Joseph T. Giacino

Joseph T. Giacino

Biography

Joseph T. Giacino, PhD is the Director of Rehabilitation Neuropsychology and Research Associate in the Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (PM&R) at Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital (SRH), Consulting Neuropsychologist in the Department of Psychiatry at Massachusetts General Hospital, Associate Professor in the Department of PM&R at Harvard Medical School (HMS), Adjunct Professor at the MGH Institute of Health Professions and serves on the faculty of the Center for Bioethics at HMS where he teaches Introduction to Neuroethics in the Master’s program. He directs the SRH Neurorehabilitation Laboratory, which seeks to develop more precise neurodiagnostic procedures, clinical outcome assessment measures and treatment interventions for persons with severe acquired brain injury and disorders of consciousness (DoC), and is the Project Director for the Spaulding-Harvard TBI Model System (NIDILRR, 2012-2022). He also co-leads the Outcomes Core of the “Transforming Research and Clinical Knowledge in TBI” (NINDS, 2013-2018) and “TBI Endpoint Development (DoD, 2014-2019) projects, which aim to validate clinical, imaging, and genomic biomarkers to improve TBI diagnosis, prognosis and treatment. He recently completed a DoD-funded project that developed an Evidence-Based Clinical Outcome Assessment Platform (“EB-COP”) for systematic evaluation of TBI outcome measures. Dr. Giacino maintains a broad array of national and international collaborations aimed at improving care for patients with severe TBI.