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Meet the Editorial Board of Brain Injury Editors-in-Chief Jeffrey S. Kreutzer, PhD, ABPP, FACRM is the Rosa Schwartz Cifu Professor of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at Virginia Commonwealth University’s Medical College of Virginia campus. A Fellow in the American Congress of Rehabilitation Medicine (FACRM), National Academy of Neuropsychology, and the American Psychological Association, Dr. Kreutzer has co-authored more than 140 publications, most in the area of traumatic brain injury and rehabilitation. He has also published a dozen books focused on topics including vocational rehabilitation, community reintegration, behavior management, and cognitive rehabilitation. Dr. Kreutzer is the Editor-in-Chief of the Encyclopedia of Clinical Neuropsychology, soon to be published by Springer, New York. Since 1987, he has served as the Director of Virginia’s federally designated Traumatic Brain Injury Model System (TBIMS). Dr. Kreutzer has substantial experience conducting clinical research, having received funding from the National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research, National Institute of Health, the Commonwealth Neurotrauma Initiative, and private industry. Nathan D. Zasler, MD, FAAPM&R, FAADEP, DAAPM is an internationally respected physician specialist in acquired brain injury (ABI) neurorehabilitation. He is Medical Director of the Concussion Care Centre of Virginia, an outpatient neurorehabilitation practice, as well as Tree of Life Services, a long term living assistance and transitional neurorehabilitation program for persons with ABI in Richmond, Virginia. He is board certified in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (PM&R) and fellowship trained in brain injury. He is also a fellow of the American Academy of Pain Management and a Fellow of the American Academcy of Disability Evaluating Physicians. Dr. Zasler is an Affiliate Professor of PM&R at Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond, Virginia, as well as an Adjunct Associate Professor of PM&R at the University of Virginia in Charlottesville, Virginia. He currently serves as the Chairperson of the International Brain Injury Association. He has lectured and published extensively in the field of brain injury medicine and neurorehabilitation. Dr. Zasler is a busy practicing clinician who is involved with community based neurorehabilitation and chronic pain management; local, national and international research in TBI; and health care consultation, both clinical and medicolegal.

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Meet the Editorial Board of

Brain Injury

Editors-in-Chief

Jeffrey S. Kreutzer, PhD, ABPP, FACRM is the Rosa Schwartz Cifu Professor of

Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at Virginia Commonwealth University’s

Medical College of Virginia campus. A Fellow in the American Congress of

Rehabilitation Medicine (FACRM), National Academy of Neuropsychology, and the

American Psychological Association, Dr. Kreutzer has co-authored more than 140 publications, most in the area of traumatic brain injury and rehabilitation. He has

also published a dozen books focused on topics including vocational rehabilitation,

community reintegration, behavior management, and cognitive rehabilitation. Dr.

Kreutzer is the Editor-in-Chief of the Encyclopedia of Clinical Neuropsychology,

soon to be published by Springer, New York. Since 1987, he has served as the

Director of Virginia’s federally designated Traumatic Brain Injury Model System

(TBIMS). Dr. Kreutzer has substantial experience conducting clinical research, having received funding from the National Institute on Disability and

Rehabilitation Research, National Institute of Health, the Commonwealth

Neurotrauma Initiative, and private industry.

Nathan D. Zasler, MD, FAAPM&R, FAADEP, DAAPM is an internationally

respected physician specialist in acquired brain injury (ABI) neurorehabilitation.

He is Medical Director of the Concussion Care Centre of Virginia, an outpatient

neurorehabilitation practice, as well as Tree of Life Services, a long term living

assistance and transitional neurorehabilitation program for persons with ABI in

Richmond, Virginia. He is board certified in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation

(PM&R) and fellowship trained in brain injury. He is also a fellow of the

American Academy of Pain Management and a Fellow of the American

Academcy of Disability Evaluating Physicians. Dr. Zasler is an Affiliate Professor

of PM&R at Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond, Virginia, as well as

an Adjunct Associate Professor of PM&R at the University of Virginia in

Charlottesville, Virginia. He currently serves as the Chairperson of the

International Brain Injury Association. He has lectured and published

extensively in the field of brain injury medicine and neurorehabilitation. Dr.

Zasler is a busy practicing clinician who is involved with community based

neurorehabilitation and chronic pain management; local, national and

international research in TBI; and health care consultation, both clinical and

medicolegal.

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Associate Editors

William McKinlay BA MSc PhD CPsychol has extensive experience in

neuropsychology, working in brain injury research, in neurosurgical units, and in

rehabilitation (residential and community-based). Current practice is focused on

the provision of community-based rehabilitation and support using a clinical case manager-led multidisciplinary model. As clinical director/neuropsychologist with

Case Management Services Ltd (CMS), he provides input and guidance for the team

in relation to memory retraining, anger management, emotional adjustment, and

also family adjustment to the changes resulting from injury. He has extensive

medico-legal experience and provides support and supervision to team members

from various disciplines at CMS in needs/care reports. He has published extensively

over the years on the psychosocial sequelae of brain injury and on medico-legal issues, contributes to postgraduate clinical training, and is Associate Editor of Brain

Injury.

