Associate Professor & Director of Neuropsychology, Department of Neurosurgery
My research interests tend to be varied but lately have focused on neurorehabilitation with a particular emphasis on technology. I have published evaluating the effectiveness of virtual reality-based cognitive rehabilitation systems for individuals with acquired neurological and degenerative disorders. I am currently collaborating on the validation and implementation of a VR based cognitive rehabilitation intervention for individuals with chemotherapy-related cognitive impairment. Additional projects in the pipeline will focus on computer-based cognitive rehabilitation for individuals diagnosed with MS. I am also collaborating with the neurology and basic science programs at RWJMS to develop and validate a novel pharmacological therapy for early-stage Alzheimer’s disease. I am a graduate of Roosevelt University with a degree in Clinical Psychology. I completed advanced training in Neuropsychology from the University of Illinois in Chicago, IL, Mount Sinai School of Medicine in New York, and the JFK-Johnson Rehabilitation Institute’s Center for Head Injuries in New Jersey. While my primary institutional role has been clinical in nature, I continuously endeavor to pursue research interests to better inform my clinical practice. I am the recipient of several NIH and private grant funds as part of a larger research team. My works have been sited over 243 times with an h-index of 9.
- Virtual Reality
- Language mapping
- Sports Concussion
- Traumatic Brain Injury
- Degenerative disorders
- Goldrich, DY, Woodson, BT, Hundal, J.S., & Wackym, PA; (2019) Sleep Issues and Mild Traumatic Brain Injury; In Hoffer, M & Balaban, C. (1st Ed)., Neurosensory Disorders in Mild Traumatic Brain Injury, (pp. 199-221). London Wall, London: Academic Press
- Biondo, A.M., Hundal, J.S., & Bowyer, S. (April 2017) MEG localization of cortical activity during language processing utilizing MR-FOCUSS and coherence source imaging. Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Neurology. Boston, MA
- House, G, Burdea, G., Grampurohit, N., Polistico, K., Roll, D., Damiani, F., Hundal, J.S., Demesmin, D.. (2016). A feasibility study to determine the benefits of upper extremity virtual rehabilitation therapy for coping with chronic pain post-cancer surgery. British Journal of Pain, 10(4), 186-197
- Burdea G., Polistico, K., Krishnamoothy, A., House G., Rethage, D., Hundal, J.S., Damiani, F., & Pollack, S. (2015). A feasibility study of the BrightBrainerTM cognitive therapy system for elderly nursing home residents with dementia. Disability and Rehabilitation: Assistive Technology, 10(5), 421-432
- Rabin, BA; Burdea, G; Roll, DT; Hundal, J.S.; Damiani, F; Pollack, S. (2012). Integrative rehabilitation of older stroke survivors: the design and evaluation of the BrightArm. Disability and Rehabilitation: Assistive Technology, 7(4), 323-335.
- Hundal, J.S., & Morris, J. (2011). Clinical validity of the Children’s Category Test-Level 2 in a mixed sample of school aged children. Archives of Clinical Neuropsychology, 26(4), 331-339.