Dr. Leigh Charvet is an associate professor in the New York University School of Medicine’s department of neurology and serves as the director of research for the NYU Langone multiple sclerosis (MS) Comprehensive Care Center.
Dr. Charvet’s research is focused on the measurement and treatment of cognitive impairment and fatigue in MS as it occurs across the lifespan. She is the PI of a large recently-completed randomized controlled trial of a computerized cognitive remediation program funded by the National MS Society. For this trial, she designed a method for participants to train at home while being remotely supervised by study staff with data collected in real time. Dr. Charvet began a program of neuromodulation, pairing tDCS with cognitive remediation for improved training outcomes. Seeing the strong demand for at-home remediation treatments in the cognitive trial, she led the development of a protocol for remotely-supervised tDCS. Dr. Charvet and her team have validated the feasibility of the method to administer tDCS sessions remotely with telerehabilitation programs. Currently, her team is using this protocol to complete controlled trials targeting cognitive impairment, fatigue, and other symptoms, both in MS and in other neurological disorders. Dr. Charvet received her Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from Vanderbilt University in Nashville and B.A. in Psychology from the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor. She completed her clinical neuropsychology internship at the West Haven VAMC/Yale Epilepsy program and postdoctoral fellowship in the department of neurology at Stony Brook Medicine.