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Published on February 20, 2002
Jim Albritton
Health and Research News Service

Dr. Mark Sherer

JACKSON—Dr. Mark Sherer, director of the neuropsychology department at Methodist Rehabilitation Center has been named to the editorial board of the Journal of Head Trauma Rehabilitation (JHTR).

The peer-reviewed publication provides information to physicians and others who are involved in clinical management and rehabilitation of those with head injuries.

“It’s quite an honor to become a part of this board,” said Dr. Sherer. “Anytime you’re asked to be a part of something like this, it shows that you are truly recognized in brain injury and rehabilitation.”

Dr. Sherer, a board-certified neuropsychologist conducts research and assists with the development of inpatient and outpatient brain injury programs at Methodist Rehab.

He is also a clinical associate professor of neurology and psychiatry at the University of Mississippi Medical Center and is the clinical director of Quest, Methodist Rehab’s community-based treatment program which helps brain-injured patients become as independent as possible and re-enter the workforce. He earned his Ph.D., from the University of Alabama in general clinical psychology and is also a fellow with the National Academy of Neuropsychology and the American Psychological Association.

He is the principal investigator for two studies on traumatic brain injury (the Traumatic Brain Injury Model System of Mississippi and the Collaborative Study of Impaired Self-awareness After TBI) and the author of over 100 articles, book chapters and abstracts.