Acute Injury Core

Preclinical and clinical exploration of mechanisms as well as pathophysiology and management of physiological and clinical manifestations of all forms of brain injury, including traumatic, vascular, anoxic, and others. This core’s focus is on acute changes and development of further interventions to better optimize neuroprotection and minimize extent of injury.

 Researcher/Clinician NameTitleDepartmentSpecialties
Joe AbisambraJose Abisambra, PhDAssociate Professor, Assistant Dean of Diversity & Health EquityDepartment of NeuroscienceMolecular mechanisms linking tau and ER dysfunction with neurodegeneration
AmeliPouya A Ameli, MDAssistant ProfessorDepartments of Neurology and NeurosurgeryNeurocritical care, genetics of stroke outcome
BabiMarc A. Babi, MDAssistant Professor, Program Director of Neurocritical Care FellowshipDepartments of Neurology and NeurosurgeryNeurocritical care, critical care simulation, systems of care in the ICU, acute ischemic stroke
Russ Bauer Russell Bauer, PhD, ABPPProfessorDepartment of Clinical & Health PsychologyClinical neuropsychology, traumatic brain injury
BonnellGabriel Bonnell, MDAssistant ProfessorDepartment of NeurologyAcute management of ischemic stroke
BuslKatharina Busl, MDClinical Associate Professor and Chief of Neurocritical Care Department of NeurologyAcute ischemic stroke, traumatic brain injury, characterization of systemic complications in neurocritical illness
Jay Clugston James R Clugston, MD, MS, FAMSSM, CAQSMClinical Associate Professor and Sports Medicine Fellowship DirectorDepartment of Community Health and Family MedicineSport-related concussion, sports medicine
DeKoskySteven DeKosky, MDProfessor & Deputy Director of the McKnight Brain InstituteDepartment of NeurologyAlzheimer’s disease and dementia associated with traumatic brain injury
DoreSylvain Doré, PhD, FAHAProfessor and Director of Anesthesiology Research ProgramsDepartment of AnesthesiologyMechanisms limiting neuronal dysfunction associated with ischemic and hemorrhagic stroke, traumatic brain injury, aging, and Alzheimer's disease
GhoshSuman Ghosh MD, MPAClinical Assistant ProfessorDepartment of PediatricsPediatric brain injury, stroke, neurocritical care, neuronal rehabilitation, spasticity, and cerebral palsy
HohBrian Hoh, MD, MBAChair, Lillian S. Wells Department of Neurosurgery James and Brigitte Marino Family ProfessorDepartment of NeurosurgeryNeurosurgery, acute ischemic stroke, aneurysm clipping
Mike JaffeeMichael Jaffee, MD, FAAN, FANAProfessor, Vice Chair of Neurology, and Center DirectorDepartment of NeurologyTraumatic brain injury, concussion, sleep disorders
Carolina MacielCarolina Maciel, MD, MSCRClinical Assistant ProfessorDepartment of NeurologyCognitive function after cardiac arrest/recovery, neurocritical care, traumatic brain injury
Lisa MerckLisa Merck, MD, MPH, FACEPAssociate Professor and Vice Chair of Research, Emergency Medicine Department of Emergency Medicine Neurological emergencies, critical care, resuscitation, and the COVID pandemic response
MuradGregory J A Murad, MDClinical Associate Professor and Residency Program Director Department of NeurosurgeryNeurosurgery, metastatic brain tumor
NadeauStephen E Nadeau, MDProfessorDepartment of NeurologyApplication of parallel distributed processing theory to understand the neural basis of cognitive function and its breakdown with brain injury, rehabilitation strategies
PizziMichael A Pizzi, DO, PhDClinical Assistant ProfessorDepartment of NeurologyMechanisms of blood brain barrier breakdown after acute neurologic injuries
Chris RobinsonChristopher Robinson, DO, MS Clinical Assistant Professor Department of NeurologyIncreased intracranial pressure, stroke, traumatic brain injury
RothWilliam Roth, MDAssistant ProfessorDepartments of Neurology and NeurosurgeryNeurocritical care
SimpkinsAlexis Simpkins, MD, PhD, MSCR, FAHAAssistant ProfessorDepartment of NeurologyAdvanced MRI and stroke, blood biomarkers and stroke, protective and preventive measures of cerebrovascular disorders, stroke recovery
M SmithMichael "Seth" Smith MD,CAQ-SM, PharmDClinical Associate Professor and Co-Medical Director of the High School Outreach ProgramDepartment of Orthopaedics and RehabilitationYouth sports injuries, sports-related concussions, exertional heat-related illness
WangKevin K Wang PhDResearch ProfessorDepartment of Emergency MedicineTauopathies, cell-based tauopathy models, traumatic brain injury
L WilliamsLakeisha Williams, PhDAssociate ProfessorDepartment of Biomedical EngineeringTraumatic brain injury, soft tissue mechanics, bio-inspired design & materials characterization
WilliamsonJohn B Williamson, PhDAssistant ProfessorDepartment of Clinical and Health PsychologyInteracting effects of neurological injury and chronic stress on the brain
WilsonChristina A Wilson, MD, PhDInterim Chief, Vascular Neurology Division; Associate Chair Of Education; Neurology Residency Program DirectorDepartment of NeurologyVascular neurology, acute ischemic stroke, aneurysm, stroke risk factors and prevention
YangZhihui Yang, PhDResearch Assistant Professor Department of Emergency MedicineTauopathies, traumatic brain injury
ZaremskiJason Zaremski, MDClinical Associate Professor and Co-Medical Director of the High School Outreach ProgramDepartment of Orthopaedics and RehabilitationSports-related concussions, regenerative therapeutics, throwing-related injuries