Rusk Rehabilitation TBI Model System

New York University
Department of Rehabilitation, Rusk Rehabilitation
240 East 38th Street, ACC 17-71
New York NY 10016

Project Officer: Amanda Reichard, Ph.D.
Project Number: 90DPTB0034

The Rusk Rehabilitation Traumatic Brain Injury Model System (RRTBIMS) conducts research that adds to the evidence-base to improve services and supports that extend the continuum of care for individuals with TBI and maximize quality of life and community participation. Over its five years, the RRTBIMS will enroll 35 individuals with TBI per year into the TBIMS National Database. The RRTBIMS site-specific project investigates the effectiveness of Mindfulness, Exercise, Nutrition to Optimize Recovery (MENTOR), a remotely delivered, patient-centered wellness program that focuses on mindfulness, exercise, nutrition, and wellness concepts, as well as peer/social support components to improve health-related quality of life. The RRTBIMS module project defines, characterizes, and explores the relationships between individuals with TBI and their support system over time as the family unit navigates the management of chronic TBI. The RRTBIMS is a collaborative endeavor involving Rusk Rehabilitation, NYU Langone Hospital, Bellevue Hospital Center, and NYU Langone Brooklyn.
Tamara Bushnik, Ph.D.
Project 263-6547
Joseph Rath 263-6183
Joseph Ricker, Ph.D., ABPP (CN, RP) 
Aaron Beattie
Database 263-6039
Brian Im, MD 
Michelle Smith
Assistant Research 501-9162
Natalie Jenkins
Research 501-7759
Olga Garduno-Ortega
Research 501-9301
Gerald Voelbel 998-5827
Judy Wilson
Asst Director of 552-3603
Marie Mazzeo
Study Team 689-4647
Raphael Besborodco
Form - 1 Data 945-2927
Amanda Gahlot
PhD 449-5436
Andres Gronda
Research 848-5736