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Leslie Freeman Davidson Faculty Member

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Dr. Leslie Davidson is the Chair of the Department of Clinical Research and Leadership and associate professor in the GW School of Medicine and Health Science. In this role, she oversees more than 16 programs which offer 24 degrees ranging from BSHS to PhD. Dr. Davidson has been an occupational therapist for 25 years with specialty in traumatic brain injury and neurology. Her clinical work, as well as her research, focuses on mild and moderate TBI with an emphasis on cognitive and visual perceptual rehabilitation. Prior to coming to GW in 2016, Dr. Davidson served as the director and associate professor of the Division of Occupational Therapy at Shenandoah University. She served as an ORISE Faculty Fellow in the Rehabilitation and Reintegration Division of the Army Office of The Surgeon General and was a Subject Matter Expert on U.S. Army Medical Research and Materiel for the Command, Telemedicine and Advance Technology Research Center. She also held several positions at Georgetown University Hospital, including interim director of the Department of Physical Medicine and rehabilitation; clinical coordinator in the Division of Occupational Therapy; and staff therapist. She was also the clinical director of the Occupational Therapy and Brain Injury Program at The Henry M. Jackson Foundation for the Advancement of Military Medicine, Defense and Veterans Health Injury Program at Walter Reed Army Medical Center. Dr. Davidson’s publications focus on dual task and multitask assessments to help inform return to duty with servicemembers who have sustained concussion. She is a Fellow of the American Occupational Therapy Association; has twice received the Service Commendation from the American Occupational Therapy Association; was awarded the Wilkins Award at Shenandoah University; was awarded a Certificate of Recognition from the Rehabilitation Engineering and Assistive Technology Society of North America; and was given a Citation of Excellence – Outstanding Team Award from Georgetown University Medical Center. As a dedicated member of the profession, Dr. Davidson serves as a grant reviewer for the ARDRAF Panel; is an Editorial Panel Member for the National Current Procedural Terminology board of the American Medical Association and has served in multiple roles for the American Occupational Therapy Association.

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