Areas of Focus
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
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Eval of Supervised Neck Strengthening Program in HS Athletics: A Potential Intervention to Concussion
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Latest Publications on Concussion Prevention
Concussion Prevention Information & Tools
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
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.
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
Assistant Professor, Emergency Medicine, U-M Medical School
Associate Professor, Physical Therapy, College of Health Sciences, University of Michigan-Flint
Research Associate Professor, Transportation Research Institute, University of Michigan
Associate Professor, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, U-M Medical School
Members with Interest/Expertise in Concussion Prevention
Albert King, PhD
Wayne State University
Amanda Esquivel, PhD
University of Michigan Dearborn
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