Dr. Kelly Kearns is a practicing clinical neuropsychologist that specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of individuals with various cognitive, neurobehavioral and neuropsychiatric disorders. She functions as a neuropsychometric rater at the NeuroCognitive Institute’s clinical research unit investigating new treatments for dementia and other neurodegenerative diseases.
Dr. Kearns also currently serves as a neuropsychologist for Kessler Institute for Rehabilitation within the outpatient neuropsychology division and the Cognitive Rehabilitation Program. Her position involves conducting neuropsychological assessments, providing psychotherapy, as well as providing clinical oversight for patients in the Cognitive Rehabilitation Program. Given her expertise in dementia evaluation and management, Dr. Kearns has developed a Dementia Program for patients and their caregivers across Kessler campuses.
Training, Academic Affiliations and Professional Activities
Dr. Kearns earned her doctorate degree from The Chicago School of Professional Psychology. She completed her neuropsychology internship at Henry Ford Healthcare System in Detroit, Michigan. Subsequently, she completed an APA accredited fellowship at the VA Pittsburgh Healthcare System.
She is an active and long-standing member of the National Academy of Neuropsychology. Dr. Kearns has been published in medical journals in the areas of dementia rehabilitation, stroke, and geropsychology. She is also a Clinical Assistant Professor at Rutgers University – New Jersey Medical School.