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Joseph Giacino is the Associate Director of Neuropsychology at the JFK Johnson Rehabilitation Institute and the New Jersey Neuroscience Institute at JFK Medical Center.
Dr. Giacino’s clinical and research interests include diagnostic assessment, outcome prediction, treatment of disorders of consciousness, awareness and executive function. He is the primary author of “The JFK Coma Recovery Scale-Revised” which has been translated into six languages.
Giacino has published and lectured extensively on topics pertaining to neuropsychological and neurobehavioral sequelae of severe brain injury and maintains an active program of research. He was instrumental in establishing a case definition for the minimally conscious state and is the principal investigator for three federally-funded research studies investigating novel assessment strategies and neuromodulatory interventions designed for patients who have sustained severe brain injury.