Shannon Juengst is a Certified Rehabilitation Counselor and an Assistant Professor in the Department of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, with a secondary appointment in the Department of Rehabilitation Counseling. She completed her Masters in Rehabilitation Science, with an emphasis on Rehabilitation Counseling and a certificate in Assistive Technology, at the University of Pittsburgh in 2007. She later began her doctoral training at the University of Pittsburgh in 2009, graduating with a PhD in Rehabilitation Science in 2012. She then completed 3.5 years of post-doctoral training in the Deparmtent of PHysical Medicine & Rehabilitation at the University of Pittsburgh that focused on biomarkers of emotional and behavioral outcomes after TBI. In January of 2017, she moved across the country with her husband and two young boys to begin a new adventure at UT Southwestern.
Dr. Juengst's current work focuses on behavioral and emotional outcomes, investigating biological correlates and predictive biomarkers for behavioral and emotional disorders, and investigating innovative telehealth methods for tracking these outcomes in the community. Her broader research agenda is to engage in translational research that situates behavior at the center of a bench to bedside to community program of research and to investigate behavior and emotion as modifiable targets, between neurological injury and community integration, for rehabilitation intervention.
Dr. Juengst has 15 years of combined experience in research, teaching, and clinical practice, ranging from coordinating intervention trials in traumatic brain injury and stroke in both inpatient rehabilitation and community-based settings to being PI on community-based studies of adults with TBI. She is actively involved in multiple projects in the Traumatic Brain Injury Model Systems and the American Congress of Rehabilitation Medicine Brain Injury International Special Interest Group and Measurement Networking Group. Dr. Juengst has had extensive training in research design and methodology, including advanced statistics, clinical trials design, and psychometric evaluation in health care research.
- Hope College (2001), Psychology
- Graduate School
- University of Pittsburgh-Main (2007), Rehabilitation Counseling
- Graduate School
- University of Pittsburgh-Main (2012), Rehabiliation Science
- Behavior as the link between neurological injury and long-term outcomes after traumatic brain injury
- Community-based interventions and outcomes for individuals with traumatic brain injuries
- Emotional and behavioral outcomes and and assessment after traumatic brain injury
- Mobile health in rehabilitation: research and innovation for improving assessment and intervention
- Cross-Lagged Panel Analysis of Depression and Behavioral Dysfunction in the First Year After Moderate-to-Severe Traumatic Brain Injury.
- Juengst SB, Myrga JM, Fann JR, Wagner AK J Neuropsychiatry Clin Neurosci 2017 Mar appineuropsych16100217
- A narrative literature review of depression following traumatic brain injury: prevalence, impact, and management challenges.
- Juengst SB, Kumar RG, Wagner AK Psychol Res Behav Manag 2017 10 175-186
- COMT and ANKK1 Genetics Interact With Depression to Influence Behavior Following Severe TBI: An Initial Assessment.
- Myrga JM, Juengst SB, Failla MD, Conley YP, Arenth PM, Grace AA, Wagner AK Neurorehabil Neural Repair 2016 Nov 30 10 920-930
- Conceptual model and cluster analysis of behavioral symptoms in two cohorts of adults with traumatic brain injuries.
- Juengst SB, Switzer G, Oh BM, Arenth PM, Wagner AK J Clin Exp Neuropsychol 2016 Oct 1-12
- Acute Trauma Factor Associations With Suicidality Across the First 5 Years After Traumatic Brain Injury.
- Kesinger MR, Juengst SB, Bertisch H, Niemeier JP, Krellman JW, Pugh MJ, Kumar RG, Sperry JL, Arenth PM, Fann JR, Wagner AK Arch Phys Med Rehabil 2016 Aug 97 8 1301-8
- Trajectories of life satisfaction after traumatic brain injury: Influence of life roles, age, cognitive disability, and depressive symptoms.
- Juengst SB, Adams LM, Bogner JA, Arenth PM, O'Neil-Pirozzi TM, Dreer LE, Hart T, Bergquist TF, Bombardier CH, Dijkers MP, Wagner AK Rehabil Psychol 2015 Nov 60 4 353-64
- Pilot feasibility of an mHealth system for conducting ecological momentary assessment of mood-related symptoms following traumatic brain injury.
- Juengst SB, Graham KM, Pulantara IW, McCue M, Whyte EM, Dicianno BE, Parmanto B, Arenth PM, Skidmore ER, Wagner AK Brain Inj 2015 Aug 1-11
- Exploratory associations with tumor necrosis factor-a, disinhibition and suicidal endorsement after traumatic brain injury.
- Juengst SB, Kumar RG, Arenth PM, Wagner AK Brain Behav. Immun. 2014 Oct 41 134-43
- Post-traumatic epilepsy associations with mental health outcomes in the first two years after moderate to severe TBI: A TBI Model Systems analysis.
- Juengst SB, Wagner AK, Ritter AC, Szaflarski JP, Walker WC, Zafonte RD, Brown AW, Hammond FM, Pugh MJ, Shea T, Krellman JW, Bushnik T, Arenth PM Epilepsy Behav 2017 Jun 73 240-246
- Test-Retest Reliability of Traumatic Brain Injury Outcome Measures: A Traumatic Brain Injury Model Systems Study.
- Bogner JA, Whiteneck GG, MacDonald J, Juengst SB, Brown AW, Philippus AM, Marwitz JH, Lengenfelder J, Mellick D, Arenth P, Corrigan JD J Head Trauma Rehabil 2017 Feb
Honors & Awards
- ACRM BI-ISIG Early Career Travel Scholarship
Scholarship awarded to an early career member of the ACRM BI-ISIG to attend the mid-year meeting. (2017)
- Best Measurement Poster (co-author)
ACRM Measurement Networking Group's award for the best measurement-related poster. (2016)
- Best Poster in PM&R
Safar Center for Resuscitation Research Trainee Day (2016)
- Nominee for the Nancy Caroline Fellowship Award
University of Pittsburgh Safar Center for Resuscitation annual award recognizing a post-doctoral fellow making significant contributions to the field of rehabilitative medicine. (2016)
- NIH Clinical Loan Repayment Program
- Department of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation (2017)
- Department of Rehabilitation Counseling (2017)
- American Congress of Rehabilitation Medicine (2011)
- American Psychological Society, Division 22 (2011)