Dr. Sherod received her PhD in clinical and health psychology from the University of Florida in 2007. She also earned a certificate in Neuropsychology, Neurorehabilitation, and Clinical Neuroscience while at the University of Florida. Dr. Sherod completed her internship at the University of Alabama-Birmingham Psychology Training Consortium and completed an APPCN post-doctoral fellowship in the Department of Neurology at the University of Alabama-Birmingham. Dr. Sherod was previously an assistant professor at the University of Montevallo, served on the board of Brookwood Medical Center, and maintained a private practice in Birmingham before moving back to Florida. Prior to coming to UCF, Dr. Sherod was the head of neuropsychological services at Brooks Rehabilitation/Halifax Health and provided inpatient neuropsychological assessment, as well as education and therapeutic services for neurotrauma patients and their families. Dr. Sherod’s areas of expertise include traumatic brain injury, stroke, spinal cord injury, Multiple Sclerosis, dementias, Parkinson’s disease, and neurodevelopmental disorders. Dr. Sherod initially joined the UCF faculty as an adjunct professor in 2015 and joined the faculty full-time as a Clinical Associate Professor and Director of the Psychology Clinic in 2016. Dr. Sherod has also begun to build the Neuropsychology Service through the UCF Psychology Clinic and graduate students have the opportunity to participate in her Advanced Practicum in Neuropsychology. Dr. Sherod is a lifespan neuropsychologist and sees clients from ages 0-105. Dr. Sherod works on a variety of research projects with her colleagues in the Psychology Department, as well as with her colleagues in the College of Medicine. She is currently the Co-Principle Investigator on a multidisciplinary grant examining, among other things, the neurocognitive effects of gastrointestinal disorders. Dr. Sherod also collaborates on a number of projects and provides a variety of consultative and evaluative services within the UCF community. Specifically, she has partnerships with the Communication Disorders Clinic/Aphasia House, Department of Physical Therapy, and Athletics. These partnerships provide numerous opportunities for graduate students to work with a variety of different neuropsychological populations under Dr. Sherod’s supervision.
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