Risk Factors & Resilience Core

Preclinical and clinical advances in better understanding risk factors, habits, and comorbidities that may affect risk of acquiring brain injury and severity of symptoms. Evaluation of factors that enhance recovery and outcomes and minimize long-term effects.

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
BizonJennifer Bizon, PhDProfessor & Chair, Neuroscience; Director, Evelyn F. And William F. McKnight Brain InstituteDepartment of NeuroscienceBrain aging, impairments in cognitive flexibility, working memory and decision making
BonnellGabriel Bonnell, MDAssistant ProfessorDepartment of NeurologyAcute management of ischemic stroke
BoseProdip Bose, MD, PhDProfessor, Director of the MRI and Translational Neurotrauma Rehabilitation Laboratory at the Malcom Randall VA Medical Center, and Associate Director of the Brain Rehabilitation Research CenterDepartment of NeurologySpasticity after TBI/SCI
BurkeSarah Burke, PhDAssociate Professor and Associate Director of the Cognitive Aging and Memory CenterDepartment of NeuroscienceMechanisms of cognition, effects of diet and metabolic function on resilience to memory loss in aging and disease
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
Candelario_JalilEduardo Candelario-Jalil, PhDAssociate Professor and Co-Coordinator Neuroscience Graduate ProgramDepartment of NeuroscienceAdvanced MRI and stroke, neuroinflammation, protective and preventive measures of cerebrovascular disorders
ChakrabartyParamita Chakrabarty, PhDAssociate ProfessorDepartment of NeuroscienceImmunobiotherapies for Alzheimer's disease and other tauopathies / synucleinopathies
ChandranVijayendran Chandran, PhDAssistant ProfessorDepartment of PediatricsPeripheral and central nervous system regeneration
ClarkDavid Clark, ScDProfessorDepartment of Aging & Geriatric ResearchEnhancing walking function in people with neurological impairments, Impact of age on functional outcomes post-injury
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
daleErica Dale, PhDAssistant ProfessorDepartment of Physiology and Functional GenomicsSpinal stimulation-induced phrenic motor plasticity; neurostimulation and functional recovery of breathing capacity after spinal injury
DeKoskySteven DeKosky, MDProfessor & Deputy Director of the McKnight Brain InstituteDepartment of NeurologyAlzheimer's disease and dementia associated with traumatic brain injury
missing photoJada Lewis, PhDProfessor and Co-Deputy Director of the McKnight Brain InstituteDepartment of NeurosciencePathology of neurodegenerative disorders, including Alzheimer's disease, Parkinson's disease, frontotemporal dementia and ALS
mitchell Gordon Mitchell, PhDPreeminence Professor and Director of the UF BREATHE CenterDepartment of Physical TherapyIntermittent hypoxia induced respiratory plasticity, therapeutic intermittent hypoxia in spinal injury and ALS
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
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
G SmithGlenn E Smith PhD, ABPP-CNProfessor and ChairDepartment of Clinical and Health Psychology Detection of neurodegenerative diseases, behavioral interventions to prevent or delay dementia
VaillancourtDavid Vaillancourt, PhDProfessor & ChairDepartment of Applied Physiology and KinesiologyBrain regulation of movement with focus on voluntary and involuntary motor disorders
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
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