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Jacob Kean, PhD

Core Investigator, VA HSR&D Center for Health Information and Communication
Assistant Professor, Indiana University School of Medicine

Dr. Kean’s research focuses on the development and refinement of clinical and outcome measures and the implementation of evidence-based practices in real-world practice settings. His past and current projects include studies of rehabilitation and disability, such as the development and implementation of measures of self-management following mild traumatic brain injury, the evaluation of the clinical performance of PROMIS pain and depression measures, the refinement of measures of brain injury recovery and outcome, and study of the implementation of evidence-based cognitive rehabilitation for traumatic brain injury. Dr. Kean serves on the American Congress of Rehabilitation Medicine Clinical Practice Committee, which is responsible for reviewing rehabilitation-relevant clinical practice guidelines, and on Brain Injury - Interdisciplinary Special Interest Group panels on Disorders of Consciousness, Outcomes Measurement, and Military/Veterans Issues. Finally, Dr. Kean is a member of The Indiana Center for Injury Prevention and Control Workgroup, which is dedicated to the creation and implementation of a comprehensive statewide infrastructure for injury prevention research, outreach, and education.


Van Puymbroeck, M., Altenberger, P., Combs, S., Miller, K., Kean, J., Williams, L., & Schmid, A. A. (in press). The influence of mood related variables on activity and participation in individuals with chronic stroke. Topics in Geriatric Rehabilitation.

Miller, K.K., Combs, S.A., Van Puymbroek, M., Altenburger, P.A., Kean, J., Dierks, T.A., & Schmid, A.A. (in press). Fatigue and Pain: Relationships with Physical Performance and Patient Beliefs after Stroke. Topics in Stroke Rehabilitation.

Franco, J.G., Trzepacz, P.T., Meagher, D.J., Kean, J., Lee, Y., Kim, J.-L., Kishi, Y., Furlanetto, L.M., Negreiros, D., Huang, M.- C., Chen, C.-H., Leonard, M., & de Pablo, J. (in press). Core Domains of Delirium Validated Using Exploratory and Confirmatory Factor Analysis. Psychosomatics.

Malec, J. F., Kean, J., Altman, I. M., & Swick, S. (2012). Comparative Psychometric Analysis of the Mayo-Portland Adaptability Inventory (MPAI-4) in Patients with Cerebrovascular Accident and Traumatic Brain Injury. Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation.

Reilly, J., Westbury, C., Kean, J., Peelle, J. (2012). Word form as a marker of noun concreteness: A case for semantic bootstrapping in spoken language processing. PLoS ONE

Trzepacz, P. T., Franco, J. G., Meagher, D. J., Lee, Y., Kim, J-L., Kishi, Y., Furlanetto, L. M., Negreiros, D., Huang, M-C., Chen, C-H., Kean, J., & Leonard, M. (2012). Phenotype of Subsyndromal Delirium Using Pooled Multicultural Delirium Rating Scale-Revised-98 Data. Journal of Psychosomatic Research, 73(1):10-7.

McDonald, B. C., Kean, J., & Saykin, A. J. (2012). fMRI Wada test: prospects for presurgical mapping of language and memory. In S. H. Faro & F. B. Mohamed (Eds.), Functional Neuroradiology (pp. 455-484). New York, NY: Springer.

Scott, P., Altenburger, P., Kean, J. (2011). A collaborative teaching strategy for enhancing learning of evidence-based clinical decision-making. Journal of Allied Health, 40(3), 120-127.

Kean, J., Altman, I. M., Swick, S. & Malec, J. F. (2011). Rasch meaurement analysis of the Mayo-Portland Adaptability Inventory (MPAI-4) in a community-based rehabilitation sample. Journal of Neurotrauma, 28(5), 745-753.

Kean, J. Abell, M., Malec, J. F. & Trzepacz, P. T. (2011). Rasch Analysis of the Orientation Log (O-Log) and Reconsideration of the Latent Construct During Inpatient Rehabilitation. Journal of Head Trauma Rehabilitation, 26(5), 364-374.