BIAA advances research by advocating for federal investment in basic, translational, and epidemiological studies. The Association assists investigators by serving in advisory capacities and recruiting study participants. Research results are disseminated through the Journal of Head Trauma Rehabilitation and the Mitch Rosenthal Memorial Research Lecture webinar series. BIAA also reports scientific breakthroughs in easy-to-read articles in THE Challenge! and on its website.
BIAA created and funded a research project to develop and disseminate treatment guidelines specifying how much rehabilitation adults who sustain moderate to severe brain injuries should receive, in what setting, and at what time. BIAA is collaborating with the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai and a team of renowned clinician-researchers to complete this important undertaking.
The BIAA Research Council, an ad hoc committee of the Board of Directors, includes the following experts in the field of brain injury research:
Wayne A. Gordon, Ph.D., ABPP/Cn, Council Chairman
Jack Nash Professor, Department of Rehabilitation Medicine
Mount Sinai School of Medicine
Keith D. Cicerone, Ph.D., ABPP-Cn
Neuropsychology & Cognitive Rehabilitation
JFK-Johnson Rehabilitation Institute
Steven R. Flanagan, M.D.
Professor, NYU Langone Medical Center
Chair, Department of Rehabilitation Medicine
Member, NYU Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
David A. Hovda, Ph.D.
Director, UCLA Brain Injury Research Center
Professor, Departments of Neurosurgery and of Molecular and Medical Pharmacology
David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA