Positions

Associate Professor and Director, Division of Clinical Neuropsychology and Rehabilitation Psychology
Physical Medicine & Rehab
Baylor College of Medicine
Houston, TX, US
Director & Senior Scientist, Brain Injury Research Center
TIRR Memorial Hermann
Houston, Texas, United States
Neuropsychologist
PM&R
Harris Health System
Houston, Texas, United States
Faculty Senator
Baylor College of Medicine
Houston, Texas, United States

Education

Advanced Training from Medical College Of Virginia/Virginia Commonwealth University
Ph.D. from University Of Houston, University Park
M.S. from Emporia State University
B.A. from Loyola University Of New Orleans

Certifications

Licensed Psychologist
Texas State Board of Examiners of Psychologists

Honors & Awards

Fellow
Research Excellence Award
David Strauss Poster Award
Deborah L. Wilkerson Early Career Award
Marcus J. Fuhrer Research Achievement Award
Blue Ribbon Award for Outstanding Paper Presentation
Young Faculty Achievement Award
Mary E. Switzer Rehabilitation Research Merit Fellow
Chair, Joint Committee on Inter-Professional Relations
Led a joint committee between clinical neuropsychologists (APA Division 40) and speech-language pathologists (American Speech-Language Hearing Association) to collaborate on professional issues.
Chair, Traumatic Brain Injury Model Systems Research Committee
Chair, Traumatic Brain Injury Model Systems Cultural Competency Special Interest Group
President
Treasurer
Member, Board of Directors
Editorial Board Member

Selected Publications

Memberships

International Neuropsychological Society
American Psychological Association
Division 40 (Clinical Neuropsychology) of the American Psychological Association
Division 22 (Rehabilitation Psychology) of the American Psychological Association
Houston Neuropsychological Society

Funding

Multicenter Evaluation of Memory Remediation After Traumatic Brain Injury With Donepezil (MEMRI-TBI-D)
- #H133A120020
Grant funding from National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research
The major goal of this project is to evaluate the effectiveness of the acetylcholinesterase inhibitor Donepezil for improving cognitive memory test performance, everyday memory function, and participation outcomes in persons with traumatic brain injury.
Tranforming Research and Clinical Knowledge in Traumatic Brain Injury
- #U01-NS086090-01
Grant funding from National Institues of Health- National Institute on Neurological Disorders and Stroke
The major goals of this project are to study 3000 TBI patients with longitudinal assessments of advanced imaging, biomarkers, and neurobehavioral testing in order to develop better classification/prognosis for the entire spectrum of TBI severity.
Rehabilitation Research and Training Center on Developing Strategies to Foster Community Integration and Participation for Individuals With Traumatic Brain Injury
- #H133B090023
Grant funding from National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research
Effectiveness of Acceptance and Commitment Therapy for Reducing Emotional Distress and Improving Participation Outcomes After Traumatic Brain Injury
- #H133A120020
Grant funding from National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research
The major goal of this project is to evaluate the effectiveness of Acceptance and Commitment Therapy for reducing emotional distress in persons with traumatic brain injury.
Quality of Life in Caregivers of Traumatic Brain Injury: CareQOL
- #1R013658-01
Grant funding from National Institutes of Health
The major goal of this project is to develop and validate a quality of life measure for caregivers of persons with TBI, within the family of PROMIS instruments.
Contextualized Training for Memory Impairment Following TBI: A Multicenter Randomized Controlled Trial Investigating Impact on Community Integration and Functional Memory Tasks
- #H133B090023
Grant funding from National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research
The goal of this study is to compare contextualized, in-home memory strategy training for persons with TBI and their caregivers to traditional memory notebook training with regard to impact on community integration and everyday functional memory.
Texas Traumatic Brain Injury Model System of TIRR
- #H133A120020
Grant funding from National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research
This project is part of a large national database documenting outcomes following traumatic brain injury.

Skills

Angelle M. Sander
I specialize in neuropsychological assessment and treatment of persons with brain injury. Treatment skills include cognitive rehabilitation, assisting with adjustment to injury-related disability, and maximizing community participation. I also conduct federally funded research on predicting and improving community participation and emotional functioning following brain injury.