Benedict Albensi, Ph.D., is the Honourable Douglas Everett, Patricia Everett and

the Royal Canadian Properties Endowment Fund Chair and an Associate Professor of Pharmacology and Therapeutics at the University of Manitoba, Winnipeg,

Canada. In addition, he is an Adjunct Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering at this same school and a Principal Investigator in the Division of

Neurodegenerative Disorders at the St. Boniface Research Centre. He is also a Research Affiliate for the University of Manitoba’s Centre on Aging and a Scientist

at the Manitoba Institute for Child Health (MICH). His research focuses on the biological basis of memory and pathological mechanisms contributing to memory impairments from TBI, stroke, Alzheimer’s disease, etc. He has published more

than 100 articles that include peer-reviewed experimental papers, invited book chapters and reviews, abstracts, and other CNS relevant manuscripts on brain

injury, brain disease, synaptic plasticity, memory, and neuronal excitability. In 2012, he was the editor of a book entitled, Transcription Factors CREB and NF-kB:

Involvement in Synaptic Plasticity and Memory. In addition, he has been a member of several grant review panels around the world, including the NIH, CIHR, Alzheimer’s Society of Canada, Alzheimer’s Association (USA), Wellcome Trust,

American Institute of Biological Sciences, Agence Nationale de la Recherche, and the U.S. Civilian Research & Development Foundation. Dr. Albensi is also on the

editorial board of several other journals.

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Managing Editor

Jennifer Marwitz, MA is an Associate Professor in Virginia Commonwealth

University’s Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. Ms. Marwitz has

twenty years of experience coordinating major research and demonstration

projects. She has served as the Project Coordinator for the VCU Traumatic Brain

Injury Model System since 1990. She has also coordinated research projects in

the areas of spinal cord injury, pulmonary rehabilitation, and AIDs-related

dementia. Ms. Marwitz has been highly successful in obtaining grant funding for research. She and Jeffrey Kreutzer have co-written twelve funded grants

together. In addition to developing the Neurobehavioral Functioning inventory

with Drs. Kreutzer and Seel, Ms. Marwitz has co-authored 40 journal articles and

book chapters related to neurologic injury. She has taught at numerous

professional conferences and seminars.

Book Review Editors

Kirk Stucky, PsyD, ABPP, (Rp, Cn) currently acts as the director of neuropsychology and rehabilitation psychology, chairman of the Department of

Psychology, and chairman of the hospital Credentials Committee at Hurley Medical Center. Clinically he maintains an active inpatient and outpatient practice

at a level one trauma center. He is also the program director for the Consortium for Advanced Psychology Training (CAPT), an APA approved postdoctoral fellowship program. He is board certified in clinical neuropsychology and

rehabilitation psychology with additional credentials in crisis prevention and intervention. Dr. Stucky is an Assistant Adjunct Professor for the Michigan State

University College of Human Medicine and remains actively involved in medical education. He currently sits on the ethics committee for the Michigan

Psychological Association and has provided lectures for the Michigan Brain Injury Association. Dr. Stucky has published papers in several peer reviewed journals and periodically provides lectures at various national conferences. He has

provided services to patients, families, and programs serving individuals with ABI for 15 years. He maintains special interests in community based

neurorehabilitation, hospital practice, and compensatory skills training for individuals with ABI. Ava Easton BSc(Hons), PGCE, PhD, is the Chief Executive of The Encephalitis

Society (www.encephalitis.info), an international resource for people affected by

Encephalitis and those professionals supporting them. Dr. Easton is a health

scientist who has specialised in Encephalitis for 15 years and has a particular

interest in outcomes, quality of life and social consequences. She has published

several papers on various aspects of Encephalitis and its after-effects; speaks at conferences and provides training on Encephalitis and its consequences

(acquired brain injury) for health, education and social care professionals, both

nationally and internationally. She is involved in a number of Research studies

looking into the processes and outcomes of Encephalitis, and also serves as Vice-

Chair of the United Kingdom Acquired Brain Injury Forum; as a member of The

International Encephalitis Consortium and The European Tick-Borne Encephalitis

Steering Group; and forms part of the Editorial Boards of Brain Injury and the Journal of Social Care and Neurodisability.

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Editorial Advisory Board

David B. Arciniegas, MD, FANPA, FAPM, CBIST is the Beth K. and Stuart C. Yudofsky

Chair in Brain Injury Medicine, Executive Director of the Beth K. and Stuart C. Yudofsky

Division of Neuropsychiatry, and Professor of Psychiatry, Neurology, and Physical

Medicine & Rehabilitation at the Baylor College of Medicine, and is Senior Scientist and

Medical Director for Brain Injury Research at TIRR Memorial Hermann in Houston, Texas.

A certified subspecialist in Behavioral Neurology & Neuropsychiatry, Dr. Arciniegas is a

clinician-scientist whose work focuses primarily on the neurorehabilitation of persons

with traumatic and other acquired brain injuries. His research activities receive support

from the National Institutes of Health, Veterans Health Administration, Centers for

Disease Control and Prevention, and private industry. He has authored or co-authored

over 100 articles in refereed journals, 29 book chapters, and four textbooks, and he

serves as Associate Editor for the Journal of Neuropsychiatry and Clinical Neurosciences.

Dr. Arciniegas is a frequent scientific reviewer for federal and private grand making

agencies in the United States and abroad. He is current President of the International

Brain Injury Association, lectures frequently at regional, national, and international

scientific meetings, and is an active participant in community and government

Philippe Azouvi, MD, PhD is professor of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at

the University of Versailles-Saint Quentin (France) and head of the department of

PM&R, Raymond Poincare hospital Garches (France). His is also associated with

three post-acute transitional units, devoted to social and vocational re-entry for

patients with acquired brain injury. His main clinical and research interests are

related to cognitive impairments and cognitive rehabilitation after stroke and

traumatic brain injury, particularly in the following areas: unilateral neglect in

stroke patients, divided attention and working memory after severe TBI, outcome

and quality of life after TBI.

