Dr. Christopher Abeare
Dr. Abeare is an Associate Professor with appointments in Clinical Neuropsychology and the Behaviour, Cognition, and Neuroscience (BCN) program. He joined the faculty in 2005. The main focus of his lab is in the investigation of lateralized cognitive processes, primarily language and emotional processes. There are currently projects underway in the lab investigating aspects of emotion word recognition and production, and the effects of mood on executive processes.
"I enjoy spending time outdoors hiking, fishing, and gardening to relax. I also enjoy being creative through woodworking, cooking, and landscaping." For more information about Dr. Abeare or his lab, please visit his website.
Dr. Joseph Casey
Dr. Casey is a clinical neuropsychologist and a graduate of the University of Windsor Clinical Neuropsychology program. His current primary interests revolve around neurodevelopmental disorders, especially the description, classification, diagnosis, and treatment of various learning disabilities and attentional disorders (e.g., ADHD). Also of interest are the constructs that underlie various testing instruments used in the neuropsychological assessment of children. With his students, he is currently engaged in collaborative research with several organizations, including the Windsor-Essex County Catholic District School Board, the Greater Essex County District School Board, the Learning Disabilities Association of Windsor-Essex County, and the Wayne State University Medical Center.
"Outside of professional endeavours, I enjoy doing many hands-on projects around the house, such as building outdoor furniture, doing home repairs and renovations, as well as trying new recipes and tweaking favourite ones."For more information about Dr. Casey or his lab, please visit his website.
Dr. Laszlo Erdodi
Dr. Erdodi’s main research interests revolve around performance validity tests (PVTs), emergent markers of neuropsychological status and the link between emotional and cognitive functioning. The common thread connecting these areas is the search for contextual variables associated with non-credible responding during neuropsychological assessment. The ultimate goal is to develop a better understanding of the complex relationship between the examinee’s personal history, current stressors and demands, psychiatric conditions, instrumentation and their effects on neurocognitive profiles. At the practical level, his research program is designed to identify clinically relevant and reliable predictors of invalid response patterns using embedded PVTs in isolation and aggregated into composite scores. Developing novel indices in well-established tests and exploring the possible advantages of a multivariate approach to performance validity assessment over single indicators is a recurrent theme in these investigations.
- Erdodi, L., Korcsog,K., Considine, C., Casey, J.E., Scoboria, A., & Abeare, C. (In press). Introducing the ImPACT-5: An empirically derived multivariate validity composite. Journal of Head Trauma Rehabilitation.
- Abeare, C., Messa, I., Whitfield, C., Zuccato, B., Casey, J.E., Rykulski, N., & Erdodi, L. (2019). Performance validity in collegiate football athletes at baseline neurocognitive testing. Journal of Head Trauma Rehabilitation, 34(4), E20-E31.
- Abeare, C.A., Messa, I., Zuccato, B.G., Merker, B., & Erdodi, L. (2018). Prevalence of invalid performance on baseline testing for sport-related concussion by age and validity indicator. Journal of the American Medical Association: Neurology (JAMA). doi:10.1001/jamaneurol.2018.0031
- O'Brien, A.M., Casey, J.E., & Salmon, R.M. (2017). Short-term test-retest reliability of the ImPACT in healthy young athletes. Applied Neuropsychology: Child. doi: 10.1080/21622965.2017.1290529
- O'Brien, A.M. & Casey, J.E. (2015). Concussions, thinking, and our kids: Time for change. Psynopsis: Canada's Psychological Magazine, 37(1), 17-18. View it here >>
- Kashluba, S., Hanks, R., Casey, J.E., & Millis, S. (2008). Neuropsychologic and functional outcome after complicated mild traumatic brain injury. Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, 89, 904-911.
- Kashluba, S., Paniak, C., & Casey, J.E. (2008). Persistent symptoms associated with factors identified by the WHO Task Force on Mild Traumatic Brain Injury. The Clinical Neuropsychologist, 22, 195-208.
- McKay, C., Wertheimer, J., Fichtenberg, N., & Casey, J.E. (2008). The Repeatable Battery for the Assessment of Neuropsychological Status (RBANS): Clinical utility in a traumatic brain injury sample. The Clinical Neuropsychologist, 22, 228-241.
- Kashluba, S., Casey, J.E., & Paniak, C. (2006). Evaluating the utility of ICD-10 diagnostic criteria for postconcussion syndrome following mild traumatic brain injury. Journal of the International Neuropsychological Society, 12, 111–118.