Michael Pramuka-Quality of Life Technology Center - Carnegie Mellon University

Michael Pramuka

pramuka michael

Rehabilitation Science and Technology
University of Pittsburgh
Forbes Tower 5049
mpramuka @ pitt.edu

Dr. Pramuka is Assistant Professor of Rehabilitation Science at the University of Pittsburgh, and Clinical Coordinator of the Rehabilitation Counseling Program. He holds licensure as a psychologist in Pennsylvania and Florida. He is also Principal Investigator of a CDC funded project on Self-Management in Epilepsy and neuropsychologist for the University of Pittsburgh Center for Healthy Aging Dr. Pramuka has an extensive background in rehabilitation psychology focused on individuals with cognitive disability. His clinical work has emphasized applied cognitive rehabilitation strategies to improve everyday function in adults with cognitive disorder due to brain injury, learning disability, and dementia. Past research activities included participation in RSA grants on innovative rehabilitation strategies for cognitive disability, functional assessment, and on improving vocational outcomes, and an NIH grant on predictors of everyday function in adults with dementia and depression. Dr. Pramuka is the author of several publications as well as two book chapters on functional assessment. He earned his doctorate in Counseling Psychology from the University of Pittsburgh and completed his internship in clinical psychology at the James A. Haley Veterans Hospital in Tampa. Dr. Pramuka teaches three rehabilitation counseling courses in counseling (Introductory, Advanced, and Career Counseling) as well as advises students and supervises interns.