Sarah J. Pulaski, PSY.D.

Biography : 

Dr. Sarah Pulaski received a Psy.D. in Clinical Psychology from the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine in Philadelphia, PA. She completed her pre-doctoral internship in Clinical Neuropsychology at the University of Florida Health Sciences Center in Gainesville, FL, and a post-doctoral fellowship in Neuropsychology at the Barrow Neurological Institute in Phoenix, AZ. Dr. Pulaski is a member of the American Academy of Clinical Neuropsychology, International Neuropsychological Society, National Academy of Neuropsychology, and American Psychological Association Society of Clinical Neuropsychology.

Curriculum Vitae : 
OFFICE ADDRESS:

20410 Observation Drive
Suite 102
Germantown, MD  20876

3801 International Drive
Suite 210
Silver Spring, MD  20910

1160 Varnum Street, NE
Suite 204
Washington, DC  20017

BUSINESS TELEPHONE: (301) 562-7200
CITIZENSHIP: USA
LICENSURE:

State of Maryland, Washington, DC

CERTIFICATION:

American Board of Professional Psychology – Clinical Neuropsychology

EDUCATION:  
UNDERGRADUATE

Bachelor of Arts
James Madison University, Harrisonburg, VA
Majors: Psychology/Communication Sciences and Disorders
Magna cum Laude; Honors Scholar
Honors Thesis: Acoustic Cues to Deception in Human Speech: Addressing Potential Confounds of Stress, July 2007

MASTERS PROGRAM

Master of Science in Clinical Psychology
Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine, Philadelphia, PA
APA Accredited, November 2014

Master of Arts in General Psychology, with Honors
Catholic University of America, Washington, DC
Thesis: Neural Correlates of Impaired Decision Making in Patients with Frontotemporal Dementia, May 2009

PH.D PROGRAM

Postdoctoral Fellowship in Clinical Neuropsychology
Barrow Neurological Institute, Phoenix, AZ
APPCN Member Program, September 2016 – August 2018

Predoctoral Internship in Clinical Psychology (Neuropsychology Track)
University of Florida Health Sciences, Gainesville, FL
APA Accredited, July 2015-June 2016

Doctor of Psychology in Clinical Psychology  
Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine, Philadelphia, PA
APA Accredited Clinical Psychology Psy.D. Program Dissertation: Neurocognitive Patterns, Symptom Clusters, and Premorbid Factors that Predict Protracted Recovery from Sports-Related Concussion in Female Athletes (Collaboration between PCOM and the UPMC Sports Concussion Program), July 2016

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE:  
09/01/2018-Present The Neurology Center, PA, Private Practice
CLINICAL TRAINING

 

09/2016 – 08/2018

Postdoctoral Neuropsychology Fellow

Barrow Neurological Institute (APPCN Accredited)

Phoenix, AZ

Major Clinical Rotations:

1.     Outpatient Geriatric and Movement Disorders Clinic

2.     Epilepsy Monitoring Unit (EMU)

3.     Inpatient Neurorehabilitation Unit (NRU)

4.     General Outpatient Clinic

 

07/2015 -6/2016

Predoctoral Neuropsychology Intern

University of Florida Health Science Center (APA Accredited)

Gainesville, FL

Major Clinical Rotations:

1.     Movement Disorders (Pre- and Post-DBS) and Brain Health

2.     Adult Learning Disability & ADHD Clinic; Traumatic Brain Injury

3.     Cardiac & Post-Operative Cognitive Decline; General Neuropsychology

4.     Geropsychology and Neuropsychiatric Neuropsychology

5.     Dementia, Epilepsy, General Neuropsychology

6.     Pediatric Neuropsychology

Minor Clinical Rotations:

1.     Medical/Health Psychology (Health Minor Rotation)

2.     Autism and Neurodevelopment (Child Minor Rotation)

Additional Experiences:

1.     Neuropsychology Adult and Pediatric Inpatient/Consultation and Liaison Experiences (incl. intraoperative brain mapping)

2.     Outpatient Psychotherapy

 

112014 – 06/2015

Predoctoral Neuropsychology Extern

Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP)

Philadelphia, PA

Division of Oncology/Focus on Neuro-Oncology and the Late Effects of Treatment

 

06/2013 – 11/2014

Predoctoral Neuropsychology Extern

The Center for Neurological and Neurodevelopmental Health

Gibbsboro, NJ

 

6/2013 – 5/2014

Predoctoral Neuropsychology Extern

Allied Services John Heinz Institute of Rehabilitation Medicine Brain Injury and Sports Concussion Program and Department of Clinical/Forensic Neuropsychology

Wilkes-Barre, PA

RELEVANT ACADEMIC AND RESEARCH

 

07/2014 – 06/2015

CogMed Coach and Interventionist

Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP)

Philadelphia, PA

 

08/2007 – 08/20011

Program Coordinator and Neurology Telehealth Coordinator

Veterans Affairs Medical Center

Multiple Sclerosis Center of Excellence

Washington, DC

 

12/2007 – 6/2010

Special Volunteer Research Assistant

Cognitive Neuroscience Section, National Institute

of Neurological Disorders and Stroke, National Institutes

of Health

Bethesda, MD

 

05/2008 – 08/2008

05/2009 – 09/2009

Summer Intern

Summer Internship Program in Biomedical Research

(SIP)/Cognitive Neuroscience Section, National Institute

of Neurological Disorders and Stroke, National Institutes

of Health

Bethesda, MD

 

