Ms. Tanisha Hill-Jarrett, a doctoral student in the University of Florida College of Public Health and Health Professions’ department of clinical and health psychology, has received the 2016 Dissertation Award from the Society for Clinical Neuropsychology of the American Psychological Association. The award supports Ms. Hill-Jarrett’s dissertation research, entitled “Attention systems and their Interactions Following Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI): The Role of White Matter Changes in Frontoparietal Networks.”
[Photo: Ms. Tanisha Hill-Jarrett]
In addition to her interests in traumatic brain injury, Ms. Hill-Jarrett is working on projects evaluating cultural equivalence in neuropsychological assessment instruments in an attempt to improve the cultural fairness of these tests when applied in different racial and ethnic groups. She is mentored by Dr. Russell Bauer, Ph.D and Dr. William Perlstein, Ph.D, faculty members in the department of clinical and health psychology.