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Amy Jak, PhD



Research Interests

Sarah’s research interests focus on cognitive difficulties in those with history of mild traumatic brain injury and comorbid psychiatric conditions, as well as the effectiveness of cognitive rehabilitation and other treatment modalities in this population. Sarah is also interested in the use of neuropsychological and neuroimaging tools to predict cognitive decline in individuals at-risk for Alzheimer’s disease and dementia, and potential rehabilitation strategies within this population.

Representative Publications
  • Jurick, S. M., Crocker, L. D., Sanderson-Cimino, M., Keller, A., Trenova, L. S., Boyd, B. L., Twamley, E. W., Rodgers, C. S., Schiehser, D. M., Aupperle, R., & Jak, A. J. (In press). Contributions to executive dysfunction in Veterans with post-traumatic stress disorder and history of mild traumatic brain injury.

  • Jurick, S. M., Evangelista, N., Sanderson-Cimino, M., Bangen, K., Delano-Wood, L., & Jak, A.J. (2016). Advanced Neuroimaging to Quantify White Matter Microstructure – Application to TBI. Brain Injury, 30(12), 1452-1457.

  • Jurick, S. M., Hays, C. C., Orff, H. J., Twamley, E. W., & Jak, A. J. (2016). Post-concussive Symptom Over- reporting in Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans. Journal of Rehabilitation Research and Development, 53(5), 571-584.

  • 2017 Society for Clinical Neuropsychology Dissertation Award