Clinical Psychology; Mental Health and Well Being
Alzheimer's disease, TBI, Spine surgery, Mental Health and Well Being
Steve Balsis, Ph.D., is a Clinical Psychologist and Professor of Psychology at University of Massachusetts Lowell. He has been conducting research and teaching about mental health and wellness for more than 20 years. In that time, he’s published many journal articles, presented at many national and international professional meetings, taught thousands of students, and received millions of dollars in grant support from national, public, and private entities. His most recent research focuses on improving the lives of individuals with functional limitations. Currently, his work is funded by the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS), the National Science Foundation (NSF), and Medtronic. His research with NINDS aims to improve the assessment of functional impairment due to brain injury. His research with NSF aims to create wearable devices that improve arm motor function for people with relevant motor limitations. His work with Medtronic is aimed to introduce new professionals to the field of orthopaedics. In his spare time, he serves on the board of directors for Trails and Waterways, a new non-profit organization that’s beginning to connect people of all abilities, including those with functional limitations, to the natural beauty in New England. He’s committed to training the next generation of professionals and is especially excited to work with promising students who are eager and willing to learn about creating scholarship.