Dr. Reneh Karamians is a new core faculty member at Alliant beginning in August of 2021. Dr. Karamians is a graduate of Pepperdine University and completed his internship at the Erie Consortium where he worked primarily in physical medicine serving as a neuropsychology and rehabilitation psychology intern. He then moved on the complete his postdoctoral training at The Ohio State University’s (OSU) Wexner Medical Center, where he continued his clinical work in Physical Medicine as a Rehabilitation and Neuropsychology fellow.
During his time at OSU, Dr. Karamians worked alongside experts in the fields of traumatic brain injury and stroke rehabilitation. He also participated, in various capacities, within two Model Systems projects including, Spinal Cord Injury and Traumatic Brain Injury. Dr. Karamians’ most recent publication, entitled Effectiveness of virtual reality-and gaming-based interventions for upper extremity rehabilitation poststroke: a meta-analysis was published in the Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation.
Stroke neurorehabilitation, use of gaming and virtual reality technologies for neurorehabilitation, instrument development in neuropsychology, instrument development for assessment of athletic abilities.
- Pepperdine University Graduate School of Education and Psychology Master’s of Arts Program
- Pepperdine University Graduate School of Education and Psychology, Clinical Psychology program
Winner of the innovations in instrument development in Neuropsychology, 1st place, Cedars-Sinai Medical Center (2013)
Karamians, R., Proffitt, R., Kline, D., & Gauthier, L. V. (2020). Effectiveness of virtual reality-and gaming-based interventions for upper extremity rehabilitation poststroke: a meta-analysis. Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, 101(5), 885-896.
Peselow, E., Gabriel, T., Karamians, R., Demetaria, P., & IsHak, W. (2015). Prophylactic efficacy of Fluoxetine, Escitalopram, Sertraline, and Paroxetine in unipolar depression: Outcome after long-term follow-up. Psychiatry Research. 225, 680-686. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.psychres.2014.11.022
Peselow, E., D., Karamians, R., Lord M., Tobia G., & IsHak W.,W. (2013). The discrepancy between patients and informants on clinician-rated measures in Major Depressive Disorder: Implications for Clinical Trials and Clinical Practice. International Clinical Psychopharmacology. 29(2), 111-115. http://dx.doi.org/10.1097/yic.0000000000000015
Lopez, E., Yamakawa, C., Karamians, R., Smith, K., Pfluegl, G. & Hardy, D., (2013, February). The effectiveness of the Computerized Picture Memory Interference Test in the detection of HIV-associated neurocognitive disorder (HAND) among Spanish-speaking individuals infected with HIV. Poster session presented at the annual meeting of the International Neuropsychological Society, Waikoloa, Hawaii.
Karamians, R., Yamakawa, C. & Lopez, E., (2013, February). The effectiveness of the HIV Dementia Scale (HDS) in the Detection of HIV Associated Neurocognitive Disorder (HAND) among Spanish Speaking Individuals Infected with HIV. Poster session presented at the annual meeting of the International Neuropsychological Society, Waikoloa, Hawaii.
Szeftel, R., Lopez, E., Yamakawa, C., Scott, S. & Karamians, R., (2012, October). Development and validation of the restrictiveness of living scale: A rapid settings-based assessment of problem behaviors in the developmentally disabled population. Poster session presented at the annual meeting of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, San Francisco, CA. (
Lopez, E., D’Elia, L., Hardy, D., Chilingar M., Holt, T. & Karamians, R. (2006). Computerized scoring program for the Handbook of Normative Data for Neuropsychological Assessment, 1st edition. Retrieved from http://neuropsychnorms.com/book.html.
Karamians, R. (2006). Dasein and the arts. Philosophy Now, 57, 10-11. Retrieved from https://philosophynow.org/issues/57/Dasein_And_The_Arts
Karamians, R., Hardy, D., Wright, M., Park, J., Kosik, D., Long, S., (2021). On the validity and internal consistency of the computerized memory interference test with a primarily Spanish-Speaking cohort. (Journal of Neuropsychology). Manuscript in preparation
Karamians, R., Sitzer, D., Seeman, S., (2021). On Measures of Personality During the Covid-19 Epidemic. (Journal of Personality Assessment). Manuscript in preparation