Sean Deeny, PhD - Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago

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Sean Deeny, PhD

Sean Deeny, PhD

Room #: RIC 1771
Phone: 312-238-5651
Curriculum Vitae

Post-Doctoral Fellow
Rehabilitation Technologies & Outcomes Lab
Center for Bionic Medicine
Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago 

Research Interests

Dr. Deeny has a background in exercise neuroscience, with previous research focused on the protective effects of exercise on neurocognitive aging.  He has experience in brain imaging (EEG, MEG, PET), cognitive testing, Alzheimer’s Disease, expert performance, and genetic influences on neurocognitive function.  Dr. Deeny’s research interests also include biomarkers, intervention strategies to promote recovery and healthy aging, and brain-computer interface technology.


  • B.A. in Psychology, California State University, Sacramento, 1995

  • M.S. in Kinesiology, California State University, Sacramento, 2000

  • Ph.D. in Kinesiology, University of Maryland, College Park, 2005

  • Post-Doctoral Research, Institute for Brain Aging and Dementia, University of California, Irvine, 2005-2008