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Traumatic Injury Research Program (MEM)


Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences
4301 Jones Bridge Road
Bethesda, Maryland 20814 MEM Office: C1039
Phone (301) 295-3720
Toll Free: (888) 826-3126
FAX (301) 295-6773
Email: paul.rapp@usuhs.edu

Paul Rapp, Ph.D., Professor of Military and Emergency Medicine

Paul Rapp, Ph.D.

Professor of Military and Emergency Medicine
Professor of Medical/Clinical Psychology

Dr. Rapp attended the University of Illinois as a James Scholar. He received a Bachelors degree in Physiology (minor in Chemistry) and a second Bachelors degree in Engineering Physics in 1972. He then attended Cambridge University as a Churchill Scholar and received his Ph.D. in 1975. His doctoral work, under the supervision of Professor Sir James Lighthill, was conducted in the Department of Applied Mathematics and Theoretical Physics. Following graduation he was elected to a Fellowship at Gonville and Caius College, Cambridge. During this period he continued teaching in the Faculty of Mathematics and performed combined theoretical and experimental work in collaboration with Professor Sir Michael Berridge in the Invertebrate Chemistry and Physiology Unit at Cambridge. He joined the faculty of the Medical College of Pennsylvania in 1979.

At present, Rapp is a Professor of Military and Emergency Medicine at the Uniformed Services University and Director of the Traumatic Injury Research Program. Previously he was a Professor of Pharmacology and Physiology at Drexel University College of Medicine (the successor organization to the Medical College of Pennsylvania).

Professor Rapp is a Psychoanalytic Candidate at the Philadelphia School of Psychoanalysis and has practiced as a psychotherapist at the Philadelphia Consultation Center.

He is a past editor of Physica, and is currently on the editorial boards of the International Journal of Bifurcation and Chaos, Chaos and Complexity Letters, and Cognitive Neurodynamics. Past honors include a Certificate of Commendation from the Central Intelligence Agency for "significant contributions to the mission of the Office of Research and Development."

Selected Publications

Bonita,J.D., Ambolode,L.C.C., Rosenberg,B.M., Cellucci,C.J., Watanabe,T.A.A., Rapp,P.E. and Albano,A.M. (2014). Time domain measures of inter-channel EEG correlations: a comparison of linear, nonparametric and nonlinear measures. Cognitive Neurodynamics. 8(1), 1-15. Request Information

Rapp,P.E., Cellucci,C.J., Keyser,D.O., Gilpin,A.M.K. and Darmon,D.M. (2013). Statistical issues in TBI clinical studies. Frontiers in Neurology (Neurotrauma). Volume 4. Article 177, 1-19. Request Information

Rapp,P.E., Darmon,D.M. and Cellucci,C.J. (2013). Hierarchical transition chronomtries in the human central nervous system. Proceedings International Conference on Nonlinear Theory and Applications. Santa Fe. NM., in press. Request Information

Rapp,PE., Keyser,D.O., Nathan,D. and Cellucci,C.J. (2013). The Integrated neuropsychiatric Assessment System: A gneric platform for cognitive neurodynamics research. Proceedings Intenational Conference on Cognitive Neurodynamics. Sigtuna, Sweden., in press. Request Information

Rapp,P.E., Rosenberg,B.M., Keyser,D.O., Nathan,D., Toruno, K.M., Cellucci,C.J., Albano,A.M., Wylie,S.A., Gibson,D., Gilpin,A.M.K., and Bashore,T.R. (2013). Patient characterization protocols for studies of traumatic brain injury and post-TBI psychiatric disorders. Frontiers in Neurology (Neurotrauma) Volume 4. Article 91, 1-34. Request Information

Sullivan,S., Friess,S.H., Ralston,J., Smith,C., Propert,K.J., Rapp,P.E. and Margulies,S.S. (2013). Behavioral deficits and axonal injury persistence following rational head injury are direction dependent. Journal of Neurotrauma. 30, 538-545. Request Information

Sullivan,S., Friess,S.H., Ralston,J., Smith,C., Propert,K.J., Rapp,P.E. and Margulies,S.S. (2013). Improved behavior, motor and cognition assessments in neomatal piglets. Journal of Neurotrauma. 30(20), 1770-1779. Request Information

Faustino,M.C., Serquiña,R.P. Rapp,PE. And Albano,A.M. (2012). Phase synchronizatioin of electroencephalographic signals in the different frequency bands. Philippines Science Letters. 5(2), 131-138. Request Information

Madulara,M.D., Francisco,P.A.B., Nawang,S., Arogancia,D.C., Cellucci,C.J., Rapp,P.E. and Albano,A.M. (2012). EEG transfer entropy tracks changes in information transfer on the onset of vision. International Journal of Modern Physics. Conference Series.17, 9-18. view pdf. Request Information

Rapp,P.E. and Curley,K.C. (2012). The diagnosis of traumatic brain injury is a category mistake? Journal of Trauma and Acute Care Surgery. 73(Number 2, Supplement 1), S13-S23. view pdf. Request Information

Rapp,P.E., Gilpin,A.M.K., Jiménez-Montaño,M.A. and Korslund,K.E. (2011). Communication patterns in a psychotherapy following traumatic brain injury: A quantitative study based on symbolic dynamics. BMC Psychiatry. 11, 119. view pdf. Request Information

Bonita,J.D., Albano,A.M., Ambolode,L.C.C. and Rapp,P.E. (2009). Study of correlations of multichannel human EEG. Proceedings of the 11th SPVM National Physics Conference and Workshop. ISSN 1655-4620 view pdf. Request Information

Madulara,M.D., Albano,A.M., Nawang,S.A. and Rapp,P.E. (2009). Descriptive analysis of information transfer in the human brain. Proceedings of the 11th SPVM National Physics Conference and Workshop. ISSN 1655-4620 view pdf. Request Information

Albano,A., Brodfuehrer,P.D., Cellucci,C.J., Tigno,X.T. and Rapp,P.E. (2008). Time series analysis, or the quest for quantitative measures of time dependent behavior. Philippines Science Letters. 1(1), 18-31. view pdf. Request Information

Kruglikov,S.Y., Chari,S., Rapp,P.E., Weinstein,S.L., Given,B.K. and Schiff,S.J. (2008). Fully optimized discrimination of physiological responses to auditory stimuli. Journal of Neural Engineering. 5, 133-143. view pdf. Request Information

Rapp,P.E. (2007). Quantitative characterization of animal behavior following blast exposure. Cognitive Neurodynamics. 1, 287-293. view pdf. Request Information

Rapp,P.E. (2007). Quantifying the sequential structure of psychotic behavior. In: Advances in Cognitive Neurodynamics - Proceedings of the International Conference on Cognitive Neurodynamics - 2007. R. Wang, F. Gu and E. Shen, eds. Springer-Verlag view pdf. Request Information

Cellucci,C.J. and Rapp,P.E. (2007). Exploring causal relationships in the phase functions of coupled van der Pol oscillators. In: Advances in Cognitive Neurodynamics - Proceedings of the International Conference on Cognitive Neurodynamics - 2007. R. Wang, F. Gu and E. Shen, eds. Springer-Verlag view pdf. Request Information

Hernandez,R.S. and Rapp,P.E. (2007). Network synchronization/desynchronization defects in the pathogenesis of neuropsychiatric disorders. In: Advances in Cognitive Neurodynamics - Proceedings of the International Conference on Cognitive Neurodynamics - 2007. R. Wang, F. Gu and E. Shen, eds. Springer-Verlag view pdf. Request Information