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Traumatic Brain Injury Research

  • Outcome measurement of mild traumatic brain injury in children and adolescents
    • This is a collaborative study with the University of Pittsburgh Sports Concussion Program and Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center. Its main goal is to develop a psychometrically-sound test battery for children to detect and monitor the neurocognitive and behavioral outcome of mild traumatic brain injury.
    • Gerard Gioia, PhD, Principal Investigator; Marla Shapiro, PhD, Co-investigator
    • Funding: Centers for Disease Control (CDC),
    • Additional Funding Sources: USA Hockey Foundation, Child Health Center Board
  • Functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging (fMRI) and Diffusion Tensor Imaging in children with mild traumatic brain injury
    • This study explores the functional neuro-anatomy and microscopic white matter changes in children with mild traumatic brain injury
    • Lauren Krivitzky, PhD, Principal Investigator; Gerard Gioia, PhD, Co-Investigator
    • Funding: Children’s Research Institute RAC Grant, Medstar Intramural Award

Traumatic Brain Injury Research - Departments & Programs - Children's National Medical Center