09/2005 – 07/2007

Undergraduate Research Assistant

James Madison University

Harrisonburg, VA

08/2006 – 12/2006

Undergraduate Teaching Assistant

James Madison University

Harrisonburg, VA

 

COMMUNITY PARTICIPATION

 

 

Psychology Society

Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine, August 2014-June 2015

Cohort Liaison

 

Golden Key International Honor Society

James Madison University, August 2006-May 2007

President; James Madison University chapter

 

 

Omicron Delta Kappa

James Madison University, August 2006-May 2007

Treasurer; James Madison University chapter

Coordinator of “All Together One” Award; James Madison University chapter

 

Psi Chi National Honor Society

James Madison University, August 2006-May 2007

Programs Committee; James Madison University chapter

 

Montevideo Middle School

Penn Laird, VA, September 2005-May 2006

Volunteer Teaching Assistant

 

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT & SKILLS

CPR Certified (Barrow Neurological Institute, June 2017)

 

Certified CogMed Coach (Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, August 2014)

 

Two-day ImPACT Training Workshop (Pittsburgh, PA, July 201

 

PUBLICATIONS

Pulaski, S.J., Ponce, F., Hanson, K., Shill, H., Moguel-Cobos, G., Oravivattanakul, S., & Trӧster, A.I. (in progress). Cognitive declines after deep brain stimulation and their relation to perceived quality of life in Parkinson’s disease.

 

Trӧster, A.I. & Pulaski, S.J. (in press). Neuropsychology of movement disorders and motor neuron disease: Parkinson’s disease, progressive supranuclear palsy, essential tremor, huntington’s disease, and amyotrophic lateral sclerosis. In C. L. Armstrong & J. Stern (Eds.), Handbook of Medical Neuropsychology (2nd ed.). New York, NY: Springer-Verlag.

 

Brioschi Guevara, A., Knutson, K.M., Wassermann, E., Pulaski, S., Grafman, J., Krueger, F. (2015).

Theory of mind impairment in patients with behavioural variant fronto-temporal dementia (bv-FTD) increases caregiver burden. Age and Ageing, 44, 891-895. doi: 10.1093/ageing/afv059

 

Wallin, M.T., Kurtzke, J.F., Culpepper, W.J., Coffman, P., Maloni, H., Haselkorn, J.K., Mahan, C.M., for the Multiple Sclerosis Centers of Excellence Epidemiology Group[1] (2014). Military deployment and risk of multiple sclerosis in the first Gulf War. Neuroepidemiology, 42, 226-234. doi: 10.1159/000360701

 

Wallin, M., Culpepper, W., Coffman, P., Pulaski, S., Maloni, H., Mahan, C., Haselkorn, J.,

Kurtzke, J. Veterans Affairs Multiple Sclerosis Centers of Excellence Epidemiology Group (2012). The Gulf War era Multiple Sclerosis Cohort: Age and incidence rates by race, sex, and service. Brain, 135, 1778-1785. doi: 10.1093/brain/aws099

 

Leopold, A., Krueger, F., Dal Monte, O., Pardini, M., Pulaski, S.J., Solomon, J., & Grafman, J.

(2012). Damage to the left ventromedial prefrontal cortex impacts affective theory of mind. Social, Cognitive, and Affective Neuroscience, 7, 871-880. doi: 10.1093/scan/nsr071

 

Strenziok, M., Pulaski, S.J.,[2] Krueger, F., Zamboni, G., Clawson, D., & Grafman, J. (2011).

Regional brain atrophy and impaired decision making on the Balloon Analogue Risk Task in behavioral variant frontotemporal dementia. Cognitive Behavioral Neurology, 24, 59-67. doi: 10.1097/WNN.0b013e3182255a7c

 

Strenziok, M., Krueger, F., Pulaski, S.J., Openshaw, A.E., Zamboni, G., van der Meer, E., &

Grafman, J. (2010). Lower lateral orbitofrontal cortex density associated with more frequent exposure to television and movie violence in male adolescents. Journal of Adolescent Health, 46, 607-609. doi: 10.1016/j.jadohealth.2009.11.196

 

PRESENTATIONS

Pulaski, S.J. & Trӧster, A.I. (2018, August 3). “Specific Cognitive Declines after Deep Brain Stimulation and their Relationship to Quality of Life in Parkinson’s Disease.” Presented at the Neuropsychology Resident Seminar Series, Phoenix, AZ.

 

Pulaski, S.J. & Hanson, K. (2018, June 1). “Hydrocephalus and NPH – Assessment.” Presented at the Neuropsychology Resident Seminar Series, Phoenix, AZ.

 

Pulaski, S.J., Ponce, F., Hanson, K., & Trӧster, A. (2018, May 17). “Cognitive Decline and Its Relationship to Perceived Quality of Life in Parkinson’s Disease.” Presented at the Arizona Alzheimers Consortium, Phoenix, AZ.

 

            Pulaski, S.J., Ponce, F., Hanson, K., & Trӧster, A. (2018, February 16). “Cognitive Impairment and Its Relationship to Perceived Quality of Life in Parkinson’s Disease.” Presented at the International Neuropsychological Society, Washington, DC.

 

Pulaski, S.J. & Prigatano, G.P. (2018, January 5). “Cortical Anatomy and Localization-Related Syndromes.” Presented at the Neuropsychology Resident Seminar Series, Phoenix, AZ.

 

            Pulaski, S.J. & Trӧster, A.I. (2017, July 14). “Cognitive Impairment and Its Relationship to Perceived Quality of Life in Parkinson’s Disease.” Presented at the Neuropsychology Resident Seminar Series, Phoenix, AZ.