Dr. Keith Yeates, director of the Center for Biobehavioral Health, has been designated lead neuropsychologist for a five-year, multisite study of traumatic brain injury among U.S. children, funded by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
The study will include children 8 to 18 years and is designed to examine the effect of treatment during the acute, short-term and longer-term phases of care on the functional, psychosocial and disability outcomes after traumatic brain injury. The study consortium involves investigators at Harborview Medical Center and Seattle Children’s Hospital, Texas Children’s Hospital, Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia and Nationwide Children’s Hospital. In addition to his role as the study’s lead neuropsychologist, Dr. Yeates will also serve as Nationwide Children’s principal investigator on the grant.
Contact: Keith Yeates