Sarah M. Greif is a graduate student in the neuropsychology track of the Department of Clinical and Health Psychology at the University of Florida. She began her graduate studies in Fall 2015 under the mentorship of Dr. Russell M. Bauer and Dr. Shelley C. Heaton. In addition to her appointment as a graduate research assistant, Sarah serves as a Neuropsychology Clinical and Research Coordinator for the UF Student Health Care Center Sports Concussion Center (http://shcc.ufl.edu/services/specialty-care/sports-concussion-center/) and as Director of Athlete Brain (http://www.athletebrain.com/). Sarah completed her bachelor’s of science degree in Psychology at the University of Florida where she worked as a Clinic & Research Coordinator in the UF Pediatric Neuropsychology Clinic, Program Assistant within The University of Florida Multidisciplinary Diagnostic and Training Program (http://mdtp.pediatrics.med.ufl.edu/), and as a Research Assistant in The UF Sports Concussion Neuropsychology Research Lab where she assisted in the CTSI’s Health IMPACTS for Florida network, Concussion Surveillance and Monitoring Program.
Research and Clinical Focus
Sarah’s research interests include investigating the role of sleep during recovery from traumatic brain injury, cognitive implications of traumatic brain injury throughout recovery, and examining predictors of recovery during the acute stages following mild traumatic brain injury. Sarah enjoys conducting assessments and interventions for a variety of populations across the lifespan but has a particular interest in the assessment and treatment of patients with acquired brain injury and complex medical conditions.
Professional Grants & Awards
UF Student Government. Grant to conduct free baseline concussion testing to UF students. 2014-present (on behalf of Athlete Brain).
University of Florida Student Involvement & Activities “Most Innovative Event of the Year” award for Athlete Brain’s ScootSafe! Campus-wide helmet safety initiative. 2015 (on behalf of Athlete Brain)..
PEPSI Gators Give Back Grant. $2,500 grant to Athlete Brain to implement campus-wide helmet safety initiative ScootSafe! 2014 (on behalf of Athlete Brain).
2nd place, student scientific poster competition, Florida Psychological Association Conference. 2013.
Publications, Posters, & Presentations
Snyder, A.R., Szymanski, S.A., Greif, S.M., Vinson, M., De Leon, J., Bauer, R.M. & HealthIMPACTS for Florida Network. (2015).”Concussion Education Training and Healthcare Provider Knowledge” International Journal of Sport and Society, 4(4), 119-133.
Greif, S.M., Mellott E.M., Switalksi, K.A., Udhani, M.D., Frias, A.L., Johns, P.A., and Heaton, S.C. (2015) “Cognitive, Emotional, and Behavioral Features as Predictors of Adaptive Functioning in a Clinical Pediatric Population.” International Neuropsychological Society 43rd Annual Meeting, Denver, CO, February 2015.
Snyder, A.R., Houck, Z., Greif, S.M. Asken, B., Tripp, B. Bauer, R.M., & the Health IMPACTS for Florida Network. Preliminary Normative Analysis of the Sport Concussion Assessment Tool (SCAT3) in Teenagers. American Academy of Clinical Neuropsychology Conference, New York, NY, June 2014.
Greif, S.M., Snyder, A.R., Houck, Z., Asken,B., Tripp,B. Bauer,R.M., & the Health IMPACTS for Florida Network. “The Effect of a Previous Concussion on Baseline Performance on the Sport Concussion Assessment Tool (SCAT3) at Baseline. “American Academy of Clinical Neuropsychology Conference, New York, NY, June 2014.
Snyder, A.R., Greif, S.M., & Team Athlete Brain (2014) “Athlete Brain: Promoting concussion education, awareness, and research in Central Florida.” The University of Florida College of Public Health and Health Professions’ Diversity Day, Gainesville, FL, March 2014.
LeMonda, B. C., Greif, S. M., Mellott, E., Zamor, T.M.. Heaton, S. C. (2014) “Understanding the Association between Anxiety and Attention Across the Lifespan: Findings from a Heterogeneous Pediatric Population ”. International Neuropsychological Society 42nd Annual Meeting, Seattle, WA, February 2014.
Snyder, A.R., Greif, S.M., Schonfeld, D., Bauer, R.M., & The Health Impacts Team (2013) “The Relationship Between Symptom Report and Component Performance on the SCAT2 at Baseline: Predictive value of symptom factors.” Florida Psychological Association Conference, West Palm Beach, FL, July 2013.
Snyder, A.R., Greif, S.M., Bauer, R.M., & The Health Impacts Team (2013) “Exploratory Factor Analysis of Baseline Concussion Symptom Reporting in Children and Adolescents.” American Academy of Clinical Neuropsychology Conference, Chicago, IL, June 2013.
Campbell, M.A., Greif, S.M., Tyner, C.E., Jordan L.L & Heaton, S.C. (2013) “Disentangling Processing Speed Deficits from Performance on Tasks of Executive Functioning” American Academy of Clinical Neuropsychology Conference, Chicago, IL, June 2013.
“Headstrong: Tackling concussion perceptions in the community.” (2013) 8th Conference for the Social Science at UF, Gainesville FL, January 2013.
UF Sports Concussion Center, Neuropsychology Clinical and Research Coordinator
UF GatorWell Helmet Safety Steering Committee
Student Representative Athlete Brain, President
Chair Camp TBi Florida
Volunteer Camp Counselor