Jessica Heather McWhorter, Ph.D., M.S.

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  • Assistant Professor of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation


Brain Injury Rehabilitation, Concussion Rehabilitation, Neuropsychological Assessment and Intervention, Neuropsychology, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Psychology, Rehabilitation Psychology, Stroke Rehabilitation more

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Johns Hopkins Medicine - Green Spring Station

Appointment Phone: 443-997-5476
10803 Falls Road
Pavilion III, Suite 2100
Lutherville, MD 21093 map
Phone: 410-614-4030 | Fax: 410-614-4033


Jessica Wolfman McWhorter, Ph.D., A.B.P.P., is a rehabilitation neuropsychologist specializing in working with people with neurological conditions, such as traumatic brain injury and stroke.  She offers neuropsychological assessment and interventions to adults, including the use of mindfulness-based approaches, motivational interviewing, cognitive behavioral therapy, as well as other treatments to help facilitate functioning and life participation by maximizing compensation and coping.

Dr. McWhorter obtained a master of arts degree in psychology and education from the Columbia University, Teachers College in New York City. She obtained a master of science and doctoral degree in clinical psychology with a focus in health psychology from Drexel University in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. She completed an internship in clinical psychology at the Denver VA Medical Center, where her focus was on neuropsychology and rehabilitation. Dr. McWhorter continued her training as a post-doctoral fellow with the Johns Hopkins rehabilitation psychology and neuropsychology fellowship. 

Before joining Johns Hopkins, Dr. McWhorter served as the director of the rehabilitation neuropsychology service at the Sinai Hospital of Baltimore – a program she developed for this institution.

Dr. McWhorter is also active in teaching rehabilitation neuropsychology and related disciplines. She enjoys mentoring pre and post-doctoral fellows as well as providing education to the community at large. more


  • Assistant Professor of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation

Departments / Divisions



  • Rehabilitation Medicine; Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine (2011)

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Professional Psychology (Rehabilitation Psychology) (2013)

Academic Affiliations & Courses

Courses and Syllabi

  • Psychological Testing and Assessment
    Drexel University
  • Statistical Analysis & Cognitive Psychology
    Drexel University
    2004 - 2007
  • Abnormal Psychology
    Drexel University
    2004 - 2007
  • Perspectives in Personality
    Drexel University
    2004 - 2007
  • Principles in Psychotherapy
    Drexel University
    2004 - 2007

Activities & Honors


  • Travel Award for Excellence in Research, Department of Veterans Affairs Rehabilitation Research and Development Service (VARRD), 2014
  • Psychology Student Oral Paper Presentation Award, Division of Rehabilitation Psychology–American Psychological Association, 2011
  • Division 22 Student Poster Presentation Award, Rehabilitation Psychology–American Psychology Association & The Ohio State University, 2009
  • Office of Research Award for Research, Innovation, Scholarship & Creativity, Drexel University, 2007
  • College of Arts and Sciences Honorable Mention for Poster Presentation, Drexel University, 2007


  • American Psychological Association, 2004
  • Brain Injury Association of Maryland, 2011

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