Areas of Focus

Concussion


The U-M Injury Prevention Center does considerable work in the field of concussion and traumatic brain injury prevention. From funded exploratory studies to special day-long educational events, we are working to find ways to identify and prevent concussion across populations. Below you’ll find links to more information about our work in this area, as well as a listing of members doing work or interested in this area. We invite you to explore and join us as we move forward to advance research and prevention.

CDC Resource for Sports Concussion

CDC’s HEADS UP resources are available on our web site with our HEADS UP microsite! It’s a dynamic collection of HEADS UP resources automatically updated and maintained by CDC. This site contains HEADS UP resources for parents, youth sports, school sports, schools, and health care providers. It also provides information on sports concussion policies and laws and online training courses.

U-M Injury Prevention Center Sport Concussion Summit 2015

On September 24, 2015, the University of Michigan Injury Prevention Center hosted a Sport Concussion Summit. The Summit brought together national speakers to present the current state of the science.

NEWS: Spring 2019 – Sport Concussion Summit —more details to come!

Concussion Prevention News & Events

10.11.18

Michigan Trauma Coalition 2018 Injury Prevention Symposium

Click here to register today! Registration $50 on or before September 28th $60 after September…

09.18.17

SAVIR 2017 Conference: Innovations in Injury Prevention Science

Thank you for attending the SAVIR 2017 Conference! The national conference was held September 18-20,…

03.09.17

Eval of Supervised Neck Strengthening Program in HS Athletics: A Potential Intervention to Concussion

We invite you to join us for lunch and an informative seminar on Thursday, March…

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10.16.18

Sport Concussion Summit Draws Researchers, Practitioners & Stakeholders

Interventions for preventing sports concussion have been publicized in growing number, but they are still…

10.16.18

Injury Prevention MOOC Expands Training Resources

Injury Prevention MOOC Expands Training Resources “As far as feedback for the course, I really,…

Concussion Prevention Information & Tools

Prevention Resources

Summary of the Evidence-Based Coach Education and Contact Restriction Guidelines in Youth Football

This document highlights Heads Up Football (HUF), an education program instituted by USA Football in 2012, and practice contact restriction guidelines developed by Pop Warner (PW), a national youth sports organization.

A Summary of a Evidence-Based Concussion Prevention Program-A Helmet Loaner Program for Ski and Snowboarders

This document highlights a community-based helmet loaner program developed in Colorado to increase helmet use among skiers and snowboarders.

Legislative Issues & Policy Briefs

 Effect of Michigan’s Helmet Law Repeal

This document describes the impact of Michigan’s universal helmet law’s partial repeal in April 2012 on helmet usage, head injuries and fatalities, and the financial implications.

Michigan’s Sport Concussion Law

This document describes concussion, the Michigan’s sport concussion law (2013) and steps to take if concussion is suspected.

Funded Research Projects Focused on Concussion Prevention

The U-M Injury Prevention Center has funded current and past injury research projects focusing on the prevention of concussion. Peruse the projects listed below.

Core Faculty and Practitioners with Expertise in Concussion Prevention

Korley
Frederick Korley

Assistant Professor, Emergency Medicine, U-M Medical School

Bara Alsalaheen
Bara Alsalaheen

Associate Professor, Physical Therapy, College of Health Sciences, University of Michigan-Flint

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Jingwen Hu

Research Associate Professor, Transportation Research Institute, University of Michigan

Eckner
James T. Eckner

Associate Professor, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, U-M Medical School

Ashton Miller
James A. Ashton-Miller

Albert Schultz Collegiate Research Professor, Office of Research, University of Michigan

Broglio
Steven Broglio

Concussion Content Lead, Research Core, University of Michigan Injury Prevention Center

Members with Interest/Expertise in Concussion Prevention

  • Albert King, PhD
    Wayne State University
  • Amanda Esquivel, PhD
    University of Michigan Dearborn
  • Amy Teddy
  • Cheryl Burda
    NeuroRestorative
  • Douglas Martini
    Oregon Health and Science University
  • Dwana Bass BSN RN
    Henry Ford Hospital
  • Ellen M Arruda, PhD
    University of Michigan
  • Esther Bay, MSN, PhD
    University of Michigan
  • Lisa Chismar, RN
    University of Michigan Hospital
  • Rachel Stanley, MD, MHSA
    Nationwide Children's Hospital