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.

SAVE THE DATE! U-M Injury Prevention Center Sport Concussion Summit 2019

Mind, Body, and Spirit . . . Treating the entire athlete: An evidence-based approach to sports medicine and concussion.

Sponsored by: MedSport, U-M Athletics, U-M Kinesiology, U-M Injury Prevention Center, Michigan Medicine

  • Day 1: Athlete Health and Wellness Summit: From Research to Practice
  • Day 2: Sport Concussion Summit: From Research to Practice

More details to come!

Concussion Prevention News & Events

05.30.19

Mind, Body, and Spirit. . . . Treating the entire athlete: An evidence-based approach to sports medicine and concussion

Save the Date! May 30-31, 2019 Mind, Body, and Spirit. . . . Treating the entire…

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,…

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10.29.18

Steven Broglio & Team Awarded Biosciences Funding for New Concussion Center

Steven Broglio & Team Awarded Biosciences Funding for New Concussion Center Congratulations to U-M Injury…

10.20.18

Injury Prevention MOOC Expands Training Resources

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

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…

 

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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

 

 

 

Please click on a faculty/practitioner’s name to access their full profile with research interests and funded projects.

Steven Broglio, PhD
Concussion Content Lead
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Steven Broglio

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

Bara Alsalaheen
Bara Alsalaheen

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

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Frederick Korley

Assistant Professor, Emergency Medicine, U-M Medical School

Ashton Miller
James A. Ashton-Miller

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

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Jingwen Hu

Research Associate Professor, Transportation Research Institute, University of Michigan

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James T. Eckner

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
  • Amy Teddy
    The Sports Neurology Clinic
  • Cheryl Burda
    NeuroRestorative
  • Darryl Conway
    University of Michigan
  • 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
  • Mohammed Al Temawi
    University of Michigan Flint
  • Rachel Stanley, MD, MHSA
    Nationwide Children's Hospital