Rosette C. Biester, Ph.D.
Adjunct Assistant Professor, Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Polytrauma Neuropsychologist, Philadelphia Veterans Affairs Medical Center
Dr. Biester's research has focused on the comprehensive assessment of neurocognitive impairments, mood disturbance, quality of life, and functional/behavioral changes associated with traumatic brain injuries, stroke, and pulmonary conditions including acute respiratory distress syndrome and pulmonary hypertension. The development of cognitive test batteries specific to neurological populations has also been a focus of her research. Her extensive inpatient and outpatient clinical experience in neuropsychology has promoted clinical research in testing specific cognitive domains most susceptible to change, including working memory, auditory memory, and executive functions, as well as visual perceptual disturbance and language impairments after blast injury. Her current research in the Polytrauma program at the Philadelphia VA Medical Center includes assessment of cognitive impairments in PTSD after blast injury, and differentiating cognitive deficits after mechanical-induced injuries versus blast injury.