Dr. Emily B. Fine, Ph.D., QME is a clinical neuropsychologist, licensed clinical psychologist, and qualified medical evaluator (QME), who has extensive experience conducting forensic psychology and neuropsychology evaluations for workers' compensation, fitness-for-duty, peace officer pre-employment, immigration, personal injury, criminal forensic, social security disability, veteran compensation and pension, and capacity, as well as evaluations of mental health and cognitive disorders for diagnostic and treatment purposes.
Before deciding to transition from part-time to full-time private practice, Dr. Fine worked as a staff neuropsychologist at Casa Colina Hospital and Centers for Healthcare for 6.5 years, conducting neuropsychological and psychological evaluations of, and providing treatment to, patients with traumatic brain injuries (TBI), stroke, and/or spinal cord injuries. Many of these patients suffered from other co-morbid disorders, including, depression, anxiety, PTSD, psychosis, learning disorders, ADHD, and intellectual disabilities. Approximately 50% of these patients were involved in the workers' compensation system, and an estimated 25% of these patients were immigrants. Dr. Fine remains on Medical Staff at Casa Colina Hospital.
Prior to her work at Casa Colina Hospital, Dr. Fine worked for three years as a pre-doctoral intern, a post-doctoral fellow in Neuropsychology and Rehabilitation, and an Advanced Fellow in Traumatic Brain Injury and Polytrauma in the VA Long Beach Healthcare System. She conducted psychological and neuropsychological assessment and psychotherapy with veterans with combat and non-combat related PTSD, depression, anxiety, schizophrenia, TBI, stroke, dementia, and neurodevelopmental disorders. Dr. Fine earned her Ph.D. from the University of Southern California and her B.A. (with departmental honors) from Stanford University.