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Current Studies & Research
The interFACE Lab

The interFACE Lab The Interactive and Functional Assessment of Communication and Emotion (InterFACE) Center is a natural observation laboratory designed to research emotional and behavioral deficits in people with neurological,… Read More


TrackTBI Investigator: Richard Rodgers, MD TRACK-TBI:  The multicenter Transforming Research and Clinical Knowledge in Traumatic Brain Injury (TRACK-TBI) study aims to improve success of clinical trial design through the collection and analysis of… Read More

Training to Reconnect with emotional awareness therapy

Training to Reconnect with emotional awareness therapy (TREAT) Investigators: Dawn Neumann, Flora Hammond The purpose of this study is to teach participants with traumatic brain injury to develop better emotional… Read More

Avanir Study

Avanir Study Sheryl Katta-Charles MD, Principal Investigator A Phase 2, multicenter, randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled study to assess the efficacy, safety and tolerability or AVP-786 (deudextromethorphan hydrobromide [d6-DM]/quinidine sulfate [Q]) for… Read More

Monitoring Safety and Training in Patients with Spinal Cord Injuries

Long-Term, Prospective, Non-Interventional Study Monitoring Safety and Training in Patients with Spinal Cord Injuries and Their Trained Companions Recently Initiated with the ReWalk™ Personal Device. Flora Hammond, MD (PI), funded… Read More

Dawn Neumann, PhD, Research Director December 31st, 2011

Dawn Neumann, PhD, has her M.A. in Psychology from Rutgers, NJ and a Ph.D. in Rehabilitation Science from the University at Buffalo, SUNY. She is currently Assistant Research Faculty at IU School of Medicine in the Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, and Clinical Research Faculty at Rehabilitation Hospital of Indiana. Dr. Neumann’s research primarily focuses on understanding and treating a variety of emotional processing and regulation problems after brain injury (BI). She is particularly interested in studying: 1) reasons why people with BI have difficulty recognizing how other people feel, and ways to better treat these deficits; 2) if and how anger/ aggression after BI might be influenced by impaired emotion recognition and misinterpretation of others’ behavior; 3) deficits generating emotions, emotional self-awareness, and understanding ones’ own emotions; 4) connections between emotion processing deficits, empathy, and interpersonal relationships; and 5) emotion and communication treatments to improve marital relationships after BI. Dr. Neumann has recently been awarded with the Indiana Spinal Cord and Brain Injury Research Fund, and the Mary E. Switzer Merit Fellowship to study anger and aggression after TBI.

In July 2017, Dawn accepted the position as Research Director for the IU School of Medicine Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Department.

To view clinical research articles published by Dr. Neumann, click on the link: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/?term=Dawn+Neumann