Bo-Michael Bellander, MD, PhD is an associate professor at the Institution for

Clinical Neuroscience, section for Neurosurgery at Karolinska University Hospital

Solna, Stockholm, Sweden. Dr. Bellander received his medical degree at Karolinska

Institutet and is board certified in anesthesiology, intensive care, and

neurosurgery. He launched the Neurointensive care unit at Karolinska in 1996 and

has since been the head of the NICU. Dr. Bellander also serves as head for the

neurotraumatology program at Karolinska University Hospital. Research interests

include traumatic brain injury and neurointensive care.

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Manish Bhomia is currently an adjunct assistant professor and scientist in the

Department of Pathology at Uniformed Services University, Bethesda. Dr. Bhomia’s

research is focused towards understanding the microRNA biology in neurological

disease and disorders. For the past several years, Dr. Bhomia has extensively

worked on identification of microRNA based biomarkers for traumatic brain injury

(TBI) and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). He has authored multiple research

articles, book chapters and filed two patent applications in TBI and PTSD biomarker

research. Dr. Bhomia has training in animal models of TBI and PTSD, biomarker

development, molecular virology of encephalitic alphaviruses. Dr. Bhomia is also

involved in research related to identification of molecular end point markers to

assess the treatment efficacy of service dog training in subjects with PTSD. He is

also conducting research to identify the role of miRNAs in phantom limb pain.

During his doctoral research, Dr. Bhomia identified the role of host miRNAs in

pathogenesis of Venezuelan equine encephalitis virus.

Neil Brooks, BA, MSc, PhD, C.Psychol, FBPsS is a highly experienced and

internationally respected clinical and forensic neuropsychologist, specializing in the assessment and management of the consequences of acquired brain injury. He is Consultant Neuropsychologist and Director of Rehab Without Walls, a community

neurorehabilitation service with clients throughout the whole of the United Kingdom. In addition to his managerial duties, he is responsible for the clinical direction and

oversight of the practice, as well as all aspects of risk management. He is also consultant neuropsychologist to a Priory Neurorehabilitation Service. Dr. Brooks has

a Ph.D. in Clinical Neuropsychology, and was elected Fellow of the British Psychologist Society based on his contributions to neuropsychology. He serves as external examiner to the University of Brighton Masters Degree in Case

Management, and provides editorial services to a number of international publications including Brain Injury and The Journal of Neurology, Neurosurgery and

Psychiatry. Dr. Brooks has an extensive forensic neuropsychology practice involving preparation of neuropsychological reports for court, and defense of those reports in

court. He has given evidence in England, Scotland and United States. Dr. Brooks cannot imagine retiring.

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Alan J. Carson, MBCHB, MPHIL, MD, FRCPSYCH is Consultant Neuropsychiatrist

for the Robert Ferguson Unit, Royal Edinburgh Hospital and Department of Clinical Neurosciences, Western General Hospital, Edinburgh. His interest in neuropsychiatry

began during a spell working in Kenya as a Wellcome Research Registrar conducting

a study on the psychiatric and cognitive effects of HIV infection. He then completed

his higher training in Edinburgh, under the guidance of Professors Michael Sharpe

and Charles Warlow, where he developed an interest in functional neurological

symptoms. He currently works as a Consultant Neuropsychiatrist in Edinburgh split

between the brain injury units at the Astley Ainslie Hospital and the Regional Neurosciences Unit at the Western General Hospital. His collaboration with Drs.

Sharpe and Warlow has continued and he holds a post as part time Senior Lecturer

at Edinburgh University where, along with Dr Jon Stone, he is engaged in the

Scottish Neurological Symptoms Study, a multi-centre, prospective cohort study of

4000 new neurology outpatients examining the outcome of functional neurological

symptoms.

Alexandre Castro-Caldas, MD, PhD is full Professor of Neurology and Director of the Institute of Health Sciences of the Catholic University of Portugal. He

was previously chairman of the Department of Neurology at the University of

Lisbon. He is member of the European Brain Injury Society and was President of

the International Neuropsychological Society in 2000. His main interests in the field

of Neurology are Cognitive Neuroscience and Movement Disorder.

Cathy Catroppa, BBSc, DipEdPsych, MEdPsych, PhD is an internationally respected psychologist, with expertise in the area of acquired brain injury, specifically in paediatric traumatic brain injury, working as part of the Murdoch Childrens Research Institute, Royal Children’s Hospital, Melbourne, Australia. Her long-term interests have been in outcomes post-injury (cognitive, behavioural, social, emotional), in predictors of outcome, and more recently in the development and adaptation of intervention programs for children and adolescents post brain injury. Current projects also focus on the neural basis of specific cognitive functions. She is a senior member of the Australian Centre for Child Neuropsychological Studies (ACCNS) at the Murdoch Childrens Research Institute, and in this capacity manages a number of projects in the paediatric brain injury area. Dr. Catroppa serves as a reviewer for many journals, and also serves as a grant reviewer for various national and international granting agencies. She has numerous publications in the area of brain injury sustained in childhood.

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Brenda Clark, MD, FRCP(C) is Associate Professor with the Department of

Pediatrics, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta. She has published two book

chapters on the management of ADHD, a systematic review on early interventions

for autism spectrum disorders and a number of articles on Developmental

Disabilities related to developmental outcomes and quality of life. Her interest and

focus in brain injury is on the early treatment of the associated developmental

disabilities and management of behaviors that affect function. Finding ways to

impact the long term outcomes related to brain injury that affect function and

quality of life is the ultimate goal.

