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Fofi Constantinidou

Fofi Constantinidou, Ph.D., CCC-SLP, CBIS, is Director of the Center for Applied Neuroscience (CAN) and Professor of Language Disorders and Clinical Neuropsychology. She is a certified and licensed Speech-Language pathologist in the USA (ASHA) and Cyprus, a Certified Brain Injury Specialist (BIAA) and an expert on the neuropsychological outcomes of acquired neurological disorders. Prior to her return to Cyprus, she was Professor of Speech Pathology and Audiology at Miami University, Ohio, USA. She publishes and presents her work extensively and has received several grants (> 9m euros; 3 m euros as Coordinator) from the National Institutes of Health (USA), the Cyprus Research & Innovation Foundation, the European Union and the industry. She partners in large EU networks and is the national sponsor for the clinical trials arm of the EU funded project, SENSE-Cog. A neurorehabilitation researcher, Fofi and her research team at the Neurocognitive Research Laboratory investigate acquired brain conditions (e.g., brain injury, aging, and stroke) and their effects on neuropsychological, in particular  memory, language, executive systems, and categorization. Her team is focuses on the neurophysiological underpinnings of brain-behavior mechanisms and the effectiveness of neuroscience based treatment protocols.
Constantinidou holds various leadership positions in Cyprus, the US, and other European and International organizations and serves on several Advisory Boards. She is Chair of the International Interdisciplinary Special Interest Group and the first international member to be elected on the Board of Governors of the American Congress of Rehabilitation Medicine (ACRM). She is also the current president of the Cyprus Association of Registered Speech-Language Pathologists and the Deputy Chair of the European Speech Language and Therapy Association.
Fofi has received several awards, including the 2013 Distinguished Researcher Award of the Cyprus Research & Innovation Foundation for her work on the Neurocognitive Study on Aging (NEUROAGE), the first longitudinal study on cognitive aging in Cyprus. Constantinidou is a Fellow of ACRM and Fellow of the American Speech Language Hearing Association. She is the 2019 recipient of the Distinguished Member Award of ACRM.
Her research interests include acquired neurological disorders, traumatic brain injury, neuropsychological rehabilitation, cognitive rehabilitation, cognitive Aging, dementia, aphasia, neurorehabilitation.