Theresa Pape

Theresa Pape, Dr. PH, MA, CCC-SLP/L, FACRM,
Founding Director of the Hines VA-Northwestern neural plasticity in neurorehabilitation lab

Theresa Pape, Dr. PH, MA, CCC-SFACRM

Founding Director of the Hines VA-Northwestern Neural Plasticity in Neurorehabilitation Lab



Dr. Theresa L. Bender Pape (Pape) has served the US Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) (Edward Hines Jr. VA Hospital, Hines, IL) and Northwestern University’s Feinberg School of Medicine (NUFSM) for 20+ years as a clinical neuroscientist. She is the founding Director of the Hines VA-Northwestern neural plasticity in neurorehabilitation lab. In this lab, Dr. Pape leverages the principles of structural and meta plasticity to develop, for persons with Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI), precision-person-tailored interventions that effectively facilitate restoration of functional skills. Dr. Pape’s current research, for example, includes using different types of non-invasive neuromodulation to induce structural plasticity combined with learning-based interventions to enable restoration of patient-valued skills.

Dr. Pape’s research also involves developing clinician and patient reported outcomes as well as neurophysiological and molecular outcomes to advance clinical knowledge of TBI recovery trajectories and detect effects of the experimental interventions. Recognizing that the neuropathological heterogeneity of TBI and the common TBI associated medical comorbidities including neuropsychiatric conditions, give rise to complex research questions and unique challenges, Dr. Pape takes an interdisciplinary approach to her research. This approach provides the basis for advancing capabilities to provide precision and person-centric TBI neurorehabilitation





ACRM Spring Meeting | ACRM Training Institute

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