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Lucia Braga, PhD

Dr. Lucia Willadino Braga is a neuroscientist, neuropsychologist, researcher, clinician and author with over 35 years’ experience working with children, adolescents and adults with acquired brain injury.

She developed and pioneered several neurorehabilitationprograms,suchastheFamilyTrainingMethodology,theMetaCognitiveDimensionProgram to develop executive functionsandiscurrentlyworkingonthe study of on the changes in structural and functional brain connectivity brought about by rehabilitation. SheisengagedinneurorehabilitationstudieswithanumberofEuropeanandAmericaninstitutions,aswellasneuroscientificresearch,usingtechnologysuchasDTI,ERPandfMRItoexplorebrainfunction.

Dr.BragaiscurrentlypresidentoftheSARAHNetworkofRehabilitationHospitals,amemberoftheSARAHBoardofGovernorsandfounderofitsNeuroscienceResearchcentersinRiodeJaneiroandBrasilia.ShereceivedthetitleofDocteurHonorisCausafromtheUniversitédeReims(France)in1999andwasappointedbythePresidentofBraziltotheNationalOrderofScientificMerit.Dr.Bragaisonseveraleditorialboards,haspublishedbooks andbookchapters,aswellasarticlesinvariouspeer-reviewjournals.InadditiontocoordinatingtheninerehabilitationhospitalsandonetechnologyfacilityoftheSARAHNetwork,sheisalsoactiveinclinicalneurorehabilitationandresearchactivitieswithlocalandinternationalinstitutionsanduniversities.