Jean Lengenfelder

Jean Lengenfelder, PhD

Jean Lengenfelder, PhD
Assistant Director, Traumatic Brain Injury Research
Phone: 973-243-6995


Jeannie Lengenfelder, Ph.D., is Assistant Director of Traumatic Brain Injury Research at Kessler Foundation and Assistant Professor in the Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at Rutgers/NJ Medical School.

Dr. Lengenfelder's current research examines neuropsychological functioning and functional neuroimaging following neurological injury or disease. She has been interested in examining the impact of executive functioning on learning new information in persons with traumatic brain injury (TBI) and multiple sclerosis (MS). Other current interests involve aging with a neurological injury or illness, gender differences in learning and memory, the use of alternative treatments to improve cognitive abilities and the contribution of psychosocial factors to cognitive performance. She is also interested in emotional processing following a neurological injury or illness. Dr. Lengenfelder is interested in the application of cognitive rehabilitation to improve executive abilities and memory in individuals with neurological illness or injury.

 Dr. Lengenfelder has been awarded grants from the National Institutes of Health and New Jersey Commission for Brain Injury Research. She is a member of the American Psychological Association, International Neuropsychological Society and the National Academy of Neuropsychology. She was awarded the 2010 Emerging Researcher of Year award by the New Jersey Psychological Association.

Dr Lengenfelder received her B.A. in Psychology from Hofstra University, an M.S. in Psychology from Villanova University an M.S. in Clinical Psychology from Pacific Graduate School of Psychology, and her Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from the Pacific Graduate School of Psychology, specialization in Neuropsychology