Gianutsos, Ph.D., FAAO, CDRS, is a neuropsychologist known internationally
for her pioneering work in technology-augmented Cognitive Rehabilitation.
She has authored over 60 research and clinical articles, as well
as the Driving Advisement System, the Elemental Driving
Simulator and the series, Computer Programs for Cognitive
Rehabilitation. She is a Certified Driver Rehabilitation Specialist
and a Fellow of the American Academy of Optometry and the New York
Academy of Sciences. As a member of the Medical Advisory Board of
the New York State Department of Motor Vehicles, she chaired the
subcommittee on the Elderly and Disabled Driver. She is Adjunct
Associate Professor at the SUNY State College of Optometry, where
she is part of the Head Trauma Vision Rehabilitation Unit.
and director of Cognitive Rehabilitation Services in Sunnyside (Queens),
NY, her doctoral training was in scientific cognitive psychology,
which she taught for over 12 years at Adelphi University. In 1978,
before Cognitive Rehabilitation was generally acknowledged, she
began applying cognitive science to the challenge of brain injury
rehabilitation, founding the Cognitive Rehabilitation unit at Bellevue
Hospital/New York University Medical Center.