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Donna K. Broshek

Professor
Unit: School of Medicine
Department: Department of Psychiatry and NB Sciences
Office location and address
101 Hospital Dr
Charlottesville, Virginia 22903
Education
George Mason University, 1996, PhD
Biography

Donna Broshek directs the Neurocognitive Assessment Lab and co-directs the Acute Concussion Evaluation (ACE) Clinic at UVA. Although she sees patients with multiple medical and neurologic issues, most of her clinical and research interests are in epilepsy and sports concussion. She is on the Professional Advisory Board for the Epilepsy Foundation, serves as president of the Sports Neuropsychology Society and is a member of the NBA Concussion Committee. She is also on concussion committees of local schools and promotes individualized care of athletes and other patients who sustain concussions. Balancing science and compassion in clinical care is her personal goal. 

Dr. Broshek’s father was an officer in the Air Force. She was born in Casablanca, Morocco, and lived in the suburbs of Paris as a child. Her weekends were spent visiting castles and other amazing sights in the French countryside. She also lived in California, Germany, Northern Virginia, Georgia, Louisiana and Maryland. She earned her doctorate at George Mason University and then completed her clinical psychology internship and postdoctoral fellowship in neuropsychology at UVA. She has been on the faculty as a neuropsychologist since 1998.  

Dr. Broshek has now lived in Charlottesville longer than anywhere else and considers it her home. She loves the beauty of the countryside, the amazing restaurants, wineries, UVA sports teams and the good-natured and good-humored people of Charlottesville. Dr. Broshek also enjoys traveling, especially to warm climates, and wishes she had more time to read fiction. Dancing is her favorite form of exercise. In college she taught dance to preschoolers.

MD-PSCH Community Based Brain Injury Screening Initiative
Source: Virginia Department for Aging and Rehabilitative S
May 01, 2016 – July 31, 2019
MD-PSCH Field-Side Mobile-Device Oculomotor Function Assessment
Source: Barron Associates, Inc.
August 01, 2014 – August 30, 2016
MD-PSYCH Development of a Fieldable Brain Trauma Analyzer
Source: Engineering Acoustics, Inc.
April 04, 2011 – December 17, 2013
COGS 3960: Cognitive Science Research
Credits: 3
This course aims to provide faculty-supervised research experience. A faculty mentor should be identified before enrollment. S/U grading. May be repeated for credit. Prerequisites: Faculty supervisor permission.
COGS 4970: Distinguished Major Thesis
A two-semester course in which the student prepares a thesis under the supervision of a departmental faculty member. The thesis may be based on empirical research conducted by the student or a critical review or theoretical analysis of existing findings.
COGS 4980: Distinguished Major Thesis
Credits: 6
A two-semester course in which the student prepares a thesis under the supervision of a departmental faculty member. The thesis may be based on empirical research conducted by the student or a critical review or theoretical analysis of existing findings.