Meghan L Beier, Ph.D., M.A.

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  • Assistant Professor of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation


Adjustment to Chronic Illness, Brain Injury Rehabilitation, Multiple Sclerosis, Multiple Sclerosis Rehabilitation, Neuropsychological Assessment and Intervention, Neuropsychology, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Rehabilitation Psychology, Traumatic Brain Injury more

Research Interests

Multiple Sclerosis; Cognitive Aging; Mental Health more

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The Johns Hopkins Hospital

Appointment Phone: 443-997-5476
600 N. Wolfe St.
Phipps Building, Room 178
Baltimore, MD 21287
Fax: 410-614-4033
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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
Fax: 410-614-4033
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Meghan Beier, Ph.D., is an assistant professor of physical medicine and rehabilitation at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. As a rehabilitation psychologist, she specializes in cognitive rehabilitation and neuropsychological assessment and intervention. She works with patients with a variety of neurological and psychological conditions, including multiple sclerosis and traumatic brain injury.

Dr. Beier is also an active researcher interested in cognitive rehabilitation and healthy aging of individuals with multiple sclerosis. more


  • Assistant Professor of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation

Departments / Divisions



  • University of Washington School of Medicine (2014)

Research & Publications

Selected Publications

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Alschuler, K. and Beier, M. (2015). Intolerance of uncertainty: shaping an agenda for research on coping with MS. International Journal of MS Care

Beier, M., Amtmann, D., and Ehde, D. (2015). Beyond depression: predictors of selfreported cognitive function in adults living with MS. Rehabilitation Psychology

Terrill, A., Hartoonian, N., Beier, M., Salem, R., and Alschuler, K. (2015). The 7-item generalized anxiety disorder scale as a tool for measuring generalized anxiety in multiple sclerosis. International Journal of MS Care, 17(2), 49-56.

Hartoonian, N., Terrill, A.L., Beier, M., Turner, A.P., Day, M.A., and Alschuler, K.N. (2015). Predictors of anxiety in multiple sclerosis. Rehabilitation Psychology, 60(1), 91-8.

Hughes, A., Beier, M., Hartoonian, N., Turner, A., Amtmann, D., and Ehde, D. (2015). Self-Efficacy as a longitudinal predictor of perceived cognitive impairment in individuals with multiple sclerosis. Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, 96(5), 913-9.

Academic Affiliations & Courses

Courses and Syllabi

  • Undergraduate Research (REHAB 499)
  • Project ECHO, tele-didactic program for community neurologists and PCPs
  • UW MS Center Monthly Educational Series
  • Neuropsychology Seminar for Psychology Residents and Postdoctoral Fellows
    2013 - 2014

Activities & Honors


  • ECTRIMS Travel Grant for the Quality of Scientific Contribution to the Congress, 2015
  • Independent Practice Division Scholar, New York State Psychological Association's ABPP Committee, 2013


  • Consortium of MS Centers (CMSC), 2013

    Mental Health Special Interest Group 

  • American Congress of Rehabilitation Medicine (ACRM), 2011

    Neurodegenerative Diseases Networking Group

  • American Congress of Rehabilitation Medicine (ACRM), 2011

    International Networking Group

  • American Congress of Rehabilitation Medicine (ACRM), 2011

    Early Career Networking Group

  • Psychological Association, 2008 - 2012

    New Jersey State (NJPA)

  • Psychological Association, 2007 - 2012

    New York State (NYSPA)

  • American Psychological Association (APA), 2007

    Division 20: The Division on Adult Development and Aging

  • American Psychological Association (APA), 2007

    Division 22: Rehabilitation Psychology

  • American Psychological Association (APA), 2007

    Division 40: Clinical Neuropsychology

Professional Activities

  • Clinical Consultant and Presenter, Can Do MS, 2015
  • Membership Chair, APA
  • Member, Rehabilitation Psychology 2016 Conference Planning Committee, 2014 - 2015

Videos & Media

Recent News Articles and Media Coverage

Team MS: The Practitioners You Need Most | HealthCentral (September 2020)

Cognitive Function Testing for Multiple Sclerosis: Why Do It? And When? | Everyday Health (July 2019)

Connecting Specialties for Patients with Multiple Sclerosis | Restore (November 2017)

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