Ramona von Leden PhD (NeuFit Director of Research and Clinical Education)
Ramona has dedicated her career to investigating novel approaches to working with the nervous system to improve recovery from injury and disease. She earned her BS in Psychology from Brown University, Her PhD in Neuroscience from the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences and completed a postdoctoral fellowship at the University of Texas at Austin’s Dell Medical School. She has been awarded two National Research Service Awards from the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke. She has published her original research on identification of novel targets from treating neurotrauma and neuroinflammation in peer reviewed scientific journals. She has given invited lectures to a variety of audiences, including the US Army and the Society for Neuroscience, and has spoken about neurotrauma as the guest on several podcasts. She has worked to increase awareness about neurological health as an organizer for National Brain Awareness Week and UT Austin’s Explore UT Day and has served on training and education committees for the National Neurotrauma Society. As NeuFit’s Director of Research and Clinical Education, Ramona uses her extensive background in neurology and neuroscience to oversee and develop NeuFit’s research and continuing education programs. She is passionate about furthering research on the use of non-invasive methods like neuromuscular electrical stimulation to improve a variety of conditions and expanding practitioner’s skill sets to enhance patient outcomes.