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Christina Dillahunt-Aspillaga, PhD, CRC, CVE, CLCP

Christina Dillahunt-Aspillaga, PhD, CRC, CVE, ICVE (D), CLCP, IPEC, CBIST, FACRM


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Office: MHC1638

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Research Interests:

Rehabilitation and community reintegration of civilians, service members, and veterans with TBI

Christina Dillahunt-Aspillaga PhD, CRC, CVE, ICVE (D), CLCP, IPEC, CBIST, FACRM received her doctorate in Rehabilitation Science from the University of Florida. She is employed as a tenured Professor in the Department of Child and Family Studies, Clinical Rehabilitation and Mental Health Counseling program in the College of Behavioral and Community Sciences at the University of South Florida, Tampa. Her research interest areas include employment for persons with disabilities. Other interests include family and community support, caregiving, and community re-integration for civilians and Veterans with traumatic brain injury. She is a Certified Rehabilitation Counselor (CRC), a Certified Vocational Evaluator (CVE), a Certified Life Care Planner (CLCP), International Certified Vocational Evaluator (ICVE) and a Certified Brain Injury Specialist Trainer (CBIST). She is a Fellow of the American Congress of Rehabilitation Medicine (FACRM) and Diplomat of the College of Vocational Rehabilitaion Professional.

In her career as a rehabilitation counselor and rehabilitation scientist, she has worked in a diverse array of settings and secured over 5 million dollars in funding while employed by USF . During her career, she has worked both independently and collaboratively at the local, state, national, and international levels to research the community reintegration (CR) needs of individuals with diverse disabilities and their families. Through her research program, she works closely with adults with polytrauma and  traumatic brain injury (TBI).

She has published over 50 peer-reviewed articles, book chapters, monographs, and clinical practice guidelines.  Dr. Dillahunt serves on several national and international rehabilitation boards and editorial boards. She is recognized globally  for her work in vocational rehabilitation.