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Culture & Diversity in TBI Task Force

 

 

MISSION

To develop projects and products that further advance scientific knowledge about the impact of traumatic brain injury on ethnic/minority populations. Our task force strives to expand education and understanding of how diverse ethnic populations may be differentially affected during acute and post-acute phases of recovery, including barriers for successful rehabilitation across domains of cognition, psychological/psychiatric, and social/community. The task force also looks to support inter-disciplinary collaborations to help mitigate healthcare disparities when accessing clinical services to improve rehabilitation outcomes, including achieving increased participation of these patients in TBI research for refined management of challenges.

JOIN THE TASK FORCE

 

BI-ISIG Culture & Diversity in TBI Task Force Meeting

Date: Tuesday, 17 May

Time: 12:00 PM ET

CO-CHAIRS

 

Patricia Garcia, PsyD, HSPP

Patricia Garcia, PsyD, HSPP

CO-CHAIR

Clinical Neuropsychologist, Rehabilitation Hospital of Indiana
Adjunct Clinical Assistant Professor, Department of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation, Indiana University School of Medicine

Devan Parrott, PhD

Devan Parrott, PhD

CO-CHAIR

Director and Biostatistician, Research, Training, and Outcome Center (RTOC) for Brain Injury
Rehabilitation Hospital of Indiana
Adjunct Assistant Professor, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Indiana University School of Medicine

GOALS 2021-2022

 

  1. Understand the barriers in accessing care after a traumatic brain injury across ethnic populations
  2. Expand our knowledge of cultural variables such as acculturation and their role in recovery
  3. Help mitigate healthcare disparities in TBI rehabilitation and research by broadening our understanding of unmet needs in ethnic groups
  4. Facilitate increased participation in TBI research through a detailed analysis of recruitment and retention issues with diverse ethnic populations