Selena Donaldson MSc BSLT, is a Speech Language Therapist in the School of

Psychology at The University of Auckland, New Zealand. She qualified as a speech

language therapist in 1996, from Canterbury University, New Zealand, and in 2012

completed her Masters of Science in Evidence Based Practice for Communication

Disorders, from Newcastle University in the United Kingdom. Selena has

specialised in acquired brain injury throughout her career, leading the Speech

Language Therapy service within Walkergate Regional Neurorehabilitation Service

from 2006 until 2012. She has reported extensively as an Expert Witness for the

UK Courts, and taught internationally about interdisciplinary rehabilitation of

communication disorders from acquired brain injury. Selena lectured in pragmatic

communication disorders at Newcastle University from 2007-2011, before

returning to her native New Zealand in 2012.

Gary L. Dunbar, PhD received his PhD in Psychology/Neuroscience from Clark University in 1988. Presently, he is the John G. Kulhavi Professor of Neuroscience

and Director of the Neuroscience Program at Central Michigan University. He also serves as the Executive Director of Field Neurosciences Institute in Saginaw,

Michigan. He is a former President of the Michigan Chapter of the Society for Neuroscience, former President of the Faculty for Undergraduate Neuroscience

(FUN), and presently serves as President-Elect for the American Society for Neural Therapy and Repair and as the Senior Editor of the Journal of Undergraduate Neuroscience Education. His teaching and research interests are primarily in the

area of behavioral neuroscience. In 1997, he received the Michigan Professor of the Year award from the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching and the

Council for theAdvancement and Support for Education, and was also honored as a Distinguished Faculty Member award from the Michigan Association of Governing

Boards of State Universities in 1998. He also received the President’s Award for Outstanding Research and Creative Endeavors at Central Michigan University in 2011. He has published several book chapters and articles on recovery of function

after brain damage. Most of his recent research has focused on testing the efficacy of transplants of genetically-altered adult stem cells for treating brain injury and

disease.

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Jesse Fann, MD, MPH is an Professor in the Department of Psychiatry and

Behavioral Science and an Adjunct Professor in the Department of

Rehabilitation Medicine at the University of Washington School of Medicine. He

is also Adjunct Professor in the Department of Epidemiology at the UW School

of Public Health, Affiliate Investigator at Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research

Center, and Director of Psychiatry and Psychology Services at the Seattle

Cancer Care Alliance. Dr. Fann holds a BS in Electrical Engineering from

Stanford University, an MD from Northwestern University, and an MPH in

Epidemiology from the University of Washington. He has served on several

psychiatric, brain injury, and cancer-related national scientific committees,

including the Psychological Health Advisory Subcommittee of the Department of

Defense Health Board. Dr. Fann has published extensively and lectured

internationally on the psychiatric aspects of traumatic brain injury and has

received numerous research grants including from the National Institutes of

Health, Department of Education, Department of Defense, and the Centers for

Disease Control and Prevention.

Alasdair John FitzGerald FRCPE; MRCGP; MICGP is a Consultant in the NHS

Lothian Department of Neurorehabilitation, and Scottish Brain Injury

Rehabilitation Service in Astley Ainslie Hospital, Edinburgh, Scotland. Having worked initially in general practice / family medicine, he has specialised in

rehabilitation medicine since 2003. Prior to his current appointment, he also

worked as Consultant in Queen Elizabeth National Spinal Injuries Unit in

Glasgow and as a Neurorehabilitation Consultant with NHS Highland in

Scotland. Clinical areas of interest are brain injury rehabilitation; neuro-

oncological rehabilitation and acute hospital liaison. Academic roles include

lecturing and examiner commitments with Edinburgh University and Queen Margaret University; and local lead role in specialist training. Research interests

are in anoxic brain injury and endocrine impairments in brain injury.

Administrative roles include work with the British Society of Rehabilitation

Medicine (Scottish Coordinator) and Scottish Acquired Brain Injury Network, as

well as being actively involved in reconfiguration / redesign plans for the Astley

Ainslie Hospital.

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Rita Formisano, MD, PhD is the director of Post-Coma Unit of the neurorehabilitation hospital in Santa Lucia Foundation. She is author of over 80

peer-reviewed articles, and serves as a reviewer for numerous scientific journals. She has been engaged in the evaluation, rehabilitation and translational clinical

research of individuals with severe brain injury with disturbance of consciousness (DOC) for over 25 years, and was a foreign clinical assistant and research fellow at the University Neurological Clinic of Innsbruck (Austria). Over the years she

promoted and was involved in several national and international protocols and multicenter studies (or Consensus Conferences) on patients with severe brain

injury. She is the coordinator of Italian Scientific Societies of Neurological Rehabilitation and Neurotraumatology, and member of a number of international

societies, including the European Brain Injury Society (EBRIS), European Federation of Neurological Society (EFNS) and International Brain Injury

Association (IBIA). At present she is the national coordinator of the international study group on QOLIBRI (Quality of Life after Brain Injury) and she is collaborating in a NIH-funded project on biomarkers in severe brain injury with

DOC together with the University of Florida and Banyan Biomarkers Company.

David S. Geldmacher, MD, FACP is Professor of Neurology and Director of the

Division of Memory Disorders and Behavioral Neurology at the University of

Alabama at Birmingham. His research has centered on drug development for

dementia, including investigator-initiated clinical trials funded by the NIH and

pharmaceutical manufacturers. His other research interests include complex visual processing in aging and neurological conditions. His major clinical

interests are in the diagnosis and management of dementia, evaluation of

behavioral neurologic syndromes, and rational drug treatments of disorders

resulting from brain dysfunction. Dr. Geldmacher is the author of Contemporary

Diagnosis and Management of Alzheimer’s Dementia, and has published over

100 research articles, chapters, abstracts and reviews. He has been listed in The

Best Doctors in America and Who’s Who in the World.

