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Cognitive Resilience and Neuropsychology Research

Among the most widely recognized and long-standing programs of its kind in the nation, the Cognitive Resilience and Neuropsychology Program at Rush University Medical Center is committed to the pursuit of state-of-the-art clinical research. Our research endeavors are highly interdisciplinary, involving collaborations not only with our Rush colleagues in neurology and neurosurgery but also with experts across the globe.

Our mission

We aspire to advance our knowledge of brain-behavior relationships and leverage this knowledge to develop interventions that maximize quality of life and independence among individuals with cognitive and emotional challenges. The intervention-focused research is a major initiative of the newly opened Rush Center for Cognitive Resilience, which is devoted to the promotion of cognitive health in the Chicagoland area.

Our team

Christopher L. Grote, PhD, ABPP-CN
Professor and Associate Chairperson
President of the Association of Postdoctoral Programs in Clinical Neuropsychology

Research focus:

  • International training issues in clinical neuropsychology
  • Memory outcome in epilepsy patients who have undergone tailored temporal lobe resections

Suzanne Y. Musil, PhD, ABPP-CN
Assistant Professor

Research focus:

  • The development and validation of interventions for individuals with non-epileptic seizures

Christopher C. Stewart, PhD
Assistant Professor

Research focus:

  • Health and financial decision making in aging
  • Whether the acquisition of new health and financial knowledge can help older adults make sound decisions in the face of cognitive decline

Other team members:

  • Postdoctoral fellow: Julia I. Novitski, PhD
  • Residents: Evan T. Schulze, Kathleen H. Elverman and Donna Kwan
  • Psychometrician and service coordinator: Megan Herodes

Contact us

Cognitive Resilience and Neuropsychology Program
Rush University
1645 W. Jackson Blvd., Suite 400
Chicago, IL, 60612

Phone: (312) 942-2803