Melinda M. Dudley

Center for Traumatic Brain Injury Research

Melinda Dudley is a research assistant working on the national TBI Model Systems project, focusing on enrollment, inpatient recruitment, and medical record abstraction. Melinda comes from a background of community outreach and mental health.


One Tough Cookie—and Generous Donor, Too

In October 2013, as 5th grader Isabella Sementilli went to sit down, a classmate pulled out the chair from under her. In that moment, her life was changed forever. Isabella sustained a brain injury, a fractured tailbone, and back and neck injuries. She lives with the effects of her brain injury to


Denise Oleas

Center for Traumatic Brain Injury Research

I am really interested in the bio-psycho-social model of cognition. I hope to pursue a doctoral degree in clinical neuropsychology to study the health disparities and protective factors against certain disabilities in minority populations. I want to make participation in research more inclusive for...


Jacqueline Leddy

Research Assistant 

Center for Traumatic Brain Injury Research
Center for Neuropsychology and Neuroscience Research

Jacqueline joined Kessler Foundation as a Research Assistant in 2019. Before coming to Kessler, she was a Research Assistant in 3 labs at William Paterson University. In the Complementary, Alternative, and Integrative Psychotherapy Lab, she worked on a study looking at the impact of yoga practice...


Suzanne Zuckerman

Research Assistant

Center for Traumatic Brain Injury Research

Suzanne is a research assistant in the Traumatic Brain Injury Lab, and works with multiple sclerosis (MS) and traumatic brain injury (TBI) patients. She graduated from Ithaca College in 2017 with a degree in Psychology (B.A.) and a minor in Neuroscience. Her senior thesis was an investigation of...