Douglas Gentleman qualified in medicine from Glasgow University in 1978.

After clinical and research training in Glasgow, Manchester, and Southampton he

was appointed in 1991 as a consultant neurosurgeon in the Tayside region of

Scotland, based in Dundee and with a special interest in brain injury care. In the

1990’s he led work to set up a new Tayside brain injury rehabilitation service and

headed its clinical team for over 20 years. He has played a key role in service

developments for people with brain injury and stroke, often involving partnership

working by the National Health Service, local government, and third sector

organizations. He is currently clinical lead for a major redesign of Tayside’s

specialist neuro-rehabilitation service, and also rehabilitation lead for planning a

new major trauma centre that will open in Dundee in 2018. At the national level,

Dr. Gentleman helped to establish the Scottish Acquired Brain Injury Managed

Clinical Network (SABIN) and the Managed Service Network in Neurosurgery

(MSN), was twice Convener of the Scottish Head Injury Forum (SHIF), and for

eight years chaired the Scottish Committee of Headway – The Brain Injury

Association. He is a former president of the Scottish Neurosciences Council and

for six years he was the specialty adviser in rehabilitation medicine to the Chief

Medical Officer of the Scottish Government.

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Kevin E Gordon MD, MS, FRCPC is a professor of Pediatrics at Dalhousie Univer-

sity in Nova Scotia Canada and consultant in pediatric neurology at the IWK

Health Center. He has a specialty practice in minor traumatic brain injury in

children and youth, focusing on sport-related and complex injuries. Since his

formative years in the School of Public Health and Department of Pediatrics at the

University of Mich-igan, he has published in excess of 100 research articles across

a broad range of topics. His recent research focus has been the analysis of

national databases and topics pertaining to sport-related traumatic brain injury.

Zeev Groswasser, MD, MPH, is a specialist in PM&R and is internationally known for

his contribution to the field of traumatic brain injury (TBI). He is the founder of the

Department of Brain Injury Rehabilitation at the Loewenstein Rehabilitation Hos-pital

(LRH) in Israel and has served for almost 30 years as the Head of the Depart-ment. Dr.

Groswasser is a Full Clinical Professor of PM&R at the Sackler Faculty of Medicine, Tel-

Aviv University, Israel. He has lectured and published extensively in the field of TBI. Dr.

Groswasser is currently leading the TBI research Unit at the LRH and is also involved in

legislation in the field of rehabilitation of TBI in Israel.

Andrew Harrison, BSc, D Clin Psy completed his Doctorate in Clinical Psychology

at the Institute of Psychiatry, London in 1997 and his Post Graduate Certificate in

Clinical Neuropsychology also from the Institute of Psychiatry, London in 1999. He

has worked in the field of neuropsychological rehabilitation since that time, in a

variety of settings and sectors, both in Scotland and England. He joined Case

Management Services Ltd as a Consultant Clinical Neuropsychologist in October

2013 and in December 2015 he became a Company Director with responsibility for

the provision and development of psychology services as well as legal reporting for

the Courts in Scotland and England. Andrew served for several years as

Programme Director for the Edinburgh Brain Injury Rehabilitation Training (EBIRT)

course in partnership with the Scottish Neurobehavioural Rehabilitation Service and

Queen Margaret University, Edinburgh. He was a member of the guideline

development group for the Scottish Intercollegiate Guideline Network (SIGN)

publication on brain injury rehabilitation in adults. His interests include long term

outcome after rehabilitation and services for individuals in prolonged disorders of

consciousness.

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Carol A. Hawley, BA, PhD has been working in the field of traumatic brain injury

(TBI) since 1991 and is an internationally respected research psychologist. She has

been Principal Research Fellow at Warwick Medical School, University of Warwick

(UK) for many years and is also Honorary Principal Research Fellow at University

Hospital Coventry and Warwickshire. She has held numerous research grants as

Principal Investigator from UK government, industry and charities. Her research

has explored epidemiology of TBI as well as treatment and rehabilitation outcomes

after acquired brain injury in adults, children, adolescents and older people. She

has published widely in the area of brain injury and regularly presents her work at

international conferences. She also supervises brain injury research carried out by

PhD and Medical Students. She is currently Chair of the International Paediatric

Brain Injury Society and Board member of the International Brain Injury

Association. She is also on the management committee of the World Federation of

Neurological Rehabilitation (WFNR) and Chairs the WFNR Special Interest Group on

Driving and Neurological Disorders.

Frank G. Hillary, PhD. is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychology

at Pennsylvania State University in University Park and holds appointments in the

Departments of Neurology and Radiology at Hershey Medical Center, in Hershey,

PA. He received his B.A. in Psychology from the University of Michigan in Ann

Arbor, MI, a Ph.D. in Clinical Neuropsychology from Drexel University in

Philadelphia, and completed an NIH post-doctoral fellowship at the Kessler

Research Center in West Orange, NJ. His primary research interest is in examining

brain reorganization and plasticity following brain injury and his work has been

funded via the New Jersey Brain Injury commission, the National Institutes of

Health (NICHD and NINDS), and the Pennsylvania Tobacco Settlement. He has

published in the areas of functional neuroimaging in clinical samples, motor vehicle

collision analysis and brain trauma, and predicting long-term outcomes following

traumatic brain injury. Dr. Hillary is also an editorial board member for the journal

Brain Imaging and Behavior.

