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Jennifer E. Stevenson, M.P.H., Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation

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  • Assistant Professor of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation


Amputee Rehabilitation, Neuro Rehabilitation, Neuropsychological Assessment and Intervention, Neuropsychology, Pain Management, Rehabilitation, Rehabilitation Psychology, Spinal Cord Injury

Research Interests

Dr. Stevenson focuses her research on improving outcomes for patients with spinal cord dysfunction and severe lower extremity trauma. Her research interests include studying factors associated with positive outcome from medical rehabilitation for individuals with neurological and orthopedic disorders. She also is interested in identifying clinical treatments for enhancing psychological, social, and physical function of persons who have endured a traumatic injury or who are living with a chronic neurological or orthopedic condition.


Dr. Stevenson is a fellowship-trained rehabilitation psychologist and neuropsychologist who specializes in helping individuals adjust to life post injury or illness.

Consider referring patients to Dr. Stevenson for:
- Psychotherapy
- Adjustment difficulties
- Depression
- Anxiety
- Spinal surgery consideration
- Grief, loss or berevement post illness or injury
- Health promotion (individuals not engaging in good self care)

Dr. Stevenson joined the faculty of the Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine in 2010. She completed a masters degree in public health with an emphasis in epidemiology at Emory University and a Ph.D. in clinical psychology at Washington State University. Both her internship and postdoctoral fellowship were specialized in Rehabilitation Psychology and Neuropsychology at the University of Washington School of Medicine.

Dr. Stevenson's clinical work focuses on providing individualized psychological care designed to enhance the rehabilitation process and promote healthy emotional and cognitive recovery from disability. She assists individuals with disabilities, and their family members, in adapting to physical and cognitive limitations with the goals of enhancing psychological health, adaptation, independence, and social re-integration and participation. This is achieved through psychological and neuropsychological assessment and treatment for patients with a variety of diagnoses including spinal cord injury, amputation, or other conditions impacting neurologic or orthopedic function.


  • English
  • Spanish

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    • Washington State University (Pullman WA) (2009)
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    Selected Publications View all on PubMed

    Kanarek SL, Stevenson JE, Wakefield H, Reite E, Zumsteg JM, Brockway JA. Inpatient rehabilitation approach for a young woman with conversion hemiparesis and sensory deficits. PM R. 2013 Jan;5(1):66-9. doi: 10.1016/j.pmrj.2012.08.011.

    Ehde DM, Wegener ST, Williams RM, Ephraim PL, Stevenson JE, Isenberg PJ, MacKenzie EJ. Developing, testing, and sustaining rehabilitation interventions via participatory action research. Arch Phys Med Rehabil. 2013 Jan;94(1 Suppl):S30-42. doi: 10.1016/j.apmr.2012.10.025.

    Kortte KB, Stevenson JE, Hosey MM, Castillo R, Wegener ST. Hope predicts positive functional role outcomes in acute rehabilitation populations. Rehabil Psychol. 2012 Aug;57(3):248-55. doi: 10.1037/a0029004.

    Stevenson JE, Dowdy DW. Thinking outside the box: intensive care unit diaries to improve psychological outcomes in family members*. Crit Care Med. 2012 Jul;40(7):2231-2. doi: 10.1097/CCM.0b013e3182514c00.

    Needham DM, Kamdar BB, Stevenson JE. Rehabilitation of mind and body after intensive care unit discharge: a step closer to recovery. Crit Care Med. 2012 Apr;40(4):1340-1. doi: 10.1097/CCM.0b013e31823b8df7.
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