Each laboratory at MRRI specializes in innovative research that advances the mission of the Institute. Brain Injury Neuropsychology Laboratory studies the neurobiological and psychosocial factors that influence recovery from traumatic brain injury across the spectrum of injury severity. Amanda Rabinowitz, PhD, MRRI Associate Director and Director of the Brain Injury Neuropsychology Laboratory is pleased to announce that Lauren Krasucki, PT, DPT, MPH, CPH, has accepted the position as Lab Manager in her lab. In this role, Dr. Krasucki will assist with various research projects focused on better understanding and treating traumatic brain injury.
Dr. Krasucki is a two-time graduate of the University of Scranton, earning a Bachelor of Science in Exercise Science in 2015 and a Doctorate of Physical Therapy in 2018, and she recently graduated in December 2022 from Florida International University with a Master’s Degree in Public Health and a Certificate in Epidemiology.
She has clinical experience in many different settings, including long-term care, short-term rehabilitation, and home-based care, and she most recently served as the Professional Education Coordinator at the Parkinson’s Foundation. While at the Parkinson’s Foundation, Dr. Krasucki collaborated with experts in the Parkinson’s space to design several professional education programs, orchestrated the launch of 10 continuing education courses for healthcare professionals, and analyzed quantitative and qualitative data sets.
With a strong interest in neurological disorders and other chronic diseases, Dr. Krasucki is eager to further explore the role of physical activity, psychological processes, and social determinants of health on the incidence and management of these conditions.