Alexander Libin, PhD, holds a joint appointment as Scientific Director of Patient and Caregivers Multimedia Education Research for MedStar Health Research Institute at MedStar National Rehabilitation Network (MedStar NRH) and the Well-Being Literacy, Multimedia Education, & Psychosocial Research Program (WeLL) at the Washington District of Columbia Veterans Affairs Medical Center. Dr. Libin is also an Associate Professor of Rehabilitation Medicine at the Georgetown University Medical Center.
Dr. Libin's research is centered on understanding transitions from life-changing events such as spinal cord injury (SCI), traumatic brain injury, neurodegenerative disorders such as Alzheimer’s and Parkinson's diseases, or psychological trauma including post-traumatic stress syndrome in military and returning combat veterans. He has published more than 100 papers in four languages. His development of research methodologies for rehabilitation and disability studies gives special attention to the complex issues surrounding research design and analytical methods for studies involving both small sample sizes and personalized Big Data approaches.
Dr. Libin has also conducted groundbreaking work in harnessing new technology, media, social networks and artificial intelligence (e.g. robots, avatars, and virtual patients) to create better research design for studying Coping with Life Stress. Committed to bridging the gap in world views between clinicians and researchers, Dr. Libin has developed research curricula for medical residents and actively participates in mentoring clinicians entering the research field.
Dr. Libin's research interests include:
- Serious Games
- Multimedia-based predictive analytics
- Caregiving culture
- Patient-centered health literacy
- Spinal cord injury
- Traumatic brain injury
- Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
- Developing reliable research models combining small sample sizes and Big Data strategies
- Harnessing social network technology for research
- Leveraging artificial intelligence for research
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- Research Areas
- Core Services
- Health Services/Quality/Outcomes
- Medical Education
- Nursing Research
- Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
- Psychiatry/Mental Health