Research


BIAC is proud to support research that ultimately benefits the brain injury community. Research and reports on brain injury lead to an expansion of knowledge to help recognize, respond and recover from brain injury. Research study articles, and IRB approved research studies which are seeking study participants, are available below.

RESEARCH

The CDC has made recommendations to Congress in it's report, Traumatic Brain Injury in the United States: Epidemiology and Rehabilitation,  addressing the critical gaps related to improving estimates of TBI incidence; Enhancing measures used to evaluate rehabilitation success; and Improving TBI rehabilitation research and expanding service deliveryThis Report helps shine a spotlight on what is needed to improve TBI rehabilitation services, access to care, and quality of life for people living with TBI, and their loved ones.

This Journal of Head Trauma Rehabilitation article examines the prevalence of TBI among young offenders in custody.

Current Research Studies

If you are conducting an IRB approved research study and you would like to be included on our website, please email an abbreviated version of your recruitment flyer/information, along with your contact information to Bonnie at bmeyers@biact.org

Telehealth during the COVID-19 pandemic  -  Interested in completing a brief online survey about your experience and satisfaction with telehealth during the COVID-19 pandemic.  The survey is brief and there is no risk in participating. Additional information on eligibility criteria, research purpose, and benefits can be found by clicking here for the recruitment flyer.  This research is being conducted by the Neurosciences department at Trinity College.

 

Study looking at how lighting impacts sleep after a brain injury -  Sleep disturbances are common in individuals with brain injury.   We are recruiting individuals who have sleep difficulties, live at home, and have a regular caregiver. We want to find out if a 4-week use of a light box might improve sleep, mood, and alertness during the day.  Click here for more information and full details: sleep and light

 

 

Research at UCONN ABI Lab - How Brain Injury Affects the Ability to Navigate and Particpate in Discourse    (post date 12/19)                                                            The Acquired Brain Injury Lab at UCONN is looking for participants with moderate to severe TBI for a research study assessing how brain injury affects the ability to navigate and participate in discourse, mainly storytelling and instruction-giving abilities. Participants will be asked to complete a series of standardized cognitive batteries, play a navigation video game, retell a story, and play a board game. Participants will be paid $10 per hour for their time; we estimate participation will take approximately 2- 2.5 hours. Please contact uconncoelholab@gmail.com for more information.

 

Brain Injury and Domestic Violence

Ongoing and updated 12/2019  ((Original Post Date 11/16) 

Trinity College is studying whether survivors of domestic violence experience traumatic brain injury.  If you are a survivor of domestic violence or interpersonal violence you may be eligible to participate.  You will be asked to take some tests to determine if you are experiencing attention and memory deficits.  You will be compensated for your time with gift cards to either Wal-Mart or Stop and Shop at the rate of $20 per hour.  Your total participation will be about 3 hours.   If you would like additional information please feel free to contact the research assistant, Olivia DeJoie at olivia.dejoie@trincoll.edu or 860-297-5188.

Study Relating to Cognitive Rehabilitation After TBI 
Ongoing and updated 12/2019    (original Post 11//16)

Trinity College and The Olin Neuropsychiatric Research Center at the Institute of Living are conducting a study on cognitive rehabilitation after brain injury.

Did you have a traumatic brain injury? Do you have difficulty with memory? Are you between the ages of 20-55, English speaking and otherwise healthy? If so, you may be eligible to volunteer for a study to see whether cognitive rehabilitation treatment can help improve your memory.
 
All treatment is with paper or computer; it does not involve any medications or medical procedures.
 
You will be asked to take an fMRI of your brain and participate in cognitive rehabilitation once per week for one hour over 8 weeks. 
 
For participating in this study, you will be compensated a standard rate of $20 per hour in gift cards, up to a total of $160 if all appointments for the study are complete.
 
The study is being supervised by Sarah Raskin, PhD and Michael Stevens, PhD.  The treatment takes place at Trinity College and the fMRI is at the Institute of Living in Hartford, CT.
 
If you would like additional information about this study, please feel free to contact the research assistant, Jasmin Williams at (860) 297-5188 or by email at jasmin.williams@trincoll.edu. Thank you again for considering this research opportunity.