Department of Orthopaedic Surgery

Natalie Sandel Sherry, PsyD

  • Instructor

Education & Training

  • MA, Widener University, Institute for Graduate Clinical Psychology
  • MBA Widener University, School of Business Administration
  • PsyD, Widener University, Institute for Graduate Clinical Psychology

Representative Publications

Sandel, N., Reynolds, E., Cohen, P., Gille, B., & Kontos, A.P. (2017). Anxiety and mood clinical profile following sport-related concussion: From risk factors to treatment. Sport, exercise, and performance psychology, 6(3), 304. doi: 10.1037/spy0000098

Sandel, N., Schatz, P., Goldberg, K.B., & Lazar, M. (2017). Gender differences in cognitive deficits and symptom reporting among acutely concussed high school lacrosse players.  The American Journal of Sports Medicine, 45(4), 937-944. doi: 10.1177/0363546516677246

Schatz, P. & Sandel, N. (2013). Sensitivity and specificity of the online version of ImPACT in high school and collegiate athletes. The American Journal of Sports Medicine, 41(2), 321 – 326. doi: 10.1177/0363546512466038

Sandel, N.K., Lovell, M.R., Kegel, N.E., Collins, M.W., & Kontos, A.P. (2012). The relationship of symptoms and neurocognitive performance to perceived recovery from sports-related concussion among adolescent athletes. Applied Neuropsychology: Child, 2(1), 64 – 69. doi: 10.1080/21622965.2012.670580

Research Interests

Clinical interests include the assessment and treatment of concussion in pediatric, adolescent, and older adult populations. Her current research interests include studying the utility of assessment tools for concussion, sex differences in concussion outcomes, and the role of posttraumatic vision impairments on academic performance. Her research has been published in journals such as the American Journal of Sports Medicine, Applied Neuropsychology, and Sport, Exercise and Performance Psychology.

Research Grants

Title: Oculomotor Dysfunction and Reading Comprehension after Concussion
Sponsor: Albert B. Ferguson, M.D. Orthopaedic Fund of the Pittsburgh Foundation
Dates: July 1, 2017 – June 30, 2019
Amount: $5,000
Co-investigator with Sufrinko, A, Kontos AP, Collins MW