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Brain Injury: Stigma and Recovery

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  • Dr. Shelby Moreira, Psy.D., Forensic & Neurocognitive Specialist, Institutes of Health

    Dr. Moreira, is a bilingual team member of the Brain Injury Intensive Outpatient and Chronic Pain Rehabilitation Programs where she brings her expertise in diagnostic, neuro, forensic assessment and treatment to patients with varying degrees of traumatic brain injuries and neurocognitive disorders. Dr. Moreira's research has focused on the important differences in neurocognitive capacities of specific patient populations. Prior to joining Institutes of Health, Dr. Moreira worked as a trauma therapist at Rady Children's Hospital, and in the California State Prison System where she primarily focused on forensic, diagnostic, cognitive, neuro assessment and treatment.

  • Dr. Crystal Cobos, DPT, CBIS, Director, Head Injury & Concussion Clinic, Institutes of Health

    Professional History Physical Therapist 2020 – current Institutes of Health San Diego, CA Physical therapy director and coordinator of intensive outpatient program for brain injury. Facilitate outcome driven and evidence based treatment protocols to treat chronic pain and brain injury achieve patient driven functional goals. Lead Physical Therapist/Director of Rehabilitation 2010 – 2020 Advantage Rehab Solutions San Diego, CA Established an in-patient clinician treating a variety of diagnoses including orthopedic, neurological, cardiac cases as well as general surgery and trauma care. Provide patient support including assessment, evaluation, education, documentation of care plan and administration of treatment procedures. Directed and organized Community Care Center of La Mesa department under initial contract acquisition at in-patient facility. Coordinated staffing, managed caseload of 65 patients. Director of Business Development for Advantage Rehab Solutions acquiring 3 buildings for ARS.

  • Dr. Clark Smith, M.D., DFAPA Medical Director, Institutes of Health

    Dr. Clark Smith, is Medical Director of Institutes of Health. Dr. Smith was founding Medical Director of San Diego's largest Chemical Dependency Recovery Hospital, Sharp McDonald Center/Vista Pacifica, from 1989 to 2012. He is board certified in Pain Management, Addictions and Forensic Psychiatry. Dr. Smith completed an Internal Medicine internship and worked as an emergency medicine physician while completing specialty training in Psychiatry. He was Chief Resident at the University of California San Diego (UCSD) Medical Center, Chief of Staff at Mesa Vista Hospital, and then UC San Diego. Dr. Smith is former president of the San Diego Psychiatric Society, the San Diego Psych-Law Society, and was an Adjunct Professor in Forensic Studies at Alliant University in San Diego.

October 13, 2021
Wed 11:30 AM PDT

Duration 1H 30M

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