More About Dr. Renfroe
Hi, I'm Dr. Renfroe.
I am board-certified in clinical neuropsychology by the American Board of Professional Psychology. I received my doctoral training at the University of Florida (Go Gators!) in Clinical and Health Psychology with a specialization in Clinical Neuropsychology and then completed an internship in Clinical Neuropsychology and Rehabilitation Psychology at the VA Boston Healthcare System, through Harvard Medical School and the Boston University School of Medicine. I completed a two-year post-doctoral fellowship with the Movement Disorders Center of Excellence at the Medical University of South Carolina, Department of Neurology, Division of Neurosciences
I have specialized training in the neuroscience of emotion, anxiety, and mindfulness. I have extensive experience with Movement Disorders (idiopathic Parkinson's disease, atypical parkinsonisms, essential tremor), having trained at two national centers of excellence. I was recently part of a comprehensive stroke care center for the leading stroke care facility in the Northeast Florida, South Georgia region.
I have worked extensively with active duty and veteran members of the United States Armed Forces. One of the highlights of my career is my ongoing work with an interdisciplinary team of experts that teaches resiliency and leadership skills to active duty military leaders through the 360 Program.
Above all, I have a passion for helping others and connecting to the human spirit. I am also determined to help people care for themselves better in early to middle adulthood, in order to stave off the negative effects of emotional and physical illness and continue to thrive throughout their lifespan.
PEER REVIEWED MANUSCRIPTS:
*Selected publications. Publications may be listed under previous name, Jenna Dietz.
Renfroe, J.B., Turner, T.H., Hinson, V.K. (2017). Assessing visuospatial skills in Parkinson's: Comparison of NAB Visual Discrimination to the Judgment of Line Orientation. Archives of Clinical Neuropsychology, 32(1), 123-127. doi: 10.1093/arclin/acw102
Renfroe, J. B., Bradley, M. M., Sege, C. T., & Bowers, D. (2016). Emotional Modulation of the Late Positive Potential during Picture Free Viewing in Older and Young Adults. PloS one, 11(9), e0162323.
Renfroe, J.B., Turner, T.H., Hinson, V.K. (2016). Prevalence, impact and management of depression and anxiety in patients with Parkinson's disease. Journal of Parkinsonism and Restless Legs Syndrome.
Renfroe, J. B., Bradley, M. M., Okun, M. S., & Bowers, D. (2016). Motivational engagement in Parkinson's disease: Preparation for motivated action. International Journal of Psychophysiology, 99, 24-32.
Dietz, J., Bradley, M. M., Jones, J. J., Okun, M. S., Perlstein, W. M., & Bowers, D. D. (2013). The late positive potential, emotion and apathy in Parkinson’s disease. Neuropsychologia, 51(5), 960-966.
Dietz, J., Noecker, A. M., McIntyre, C. C., Mikos, A., Bowers, D., Foote, K. D., & Okun, M. S. (2012). Stimulation region within the globus pallidus does not affect verbal fluency performance. Brain Stimulation, doi:10.1016/j.brs.2012.05.011.
Dietz, J., Bradley, M.M., Okun, M.S., & Bowers, D. (2011). Emotion and ocular responses in Parkinson’s disease. Neuropsychologia, 49(12), 3247-53
Judah, M.R., Renfroe, J.B., Wangelin, B.C., Turner, T.H., & Tuerk, P.W. (2018) Hyperarousal Symptoms Explain the Relationship between Cognitive Complaints and Working Memory Performance in Treatment-seeking Veterans. The Journal of head trauma rehabilitation, 33(4), E10–E16. https://doi.org/10.1097/HTR.0000000000000356.
Turner TH, Renfroe JB, Duppstadt-Delambo A, Hinson VK. Validation of a Behavioral Approach for Measuring Saccades in Parkinson's Disease. J Mot Behav. 2017 Nov-Dec;49(6):657-667. doi: 10.1080/00222895.2016.1250720. Epub 2017 Jan 31. PMID: 28139169.
Turner, T. H., Renfroe, J. B., Morella, K., Marriott, B. P. and The Bravo Working Group (2016) Evaluating cognitive effort in a randomized controlled trial. Int. J. Methods Psychiatr. Res., doi: 10.1002/mpr.1505.
Turner, T. H., Renfroe, J. B., Elm, J., Duppstadt-Delambo, A., & Hinson, V. K. (2016). Robustness of Reliable Change Indices to Variability in Parkinson’s Disease with Mild Cognitive Impairment. Applied Neuropsychology: Adult, 1-4.
Moser, J.M., Krompinger, J.W., Dietz, J., & Simons, R.F. (2009). Electrophysiological correlates of decreasing and increasing emotional responses to unpleasant pictures. Psychophysiology, 46, 17-27.
A loving dedication to honor the memory of Dr. Renfroe's late father, Ken Dietz. Without his influence, Tailored Brain Health likely would not exist. Ken was the son of a farmer and a hard-working, passionate business owner who encouraged his daughter to follow her dreams and to "do good" in the world. Though we lost him unexpectedly on February 2, 2021, his memory and legacy live on.