302-831-3859 cscd-info@udel.edu

Assistant ProfessorMatthew Cohen, College of Health Sciences.
Communication Sciences & Disorders
The Tower at STAR
100 Discovery Boulevard, 634
Newark, DE 19713
Phone: 302-831-7071
Email: mlcohen@udel.edu

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Research Interests

  • Development and application of patient-reported outcome measures
  • Cognitive/linguistic processes that underlie self-report
  • Acquired neurological illness/injury

Honors, Awards, and Major Professional Offices Held

  • 2018 Selected to attend the University of Delaware’s NIH Proposal Academy, a grant writing mentorship program.
  • 2018 Recognition of research accomplishment in the January 2018 newsletter of the National Institute on Disability, Independent
    Living, and Rehabilitation (NIDILRR).
  • Selected to attend the 2017 Training in Grantsmanship for Rehabilitation Research (TIGRR) workshop (workshop funded by NICHD #T15H074546)
  • Craig H. Neilsen Foundation Psychosocial Research Postdoctoral Fellowship Grant, 2016
  • Postdoctoral Fellowship (rehabilitation neuropsychology), The University of Delaware Center for Assessment Research and Translation, 2015-16
  • Postdoctoral Fellowship (clinical neuropsychology), The Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, 2013-2015
  • Recognition of research accomplishment in the Spring 2015 issue of The Scientific American Memory Disorders Bulletin
  • Recognition of research accomplishment in the Spring 2014 issue of The Johns Hopkins Memory Disorders Bulletin
  • American Psychological Association Benton-Meier Award for research in neuropsychology; recognition in The Monitor on Psychology, 42(11), 2011

