Shira Cohen-Zimerman

Shira Cohen-Zimerman, PhD

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About Me

Dr. Cohen-Zimerman is a cognitive neuroscientist with a clinical-neuropsychology background. Her research strives to map brain areas that underlie social and cognitive functions, and identify predictors of long term cognitive outcomes following brain injury.

To address these questions Dr. Cohen-Zimerman is studying several clinical populations including individuals with penetrating traumatic brain injury, stroke, and cancer, as well as healthy older and younger adults. She is using various tools and methodologies such as lesion-symptom mapping techniques and neuropsychological testing.

In her work, Dr. Cohen-Zimerman is linking recent advances in cognitive neuroscience with personality and social psychology, and her goal is to develop evidence-based interventions to maintain and improve cognitive functioning for patients with neurological and mental disorders.

Location

355 E. Erie Street

Chicago, IL 60611

Education & Training

    Education

    Credential

    2015
    PhD, Hebrew University of Jerusalem,Israel
    2010
    MA, Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel
    2004
    B.SC., Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel
    LICENSES

    Credential

    2017
    Licensed Rehabilitational Psychologist, Israel
    FELLOWSHIP

    Credential

    2008 - 2009
    Visiting Graduate Student Baycrest Center, Toronto, Canada

Recent Publications

Suicidal ideation and behavior in Huntington's disease: Systematic review and recommendations.
Kachian ZR, Cohen-Zimerman S, Bega D, Gordon B, Grafman J
doi: 10.1016/j.jad.2019.03.043
Intelligence across the seventh decade in patients with brain injuries acquired in young adulthood.
Cohen-Zimerman S, Salvi C, Krueger F, Gordon B, Grafman J
doi: 10.1016/j.tine.2018.08.001

Honors & Awards

  • Travel award, Big Data in Neuroscience Conference
    2019
  • Israel association of university women award
    2012
  • The Myers-JDC-Brookdale Institute award
    2011
  • The Eric and Fuga Neuberger award
    2011
  • Hoffman Leadership and Responsibility Fellowship
    2009 - 2012
  • Graduate program fellowship, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem
    2005 - 2008

Research Interests

  • Cognitive Neuroscience
  • Neuropsychology
  • Cognitive Rehabilitation

Cognitive Neuroscience Laboratory

We focus on executive function and social cognition, their representations in the brain, and ways to improve these functions in patients with brain damage.

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