Meet Our Faculty
Robin Hanks, Ph.D., ABPP-ABCN is the Chief of Rehabilitation Psychology & Neuropsychology at the Rehabilitation Institute of Michigan and is also the Director of Training for the predoctoral and postdoctoral training program in Clinical Neuropsychology. She is a Professor of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation in the Wayne State University School of Medicine and an Adjunct Professor of Psychology in the Wayne State University School of Science. She received her Ph.D. in 1996 from the Department of Psychology at Wayne State University, completed her APA approved internship at Long Island Jewish Medical Center, and completed a postdoctoral fellowship in the Department of Physical Medicine at the University of Washington School of Medicine in Seattle, WA.
Dr. Hanks leads the outpatient clinical neuropsychology rotation at the downtown (main campus) and has research interests in the areas of traumatic brain injury; neuropsychological assessment; emotional adjustment post brain injury; long-term cognitive and functional outcome in rehabilitation populations.
Stephen Vangel, Ph.D. provides neuropsychological and psychological services at the downtown (main campus) and Novi campus. Dr. Vangel obtained his Ph.D. from Wayne State University in 1996 and completed his APA approved internship at the John Dingell V.A. Hospital in Detroit. He is an Assistant Professor of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at the Wayne State University School of Medicine.
Dr. Vangel is also a "behavioral specialist" at the Rehabilitation Institute of Michigan. Dr. Vangel's clinical and research interests are in the areas of behavioral factors in injury recovery and disability, factors affecting interdisciplinary team functioning, family adjustment to trauma, and validity and clinical utility of neuropsychological tests.
Tanya E. Sherman, Ph.D., ABPP-ABCN, is a staff neuropsychologist providing neuropsychological and psychological services at the RIM Detroit campus. Dr. Sherman graduated with her doctorate from Wayne State University (WSU) in 2004 after completing an APA approved internship at the Ann Arbor VA Medical Center. She then completed postdoctoral training in clinical neuropsychology at the Rehabilitation Institute of Michigan. She has previously been on faculty as an assistant professor in the Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Departments at WSU Medical School and Johns Hopkins School of Medicine. Dr. Sherman’s research interests are in the areas of multiple sclerosis, including awareness of deficit, patient and caregiver quality of life, and neuropsychological aspects of acquired brain injury.
Rachel E. Keelan, Ph.D., provides outpatient neuropsychological and rehabilitation psychology services at the Rehabilitation Institute of Michigan (RIM) downtown main campus. She is also the primary provider of these services at the RIM Sterling Heights campus. She obtained her doctorate from Wayne State University in 2016 and subsequently completed an APA-accredited internship and APPCN postdoctoral residency at the James A. Haley Veterans’ Hospital in Tampa, Florida. Dr. Keelan has worked at the Mary Free Bed Rehabilitation Hospital prior to joining the faculty at RIM in 2019.
Dr. Keelan’s primary clinical and research interests include cognitive and emotional factors across stages of traumatic brain injury (TBI) recovery, improving functional outcomes following acquired brain injury, caregiver transitions after neurologic diagnoses, dementia and aging, and neuropsychological assessment and performance validity.
Amanda Zwilling, Ph.D. is the staff rehabilitation neuropsychologist for the inpatient Spinal Cord Injury Rehabilitation Unit at the Rehabilitation Institute of Michigan (RIM) downtown main campus. She also provides outpatient neuropsychological assessment and intervention services.
Dr. Zwilling graduated with her doctorate from City University of New York (CUNY) and completed an APA-approved internship at the John D. Dingell VA Medical Center in Detroit, MI. She completed an APPCN postdoctoral residency in clinical neuropsychology and rehabilitation psychology at RIM. Dr. Zwilling’s clinical and research interests include treatment of polytrauma, improving functional outcomes following injury or illness, neurodevelopmental disorders, impact of health behaviors on outcomes after injury, and neuropsychological assessment.