Dr. French is Deputy Director for Operations at the National Intrepid Center of Excellence (NICoE), Walter Reed National Military Medical Center (WRNMMC). He is chairman of the Joint Traumatic Brain Injury Task Force which coordinates TBI care in the National Capitol Region Medical Directorate. He is the site director for the Defense and Veterans Brain Injury Center (DVBIC) at Walter Reed, the largest site in that network. He is responsible for overseeing all aspects of the screening, assessment, and rehabilitation of those with TBI at the flagship military care facility in the DoD network. He holds faculty positions in Neurology and Rehabilitation at the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences.
He received his doctorate in clinical psychology, focused on assessment, from the George Washington University. He completed fellowships in clinical and experimental neuropsychology at the National Institute of Mental Health and in neuropsychology, focusing on traumatic brain injury, at the DVBIC at Walter Reed Army Medical Center.
At WRNMMC, he participates in a diversified research portfolio. He is principal investigator on multiple studies of TBI in Service Members, including the Congressionally mandated 15-year natural history of TBI in the military study. He is co-Director of the Phenotyping Core with the Center for Neuroscience and Regenerative Medicine (CNRM), a program that integrates research efforts on TBI and PTSD between the DoD and the National Institutes of Health. He has published over 70 peer-reviewed journal articles and book chapters in the area of military TBI and neuropsychology.