Yelena Bogdanova, PhD
Assistant Professor
Boston University School of Medicine
Dept of Psychiatry
General Psychiatry

PhD, Boston University
PhD, Boston University School of Medicine
MA, Boston University

Dr. Bogdanova earned her doctorate in Behavioral Neurosciences at the Boston University School of Medicine, and a doctorate in Clinical Psychology (Neuropsychology) at the Boston University Graduate School of Arts & Sciences. She completed two years of postdoctoral fellowship in Behavioral Neurology and Neuropsychology at the Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center and Memory Disorders Research Center at Boston VA. She then continued her work at Boston VA, building a program of research with focus on development and evaluation of neurorehabilitation treatments for traumatic brain injury (TBI) and posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) in returning veterans.

Dr. Bogdanova is currently a Principal Investigator on the federally funded clinical trials of cognitive rehabilitation and neuromodulation in TBI at the Boston VA HCS and the Translational Research Center for TBI and Stress Disorders, and an Assistant Professor of Psychiatry at Boston University School of Medicine. She is the recipient of multiple NIH, VA, and other awards, including NIH Individual National Research Service Award and VA RR&D Career Development Award – 2 (CDA-2). Dr. Bogdanova serves as a member of the Cognitive Rehabilitation Task Force and the AP Technology Task Force of Military and Veteran Group of the American Congress of Rehabilitation Medicine. She served as a Panel Member of the Committee on Cognitive Rehabilitation Therapy for TBI at the Institute of Medicine of the National Academies.

Dr. Bogdanova’s current clinical trials focus on mechanisms of cognitive impairment and recovery in blast TBI, and development of a multimodal neuromodulation treatment program for patients with TBI and PTSD co-morbidity. Her research program aims to improve and restore cognitive function post-TBI, utilizing cognitive rehabilitation and novel neuromodulation treatments, including transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) and transcranial red/near-infrared light-emitting diodes (LED) techniques; and to optimize recovery and re-integration of returning veterans with TBI.

Dr. Bogdanova is a licensed clinical neuropsychologist. Areas of clinical and research interest include: mechanisms underlying cognitive impairment and recovery in brain injury, and neurorehabilitation interventions for individuals with brain injury and associated neuropsychiatric comorbidities (PTSD, sleep disturbance, emotional dysregulation).

VA Boston Healthcare System

2015-2017 VA: Rehabilitation Research and Development SPiRE Award
2014 VA: Training in Rehabilitation Research Scholarship Award
2013 ACRM: Early Career Scholarship Award, BIISIG
2011-2015 VA: Career Development Award (CDA-2)
2011 NIH / BU: Clinical and Translational Science Institute Pilot Award
2010-2015 VA: TRACTS Project Development Award
2009-2011 VA: Advanced Postdoctoral Research Fellowship
2007-2009 NIH: Postdoctoral Fellowship in Neuropsychology and Neurorehabilitation
2006-2008 NIH: NINDS Individual Predoctoral National Research Service Award (F31)
2005 Sigma Xi: Sigma Xi Grant-in-Aid Award
2005 APA: APF Henry Hecaen Excellence in Neuropsychology Award
2003 BUSM: Henry I. Russek Achievement Award, First Prize

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  1. Naeser MA, Martin PI, Ho MD, Krengel MH, Bogdanova Y, Knight JA, Yee MK, Zafonte R, Frazier J, Hamblin MR, Koo BB. Transcranial, Red/Near-Infrared Light-Emitting Diode Therapy to Improve Cognition in Chronic Traumatic Brain Injury. Photomed Laser Surg. 2016 Dec; 34(12):610-626.View Related Profiles. PMID: 28001756; DOI: 10.1089/pho.2015.4037;.
  2. Bogdanova Y, Yee MK, Ho VT, Cicerone KD. Computerized Cognitive Rehabilitation of Attention and Executive Function in Acquired Brain Injury: A Systematic Review. J Head Trauma Rehabil. 2016 Nov/Dec; 31(6):419-433. PMID: 26709580.
  3. Gilbert KS, Kark SM, Gehrman P, Bogdanova Y. Sleep disturbances, TBI and PTSD: Implications for treatment and recovery. Clin Psychol Rev. 2015 Aug; 40:195-212. PMID: 26164549; DOI: 10.1016/j.cpr.2015.05.008;.
  4. Bogdanova Y, Martin PI, Ho MD, Yee MK, Ho VT, Knight JA, Hamblin MR, Naeser MA. Journal of Head Trauma Rehabilitation. Improved sleep and cognition post transcranial or intranasal, red/near-infrared LED treatments in chronic TBI: Pilot case series. 2015; 30(3):e101–102.
  5. Bogdanova Y, Kark SM, Ho VT, Yee MK, Pascual-Leone A. Journal of the International Neuropsychological Society. TMS Improves Cognitive and Neuropsychiatric Symptoms in Veterans with Blast TBI. 2015; 21(S1):276.
  6. Bogdanova, Y., Yee, M.K., Ho, V.T. Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. Computerized Cognitive Rehabilitation in Acquired Brain Injury: a Review. 2014; 95(10):e76-77.
  7. Bogdanova, Y., Martin, P.I., Ho, M.D., Krengel, M.H., Ho, V.T., Yee, M.K., Knight, J.A., Hamblin, M.R., Naeser, M.A. Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. LED therapy improves sleep and cognition in chronic moderate TBI: pilot case studies. 2014; 95(10):e77.
  8. Kark, S. M., Stavitsky, K., DeLuca, S., Lafleche, G., & Bogdanova, Y. J Int Neuropsychol Soc. Poor sleep quality is related to PTSD, cognitive difficulties, and quality of life in OEF/OIF veterans with blast exposure. 2013; 19(S2):I-122.
  9. Bogdanova, Y. Journal of the International Neuropsychological Society. Multimodal Approach to Rehabilitation for Blast-induced TBI. 2013; 19(S1):I-295.
  10. Bogdanova Y, Cronin-Golomb A. Alexithymia and apathy in Parkinson's disease: neurocognitive correlates. Behav Neurol. 2013 Jan 1; 27(4):535-45.View Related Profiles. PMID: 23242364; PMCID: PMC3815995; DOI: 10.3233/BEN-129021;.
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