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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.)

2019 / 2020 PROJECTS & ACCOMPLISHMENTS

  • Brain Injury Interdisciplinary Special Interest Group Project Funding Awards
    “When Your Patient is Living with Brain Injury: Tips for Primary Care Physicians and Community Healthcare Professionals”
    Lead Member: Lenny Hawley
    June 2020
  • Completed a Special Issue of Brain Injury Professional on Chronic Outcomes of Brain Injury, with Guest Editors Dams-O’Connor & Corrigan
    Published December 2019
  • Ibarra, Parrott, Waldman, Hammond, Dillahunt-Aspillaga, & Trexler (2020). Provision of Resource Facilitation Services for individuals with acquired brain injury across the United States: Results of a 2018 resource facilitator provider survey. Brain Injury, 34, 732-740.
  • Several I/Eps published and in-progress on topics related to BI and:
    • Voting
    • Exercise & Physical Activity
    • Telemedicine
    • Sexuality
    • Instilling Hope & Psychological Protective Factors
    • Self-Advocacy