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Alison A. Fedio, PhD, PsyD

Alison A Fedio, PhD, PsyD earned a research doctoral degree in Applied/Experimental Psychology from The Catholic University of America, followed by a clinical doctoral degree in Clinical Psychology from the American School of Professional Psychology, Virginia.

For the past 25 years, Dr. Fedio has been a member of the clinical faculty, initially at the American School of Professional Psychology, where she also served as Associate Dean for 15 years, and more recently at The Chicago School of Professional Psychology. She has held the academic rank of Full Professor in both programs.

Her teaching and mentoring of clinical neuropsychology students combines her research and clinical background. Prior to entering academia, Dr. Fedio worked as a research psychologist in the Neurology Institute at The National Institutes of Health (NIH), where she studied cognitive and emotional correlates of epilepsy and other neurological disorders.

She has over 100 peer-reviewed presentations and publications in the area of brain-behavior relations and has presented research findings nationally and internationally.

Dr. Fedio continues to supervise doctoral studentsā€™ research in clinical neuropsychology and teach classes in neuropsychology, the biological bases of behavior, and cognition and emotions. She and her husband, Paul Fedio, PhD, Clinical Neuropsychologist, have shared a private practice, teaching and research initiatives, and many interesting dinner conversations about neuropsychology over the years.

Research Activities:

For the past 25 years, Dr. Fedio has been applying her clinical and research skills in her teaching and mentoring of hundreds of clinical psychology graduate students. Many of her former students are engaged in careers as clinical neuropsychologists.

Dr. Fedio has supervised the doctoral research of over 100 students and currently enjoys collaborating on research projects with former students and colleagues. Her research interests include the neurological bases of memory, language, and emotions; self-awareness and self-concept in individuals with brain injury; and treatment of individuals with neurological disorders.

A current research initiative focuses on developing group therapy programs for individuals with neurological disorders and their families.

Select Publications:

Fedio, P., August, A., Patronas, N., Sato, S., & Kufta, C. (1997). Semantic, phonological and perceptual changes following left and right intracarotid injection (Wada) with a low Amytal dose. Brain & Cognition, 33, 98-117.

Sirikietsoong, S. (J)., Fedio, A., & Fedio, P. (2017, August). Reaction time and set shifting by patients with left or right hemispheric stroke. Poster presented at the One Hundred Twenty-fifth Annual Meeting of theĀ American Psychological Association, Washington, DC.

Stillman, J. N., Fedio, A. A., & Johnson, K. (2017, August). An examination of the discrepancies in illness representations between multiple sclerosis patients and their caregivers. Poster presented at the One Hundred Twenty-fifth Annual Meeting of the American Psychological Association, Washington, DC.

Fedio, A., Sexton, J., Cummings, S., Roper, C., Buonopane, V., Lebedun, A., & Fedio, P. (2018). Importance of health professionals informing brain-injured patients about functional changes. [Abstract]. Journal of the International Neuropsychological Society, 24(S1), A-325. doi:10.1017/S1355617718000528

Priluck, J., Hamza, M. Fedio, P., & Fedio, A. (2018). Verbal fluency for emotion following traumatic brain injury. [Abstract]. Journal of the International Neuropsychological Society, 24(S1), A-325. doi:10.1017/S1355617718000528

Roper, C. L., Fedio, A. A., & Fedio, P. (2019, November). The experience of shame in individuals with epilepsy: A pilot study. Poster presented at the Thirty-ninth Annual Meeting of the National Academy of Neuropsychology, San Diego, CA.

Fedio, P, Fedio, A., Patel, N., Thomas, M., Grewal, A., Tolani, P., & Roper, C. (2020). Individuals with ABI educate clinical psychology students about brain injury recovery. [Abstract]. The Neuropsychologist, 34(Sup2), 143-233.

Priluck, J. L., & Fedio, A. A. (2020). Factors associated with utilization of emotion and personality instruments among neuropsychologists. Applied Neuropsychology: Adult.

Fedio, A., Dekarchuk, M., Roper, C., Sexton, J., Dinklocker, B., Campbell, K., Khandker, S., Powdrill, K., Priluck, J., Cummings, S., & Fedio, P. (2021, November). Post-traumatic growth in relation to quality of life in individuals with moderate/severe traumatic brain injury. Abstract accepted for poster presentation at the National Academy of Neuropsychology (NAN) annual meeting, Washington, DC.

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