Dr. Larry Brooks is a board-certified clinical neuropsychologist. He also sees patients with acute neurological problems, such as brain injury or stroke, at Memorial Regional Hospital. Click to see Dr. Brooks’ Curriculum Vitae.
He completed his undergraduate education at the University of Pennsylvania, a PhD at the University of Miami, a clinical internship at the Yale University School of Medicine, and a fellowship in neuropsychology at the University of Miami School of Medicine. He then became an Assistant Professor in the Department of Rehabilitation Medicine at the University of Miami.
While on faculty at the University of Miami, Dr. Brooks participated in clinical work and research. He was the Director of the Cognitive Rehabilitation Clinic in the Department of Rehabilitation Medicine. He was staff psychologist in the interdisciplinary pain clinic in which he conducted psychotherapy and pre-surgical evaluations for spinal cord stimulators. He also conducted psychotherapy and neuropsychological assessments with individuals with depression, anxiety, chronic pain, traumatic brain injury, stroke, Multiple Sclerosis, Parkinson’s disease, Alzheimer’s disease, and other neurological and psychiatric disorders.
In terms of research, Dr. Brooks was co-Principal Investigator of the South Florida Spinal Cord Injury (SCI) Model Systems. He currently serves on the Rehabilitation Advisory Board of a National Institute of Disability and Rehabilitation Research-funded grant to develop a virtual reality training for individuals with traumatic brain injury. He was Site PI on multi-site research projects on assessment of functioning in SCI and on the effectiveness of venlafaxine in reducing depression and pain after SCI. Further, he was Director of the Behavioral Core of a Department of Defense-funded study on a behavioral intervention to reduce obesity and diabetes in people with spinal cord injury. He has published peer-reviewed articles on mild cognitive impairment, Alzheimer’s disease, fibromyalgia, spinal cord injury, orthopedic rehabilitation, and heart disease.