University of Washington Traumatic Brain Injury Model System (UWTBIMS)

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.

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

Project Officer: Cate Miller, Ph.D.
Project Number: 90DPTB0024
Jeanne Hoffman, Ph.D.
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
Erica Wasmund
Research 897-6322
Melissa Mayes
Donald Fogelberg, PhD
Assistant 598-0005
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