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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 neurorehabilitation programs, such as the Family Training Methodology, the MetaCognitive Dimension Program to develop executive functions and is currently working on the study of on the changes in structural and functional brain connectivity brought about by rehabilitation.  She is engaged in neurorehabilitation studies with a number of European and American institutions, as well as neuroscientific research, using technology such as DTI, ERP and fMRI to explore brain function.

Dr. Braga is currently president of the SARAH Network of Rehabilitation Hospitals, a member of the SARAH Board of Governors and founder of its Neuroscience Research centers in Rio de Janeiro and Brasilia. She received the title of Docteur Honoris Causa from the Université de Reims (France) in 1999 and was appointed by the President of Brazil to the National Order of Scientific Merit. Dr. Braga is on several editorial boards, has published books  and book chapters, as well as articles in various peer-review journals. In addition to coordinating the nine rehabilitation hospitals and one technology facility of the SARAH Network, she is also active in clinical neurorehabilitation and research activities with local and international institutions and universities.