Joshua B. Cantor Scholar Award 2018
The BI-ISIG Executive Committee is pleased to recognize Anthony H. Lequerica, PhD, with the 2018 Dr. Joshua B. Cantor Scholar Award. To be selected for this award is to be recognized as a professional whose work embodies the spirit of Dr. Cantor’s endeavors and achievements, which aimed to provide solace, meaning, and hope to individuals with TBI. It is clear from Dr. Lequerica’s accomplishments and his body of work, including past collaborations with Dr. Cantor, that he shares this vision.
Dr. Lequerica obtained his doctoral degree in Clinical Psychology with a specialization in Neuropsychology from Wayne State University. He completed a two year post-doctoral fellowship in the Advanced Rehabilitation Research Training program sponsored by the National Institute for Disability, Independent Living, and Rehabilitation Research at the University of Michigan. He currently holds a dual position at Kessler Foundation and Kessler Institute for Rehabilitation as a Senior Research Scientist and Staff Neuropsychologist where he continues to pursue his research interests and provide neuropsychological services for individuals recovering from traumatic brain injury and other neurological conditions. His major area of research focus lies in the field of physical medicine and rehabilitation, examining sleep/wake abnormalities after brain injury and their impact on cognitive functioning, fatigue, and engagement in rehabilitation therapies.
He is a member of the Hispanic Neuropsychological Society and he has been specializing in the delivery of neuropsychological services to Spanish-speakers. He is also interested in studying how cultural issues impact brain injury rehabilitation outcomes. He has over 40 peer-reviewed publications resulting from these lines of research and has given numerous presentations across the U.S. and abroad to researchers, health care professionals, and individuals with brain injury and their families.