North Texas Traumatic Brain Injury Model System

Baylor Scott and White Research Institute (BSWRI)

909 N Washington, Suite 232
Dallas TX 75426

Project Officer: Cate Miller, Ph.D.
Project Number: 90DPTB0023

The goal of this project is to improve the health and function of individuals with traumatic brain injury (TBI) through evidence-based clinical care and innovative research. The objectives are to: (1) provide comprehensive rehabilitation to individuals with TBI, (2) assess long-term outcomes of individuals with TBI, (3) expand delivery of an evidence-based weight-loss intervention to enhance access and reach underserved groups (site-specific project), (4) explore trajectories of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and autonomic nervous system (ANS) dysfunction in the first year after TBI (module project), and (5) disseminate findings to stakeholders. Project outcomes include: (1) provision of a comprehensive continuum of care for individuals with TBI, (2) enrollment of 35 participants per year into the TBI Model System with high rates of follow-up, (3) efficacy data supporting telehealth delivery of a weight-loss intervention following TBI that is scalable across the United States, (4) culturally relevant Spanish and English versions of the weight-loss program for people with TBI, (5) foundational data on prevalence and trajectories of PTSD and ANS dysfunction available for use across all TBI Model System centers, and (6) resources for individuals with TBI and their care partners. Project outputs include a scalable weight-loss intervention, plain language factsheets on PTSD as well as ANS dysfunction after TBI disseminated locally and through the Model Systems Knowledge Translation Center, scientific papers and presentations of study results, stakeholder and student workshops, and educational resources on TBI for individuals and care partners.
Simon Driver, Ph.D.
Principal Investigator, Research Center Director - 820-9014
Shanti Pinto
Co-Investigator - 648-5352
Megan Douglas, Ph.D.
Mark Powers, Ph.D.
Randi Dubiel, D.O.
TBI Medical Director - 820-9593
Libby Callender, MPH Epidemiologist
Clinical Research Coordinator - 820-9988
Evan Elizabeth McShan, MS, CCRC, CHES
Clinical Research Coordinator - (214) 818-2993
Jacqueline Nguyen, MPH
Clinical Research Coordinator - 263-4498
Stephanie Calhoun, B.S.
Research Enrollment Analyst - 820-9623
Chad Swank, Ph.D.
Research Scientist - (214) 820-5958
Monica Bennett
Kendy Noble, B.A.
Research Associate/Quality Support Liaison 789-8309
Charles Kundig
Clinical Research Coordinator - 648-2658
Kristin Wilmoth 645-5555
Brittany Wright, Ph. D.
Post-Doc- 723-6265
Jill Morales
Research Study Coordinator - 648-2650
Alvaro Carrera, BS
Clinical Research Coordinator/Interpreter - 831-5321
Alyssa Tijerina, BS, BLS-T, LE
Research Data Coordinator - 649-9321
Kirstie Jones
Research Coordinator - BSWIRKIJ7354@BSWHEALTH.ORG(214) 517-6814
Danielle Browne
Research Coordinator - 449-6411
Danielle Hatcher, BS
REA/Research Coordinator - 846-1003
Christa Ochoa
Research Analyst - 602-4132
Carlos Arauz
Clinical Research Coordinator - 249-7838
Petra Gonzalez
Clinical Research Assistant II - 774-1849