Lance E. Trexler, PhD, FACRM
Ex-Officio Member, ACRM Board of Governors
Brain Injury Interdisciplinary Special Interest Group (BI-ISIG) Chair
Rehabilitation Hospital of Indiana, Indianapolis, IN
Dr. Trexler is director of the Department of Rehabilitation Neuropsychology at the Rehabilitation Hospital of Indiana, adjunct clinical assistant professor of PM&R at the Indiana University School of Medicine, adjunct assistant professor of Speech and Hearing Sciences at Indiana University, and adjunct assistant professor of Psychological Sciences at Purdue University. He is also past-chair of the Indiana Spinal Cord and Brain Injury Research Board of Directors and past-chair of the Indiana Brain Injury Association of Indiana. Dr. Trexler has published more than 30 book chapters and peer-reviewed articles and given more than 100 peer-reviewed and invited presentations at professional conferences throughout North American and Europe. Dr. Trexler also continues to provide neuropsychological assessment and rehabilitation services at the Rehabilitation Hospital of Indiana.
At ACRM, Dr. Trexler chairs the Brain Injury Interdisciplinary Special Interest Group (BI-ISIG). He is the managing editor of the Cognitive Rehabilitation Manual: Translating Evidence-Based Recommendations into Practice published by ACRM in 2012. Dr. Trexler also chairs the Cognitive Rehabilitation Committee which provides oversight for the national and international workshops for practicing clinicians and the Manual on which the workshops are based. ACRM honoured him with the Lifetime Achievement Award in 2011 and he became a Fellow of ACRM in 2013.
Dr. Trexler’s current research and program development are focused on resource facilitation to improve return to work and school following brain injury. Dr. Trexler and collaborators have studied the effects of resource facilitation on return to work in context of a larger private and public sector community and social network that serve to eliminate barriers and prevent co-morbidities that are deleterious to vocational outcome. To that end, the Indiana Resource Facilitation Program currently provides resource facilitation services throughout much of Indiana and will provide services throughout all of Indiana beginning in 2014. The Indiana Brain Injury Leadership Board oversees the programmatic and organizational delivery of resource facilitation services. Dr. Trexler co-chairs this board with a representative of the Indiana Vocational Rehabilitation Services.