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
Mike JaffeeMichael Jaffee, MD, FAAN, FANAChair of Neurology, Professor, and BRAIN Center DirectorDepartment of NeurologyTraumatic brain injury, concussion, sleep disorders
Joe AbisambraJose Abisambra, PhDAssociate Professor Of Neuroscience And CTRND, Deputy Director of the BRAIN Center, Assistant Dean For Health Care Excellence, Community And BelongingDepartment of NeuroscienceMolecular mechanisms linking tau and ER dysfunction with neurodegeneration
AmeliPouya A Ameli, MDAssistant Professor Of Neurology And Neurosurgery, Division Of Neurocritical Care; Faculty Director, Medi-Futures/Medi-Gators Shadowing & Mentorship Programs; Asst Director Neurology ClerkshipDepartments of Neurology and NeurosurgeryNeurocritical care, genetics of stroke outcome
Russ Bauer Russell Bauer, PhD, ABPPProfessor EmeritusDepartment of Clinical & Health PsychologyClinical neuropsychology, traumatic brain injury
BonnellGabriel Bonnell, MDAssistant ProfessorDepartment of NeurologyAcute management of ischemic stroke
BuslKatharina Busl, MDJames E. Rooks, Jr., Professor In Neurology, Professor Of Neurosurgery, Associate Chair of Clinical Operations in Neurology, Chief of the Division Of Neurocritical CareDepartment 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
HohBrian Hoh, MD, MBAChair, James and Brigitte Marino Family ProfessorDepartment of NeurosurgeryNeurosurgery, acute ischemic stroke, aneurysm clipping
Carolina MacielCarolina Maciel, MD, MSCRAssociate Professor Of Neurology And NeurosurgeryDepartment of NeurologyCognitive function after cardiac arrest/recovery, neurocritical care, traumatic brain injury
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, PhDAssociate ProfessorDepartment of NeurologyMechanisms of blood brain barrier breakdown after acute neurologic injuries
Chris RobinsonChristopher Robinson, DO, MS Associate Professor Department of NeurologyIncreased intracranial pressure, stroke, traumatic brain injury
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
L WilliamsLakeisha Williams, PhDProfessor and Associate Chair for Graduate StudiesDepartment of Biomedical EngineeringTraumatic brain injury, soft tissue mechanics, bio-inspired design & materials characterization
WilliamsonJohn B Williamson, PhDAssociate 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 and Associate Director of NNBRDepartment of Emergency MedicineTauopathies, traumatic brain injury
ZaremskiJason Zaremski, MDChief Of Sports Medicine Division, Clinical Associate Professor and Co-Medical Director of the High School Outreach ProgramDepartment of Orthopaedics and RehabilitationSports-related concussions, regenerative therapeutics, throwing-related injuries