University of Washington Traumatic Brain Injury Model System (UWTBIMS)

University of Washington
Department of Rehabilitation Medicine
Box 356490
Seattle WA 98195

Project Officer: Cate Miller, Ph.D.
Project Number: 90DPTB0024

The goal of the University of Washington Traumatic Brain Injury Model System is to improve the lives of individuals with traumatic brain injury (TBI). Project activities include: (1) providing a multidisciplinary system of rehabilitation within a full continuum of medical care; (2) contributing at least 35 subjects per year to the Traumatic Brain Injury Model Systems (TBIMS) national database with follow up of more than 1,300 currently enrolled subjects; (3) conducting a site-specific study to greater understand the development of chronic pain and the use of opioids after TBI; (4) participating in module studies, including an examination of exercise as a treatment for major depressive disorder after TBI; and (5) delivering evidence-based, patient-centered information through the project website, and through a newsletter in partnership with the Model System Knowledge Translation Center (MSKTC). Outcomes include: (1) meeting or exceeding benchmarks for enrollment and follow up on all studies; (2) successful implementation and collaboration on module projects; (3) improving consumer awareness and education on TBI related topics, including partnering with the Brain Injury Alliance of Washington and MSKTC; and (4) disseminating research findings to other professional and consumer audiences. Project outputs include the successful completion of a site-specific and module projects including peer-reviewed publications, consumer-friendly education materials, and presentations at professional and consumer-focused conferences.
Jeanne Hoffman, Ph.D.
Project 221-6511
Sylvia Lucas, M.D. 598-6950
Jennifer Zumsteg 744-4179
Leslie Kempthorne
Project 543-0219
Jason Barber
Systems 744-9317
Nancy Temkin, Ph.D. 744-9315
Erica Wasmund
Research 897-6322
Melissa Mayes
Donald Fogelberg, PhD
Assistant 598-0005
Cherry Junn, MD
Assistant Professor 744-2627
Jamie Ott, MD
Attending Physician, Acting Assistant 744-4179
Laurie Peabody
Research 897-4302
Joanie Machamer
Research 616-0340
Faran Kahlia
Research 552-6411
Nicole Mazwi, MD
Associate 752-4482
Nyx Ward
Research 442-7535