Brain Injury Research Program

Brain Injury Research

The Brain Injury Research Program is led by neuropsychologist Michael McCrea, PhD, Professor of Neurosurgery and Neurology. The program was established in 2011 and focuses on investigating the acute and chronic effects of traumatic brain injury (TBI). With funding from the Department of Defense, National Collegiate Athletic Association and other sources, current research employs basic and applied methods to study civilian, military and sport-related brain injury. Ongoing projects include neurocognitive assessment of mild traumatic brain injury (mTBI), advanced multi-modal MRI techniques; head impact research; and determining the short- and long-term effects of mTBI and concussion.