University of Washington Traumatic Brain Injury Model System

The goal of the University of Washington Traumatic Brain Injury Model System is to improve the lives of individuals with Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI). This has been our mission since 1998 when we were initially funded. The objectives of the current grant are to (1) provide a multidisciplinary system of rehabilitation within a full continuum of medical care, (2) contribute at least 45 subjects per year to the TBIMS national database with excellent follow up of our 1070 currently enrolled subjects, (3) conduct a site-specific study of Collaborative Care vs. usual care to reduce the interference of pain, including headache, after TBI, (4) participate in module studies, including the examination of physical activity in the first year after TBI and its relationship to significant functional outcomes, and (5) deliver evidence-based, patient-centered information through our website, newsletter, and partnership with the Model System Knowledge Translation Center (MSKTC). Our overall approach is to continue our excellent rates of enrollment and follow up of individuals with TBI and work within our region and across the country to conduct high quality research. 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. Products over the 5 years will include successful completion of site-specific and module projects including peer-reviewed publications, consumer friendly educational materials, and presentations at professional and consumer-focused conferences.

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

Project Officer: Ken Wood, Ph.D.
Project Number:
Jeanne Hoffman, Ph.D.
Research Committee Chair
Project 221-6511
Sureyya Dikmen, Ph.D.
Co-Project 685-7529
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
Kevin Gertz
Research 616-8630
Erica Wasmund
Research 897-6322
Melissa Mayes
Natasha Boyd
Research 723-9612
Donald Fogelberg, PhD
Assistant 598-0005
Laurie Peabody
Research 897-4302
Joanie Machamer
Research 616-0340
Kayla Cayton
Research 744-5196
Meghan Gill
Research Study 685-1512