Dr. Randy Reese is a licensed clinical neuropsychologist with over 20 years of experience. He applies his expertise to forensic casework involving cognitive assessments of individuals with acquired brain injuries, standard of care disputes for psychological services, and professional negligence claims.
During his 22-year tenure in the U.S. Navy, Dr. Reese developed expertise functioning as the sole mental health provider in remote areas with limited resources, as well as developing policies and procedures on a national level at Navy Medicine Headquarters. He is experienced performing Fitness for Duty assessments to determine cognitive ability to perform routine and specialized job tasks. Dr. Reese regularly selects and administers standardized neuropsychological testing to assess the cognitive functioning, particularly following concussions (mild traumatic brain injury) and other acquired brain injuries, quantifying functional impact and prognosis following injury. Acquired brain injuries may arise from structural damage to the brain resulting from physical trauma, hypoxia, chemical exposure, drug overdoses, and post-medical procedures, among others.
Dr. Reese is experienced in the clinical diagnosis of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and assessing the residual emotional and cognitive effects of sexual abuse, physical abuse/violence, and emotional trauma. He also has extensive experience in the assessment and treatment of concussions/mild traumatic brain injury. In addition to performing neuropsychological and psychological assessments of patients, Dr. Reese has supervised behavioral health professionals in their duties and can speak to the standard of care for mental health professionals.
Dr. Reese earned his Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from Pacific Graduate School of Psychology in Palo Alto, CA, and completed his postdoctoral fellowship in neuropsychology at the University of Washington, Department of Rehabilitation Medicine. He is registered with the Association of State and Provincial Psychology Boards (ASPPB), enabling him to work in any state participating in the Psychology Interjurisdictional Compact (PSYPACT). Dr. Reese holds state licenses in Virginia, Maryland, and Utah. He has also met the requirements to perform telehealth/remote mental health and neuropsychological assessments. He is a member of the National Academy of Neuropsychology and the American Academy of Clinical Neuropsychologists.
Associate2023 to present
Provide technical investigations, analysis, reports, and testimony regarding clinical and assessment standard of care, and assessment of functional impact of brain injury or insult.
Post-traumatic Stress Disorder: Comprehensive assessment of contributing factors, functional impact, and likelihood of resolution following exposure to significant trauma.
Concussion/Mild Traumatic Brain Injury: Extensive experience in assessment of cognitive changes, occupational and educational functional impact, and recovery and rehabilitation recommendations following concussion.
Standard of Care: Experienced in medical record review to assess standard of care determinations. Standard of care assessment includes reviewing medical records and completing collateral interviews when needed to determine if reasonable standards of assessment, treatment, documentation, and disposition were met.
Functional Capacity Assessment: Experience in completing detailed psychological and neuropsychological assessment to ascertain strengths and limitations related to occupational task requirements.
Policy, Program, and Protocol Development: Experience in integrating evidence based care and clinical practice guidelines to establish comprehensive multidisciplinary treatment protocols. Also developed national level programs for training medical providers in concussion assessment and management, as well as concussion education training protocols for deploying service members.
Professional Development and Mentoring: Many years as a senior Naval Officer developing and mentoring junior officers to facilitate personal and professional development of leadership skills, moral and ethical decision making, teamwork, resilience and toughness, and problem solving.
Supervision of Mental Health Professionals: Throughout various leadership roles, facilitated the professional growth and development of licensed mental health professionals, including achieving professional goals, meeting standard of care, engaging in ongoing education and development, and leveraging individual strengths to maximize group achievements.
