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Chronic Brain Injury Task Force

 

 

MISSION

The mission of the task force is to work on a series of projects aimed at understanding and improving long-term (chronic) brain injury outcomes.

 

CO-CHAIRS

 

Summer Ibarra, PhD, ABPP-RP

Summer Ibarra, PhD, ABPP-RP

CO-CHAIR

Clinical Neuropsychologist
Franciscan Health Indianapolis

Flora Hammond, MD, FACRM

Flora Hammond, MD, FACRM

CO-CHAIR

Department Chair, Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
Indiana University

2019 / 2020 GOALS

  • Author series of I/EPs to be submitted to Archives on topics related to Chronic BI
    • Goal of 3-4 I/EPs per year
    • Topics in the works include:
      • Exercise and physical activity after BI
      • Planning for the future after BI
      • Psychological protective factors after BI
      • Self-advocacy and resources after BI
      • Self-management after BI
      • Pain management after BI (non-pharmacological interventions)
  • Knowledge translation targeted at various community providers commonly serving individuals with Chronic BI (e.g., Primary care, psychiatry, emergency services, etc.)

2018 / 2019 ACCOMPLISHMENTS

  • Completed a Special Issue of Brain Injury Professional on Chronic Outcomes of Brain Injury, with Guest Editors Dams-O’Connor & Corrigan
  • Manuscripts submitted and currently under review for editing
  • Article in Press: Hawley, L., Hammond, F.M., Cogan, A., Juengst, S., Mumbower, R., Pappadis, M., Waldman, W., & Dams-O’Connor, K. Ethical Considerations in Chronic Brain Injury. Journal of Head Trauma Rehabilitation
  • Fact Sheet. “Voting is my super power! Voting tips for people living with disability” Fact sheet was completed and submitted to Archives
  • Completed Resource Facilitation project, aimed at exploring how Resource Facilitation is defined, implemented, and measured (in terms of outcomes) across the HRSA funded state TBI grants, TBI Alliances and TBI Associations. Data was collected from a total of 39 respondents (24/39 provided complete data) via a Survey Monkey web-based survey, with funding from the BI-ISIG.
  • Manuscript has been submitted and is under review

2017 ACCOMPLISHMENTS >>