Jing Ji, Ph.D., M.D. is a faculty member at University of Pittsburgh Medical Center. He is also a board-certified neurosurgeon in China who has been practicing surgery for brain and spinal cord trauma, stereotactic and functional neurosurgery, and brain tumor surgery. Dr. Ji holds another position as Professor in the Department of Neurosurgery at Nanjing Medical University and Jiangsu Province Hospital in China. Currently he is the scientific secretary of the Nanjing Association of Neurosurgery. He has authored and co-authored numerous peer-reviewed articles on management of brain injury.

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Xinchun Jin, MD, PhD. is a Professor in the Institute of Neuroscience, Soochow

University in Suzhou, Jiangsu, China. He received his MD from the Shanxi Medical

University, a Ph.D. in Neurobiology from Fudan University in Shanghai China, and

completed post-doctoral fellowships at the University of California-San Diego,

University of New Mexico and Georgetown University. He has been well trained in

neuroscience research in cognition, drug abuse, stroke and spinal cord injury. His

primary research interest is in examining blood brain barrier damage and cognitive

change following ischemia stroke. He has published in the areas of earning and

memory, drug abuse, brain injury and neuroprotection.

Michal Katz-Leurer is a senior Lecturer at the Physical Therapy Department,

Sackler Faculty of Medicine, School of Health Professions, Tel-Aviv University. In

addition, she is a research adviser at the “Alyn” rehabilitation center for children

at Jerusalem. With a background in statistics and physiotherapy Dr. Katz-Leurer

studies the changing aspects of gait and heart rate dynamics, with a special

focus on patients post brain injury.

Jan Lexell, MD, PhD is Professor of Rehabilitation Medicine and Chairman of the

Department of Rehabilitation Medicine at Lund University, Lund, Sweden. He is Medical Director at the clinical Department of Rehabilitation Medicine at Lund

University Hospital, Lund, Sweden, one of the main rehabilitation medicine departments in Scandinavia and since 1996 an internationally accredited (CARF) rehabilitation facility specialised in neurological rehabilitation and pain

management. He is also Director of the Neuromuscular Research Laboratory within the same department. Dr. Lexell is board certified (Sweden) in neurology and

physical medicine and rehabilitation, and since 2000 the first Swedish member of the American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. He serves on the

editorial board of seven PM&R journals. Currently he is the scientific secretary of the Swedish Association of Rehabilitation Medicine and the chairperson of the newly established Swedish special interest group for brain injury rehabilitation

medicine physicians. His main research interests include muscle physiology and muscle morphology, muscle strength and fatigue, and disability assessments and

rehabilitation interventions following brain injury, stroke, chronic neurological disorders and spinal cord injury. He has published over 100 original articles,

reviews and book chapters.

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Jonathan Lifshitz, Ph.D. received a B.S. in neuroscience from the University of California, Los Angeles and Ph.D. in neuroscience from the University of Pennsylvania. After NRSA-funded post-doctoral fellowships at the University of Pennsylvania and Virginia Commonwealth University, in 2007 he joined the Spinal Cord and Brain Injury Research Center (SCoBIRC) at the University of Kentucky as an assistant professor in Anatomy and Neurobiology, and Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. In 2012, he became the Director of Translational Neurotrauma Research at the Barrow Neurological Institute at Phoenix Children’s Hospital in conjunction with the Department of Child Health at the University of Arizona, College of Medicine – Phoenix. His laboratory investigates the anatomical, cellular and molecular mechanisms of circuit reorganization that underlie late onset post-traumatic morbidity, such as sensory sensitivity and post-traumatic epilepsy. His research is supported by numerous Federal extramural grants and collaborative

studies around the world. He is an active member in the National Neurotrauma Society (past treasurer and chair of the strategic planning committee) and local Society for Neuroscience Chapters.

Andrew I.R. Maas, MD, PhD. is Professor and Chairman of the Department of

Neurosurgery at Antwerp University Hospital in The Netherlands. Dr. Maas obtained

his doctorates at Erasmus Medical Center Rotterdam. He has received grant

funding to research individualized management in neurocritical care, as well as

clinical trial design for traumatic brain injury. Dr. Maas is chair of the European

Brain Injury Consortium and past president of the International Neurotrauma

Society. He has authored and co-authored numerous peer reviewed articles and

book chapters on neurosurgical management of brain injury, brain injury outcomes

and clinical trials development.

Dennis Jerome Matthews, MD is Professor and Chairman of the Department of Rehabilitation Medicine at the University of Colorado School of Medicine, Denver

Colorado; and Fischahs Endowed Chair in Pediatric Rehabilitation Medicine at The

Children’s Hospital Rehabilitation Center. Dr. Matthews received his Medical Degree

at the University of Colorado School of Medicine and residency training in Physical

Medicine and Rehabilitation at the University of Minnesota. Dr Matthews specializes

in Pediatric Rehabilitation Medicine. He also has extensive experience in

multidisciplinary team management, and helped create one of the premier Pediatric Rehabilitation Medicine Programs in the United States. Dr. Matthews has provided

numerous international fellowship opportunities for Pediatric Rehabilitation

Medicine. He has assembled a team of highly qualified researchers interested in

rehabilitation science and has written and lectured extensively on the rehabilitation

management of children and adolescents. Dr. Matthews is active in the American

Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Association of Academic

Physiatrist, and the Academy of Cerebral Palsy and Developmental Medicine. He is Chairman of the American Board of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation.

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John McClure is Professor of Psychology at Victoria University of Wellington. He

has published two books and over 80 research papers and book chapters in

theoretical and applied Social Psychology. His research on traumatic brain injury

focuses on cognitive processes such as causal attributions that underpin people’s

misconceptions about brain injury and lead people to misunderstand the behaviours

of persons suffering from brain injury. He has applied these models to other

invisible disorders, such as stroke. He has examined the effects of social

comparison and changed identities in relation to brain injury, and the social and

psychological processes that contribute to rehabilitation.