Clinical Neuropsychologist2023 to present
Clinical Neuropsychologist2023 to present
Acting Director, Primary Care 2019
Navy Bureau of Medicine and Surgery
Section Head, Traumatic Brain Injury Programs 2015-2018
Navy Bureau of Medicine and Surgery
Department Head, Mental Health 2015
NH Camp Lejeune
Clinical Neuropsychologist 2013
Warrior Recovery Center
NATO Role 3 Multinational Medical Unit, Kandahar Airfield, Afghanistan
Senior Clinical Neuropsychologist 2011-2015
Marine and Sailor Concussion Recovery Center
NH Hospital Camp Lejeune
Senior Fellow, Clinical Neuropsychology 2009-2011
University of Washington Medical Center
Department of Rehabilitation Medicine, Seattle, Washington
Ship’s Psychologist 2006-2009
USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN-72), Everett, Washington
Division Officer, Behavioral Health, Branch Medical Clinic 2004-2006
Naval Hospital Yokosuka, Yokosuka Japan
Head, Behavioral Health Division 2001-2004
Naval Postgraduate Dental School
National Naval Dental Center, Bethesda, Maryland
Member, Research Quality Committee, Naval Hospital Camp Lejeune
Member of a research protocol and proposal review team that reviews research protocol making recommendations for appropriateness, research design, and human participant protection, prior to submission to the region Institutional Review Board. 09/2013-11/2015
Principal/Assistant Investigator, “A Pilot Study of the Effectiveness of Mobile TeleHealth Beiofeedback in Improving Symptoms of PTSD in Military Members Exposed to Combat” a joint study with Eastern Carolina University. 07/2012-11/2015
Assistant Investigator, “NHCL Clinical Research Database to Study Traumatic Brain Injury and Psychological Health Outcomes in Military Personnel.” 07/2012-11/2015
Principal/Assistant Investigator, “A Pilot Study in Development of a Mobile NeuroCognitive Assessment Device.” 07/2012-11/2015
Dissertation Research, 02/2001-4/2004
Title: A Meta-analysis of the assessment of psychological factors in orofacial pain patients.
Dissertation Chair: Donald Woods, Ph.D.
Analysis of assessment factors and various psychological constructs and their relationships to various orofacial pain syndromes based on five decades of research literature.
Dissertation Research, 09/1997-02/2001
Title: Variability in language acquisition and its effects on executive functions in deaf adolescents.
Dissertation Chair: Amy Wisniewski, Ph.D.
Drawing together research from the fields of cognitive psychology, development psychology, and neuropsychology, as well as from linguistics and neuroimaging, this study was designed to explore the relationship between language acquisition and executive abilities in prelingually deaf adolescents. This study was developed from literature which indicates 1) observed cortical differences in the deaf related to absence of auditory stimulation, as well as the use of a visual-gestural language, and 2) effects of reduced language exposure during formative years. Additionally, behavioral problems associated with impulsivity and disinhibition have been reported in deaf youth. Limitations in development of executive functions might account in part for reported disinhibition and behavioral problems.
Midshipmen Affairs Team, multidisciplinary team at the U. S. Naval Academy established under the direction of the Superintendent focused on synergistic activities to reduce destructive behaviors among the brigade of midshipmen. 2019-2022
Character Review Committee, under the auspices of the Admissions Office of the U. S. Naval Academy, responsible for reviewing applicants for psychological suitability for consideration of admission to the U. S. Naval Academy. 2019-2022
Traumatic Brain Injury Advisory Council (TAC), voting member – a chartered council including TBI representatives from the Joint Services and the Defense Health Administiration, with advisory members from Veterans Affairs and other allied agencies. The council was chartered to develop a unified pathway of care, and to enhance collaboration and cooperation across various Department of Defense traumatic brain injury organizations. 2015-2019
Neurotrauma Scientific Steering Committee (SSC), member - requirements driven, medical research and development program charged to plan, program, budget and oversee the execution of a Department of Defense Research, Development, Test & Evaluation (RDT&E) equity dedicated to the topic of military trauma or combat casualty care. Specific goals of the program are to stimulate and support innovative, integrated, multidisciplinary research efforts that will lead to meeting the Combat Casualty Care Research Program (CCCRP) vision. SSCs serve a vital purpose, assisting the CCCRP leadership in identifying requirements to fill the gaps and monitoring and advising the Director on progress associated with the program's investment. 2015-2019