Director of Research & Development
Curtis T. Cripe, PhD
NeuroEngineer – Behavioral Medicine
Curtis Cripe’s professional and academic background spans several disciplines that include engineering, software development, bioengineering, addiction recovery, psychophysiology, psychology (Health Psychology and Behavioral Medicine), brain injury, and child neurodevelopment.
As an academic fellow with the Interdisciplinary Collaborative on Health, Environment and Human Performance program at Fordham University, Graduate School of Social Service, Curtis serves as a subject matter expert for the Fordham/NASA DSR30 – 2030 Mission to Mars project. In this capacity, Curtis provides technical support for original research in the field of Behavioral Health and Space Science. Current projects include demonstration of the viability of an on-board Behavioral Health Monitoring and crew countermeasure system scheduled for summer of 2018 in a Martian Analog Ground Simulator.
In private practice, Curtis provides classical Cognitive Remediation Training methods and assessments by combining classical neuro-psychometrics measures with modern neuroimaging brain performance phenotype indexes focusing on child developmental assessments geared towards developmental problems in children and brain functional performance matters in adults.
On the technological front, his professional background includes participating as a senior systems engineer at JPL on several deep space research missions including the first unmanned Mars landing and the first mission to Mercury, Venus, Jupiter, Saturn, Neptune and Uranus in the middle to late 1970’s. Additionally, Curtis worked in a project supervisory role at TRW, Inc., leading software development teams for several Department of Defense (DOD) projects.
On the Behavioral Medicine front, as the founding director of Crossroads Institute, Curtis led the technical and management efforts of a multi-site, multi-state program through the use of unique Internet management/Telemedicine brain training delivery systems in over 12 facilities in multiple states.
Currently, he is founder and neuroengineer for NTLgroup, a technical corporation that combines the fields of neuroscience, engineering, biology, physics, mathematics, neurology and psychology for the purpose of advancing methodologies for recording, imaging and analyzing normal and abnormal brain activity. The professional network consists of local professional and licensed staff throughout the country and internationally throughout Europe, Mexico, and South America. The network assists families with children with learning disabilities, autism, and other developmental delays; as well as adults with depression, anxiety, substance abuse, and head injuries. The programs have assisted over 15,000 families and consists of neuro-imaging data collection, cognitive abilities testing, client intake analysis, remediation and brain repair program execution, and completion processes that included evidence-based outcomes.
Additionally, Curtis developed an integrated cognitive rehabilitation/development/cognitive repair training program targeted at adult/adolescent brain recovery and brain development for addiction recovery, traumatic brain injury as well as autistic/developmentally delayed children. The integrated program includes auditory processing, language development, conceptualization development and cortical maturation and repair.
Curtis is author and co-author of several peer-reviewed papers and a published author of related field text books, lifetime member of the Golden Key International Honor Society, Certified Neurotherapy Instructor, Certified Peak Performance Instructor, and INPP instructor for brain development. He is an international speaker on the subject of brain repair and brain remediation.