Ronald T. Seel, PhD, FACRM, is the O. Wayne Rollins Director of Brain Injury Research at the Shepherd Center in Atlanta, GA. His primary research interests are evidence-based practice, clinical decision support, and self-directed approaches to improve safety and independent living in persons with disabilities. Dr. Seel chairs the American Congress of Rehabilitation Medicine (ACRM) Evidence and Practice Committee and previously was elected chair of the ACRM Brain Injury-Interdisciplinary Special Interest Group. He has received the ACRM 2010 Deborah Wilkerson Early Career Award and the ACRM 2012 Distinguished Member Award. Dr. Seel earned a BA degree in Government at the College of William and Mary. His first career was in bank operations and technology, rising in 5 years to Assistant Vice-President at NationsBank Corporation in Richmond, VA. He returned to graduate school at Virginia Commonwealth University and completed his PhD in Counseling Psychology. He was competitively awarded pre- and post-doctoral fellowships in Rehabilitation and Neuropsychology at the Medical College of Virginia. Prior to joining Shepherd Center, he served as Executive Director of the Southeastern Parkinson’s Disease Research Education and Clinical Center and as Associate Director of Research for the Defense and Veterans Brain Injury Center at the McGuire Veteran’s Medical Center in Richmond, VA.