Specializing solely in post-acute brain injury since 1982

The Robert L. Moody Prize 2012 Recipient


The winner of the 2012 Moody Prize for Distinguished Initiatives in Brain Injury Research and Rehabilitation is Dr. Keith D. Cicerone.  cicerone1.jpg

 Keith D. Cicerone, Ph.D. is the Director of Neuropsychology and Rehabilitation Psychology at the JFK-Johnson Rehabilitation Institute and New JerseyNeuroscience Institute, JFK Medical Center.  He has been the Clinical Director of the Cognitive Rehabilitation Department at JFK-Johnson Rehabilitation Institute since 1985.  He is the Project Director for the New Jersey Traumatic Brain Injury Model System funded by the National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research.  He holds academic appointments as Clinical Professor of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey and as Associate Professor of Neuroscience, Seton Hall University Graduate School of Medical Education.  Dr. Cicerone is Board Certified in Clinical Neuropsychology by the American Board of Professional Psychology, and is a Fellow of the National Academy of Neuropsychology, American Psychological Association and the American Congress of Rehabilitation Medicine.

Dr. Cicerone is the author of over 50 peer reviewed publications in the areas of TBI and neuropsychological rehabilitation.  His research has addressed the development and validation of interventions for impairments of attention and executive functioning after traumatic brain injury, and controlled trials of holistic neuropsychological rehabilitation.

Dr. Cicerone’s work towards demonstrating the effectiveness of cognitive rehabilitation has complemented his work as an advocate for people with acquired cognitive and neurologic disabilities. As a recognized expert in the area of cognitive rehabilitation for people with TBI, Dr. Cicerone has testified to the Institute of Medicine, Defense Centers of Excellence for Psychological Health and Traumatic Brain Injury, and Congressional Brain Injury Task Force.  In 2008, Dr. Cicerone received the 2008 Gold Key Award for “extraordinary service to the cause of rehabilitation” from the American Congress of Rehabilitation Medicine in recognition of his clinical work, research, and advocacy on behalf of people with acquired brain injury who require cognitive rehabilitation.  Dr. Cicerone is also the recipient of the inaugural Anthony Solomon Lectureship from NYU Rusk Institute of Rehabilitation Medicine, the 2011 John Stanley Coulter Memorial Lecture from the American Congress of Rehabilitation Medicine, and a 2012 Distinguished Lectureship from the University of Toronto Neuroscience Program.