Dr James Malec
Professor and Research Director, Indiana University School of Medicine, USA
Dr James F. Malec, Ph.D., is Professor and Research Director in the Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Indiana University School of Medicine and the Rehabilitation Hospital of Indiana. James is a Professor Emeritus of Psychology at the Mayo Clinic and is Board Certified in Clinical Neuropsychology and in Rehabilitation Psychology through the American Board of Professional Psychology. James is active in both lay and professional groups involved with the concerns of people with brain injuries, including the Brain Injury Association, the American Congress of Rehabilitation Medicine, and the International Neuropsychological Society.
James has received a number of professional recognitions, including the Lowman Award for interdisciplinary contributions to rehabilitation and the Mitchell Rosenthal Award from the American Congress of Rehabilitation Medicine, the Research Award of the North American Brain Injury Society, the Career Service Award from the Brain Injury Association of Minnesota, the Sheldon Berrol, MD, Clinical Service Award from the Brain Injury Association of America, and the prestigious Robert L. Moody Prize for Distinguished Initiatives in Brain Injury Research and Rehabilitation. James’ past work in the area of brain injury has included development and investigation of holistic day programming for individuals with pervasive cognitive and behavioural impairments, vocational reintegration through effective service coordination, and development of the Mayo-Portland Adaptability Inventory with Dr. Muriel Lezak for assessment of postacute outcome. James has over 135 peer-reviewed publications as well as other professional publications and continues to conduct research in brain injury rehabilitation and other areas of neuropsychology and behavioural medicine.