Moss Rehabilitation Research Institute (MRRI) is conducting groundbreaking research in neuroscience and neurorehabilitation, and this is made possible by the efforts and dedication of our exceptional team of scientists and staff. MRRI is thrilled to welcome Emma Stern to the Institute as one of our newest Research Assistants.
Ms. Stern will be working with Institute Scientist Amanda Rabinowitz, PhD, in the Brain Injury Neuropsychology Laboratory. Ms. Stern recently graduated from the University of Massachusetts – Amherst where she received a degree in Psychology on the Neuroscience Track and a letter of specialization in Developmental Disabilities and Human Services.
As an undergraduate student, Ms. Stern held many different roles. She served as a mental health counselor in a group home for men with mental health challenges, a neuropsychology research intern at the Integrated Center for Child Development studying self-regulation and fluid reasoning in children with intellectual disabilities, a teaching assistant for International Disability Rights, and a research assistant in the Moorman Lab on campus studying the motivation of mice to interact with a novel touchscreen system.
Before accepting her position at MRRI, Ms. Stern spent the summer in Colorado as an intern at the Breckenridge Outdoor Education Center. There, she facilitated overnight and day programs to bring outdoor activities to those with cognitive and physical disabilities including, but not limited to, traumatic brain injury (TBI), autism, Parkinson’s disease, multiple sclerosis, cerebral palsy, hemiplegia, post-traumatic stress disorder, and Down syndrome.
In her current role, Ms. Stern looks forward to contributing to the Traumatic Brain Injury Model System study as an inpatient recruiter and Form 1 data collector, in addition to various other studies serving the TBI population.