Karen McCulloch, PhD, PT, MS, NCS is a Professor in Physical Therapy, Division

of PT, Department of Allied Health Sciences, School of Medicine, University of North

Carolina – Chapel Hill where she has taught entry-level and advanced level

students neurorehabilitation since 1993. She has served the Academy of Neurologic

Physical Therapy (APTA), co-chairing formation of the Brain Injury-SIG, was the

inaugural Director of Education, and has been honored with the Service to the

Academy Award as well as the Lucy Blair Service award from APTA. She has also

served American Congress of Rehabilitation Medicine Brain Injury ISIG on the

Board. Karen (or K-Mac, as she is better known) has cared about individuals with

traumatic brain injury since beginning as a PT in clinical practice, extending from

moderate to severe brain injury to recent focus on military and sports concussion.

Her research includes development of outcome measures and interventions to

improve active movement, balance, dual-task performance and functional mobility,

with the aim to improve quality of life. Recent projects have focused on active duty

military mild traumatic brain injury. Research funding support has come from the

Foundation for Physical Therapy, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention,

National Football League, National Institutes of Health, and Department of Defense.

Tom M. McMillan, BSc, MAppSc, PhD, FBPsS. is an internationally respected

clinical neuropsychologist in brain injury and neurorehabilitation. He is the Profes-

sor of Clinical Neuropsychology at the University of Glasgow, Scotland. He is the

consultant adviser to the National Health Service Board for Glasgow for brain injury

rehabilitation, a role that involves development and implementation of strategy in

additional to clinical consultation. He was the founder of the professional body for

clinical neuropsychology in the UK and has played a significant role in the

development of accredited training. He is the Research Director for postgraduate

clinical programmes in Psychological Medicine at the University of Glasgow.

Professor McMillan has published extensively in the area of brain injury and

teaches and lectures regularly in this area.

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Francesca Pistoia, MD, PhD is a neurologist and Assistant Professor of

Neurorehabilitation at the Department of Biotechnological and Applied Clinical

Sciences, of the University of L'Aquila, Italy. She completed her degree summa

cum laude in medicine and surgery, and thereafter specialized in neurology

summa cum laude, at the University of L'Aquila. She earned a PhD in Internal

Medicine and Applied Immunology at the same University. She also worked as a

neurologist at the Post-Coma Rehabilitation Care Unit of the San Raffaele

Hospital, Cassino, Italy. Her major research interests include: the evaluation of

patients with disorders of consciousness (coma, vegetative state and minimally

conscious state) as a consequence of a severe brain injury. Her studies have

aimed at: evaluating the neurobiological and behavioral factors, which may

influence the recovery of consciousness, and the implementation of new

therapeutic approaches; the identification of non-motor disorders and cortical

changes in patients with locked-in syndrome; the epidemiology of

cerebrovascular diseases and of Parkinson's disease in population-based

registries; and the role of comorbidities in headache pathogenesis and of

behavioral therapies in patients with chronic headache.

Jennie Ponsford, BA (Hons), MA (Clin Neuropsych), PhD, MAPsS, is

Professor of Neuropsychology and Director of Postgraduate Studies in the School of Psychology, Psychiatry and Psychological Medicine at Monash University,

Director of the Monash-Epworth Rehabilitation Research Centre and Associate

Director (Rehabilitation) at the National Trauma Research Institute in Melbourne,

Australia. She has spent the past 28 years engaged in clinical work and research

focusing on the assessment and rehabilitation of individuals with traumatic brain

injury and has published widely on these subjects. She also directs a doctoral

training program in clinical neuropsychology at Monash University. She serves on the editorial boards of several international journals, is a member of the executive

committees of the International Brain Injury Association and the Australian

Society for the Study of Brain Impairment and previously served on the governing

board of the International Neuropsychological Society.

Donald G. Stein, PhD is a physiological psychologist and Asa G. Candler Professor of Emergency Medicine at the Emory University School of Medicine in Atlanta, Georgia. His research focuses on recovery of function after traumatic brain injury and stroke. His was one of the first contemporary groups to confront the doctrine of localization of function, demonstrating sparing of function in adult subjects after removal of ‘critical’ structures; and the first to demonstrate sex differences in the outcome of severe cortical injuries. His laboratory found that recovery was highly related to females’ hormonal state at the time of injury, and later showed that the neurosteroid progesterone promotes functional recovery by reducing cerebral edema in both males and females. His group now studies neurosteroid actions in pediatric, adult and aged models of traumatic brain injury and stroke, and collaborates with colleagues in emergency medicine, neurology, radiology, pediatrics and neuro-opthalmology to examine how different kinds of brain injury can be repaired at morphological and functional levels. Dr. Stein has authored over 400 articles and book chapters, lectured at institutions around the world, and written or edited 16 books, including Plasticity and Recovery of Function in the Central Nervous System; The Psychobiology of Aging; Brain Damage and Recovery; Brain Repair; Theoretical and Controversial Issues in Recovery from Brain Damage; and Buying in or Selling Out: The Commercialization of the American Research University.

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S. John Sullivan, Dip PhEd, MSc, PhD, is a Professor at the Centre for Health,

Activity and Rehabilitation Research at the University of Otago, Dunedin, New Zealand.

He has conducted and published research in the areas of traumatic brain injury

rehabilitation and sport concussion for over 25 years, with collaborators in Australia,

Canada and France. Dr Sullivan’s current research is focused on key topics relating

to sport concussion including; the role of social media in concussion awareness

and management, quantification of return-to-play protocols and the long-term

effects of concussions in retired rugby union players.

