Dr. Mark Sherer
Dr. Mark Sherer is Senior Scientist and Associate Vice President
for Research at TIRR Memorial Hermann. He is Clinical Professor of PhysicalMedicine and Rehabilitation at Baylor College of Medicine and the University ofTexas Medical School at Houston. Dr. Sherer is a board certified
neuropsychologist with over 30 years’ experience as an administrator, clinician,
educator, and investigator. In his current position, he provides overall
guidance to research programs at TIRR Memorial Hermann. Dr. Sherer’s clinical
work has focused on community integration services for persons with brain
injury. He developed community integration programs in two states and also
directed the TIRR Challenge Community Integration Program. As an educator, Dr.
Sherer has developed two post-doctoral training programs in clinical
neuropsychology and mentored a large number of students and junior faculty over
the years. Dr. Sherer has published over 125 peer reviewed articles and served
as principal investigator or co-investigator on numerous grants. He and Dr.
Angelle Sander have published an edited text entitled, “Handbook on the
Neuropsychology of Traumatic Brain Injury.” Dr. Sherer has developed scales
that are commonly used clinically and in research including the Awareness
Questionnaire and the Confusion Assessment Protocol.
Dr. Sherer is a fellow of the American Psychological Association, the
National Academy of Neuropsychology, and the American Congress of
Rehabilitation Medicine and his contributions to brain injury rehabilitation
research and clinical practice have been recognized with the Mitchell Rosenthal
Award, the Leonard Dillard Award, and the Williams Fields Caveness Award.
He has published more than 100 articles and book chapters and has given numerous presentations to state, national and international conferences. Dr. Sherer serves on editorial boards for Journal of Head Trauma Rehabilitation, The Clinical Neuropsychologist, and Rehabilitation Psychology.