Dr. Rabinowitz’s research focuses on the neurobiological and psychosocial factors that influence recovery from concussion and traumatic brain injury. She is particularly interested in uncovering the underlying causes of persistent disability and dysfunction, which affect individuals across the spectrum of brain injury severity, even a proportion of those with so-called “mild” injuries.
She received her BA in psychology and cognitive science from the University of Pennsylvania, and her PhD in clinical psychology from The Pennsylvania State University. She went on to complete two post-doctoral fellowships—an NIH National Research Service Award at the University of Pennsylvania’s Center for Brain Injury & Repair, and a T32 fellowship in the MRRI/University of Pennsylvania training program in Translational Neuroscience and Neurorehabilitation.
Dr. Rabinowitz has ongoing collaborations with investigators at MRRI, the University of Pennsylvania, and the Traumatic Brain Injury Model Systems program. Alongside these colleagues, Dr. Rabinowitz’s work employs neuroimaging and behavioral assessment to study the pathophysiological, cognitive, and psychosocial consequences of brain injury.
- Behavioral and neuroimaging markers of diffuse axonal injury.
- Cognitive and emotional consequences of traumatic brain injury.
- Personalized concussion assessment and management.
Rabinowitz, A.R., Li, X., McCauley, S.R., Wilde, E.A., Barnes, A., Hanten, G., Mendez, D., McCarthy, J.J., & Levin, H.S. (2015). Prevalence and predictors of poor recovery from mTBI. Journal of Neurotrauma. Advanced online publishing. PMID: 25970233
Correia, S., Ahern, D.C., Rabinowitz, A.R., Farrer, T.J., Watts, A.K.S., Salloway, S., Malloy, P.F., Deoni, S.C.L. (2015). Lowering the floor on Trail Making Test Part B: psychometric evidence for a new scoring metric. Archives of Clinical Neuropsychology. Advanced online publishing. PMID: 26164816
Vargas, G.A., Rabinowitz, A.R., Meyer J., & Arnett, P.A. (2015). Predictors and prevalence of postconcussion depression symptoms in college athletes. Journal of Athletic Training, 50(3), 250-255. PMID: 25643158
Rabinowitz, A.R., Merritt V.C., & Arnett, P.A. (2015). The return-to-play incentive and the effect of motivation on neuropsychological test performance: Implications for baseline concussion testing. Developmental Neuropsychology, 40(1), 29-33. PMID: 25649777
Merritt V.C., Rabinowitz, A.R., & Arnett, P.A. (2015). Personality factors and symptom reporting at baseline in collegiate athletes. Developmental Neuropsychology, 40(1), 45-50. PMID: 25649780
Merritt V.C., Rabinowitz, A.R., & Arnett, P.A. (2015). Injury-related predictors of symptom severity following sports-related concussion. Journal of Clinical and Experimental Neuropsychology, 37(3), 265-275. PMID: 25685959
Rabinowitz, A.R. & Levin, H.L. (2014). Cognitive sequelae of traumatic brain injury. Psychiatric Clinics of North America. 37(1), 1-11. PMID: 24529420
Rabinowitz, A.R., Li, X., & Levin, H.L. (2014). Sport and nonsport etiologies of mild traumatic brain injury: similarities and differences. Annual Review of Psychology. 65, 301-331. PMID: 24215134
Rabinowitz, A.R., Arnett, P.A. (2013). Intraindividual cognitive variability before and after sports-related concussion. Neuropsychology. 27(4), 481-491. PMID: 23876120
Ramanathan, D., Rabinowitz, A.R., Barwick, F.H., & Arnett, P.A. (2011). Validity of affect measurements in evaluating symptom reporting in athletes. Journal of the International Neuropsychological Society. 18(1), 101-107. PMID: 22088829
Rabinowitz, A.R., Arnett, P.A. (2011). Reading based IQ estimates and actual premorbid cognitive performance: Discrepancies in a college athlete sample. Journal of the International Neuropsychological Society. 18(1), 139-143. PMID: 22014188
Rabinowitz, A.R., Fisher, A., & Arnett, P.A. (2010). Neurovegetative symptoms of depression in patients with multiple sclerosis: Fatigue not depression. Journal of the International Neuropsychological Society. 16, 46-55. PMID: 21062520
Rabinowitz, A.R. & Arnett, P.A (September, 2009). A longitudinal analysis of cognitive dysfunction, coping, and depression in multiple sclerosis. Neuropsychology, 23(5), 581-591. PMID: 19702412
Pettinati, H.M, Kampman, K.M, Lynch, K.G., Xie, H., Dackis, C., Rabinowitz, A.R., O’Brien, C.P. (March, 2008). A double-blind, placebo-controlled trial of the combination of disulfiram and naltrexone for the treatment of co-occurring cocaine and alcohol dependence. Addictive Behaviors, 33, 651-667. PMID: 18079068
Pettinati, H.M., O’Brien, C.P., Rabinowitz, A.R., Wortman, S.M., Oslin, D.W., Kampman, K.M., Dackis, C., Lynch, K.G. (December, 2006). The status of naltrexone in the treatment of alcohol dependence: specific effects on heavy drinking. Journal of Clinical Psychopharmacology, 26, 610-625. PMID: 17110818
Pettinati, H.M. & Rabinowitz, A.R., (October, 2006). Choosing the right medication for the treatment of alcoholism. Current Psychiatry Reports, 8, 383-388. PMID: 16968619
Pettinati, H.M. & Rabinowitz, A.R., (May, 2006). New pharmacotherapies for treating the neurobiology of alcohol and drug addiction. Psychiatry (Edgemont), 3(5), 14-16. PMID: 21103174
Wortman, S.M., Rabinowitz, A.R., Oslin D.W., (February, 2005). Psychopharmacology for alcohol dependence. Psychiatry (Edgemont), 2(2), 20-23. PMID: 21179631