Olli Tenovuo, MD, PhD is a senior neurologist at the Department of Neurology,

University of Turku, Finland. He has led a multidisciplinary TBI research team for

15 years, consisting nowadays of ten junior and twelve senior researchers. He

currently serves as the chief of the Finnish Brain Injury Research and

Development action. He has extensive clinical experience of TBI of all severities,

and he is board certified in Rehabilitation Medicine and Pain Medicine. He has

lectured widely on TBI and given numerous medicolegal expert testimonies. His

current main interests are development of multidisciplinary care and research of

TBI, improvement of TBI diagnostics, and promotion of TBI prevention and

education.

Alice Theadom, BSc, MSc, PhD, MNZPsS, MIHP is an Associate Professor and Deputy Director of the National Institute for Stroke and Applied Neuroscience at Auckland University of Technology in New Zealand. Dr. Theadom is a Registered Psychologist and leads a research programme in brain injury, with a current focus on understanding factors predictive of recovery and testing of novel non-pharmacological treatments. Dr. Theadom has published over 80 peer-reviewed journal articles, in high quality journals including the Lancet and Lancet Neurology. She is a member of the Global Burden of Disease Study responsible for determining the worldwide impact of injury and ill-health and the EU Commission funded Collaborative European NeuroTrauma Effectiveness Research in TBI (CENTER-TBI) programme which aims to better characterize TBI and identify the most effective clinical interventions. Additionally, Dr. Theadom runs a postgraduate teaching programme on Rehabilitation Psychology.

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Leanne Togher, BAppSc (Speech Path) PhD is a Professor of Communication Disorders following Traumatic Brain Injury at The University of Sydney and a National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) Senior Research Fellow. Professor Togher is the current President of the Australian Society for the Study of Brain Impairment. With over 20 years experience working with people with TBI and their families, Professor Togher’s work has encompassed the study of communication difficulties which arise for people with TBI in everyday interactions. This has led to the development of training programs for service providers, including law and justice personnel about how to communicate with people with TBI. This work has recently been extended to training families of people with TBI. Leanne has developed the first communication partner-training program for relatives and friends internationally, TBI Express. Leanne’s emphasis on research translation led to a freely available website for families and the

manual, TBI Express, for clinicians (available through www.assbi.com). Leanne is a foundation member of the PsycBITE project (www.psycbite.com). This

free EBP online database lists all treatments for people with acquired brain

impairment, with ratings of the methodological quality of group comparison

designs. Leanne also leads the speechBITE web based database

(www.speechbite. com). Professor Togher is Chief Investigator on both the

Centre of Clinical Research Excellence in Aphasia Rehabilitation and the Centre of

Research Excellence in Brain Recovery which are funded by the NHMRC.

Jean-Luc Truelle, MD is a Neurologist and Professor, specialising in TBI for the past

25 years. Honorary professor of neurology and former assistant to the Dean and

former head of the neurology department of Foch Hospital (Paris-Suresnes, France),

he is currently a consultant in the Rehabilitation Department of Garches University

hospital (France). Dr. Truelle is an associate member of CNRS (National Centre for

Scientific Research) unit on cerebral plasticity, international lecturer and teacher,

medico-legal expert, and project director for research projects focused on TBI quality

of life (international Task Force QOLIBRI) and Mild TBI, funded by the Ministry of

Health. He is also medical adviser of ADEF-résidences, non- profit association promoting programmes and facilities devoted to individuals

with acquired brain injury, and a licensed mediator. In addition, he was founder

and first president of EBIS (European Brain Injury Society), former vice-president

of EMN, France Traumatisme Crânien and expert to the W.H.O. His scientific work

is mainly devoted to TBI, especially evaluation tools (EBIS document, QOLIBRI),

behaviour, medico-legal aspects, rehabilitation.

Walter Videtta, MD is a physician specialist in Neurocritical Care, TBI critical

care. He is board certified in Internal Medicine and Critical Care Medicine, and is

the Neurocritical Care Coordinator for Hospiatal Nacional ‘Prof. A. Posadas’, ICU.

Asóciate Professor in Internal Medicine, University of Buenos Aires, Argentina. He

currently serves as Chairperson in the Latin American Brain Injury Consortium,

LABIC. As a researcher in the area of TBI and rehabilitation, Dr. Videtta serves as

Associate Investigator of a large study on TBI in Latin America. He has lectured

extensively in the field of TBI and Stroke.

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Gavin Williams, PhD, FACP, has worked in neurological rehabilitation for over 20 years. He is currently the senior clinician in the physiotherapy department at

the Epworth Hospital in Melbourne, Australia, and a NHMRC research fellow at the University of Melbourne. His main areas of interest relate to mobility and physical outcomes following TBI. He developed the high-level mobility assessment tool (HiMAT) for TBI, and is a leader in gait and gait disorders following traumatic brain injury. Gavin was also involved in the development of a new classification system for Paralympic athletics which was implemented at the London Paralympics.

Rodger Wood, PhD, DCP, C. Psych, FBPsS is Professor of Neuropsychology at

Swansea University and Honorary Consultant Clinical Neuropsychologist at the

Neuroscience Directorate, Morriston Hospital. He has worked in brain injury

rehabilitation since 1979, at the Kemsley Unit, Northampton, Casa Colina Hospital,

California, and most recently as Clinical Director of the Brain Injury Rehabilitation

Trust, UK. He has been visiting Professor in Rehabilitation Medicine at New York

State University, Buffalo. He is on the board of directors for the British

Neuropsychiatry Association. His current research and clinical work focuses on the

nature and assessment of neurobehavioural legacies of traumatic brain injury.