Ciro Visone, Ph.D.
Ciro is currently serving as a military psychologist in the United States Army Medical Department. He holds a Doctorate of Psychology in Clinical Health Psychology, with primary training, education, and experiences in neuropsychological research and physical medicine and rehabilitation. He completed his clinical internship and postdoctoral residency at the Dwight. D Eisenhower Army Medical Center (Ft. Gordon, GA). Much of his research and publications lie within the realms of traumatic brain injury (TBI) and neurological disorders, including strokes, cerebellar cancers, movement disorders, and various forms of dementias.
As a researcher, Ciro has been involved in proposing and developing statewide concussion laws for adolescent athletes, while working closely with medical professionals from various professional sport leagues, namely, the NFL, NHL, and MLS. As a military psychologist, his research has consisted of identifying neuroendocrine markers of TBI, and reestablishing guidelines used to diagnosis and differentiate head injury from combat influenced adrenal disorders in post-deployment service members. His personal research has been largely devoted to the emerging field of nutritional neuropsychiatry and the performance enhancing, protective cognitive effects of ketogenic dieting. As a clinical psychologist in practice, his theoretical orientation is heavily influenced by existential metapsychology, and the likes of Danish philosopher Soren Kierkegaard and Austrian neurologist/psychiatrist Viktor Frankl.
As a board member for BEST, Ciro has worked closely with Michelle and the Coastline Community College Acquired Brain Injury Program, originally being part of the initial research conducted on the BEST apps in 2015. He now does much of his BEST research from Germany, where he is a Behavioral Medicine Health Officer with United States Europe, Regional Command.