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Jennifer V. Wethe, Ph.D.

  1. Neuropsychologist

Location

  1. Phoenix, Arizona

Languages

English

Dr. Wethe is the Co-Director and lead neuropsychologist for the Mayo Clinic Arizona Concussion Program. She has more than 15 years of experience in the assessment and rehabilitation of adults and children with acquired brain injury and other neurological conditions. Prior to joining Mayo Clinic in 2013, Dr. Wethe oversaw and coordinated the rehabilitation of patients with acquired brain injury at Hook Rehabilitation's comprehensive adult outpatient neurorehabilitation program at Community Health Network in Indianapolis, Indiana. Prior to that she was at Barrow Neurological Institute / St. Joseph's Hospital and Medical Center in Phoenix, Arizona, where she was an Associate Professor of Neuropsychology and Associate Director of the Children's Center for Neuropsychological Rehabilitation. She was instrumental in the development of the interdisciplinary B.R.A.I.N.S. (concussion) Clinic.

Dr. Wethe's research interests include factors that influence concussion and rehabilitation outcome, chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE), clinical test validation, and neurobehavioral functioning in patients with hypothalamic hamartoma. Since joining the Mayo Clinic, Dr. Wethe has been the Principal Investigator for the multi-organization Correlates of Youth Athletic Participation study and the Emerging Tools in the Evaluation and Management of Concussion study. She was awarded the Penske Career Development Award for Research at Mayo Clinic Arizona for expanding the Correlates of Youth Athletic Participation study to include comprehensive longitudinal follow-up of concussed athletes and matched controls. She is also co-investigator on a large, longitudinal NIH/NINH grant to study CTE in retired professional athletes and controls.

  • Concussion
  • Acquired brain injury (TBI, stroke, brain tumor, etc.)
  • Cognitive rehabilitation
  • Neurorehabilitation
  • Post-Concussion Syndrome
  • Traumatic Encephalopathy Syndrome / Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy
  • Neuropsychological Assessment
  • Sports Neuropsychology
  • Hypothalamic Hamartoma
  1. 2004
    Post Doctoral Fellowship - Center for Transitional Neurorehabilitation, Inpatient Neurorehabilitation Unit; Outpatient Neuropsychology Clinic; Epilepsy Monitoring UnitBarrow Neurological Institute, St. Joseph's Hospital and Medical Center
  2. 2002
    Internship - Neuropsychology: The Transitional Learning Center; Adult Rehabilitation Unit; Anesthesiology Pain ClinicUniversity of Texas Medical Branch
  3. 2002
    Doctor of Philosophy - Clinical PsychologyPurdue University
  4. 2001
    Predoctoral Fellowship - Neuropsychology TechnicianNeurology Department, Wishard Health Services, Indiana University Medical Center
  5. 1999
    Master of Science - Clinical PsychologyPurdue University
  6. 1996
    BA - Major: Psychology; Minor: Pre-MedicinePurdue University

Certifications

  1. 2016
    Clinical NeuropsychologyAmerican Board of Professional Psychology

Awards and honors

  1. 2022
    Inaugural Awardee, Department of Psychiatry and Psychology Research Category Time AwardResearch Committee and Executive Committee
  2. 2019
    CRC Mentored CR40 AwardChildren's Research Center
  3. 2018
    2018 Research Career Support and Advancement AwardOffice of Research Diversity and Inclusion
  4. 2016
    Nominee, 2016 Mayo Clinic Community Caring AwardMayo Clinic in Arizona
  5. 2016
    Diversity and Inclusion Award, Department of Psychiatry and PsychologyMayo Clinic in Arizona
  6. 2016
    Kathryn H. and Roger Penske Career Development Award to Support Medical Research at Mayo Clinic in ArizonaMayo Clinic Arizona
  7. 1999
    Neuropsychology Pre-doctoral FellowWishard Hospital/Indiana University Medical Center
  8. 1999
    Arthur F. Krueger ScholarshipPurdue University
  9. 1999
    Summer Research FundingPurdue University
  10. 1996
    Phi Beta Kappa (Academic Honor Society)Purdue University
  11. 1995
    Golden Key National Honor SocietyPurdue University
  12. 1994
    Psi Chi (Psychology Honor Society)Purdue University
  13. 1993
    Alpha Epsilon Delta (Pre-medicine Honor Society)Purdue University
  14. 1992
    Stanley ScholarshipPurdue University
  15. 1992
    Dean's Scholar Program Scholarship/Liberal Arts Honors ScholarshipPurdue University

Professional memberships

  1. 2022 - present
    Concussion in Sport Foundation Protocol Forum, Department for Digital, Culture, Media & Sport, United Kingdom Parliament
  2. 2019
    Chair Search Committee, Department of Psychiatry and Psychology, Mayo Clinic Committees
  3. 2019 - present
    mTBI Task Force, Brain Injury-Interdisciplinary Special Interest Group, American Congress of Rehabilitation Medicine
  4. 2018 - present
    Sports Medicine Advisory Committee, Arizona Interscholastic Association
  5. 2018
    Third Annual 1st and Future Super Bowl Start-up Competition, National Football League (NFL) - Comcast NBCUniversal - Mayo Clinic
  6. 2018 - present
    Athlete Development and Sports Rehabilitation Networking Group, American Congress of Rehabilitation Medicine
  7. 2018 - present
    Athlete Development and Sports Rehabilitation Networking Group, American Congress of Rehabilitation Medicine
  8. 2018 - present
    Athlete Development Task Force, Athlete Development and Sports Rehabilitation Networking Group, American Congress of Rehabilitation Medicine
  9. 2018 - present
    Scientific Advisory Board, International Concussion Society (ICS)
  10. 2018 - present
    Sports Rehabilitation Task Force, Athlete Development and Sports Rehabilitation Networking Group, American Congress of Rehabilitation Medicine
  11. 2017 - 2021
    Sports Concussion Conference, American Academy of Neurology
  12. 2017 - present
    Neurosciences Discipline Oriented Group, Department of Neurology
  13. 2016
    Governor's Concussion Coalition, State of Arizona
  14. 2015 - 2017
    AAN Sports Concussion Conference Workgroup, AAN Conference Subcommittee, American Academy of Neurology
  15. 2015
    National Football League Players Association Specialty Contract Project, Clinical Practice Executive Committee, Mayo Clinic Committees
  16. 2015
    Planning Committee, Conference on Concussive Injuries, Arizona State University
  17. 2014 - 2015
    mTBI Task Force, Brain Injury-Interdisciplinary Special Interest Group, American Congress of Rehabilitation Medicine
  18. 2014 - present
    American Academy of Neurology
  19. 2013 - present
    Sports Neuropsychology Society
  20. 2013 - present
    Cognitive Rehabilitation Manual, Brain Injury-Interdisciplinary Special Interest Group, American Congress of Rehabilitation Medicine
  21. 2012 - present
    Cognitive Rehabilitation Task Force, Brain Injury-Interdisciplinary Special Interest Group, American Congress of Rehabilitation Medicine
  22. 2002 - present
    International Neuropsychological Society
  23. 2002 - present
    National Academy of Neuropsychology
  24. 2002 - present
    American Psychological Association

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