Dr. Chand Taneja, Ph.D. ABPP-CN, is Board Certified Clinical Neuropsychologist and Pediatric Clinical Neuropsychologist. She has worked for Vancouver Island Health Authority’s Neuropsychology Program, including a Concussion Clinic.
Previously, Dr. Taneja worked for 6 years as a Psychologist in Michigan, including 4 years at the Detroit Medical Center (Detroit, MI) and 2 years during a formal APPCN & APA approved Post-doctoral Residency in Clinical Neuropsychology and Rehabilitation at Mary Free Bed Rehabilitation Hospital (Grand Rapids, MI). She completed an APA & CPA approved internship in Clinical Neuropsychology at London Health Sciences Centre (London, ON), APA & CPA approved master’s and doctoral training in Clinical Neuropsychology at the University of Windsor (Windsor, ON), master’s thesis research at Yale University School of Medicine (New Haven, CT), and a bachelor of science in Biology and Psychology at the University of Victoria (Victoria, BC).
Dr. Taneja has experience in neuropsychological assessment, consultation, and intervention for individuals of all ages with a wide variety of neurological, psychiatric, and medical conditions. She is an Associate Member of the Faculty of Graduate Studies at University of Victoria (UVIC), where she actively serves on doctoral dissertation committees. She is also an Adjunct Associate Professor in the Division of Medical Sciences at UVIC (Island Medical Program), the Department of Psychology at UVIC, and in the Faculty of Medicine at the University of British Columbia.
Dr. Taneja is a co-researcher for the Vancouver Island Concussion Project as well as on a cross Canada Pediatric Mild Traumatic Brain Injury research team, headed by Dr. Isabelle Gagnon and funded by a $1.4 million grant from Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR). Her research interests are varied, including understanding why post-concussion symptoms persist in some individuals, and how socio-emotional symptoms play a role in the speed of recovery post-TBI.
Aside from the Canadian Traumatic Brain Injury Research Consortium (CTRC), Dr. Taneja also serves as an advisory member of the Community Brain Injury Program for Children & Youth in BC program (CBIPCY), the BC Concussion Advisory Network (BC CAN), and Child Health BC’s Provincial Concussion Team.