Recent Publications

  1. Cohen, M.L. & Hula. W.D. (Conditionally accepted). Patient-Reported Outcomes and Evidence-Based Practice in Speech-Language
  2. Cohen, M.L., Kisala, P.A., Boulton, A.J., Carlozzi, N.E., Cook, C.V., & Tulsky, D.S. (2019). Development and Psychometric
    Characteristics of the TBI-QOL Communication Item Bank. Journal of Head Trauma Rehabilitation, 34(5), 326-339. doi:
  3. Cohen, M.L., Weatherford, S., & Nandakumar, R. (2019). How Normal are “Normal” Errors of Language and Cognition? Journal of Speech, Language, and Hearing Research, 62, 1468-1472. https://doi.org/10.1044/2018_JSLHR-L-18-0215
  4. Cohen, M.L., Tulsky, D.S., Boulton, A.J., Kisala, P.A., Bertish, H., Yeates, K.O., Zonfrillo, M.R., Durbin, D., Jaffe, K.M., Tempkin, N., Wang, J., Rivara, F.P. (2019). Reliability and Construct Validity of the TBI-QOL Communication Short Form as a Parent-Report Instrument for Children with Traumatic Brain Injury. Journal of Speech, Language, and Hearing Research,62 (1), 84-92. https://doi.org/10.1044/2018_JSLHR-L-18-0074.
  5. Kisala, P.A., Boulton, A.J., Cohen, M.L., Slavin, M.D., Jette, A.M., Charlifue, S., Hanks, R., Mulcahey, M.J., Cella, D., Tulsky, D.S. (2019). Interviewer vs. Self-Administration of PROMIS Measures for Adults with Traumatic Injury. Health Psychology, 38(5), 435-444. doi: 10.1037/hea0000685.
  6. Cohen, M.L., Holdnack, J.A., Kisaka, P.A., & Tulsky, D.S. (2018). A Comparison of PHQ-9 and TBI-QOL Depression Measures among Individuals with Traumatic Brain Injury. Rehabilitation Psychology, 63(3), 365-371. http://dx.doi.org/10.1037/rep0000216.
  7. Magasi, S., Harniss, M., Tulsky, D.S., Cohen, M.L., Heinemann, A. (2017). Test Accommodations for Individuals with Neurological Conditions Completing the NIH Toolbox – Cognition Battery: An Evaluation of the Frequency and Appropriateness Rehabilitation Psychology, 62 (4), 455-463.
  8. Tulsky, D.S., Holdnack, J.A., Cohen, M.L., Heaton, R. K., Carlozzi, N., Wong, A. W. K., Boulton, A. J., & Heinemann, A. (In Press). Factor Structure of the NIH Toolbox Cognition Battery in Individuals with Acquired Brain Injury. Rehabilitation Psychology
  9. Cohen, M.L., Tulsky, D.S., Holdnack, J.A., Carlozzi, N.E., Wong, A., Magasi, S., Heaton. R.K., & Heinemann, A. (In Press). Cognition among Community-Dwelling Individuals with Spinal Cord Injury: An Investigation Using the NIH Toolbox – Cognitive Battery. Rehabilitation Psychology
  10.  Papafragou, A., Fairchild, S., Cohen, M.L., & Friedberg, C. (2016). Learning Words from Speakers with False Beliefs. Journal of Child Language, 44 (4), 905-923.
  11. Papagragou, A., Friedberg, C., & Cohen, M.L. (2017). The Role of Speaker Knowledge in Children’s Pragmatic Inferences. Child Development.
  12. Puente, A.N., Cohen, M.L., Aita, S., & Brandt, J. (2016). Behavioral Ratings of Executive Functioning Explain Instrumental Activities of Daily Living Beyond Test Scores in Parkinson’s Disease. The Clinical Neuropsychologist, 30(1), 95-106, 1080/13854046.2015.1133847
  13. Cohen, M.L., Schwab, N., Price, C.C., & Heilman, K.M. (2015). Impaired switching from self-prepared actions in mild Parkinson’s disease. Journal of Parkinson’s Disease, 5(2), 351-359. doi: 10.3233/JPD-150672
  14. Cohen, M.L., Aita, S., Mari, Z. & Brandt, J. (2015). The unique and combined effects of apathy and depression on cognition in patients with Parkinson’s disease. Journal of Parkinson’s Disease. doi: 10.3233/JPD-140484
  15. Cohen, M.L., Testa, S. M., Pritchard, J., Zhu, J., Hopp, J. (2014). Overlap between dissociation and other psychological features in patients with psychogenic non-epileptic seizures. Epilepsy & Behavior, 34, 47-49. doi: 1016/j.yebeh.2014.03.001
  16. Zlatar, Z. Z., McGregor, K. M., Dzierzewski, J. M., Bauer, A., Phan, S., Towler, S., Cohen, M. L., Marsiske, M., Manini, T.M., Crosson. (2013). Functional language networks in sedentary and physically active older adults. Journal of the International Neuropsychological Society, 19(6), 625-634. doi: 10.1017/S1355617713000246.
  17. Cohen, M. L., Heaton, S. C., Ginn, N., & Eyberg, S. (2012). Parent-Child Interaction Therapy for the management of behaviors following pediatric traumatic brain injury. Journal of Pediatric Psychology, 37(3), 251-261. doi:10.1093/jpepsy/jsr086. PMID: 22004884
  18. Meinzer, M., Seeds, L., Flaisch, T., Harnish, S., Cohen, M. L., McGregor, K. M., Conway, T., Benjamin, M., & Crosson, B. (2012). Impact of changed positive and negative task-related functional activity on word retrieval in aging. Neurobiology of Aging, 33(4), 656-659. PMID: 20696496
  19. Crosson, B., and Cohen, M. L. (2012). Language and Communication Disorders Associated with Attentional Deficits. In R. Peach and L. Shapiro (Eds.), Cognition and Acquired Language Disorders: A Process-oriented approach (pp. 167-182). St. Louis: Elsevier.
  20. Kwon, J.C., Cohen, M. L., Williamson, J. B., Burtis, B., & Heilman, K. M. (2011) Bimanual-vertical hand movements. Journal of the International Neuropsychological Society, 17, 732-739
  21. Cohen, M. L., Rozensky, R. H., Zlatar, Z., Averbuch, R., & Cibula, J. (2010). Presentation of post-traumatic stress disorder due to the misattribution of seizure- related experiential responses. Epilepsy & Behavior,19, 652-655. PMID: 21035405
  22. Cohen, M. L., Burtis, B., Williamson, J. B., Kwon, J. C., & Heilman, K. M. (2010). Action-intentional spatial bias in a patient with posterior cortical atrophy. Neurocase, 16(6), 529-534. PMID: 20672222

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