Erica Weber, PhD

Erica Weber, PhD, is a research scientist in the Center for Traumatic Brain Injury Research at Kessler Foundation. Much of her research focuses on improving diagnosis and treatment of cognitive impairment in traumatic injuries of the brain and nervous systems. She also uses applied neuroimaging to evaluate cognitive rehabilitation and prospective memory, defined as the ability to remember to carry out intended actions in the future. Dr. Weber works with individuals who have sustained spinal cord injury, traumatic brain injury, and multiple sclerosis.

Dr. Weber manages the day-to-day operation of numerous, large clinical studies at the Foundation. She is the primary scientist supervisor for four recruiting studies and the main direct contact for eight or more research assistants. She has published more than 40 peer-reviewed papers, six book chapters, and more than 60 conference posters and oral presentations. Dr. Weber also serves as a research assistant professor in the Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at Rutgers - New Jersey Medical School.

Expertise
Rehabilitation
Prospective Memory
Neurocognition
Traumatic Brain Injury
Cognitive Impairment
Education
PhD - Clinical Psychology, San Diego State University / University of California, San Diego
MS - Clinical Psychology, San Diego State University / University of California, San Diego
BS - Boston University
Honors
Rutgers-New Jersey Medical School Mitchell Rosenthal PhD Postdoctoral Fellow Research Award, 2017
National Psychologist Trainee Register Credentialing Scholarship, 2017
Kessler Foundation Fellow Inspiration Award, 2017
PhD Postdoctoral Fellow Research Award, 2017
Benton-Meier Scholarship, American Psychological Foundation, 2013
National Academy of Neuropsychology Student Poster Award, 2013
National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA), Director’s Travel Award for the College on Problems of Drug Dependence, 2013
National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA), Travel Awardee for the Conference on HIV in the Nervous System and the International Symposium on Neurovirology, 2012
Outstanding Student Poster Award Focused on Assessment and WPS Emerging Leaders in Assessment Award, 2010
Blue Ribbon Award, American Psychological Association (Division 40), 2008
Summa Cum Laude, Boston University, College of Arts & Sciences Honors Program, 2005
Research Interests

Dr. Weber's research emphasizes using principles from cognitive theories to rehabilitate prospective memory in neurological conditions, such as remembering to perform intended tasks at a specific time in the future. Specifically, her work focuses on testing strategies to enhance encoding and promote better detection of prospective memory cues by monitoring the environment and time elapsed.

Publications

View comprehensive listings of Dr. Weber’s research on PubMed and ResearchGate.

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