Cynthia Beaulieu

Cynthia Beaulieu, PHD

  • Psychologist/Rehabilitation
  • Physician

Clinical Associate Professor of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation

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About Me

I’m a psychologist who specializes in clinical neuropsychology, which focuses on assessing brain function and cognition. I give neuropsychological tests that are developed to assess the relationship between how a person performs or behaves and how their brain is working. I use these tests to evaluate potential consequences of traumatic brain injury (TBI), to identify preserved strengths following TBI and to assist rehabilitation teams to develop patient-centered treatment plans.

The neuropsychological evaluation is the brain equivalent of the cardiologist’s stress test that tests how the heart is working (e.g., does the heart pump faster with physical exertion?). Patients referred to me and my colleagues can expect to be tested to see how their brain is working (e.g., does the brain learn new information?). The tests help identify what can be a consequence of a brain injury or brain disorder, what may be unique to the individual or what factors other than injury can be negatively affecting thinking skills.

My clinical research focuses on the process of interdisciplinary rehabilitation and identifying the components of rehabilitation associated with the best patient outcomes following TBI. To do this, I’m developing a line of research that will apply advanced data analytic techniques to large data sets, including the use of artificial intelligence methods such as artificial neural networks to analyze the complexity of injury recovery. I’m most interested in using this information to help predict recovery at the patient level and to help prescribe tailored treatment plans to enhance patient recovery.

In my free time, I enjoy running along the rivers, cooking without recipes, reading to broaden my perspectives, mountain climbing the 14ers in the Colorado Rockies, catching up and laughing with family and friends, and handholding and wine tasting with my husband.
  • Asks very tough questions about the complex process of rehabilitation to identify what actually occurs during acute inpatient rehabilitation and what is associated with better patient outcomes
  • Developed a skill set in clinical data integration, designing and building structured and standardized electronic documentation templates to better capture day-to-day clinical data
  • Worked with interdisciplinary teams to develop integrated evaluation approaches to improve diagnostic accuracy, such as with disorders of consciousness
  • Collaborated as a nonacademic clinical researcher with NIH-, NIDILRR- and PCORI-funded Ohio State researchers Drs. Bogner and Corrigan and colleagues from around the country for more than 15 years

Procedures and Conditions I Treat

  • Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine
  • Brain Injuries
  • Neuropsychological Tests
  • Neuropsychology
  • Psychology

Education and Training

Education History


Ohio State University at Columbus, Columbus, OH
8/1/1985 - 6/1/1988


Brooks Rehabilitation Hospital University Campus, Jacksonville, FL
7/25/1988 - 11/27/1989

Academic Information

My Department

Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation

My Division

Rehabilitation Psychology

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Consulting and Related Relationships

At The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center, we support a faculty member’s research and consulting in collaboration with medical device, research and/or drug companies because a faculty member’s expertise can guide important advancements in the practice of medicine and improve patient care. In order to provide effective management of these relationships, the University requires annual disclosures from all faculty members with external interests related to their University responsibilities.

As of 09/29/2023, Dr. Beaulieu has reported relationships with the companies or entities listed below. If you have questions about the relationships listed below, please ask the faculty member. If you have questions about how these relationships are monitored by The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center, please contact our Compliance Office.

  • Congressionally Directed Medical Research Programs