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Jennifer L. Gallo

Jennifer L. Gallo, PhD

Assistant Professor of Neurology


Department: Neurology

Practices: Drexel Neurosciences Institute

Specialties: Neuropsychology

Education

  • PhD in Clinical Psychology – Drexel University, Clinical Neuropsychology Concentration (2006)
  • MS in Psychology – Drexel University (2004)
  • BA in Psychology – Rowan College of New Jersey (1995)

Awards & Honors

  • Barbara G. Hornum Award for Teaching Excellence (2016)

Memberships / Professional Affiliations

  • American Psychological Association
    • Member Division 40: Society for Clinical Neuropsychology
    • Member Division 2: Society for the Teaching of Psychology
  • National Academy of Neuropsychology
  • International Neuropsychological Society
  • American Academy of Clinical Neuropsychology
  • Philadelphia Neuropsychology Society
    • Board member since 2009 (Past President, January 2013–December 2014)

Jennifer L. Gallo, PhD, is neuropsychologist with Drexel Neurosciences Institute, where she performs outpatient neuropsychological evaluations. Dr. Gallo specializes in measuring cognitive, psychological and behavioral symptoms and their impact on patients’ functional status and well-being. She evaluates adults presenting with a range of known or suspected neurological and psychological disorders. Her training within neuropsychology is aging and dementia.

Clinical Services

Neuropsychological testing, Neuropsychology

Internships

  • Predoctoral Internship - UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, Geropsychology Track

Jennifer L. Gallo, PhD, is an assistant professor of neurology with Drexel Neurosciences Institute. Before joining the neuropsychology services at Drexel Neurosciences Institute, she spent nine years as a teaching faculty member in the Department of Psychology at Drexel University. In this role she taught undergraduate and graduate courses, directed the clinical neuropsychology major area of study within the Clinical Psychology PhD program, and developed the neuropsychological assessment services team at Drexel’s Psychological Services Center, where she supervised second- and third-year clinical doctoral students placed on her team for practicum training.

Research

Dr. Gallo’s research interests include the neuropsychology of aging and dementia, neurocognitive correlates of goal-directed activities, and behavioral and psychological symptoms associated with dementia. Her scientific contributions extending from these interests include co-authoring and publishing the Behavioral and Psychological Assessment of Dementia (BPAD), and co-authoring peer-reviewed publications investigating the relationship between cognition, psychological symptoms, and functional integrity in older adults with and without dementia.

A developing area of research interest includes improving diagnostic utility of neuropsychological assessments for aging lifespan populations (e.g., ASD, Down syndrome).

Publications

Published Papers

"An itemized approach to assessing behavioral and psychological symptoms in dementia"
Gallo JL, Schmidt KS & Libon DJ
American Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease and Other Dementias, 24(2), 163-168, 2009

"Behavioral and psychological symptoms, neurocognitive performance, and functional independence in mild dementia"
Gallo JL, Schmidt KS & Libon DJ
Dementia: The International Journal of Social Research and Practice, 7(3), 397-413, 2008

"An exploratory analysis of the relationship between neuropsychiatric symptoms and medical illness in an outpatient dementia population"
Tran P, Schmidt K, Gallo JL, Tuppo, E., Scheinthal S, Chopra A & Libon, DL 
Journal of the American Osteopathic Association, 106(7), 412-414, 2006

"The influence of personal familiarity on object naming, knowledge, and use in dementia"
Giovannetti T, Sestito N, Libon DJ, Schmidt KS, Gallo JL, Gambino M, et al.
Archives of Clinical Neuropsychology, 21(7), 607-614, 2006

"Everyday action in dementia: Evidence for differential deficits in Alzheimer’s disease versus subcortical vascular dementia"
Giovannetti T, Schmidt K, Sestito N, Libon D, Gallo JL
Journal of the International Neuropsychological Society, 12, 45-53, 2006

"The neuropsychological profile of alcohol-related dementia suggests cortical and subcortical pathology"
Schmidt KS, Gallo JL, Ferri C, Giovannetti T, Sestito N, Libon DJ & Schmidt PS
Dementia and Geriatric Cognitive Disorders, 20, 286-291, 2005

"Memory encoding and retrieval in Frontotemporal Dementia and Alzheimer’s Disease"
Glosser G, Gallo JL, Clark C & Grossman M
Neuropsychology, 16(2), 190-196, 2002

"Visual perceptual functions predict activities of daily living in dementia patients"
Glosser G, Gallo J, Duda N, de Vries JJ, Clark C & Grossman M
Neuropsychiatry, Neuropsychology, and Behavioral Neurology, 15(3), 198-206, 2002

Published Tests and Manuals

The Behavioral and Psychological Assessment of Dementia: BPAD
Schmidt KS & Gallo JL
Psychological Assessment Resources, Inc. Tampa, Fla., 2007

Book Reviews

Book review of Contemporary Intellectual Assessment: Theories, Tests, and Issues  (3rd ed).
Gallo JL
Archives of Clinical Neuropsychology, Dawn P. Flanagan and Patti L. Harrison (Eds.). doi: 10.1093/arclin/act011, 2013

