Janet P. Niemeier, PhD, ABPP
Senior Research Director, Professor
Prior Positions and Experience
PhD: 1981, Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, VA
Dr. Niemeier’s main research interests are developing and applying evidence-based interventions that can improve functioning and quality of life for persons with disabilities. She authored over 50 books and articles, including invited special issues. Dr. Niemeier’s research has been sustained by federal and state funding for 15 years and includes support from NIH, NIDRR, and NARSAD. She is currently focused on exploring molecular signatures of and gender differences in outcomes following traumatic brain injury (TBI). Dr. Niemeier has received numerous awards for her work including a Lifetime Achievement Award and Fellow Status from the American Psychological Association and the Anthony M. Soloman Lecture in Clinical Neuropsychology from Rusk Institute of Rehabilitation for achievements in furthering cognitive rehabilitation for persons with brain injury.
Santopietro J, Yeomans JA, Niemeier JP, White JK, Coughlin CM. Traumatic brain injury and behavioral health: the state of treatment and policy. NC Med J. 2015;76(2):96-100. PMID: 25856353. Free full text.
Lu J, Gary KW, Copolillo A, Ward J, Niemeier JP, Lapane KL. Randomized Controlled Trials in Adult Traumatic Brain Injury: A Review of Compliance to CONSORT Statement. Arch Phys Med Rehabil. 2015;96(4):702-14. PMID: 25497515
Niemeier JP, Perrin PB, Holcomb MG, Rolston CD, Artman LK, Lu J, Nersessova KS. Gender differences in awareness and outcomes during acute traumatic brain injury recovery. J Womens Health (Larchmt). 2014;23(7):573-80. PMID: 24932911
Perrin PB, Niemeier JP, Mougeot JL, Vannoy CH, Hirsch MA, Watts JA, Rossman W, Grafton LM, Guerrier TD, Pershad R, Kingsbury CA, Bartel SW, Whitney MP. Measures of injury severity and prediction of acute traumatic brain injury outcomes. J Head Trauma Rehabil. 2015;30(2):136-42. PMID: 24590151
Ottens AK, Stafflinger JE, Griffin HE, Kunz RD, Cifu DX, Niemeier JP. Post-acute brain injury urinary signature: a new resource for molecular diagnostics. J Neurotrauma. 2014l;31(8):782-8. PMID: 24372380. PMCID: PMC3967420
Lu J, Roe C, Aas E, Lapane KL, Niemeier J, Arango-Lasprilla JC, Andelic C. Traumatic Brain Injury: Methodological Approaches to Estimate Health- and Economic Outcomes. J Neurotrauma. 2013;30(23):1925-33. PMID: 23879599
Niemeier JP, Perrin P, DeGrace SM, Holcomb M, Nersessovaks K, Rolston C. Factor structure, reliability, and validity of the Frontal Systems Behavior Scale (FrSBe) in an acute traumatic brain injury population. Rehabil Psychol. 2013;58(1):51-63. [PMID: 23438000]
Niemeier JP, Bushnik T, Davis LC, Marwitz JH, Ripley DL, Walker WC. Are there cognitive and neurobehavioral correlates of hormonal neuroprotection for women after TBI? Neuropsychol Rehabil. 2013;23(3):363-82. [PMID: 23362827]
Lu J, Gary KW, Niemeier JP, Ward JD, Lapane KL. Randomized controlled trials in adult traumatic brain injury. Brain Inj. 2012; 26:1523-48. [PMID: 23163248]
Niemeier JP. (2011). Book review: Re: K. J., Doka & T. L. Martin (2010). Grieving Beyond Gender: Understanding the Ways Men and Women Mourn. Journal of Women and Aging, 11, 350-351.
Niemeier JP, Kreutzer JS, Marwitz JH, Williams-Gary K, Ketchum JM. Efficacy of a brief acute neurobehavioral intervention following traumatic brain injury: A preliminary investigation. Brain Inj. 2011;25:680-90. [PMID: 21604926]
Current/Recent Grant Support
Grant Title: Acute neurobehavioral and cognitive intervention following TBI (RO1HD052922-01A2)
Grant Title: Characterizing Moderators of Gender Differences in Outcomes After TBI