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CONGRATULATIONS 2020 Award Lecturer


Juliet Haarbauer-Krupa, recipient of the ACRM 2020 Pediatric Rehabilitation Award

The ACRM Pediatric Rehabilitation Networking Group is pleased to honor Juliet Haarbauer-Krupa, PhD, FACRM with the 2020 ACRM Pediatric Rehabilitation Award Lecture. She presented, Mild TBI in Children and Adolescents: Causes, Diagnosis, Management, and Outcomes, at the ACRM VIRTUAL Annual Conference on 23 October 2020. This presentation is accessible to registered attendees through 30 June 2021.



Dr. Haarbauer-Krupa is Senior Health Scientist on the Traumatic Brain Injury Team, Division of Injury Prevention, CDC. As a behavioral scientist, her role on the TBI team is to devise research projects and products to better understand trends in TBI in the US and to improve health outcomes for individuals living with a TBI. She is project lead on the Report to Congress on the Management of Traumatic Brain Injury in Children and the Changing the Culture of Youth Sports, Clinical Decision Making and Return to School Projects in the division.

Her recent publications report on:

  • Emergency department visits for sports and recreational injuries
  • Research gaps identified by the Pediatric mild TBI Guidelines
  • A national prevalence estimate and associated health conditions of parent reported TBI in children
  • Life expectancy and unemployment outcomes for moderate to severe TBI
  • Stroke and TBI
  • PTSD in adults with mild TBI
  • Point of healthcare entry for children with concussions
  • Talking to young children about concussions
  • Improving clinical practice for concussion diagnosis
  • Service delivery systems for children with TBI.

Dr. Haarbauer-Krupa has over 30 years of experience in the field of Traumatic Brain Injury that encompasses both clinical and research work. In 2019 she was recognized as a Fellow of the American Congress of Rehabilitation Medicine (ACRM). In 2020 she was awarded the Michael W. Davis Advocacy Award by the North American Brain Injury Society (NABIS). She has authored over 100 publications and presentations with specialties in rehabilitation and pediatric populations. She currently holds an adjunct position in the Department of Pediatrics, Emory University School of Medicine.