Presentations

By Invitation

"Dementia Versus Late-Life Depression"
In-service presented to Psychology externs and interns, Cooper University Hospital, Camden NJ., January 2017

"APA-Style Writing Workshop"
Drexel University Chapter of Psi Chi, Drexel University, Philadelphia, Pa., February 2008

"Sugared Toast and Buttered Coffee"
Research presentation at the Holy Family University Faculty Research Meeting, Holy Family University, Philadelphia, Pa., January 2007

"Overview of Behavioral and Psychological Symptoms in Dementia"
Invited Address, Grand Rounds, UMDNJ-SOM, Stratford NJ., October 2004

"The Case of Mr. C."
Clinical neuropsychology case presented at the Clinical Practicum Symposium at Drexel University, Philadelphia, Pa., April 2003

By Peer Review

"The neuropsychological assessment of justice-involved men: A case for group-specific norms"
LaDuke C, Gallo J, DeMatteo D, Heilbrun K, Swirsky-Sacchetti T
Journal of the International Neuropsychological Society (forthcoming)
Presented at the 45th Annual Meeting of the International Neuropsychological Society, New Orleans, La., 2017

"An evidence-based evaluation of neuropsychological tests used to assess dementia among older adults with Down Syndrome"
Godfrey M, Lee N, Gallo J
Journal of the International Neuropsychological Society (forthcoming)
Presented at the 45th Annual Meeting of the International Neuropsychological Society, New Orleans, La., 2017

"Navigation driving and vehicle control in healthy older adults and subjective cognitive impairment"
Manning KL, Schultheis MT, Gallo J, Moelter S, Chute D & Saykin AJ
Journal of the International Neuropsychological Society, 21-S1, 227. doi: 10.1017/S1355617715000417
Presented at the 43rd Annual Meeting of the International Neuropsychological Society, Denver, Colo., 2015

"Aging with autism: A neuropsychological case study"
Vickers K, Patrick K, Gallo J
Archives of Clinical Neuropsychology, 30(6), 471-598
Presented at the 35th Annual Conference of the National Academy of Neuropsychology, Austin, Texas, 2015

"Behavioral and Psychological Assessment of Dementia (BPAD): Evidence of construct and criterion validity"
Schmidt KS, Gallo JL, Alexander W, O’Connor MK, Hyer LA, Filipetto F, Gekhman L, Widows M, May A & Chopra A
Journal of the International Neuropsychological Society, 13-S2, 199. doi: 10.1017/S1355617707071408
Presented at the 35th Annual Meeting of the International Neuropsychological Society, Portland, Ore., 2007

"Detecting action errors: Reflections on the Mirror-Neuron System"
Gallo JL, Platek SM, Chute DL, Giovannetti T, Libon DJ, Gibney M, Mohamed F & Cosentino S
Journal of the International Neuropsychological Society, 12-S1, 128
Presented at the 34th Annual Meeting of the International Neuropsychological Society, Boston, Mass., 2006

"A new clinical rating scale to assess behavioral and psychological symptoms in dementia: The Behavioral and Psychological Assessment of Dementia (BPAD)"
Gallo JL, Schmidt KS, Ferri C, Sestito N, Lieto J, Gekhman L, Tuppo E, Chopra A & Seeger T
The Clinical Neuropsychologist, 20(2), 188-220
Presented at the 4th Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Clinical Neuropsychology, Philadelphia, Pa., 2006

"Relative preservation of sequential memory compared to recognition memory in early Alzheimer’s Disease"
Hampstead BM, Gallo JL & Libon DJ
Archives of Clinical Neuropsychology, 20(7), 849
Presented at the 25th Annual Meeting of the National Academy of Neuropsychology, Tampa, Fla., 2005

Gallo J, Schmidt K, Ferri C, Sestito N & Libon DJ. (2005). Behavioral and psychological symptoms in Alcohol-Related Dementia. Journal of the International Neuropsychological Society, 11-S1, 180-181. Presented at the 33rd Annual International Neuropsychological Society Conference, St. Louis, MO.

"Behavioral and psychological symptoms, cognition, and performance of IADLs among patients with dementia"
Gallo JL, Schmidt K, Libon DJ & Miller JA
Archives of Clinical Neuropsychology, 19(7), 935-936
Presented at the 24th Annual Meeting of the National Academy of Neuropsychology, Seattle, Wash., 2004

"Semantic and associative knowledge effects on word reading in Alzheimer’s Disease"
Gallo JL, Dodson JA, Grossman M & Glosser G
Journal of the International Neuropsychological Society
, 8-S2, 124
Presented at the 30th Annual Meeting of the International Neuropsychological Society, Toronto, Ontario, Canada, 2002

"Memory encoding and retrieval in Frontotemporal compared to Alzheimer’s Dementia"
Glosser G, Gallo JL & Grossman M
Journal of the International Neuropsychological Society, 7-S2, 186
Presented at the 29th Annual Meeting of the International Neuropsychological Society, Chicago, Ill., 2001


Contact Information


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Drexel Neurosciences Institute
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Philadelphia, PA 19102
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