to improve neglect in stroke survivors, balance deficits in TBI, and social cognitive deficits in multiple sclerosis. Dr. Krch also conducts research in cognitive reserve and caregiver burden. Fluent in Spanish, she investigates outcomes in Hispanics after TBI and the efficacy of cognitive rehabilitation interventions across Hispanic cultures. In addition to NIDILRR, Dr. Krch’s work is also funded by the Department of Defense and the New Jersey Commission on Brain Injury Research.
Dr. Krch's research interests include the efficacy of cognitive rehabilitation interventions for persons with Multiple Sclerosis and Traumatic Brain Injury, with a special interest in the development of culturally competent intervention methods to maximize the efficacy of cognitive rehabilitation intervention with Hispanics