Ivy league – Big Ten Epidemiology of Concussion Study

Started in the Ivy League in 2013 as a multi-site, prospective, cohort study to characterize the epidemiology of concussions among student athletes in the Ivy League and Big Ten Conferences.

The Ivy League-Big Ten Epidemiology of Concussion Study is an achievement of the Big Ten–Ivy League Traumatic Brain Injury Research Collaboration (TBI Collaboration), and now a free-standing study with the following vision and goals:

Vision

To improve the understanding of the epidemiology of sports-related concussion (SRC) and foster safe participation in collegiate athletics.

Study Goals

  • To obtain epidemiologic data regarding the incidence of concussion, mechanism of injury, and return to academic and sport participation timelines of concussion for varsity and club sports endorsed by the Ivy League and Big Ten conferences.
  • To identify opportunities to improve the health and safety of current and future student-athletes regarding sport-related injuries.
  • To provide a Study infrastructure supporting a collaborative and participatory research community.

Highlights

Active participating institutions

3500+

Concussion cases collected

Publications and counting

Site Principal Investigators

Brown University logo

Brown University

Beth Conroy, PI/AT

Columbia Univ

Columbia University

Natasha Desai, PI/TP

Cornell University

Cornell University

Amy Sucheski-Drake, PI/TP

Cornell University

Dartmouth College

Kristine Karlson, PI/TP

Harvard University

Harvard University

Francis Wang, PI/TP

University of Illinois

University of Illinois

Randy Ballard, PI

Indiana University

Indiana University

Nicholas Port, PI

University of Iowa

University of Iowa

Andy Peterson, PI/TP

University of Maryland

University of Maryland

Dave Klossner, PI/ADM

Michigan State University

Michigan State University

Matthew Saffarian, PI

University of Minnesota

University of Minnesota

Erin Moore, PI/AT

University of Nebraska – Lincoln

University of Nebraska – Lincoln

Cary Savage, PI

Northwestern University

Northwestern University

Jeff Mjaanes

University of Pennsylvania

University of Pennsylvania

Brian Sennett, PI/TP

Pennsylvania State University

Pennsylvania State University

Michael Gay, PI/AT

Princeton University

Princeton University

Sasha Steinlight, PI/TP

Purdue University

Purdue University

Carly Day, PI/TP

Rutgers University

Rutgers University

Carrie Esopenko, PI
Jason Womack 

University of Wisconsin – Madison

University of Wisconsin – Madison

Erin McQuillan

Yale University

Yale University

Stephanie Arlis-Mayor, PI/TP

Contact

Andrew Belfiglio, University of Pennsylvania
Data and Outreach Coordinator
Andrew.Belfiglio@pennmedicine.upenn.edu

Principal Investigator:

Doug Wiebe, PhD
dwiebe@umich.edu

Study Management Team

Andrew Belfiglio, University of Pennsylvania
Data and Outreach Coordinator

Martha Cooper, Big Ten Academic Alliance
Study Liaison

Abby Bretzin, University of Pennsylvania
Postdoctoral Research Fellow

Carolyn Campbell-McGovern, The Ivy League
Study Founder