Ruta Clair, PsyD, CBIS
Assistant Professor, Psychology
Dr. Clair is an assistant professor of psychology at Cabrini University. She has clinical experience in neuropsychology and school psychology. She is a certified brain injury specialist and a certified school psychologist.
Her area of research is focused on concussion. She examines questions related to quality of life issues and symptoms during concussion recovery in children and adolescents. She also explores concussion knowledge and attitudes in both athletes and non-athletes across academic and community settings. Dr. Clair has had the opportunity to conduct research integrating multiple disciplines such as medicine and psychology.
Her pedagogy strives to foster an interactive and supportive atmosphere where students have the opportunity to integrate new learning with their past learning and experiences. She values opportunities for multi-modal learning and integration of information about brain function and development with student’s experiences and consideration for community and public policy.
She received her Bachelor of Science degree from Emory University, Master’s degree in developmental psychology from Bryn Mawr College, and Doctorate degree from Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine.
She received postdoctoral training as a neuropsychology fellow at RSM Psychology and Sports Concussion Center of New Jersey. She has completed neuropsychological evaluations, provided cognitive rehabilitation treatment, psychotherapy, concussion treatment, and baseline assessment for youth sports and adult professional teams. Her doctoral internship was completed at Kessler Institute for Rehabilitation, where she worked in the Neuropsychology department and cognitive rehabilitation program.
Her professional interests include neuropsychology across the lifespan, learning and attention disorders, concussion, traumatic brain injury, the impact of emotional symptoms on function, and social development.