Sam Slobounov PHD

Dr. Semyon Slobounov is the director of the Virtual Reality/Traumatic Brain Injury research laboratory. He is a Professor in the Department of Kinesiology College of Health of Human Development, and Adjunct Professor of Orthopedics and Medical Rehabilitation with Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center, with primary responsibilities to teach undergraduate and graduate courses in the areas of psychology of injury, neural basis of motor behavior, and psychophysiology. His coaching background and clinical work with numerous injured athletes for more than 25 years. His research focused on neural basis of human movements with special emphasis on rehabilitation medicine, psychology and neurophysiology, including traumatic brain injuries. Dr. Slobounov is an adjunct investigator with the National Institute of Health, National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke.He has published more than 100 papers in referee Journals including Experimental Brain Research, Clinical Neurophysiology, Psychophysiology, Neuroscience Letters etc. He is the author of two recently published books by Springer: “Foundations of Sport-Related Injuries” and “Injury in Athletics: Causes and Consequences”. He is an active member of Society for Psychophysiological Research and a fellow of American Academy of Kinesiology. He also is an adjunct Professor of the Neuroscience and an affiliate Professor of Gerontology Center at Penn State. He received his first Ph.D. from the University of Leningrad, Department of Psychology, USSR in 1978 and his second Ph.D. from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Department of Kinesiology in 1994.