Peii Chen, PhD, is a senior research scientist and the intellectual property liaison at Kessler Foundation and a research associate professor of physical medicine and rehabilitation at New Jersey Medical School, Rutgers University. Dr. Chen obtained her doctoral degree at the Pennsylvania State University, where she was mentored by Prof. J. Toby Mordkoff and Prof. Cathleen Moore. Trained as an experimental cognitive psychologist, Dr. Chen started out her postdoctoral career in 2007 and became a neurorehabilitation scientist with the focus on spatial cognition and its disorders after brain injury, especially stroke. Dr. Chen is devoting her career to the study of spatial neglect and its related deficits, real-life impacts, and solutions. Dr. Chen is a recipient of the National Institute on Disability, Independent Living and Rehabilitation Research (NIDILRR)’s 2017 Distinguished Switzer Research Fellowship. She is the lead developer of the Kessler Foundation Neglect Assessment Process (KF-NAP®) and Prism Adaptation Treatment (KF-PAT®).
Topic areas of Dr. Chen's research include brain mechanisms and behavioral symptoms of spatial neglect, deficits related to spatial neglect (such self-awareness deficits and perseverative behavior), clinical impacts of spatial neglect, assessment methods for spatial neglect, treatment development for spatial neglect, knowledge translation and implementation.