Neil Grunberg, MA, MPhil, PhD

Neil E Grunberg, MA, MPhil, PhD

Name: Neil E Grunberg, MA, MPhil, PhD

USU Department of Primary Appointment: 
Military and Emergency Medicine
Title: 
USU LEAD Director of Research & Development; MEM Director of Faculty Development
Faculty Rank: 
Full Professor
Location: 
Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences, Bethesda, MD

Research Interests:
Leadership
Stress, PTS, TBI, Addictive Behaviors

Office Phone: 
(301) 295-9673

Education

B.S., Medical Microbiology, Stanford University (1975)
M.A. (1977), M.Phil. (1979), and Ph.D. (1980) degrees in Physiological and Social Psychology, Columbia University
Doctoral training in Pharmacology, Columbia University’s College of Physicians & Surgeons under a National Research Service Award (1976-79).

Biography

Neil E. Grunberg, Ph.D., is Professor of Military & Emergency Medicine (MEM), Medical & Clinical Psychology (MPS), and Neuroscience (NES) in the Uniformed Services University (USU) School of Medicine (SOM); Professor in the Graduate School of Nursing (GSN); Director of Research and Development in the USU Leadership Education and Development (LEAD) program; and Director of Faculty Development for MEM. He is a medical and social psychologist who has been on faculty at USU since 1979. His role in LEAD is to ensure that the LEAD program and sessions are based upon sound evidence and scholarship and to oversee research relevant to leadership education and training (see www.usuhs.edu/usulead).

Dr. Grunberg earned baccalaureate degrees in Medical Microbiology and Psychology from Stanford University (1975); earned M.A. (1977), M.Phil. (1979), and Ph.D. (1980) degrees in Physiological and Social Psychology from Columbia University; and received doctoral training in Pharmacology at Columbia University’s College of Physicians & Surgeons under a National Research Service Award (NRSA, 1976-79). Dr. Grunberg helps train physicians, psychologists, and nurses to serve in the Armed Forces or Public Health Service, and scientists for research positions. He has published >180 papers addressing behavioral medicine, stress, and leadership. Dr. Grunberg has received awards from the U.S. Surgeon General, CDC, FDA, American Psychological Association, NIH, Society of Behavioral Medicine, and USU. He has served as President of the USU Faculty Senate and has chaired USU committees including: Strategic Planning; Manpower; Health, Safety, and Wellness; Appointment, Promotions, and Tenure. Outside USU, he has chaired Working Groups for the MacArthur Foundation and Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. In 2015, Dr. Grunberg was selected as a Presidential Leadership Scholar (PLS).

Dr. Grunberg and his research group (see www.usuhs.edu/faculty/grunberg) study leadership, stress (psychological and physical, including mTBI and PTSD), and appetitive behaviors (including nicotine, alcohol, caffeine, and food consumption). His teaching includes topics in leadership, social psychology, psychobiology, behavioral neuroscience, and sports psychology.

Dr. Grunberg has supervised 35 doctoral dissertations in Medical Psychology, Clinical Psychology, and Neuroscience, and has served on many master and doctoral degree committees. He currently is training a Clinical Psychology Ph.D. student and a GSN Ph.D. student. In addition, he mentors faculty members in MEM in his role as MEM Director of Faculty Development.

Representative publications, projects, and/or deployments

  • Fellow, American Psychological Association, Academy of Behavioral Medicine Research, Society of Behavioral Medicine
  • Member, Society for Research on Nicotine and Tobacco, Association of Psychological Science, Sigma Xi, Society for Neuroscience, Academy of Medicine of Washington, D.C.
  • Scientific consultant to Maryland Tobacco Prevention and Cessation Resource Center, Maryland Smoking Cessation Quitline (MD Quit), and Maryland State Mental Health and Substance Abuse treatment programs
  • Editorial board of Pharmacology Biochemistry and Behavior, and contributing reviewer to F1000 (an electronic biomedical research journal source).
  • American Psychological Association's Outstanding Contributions to Health Psychology (1989)
  • Centers for Disease Control Awards (1988, 1990), US Surgeon General's Medallion (1990), US FDA Research Award (2005)
  • USU Outstanding Biomedical Graduate Educator Award (1999, 2008), USU Center for Health Disparities Building Partnerships for Better Health Award (2006), USU Carol J. Johns Award to enhance USU programs, faculty, and reputation (2007) USU Cinda Helke Award for Graduate Student Advocacy (2008)
  • United States Presidential Leadership Scholar (2015)
  • F1000 Faculty Member of the Year (2016) in Pharmacology & Drug Discovery

Bibliography

  • Yarnell, A.M, Shaughness, M.C., Barry, E.S., Ahlers, S.T., McCarron, R.M., Grunberg, N.E. (2013). Blast traumatic brain injury in the rat using a blast overpressure model. Current Protocols in Neuroscience. Chapter 9, Unit 9.41.
  • Deuster, P.A., Grunberg, N.E., & O'Connor, F.G. (2014). Human performance optimization: An integrated approach for Special Operations. Journal of Special Operations Medicine, 14, Edition 2, 2-7.
  • Hamilton, K.R., Elliott, B.M., Berger, S.S., & Grunberg, N.E. (2014). Environmental enrichment attenuates nicotine behavioral sensitization in male and female rats. Experimental and clinical psychopharmacology, 22(4), 356.
  • O'Connor, F.G., Grunberg, N.E., Kellermann, A.L., & Schoomaker, E. (2015). Leadership education and development at the Uniformed Services University. Military Medicine, 180(4S), 147-152.
  • Turtzo, L.C., Budde, M.D., Dean, D.D., Gold, E.M., Lewis, B.K., Janes, L., Lescher, J., Coppola, T., Yarnell, A., Grunberg, N.E., & Frank, J.A. (2015). Failure of intravenous or intracardiac delivery of mesenchymal stromal cells to improve outcomes after focal traumatic brain injury in the female rat. PLoS One. 10(5): e0126551.
  • Yarnell, A.M., Barry, E.S., Mountney, A., Shear, D., Tortella, F., & Grunberg, N.E. (2016). The revised neurobehavioral severity scale (NSS-R) for rodents. Current Protocols in Neuroscience.
  • Callahan, C., & Grunberg, N.E. (in press). “Military medical leadership,” in E.B. Schoomaker and D.C. Smith (Eds.), Fundamentals of Military Medical Practice. Washington, DC: Borden Institute.
  • Yarnell, A.M., & Grunberg, N.E. (in press). “Developing ‘Allostatic leaders’: A Psychobiosocial Perspective,” in M. Clark & C.W. Gruber (Eds.), Leader Development Deconstructed, Cham, Switzerland: Springer International Publishing.
  • Grunberg, N.E., Barry, E.S., Kleber, H., McManigle, J.E., Schoomaker, E.B., (in press). “Seven steps to establish a leader and leadership education and development (LEAD) program,” in M. Clark & C.W. Gruber (Eds.), Leader Development Deconstructed, Cham, Switzerland: Springer International Publishing.
  • Eklund, K.E., Barry, E.S., & Grunberg, N.E. (2017). Gender and leadership. In A. Alvinius (ed.), Gender difference in different contexts, InTech, pp. 129-150.