Thomas W. McAllister, M.D., is the Albert Eugene Sterne Professor and Chairman, Indiana University School of Medicine Department of Psychiatry. He was previously Millennium Professor of Psychiatry and Neurology, Director of the Section of Neuropsychiatry at Dartmouth Medical School, and Vice Chair for Neuroscience Research for the Department of Psychiatry. He is a past president of the American Neuropsychiatric Association. Dr. McAllister received his undergraduate degree from Dartmouth College, and his medical degree from Dartmouth Medical School. He served on the faculties of the University of Kentucky, and the University of Pennsylvania before returning to Dartmouth Medical School in 1990.
Dr. McAllister has been working in the field of brain injury recovery for over 25 years. He has written widely on the neuropsychiatric sequelae of TBI, and is the principal investigator of several grants from NIH, the CDC, NOCSAE, and the Department of Defense (DoD), exploring the nature of cognitive and behavioral difficulties following mild and moderate TBI. With Drs. Jon Silver and Stuart Yudofsky he is a co-editor of the Textbook of Traumatic Brain Injury published by American Psychiatric Publishing, Inc. Recent research has focused on characterizing the biomechanical basis of concussion, and the effects of repetitive head impacts on brain structure and function in contact sport athletes.
Michael McCrea, PhD, ABPP is Professor of Neurosurgery and Neurology and Director of Brain Injury Research at the Medical College of Wisconsin, and a research neuropsychologist at the Clement Zablocki VA Medical Center in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. He is ABCN board-certified in clinical neuropsychology and is the past President of the American Academy of Clinical Neuropsychology (AACN). Dr. McCrea has been an active researcher in the neurosciences, with numerous scientific publications, book chapters, and national and international lectures on the topic of traumatic brain injury. Dr. McCrea has led several large, multi-center studies on the effects of traumatic brain injury and sport-related concussion. Dr. McCrea has authored numerous peer-reviewed publications and book chapters on the acute and chronic effects of concussion, and he authored the text Mild Traumatic Brain Injury and Postconcussion Syndrome: The New Evidence Base for Diagnosis and Treatment published by Oxford University Press. He currently serves on the National Football League (NFL) Head, Neck and Spine Committee and as a neuropsychology consultant for the Green Bay Packers, and served as a panelist on the 2008 and 2012 Zurich International Consensus Conference on Sports Concussion.
Steven Broglio, PhD, ATC is an Associate Professor at the University of Michigan in the School of Kinesiology and Departments of Neurology and Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. He is also Director of the NeuroSport Research Laboratory and member of the University of Michigan Injury Center. Dr. Broglio is a Certified Athletic Trainer who received his undergraduate degree from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 2000, his Master’s Degree from the University of Pittsburgh in 2002, and his Doctorate from the University of Georgia in 2006. His first faculty position was in the Department of Kinesiology and Community Health at the University of Illinois at Urban-Champaign from 2006 to 2011.
Dr. Broglio has been conducting sport concussion research since 1999, in which he has continually focused on improving athlete health and safety through injury prevention, early recognition, and management. These efforts have been supported by the National Athletic Trainers’ Research and Education Foundation, the National Institutes of Health, the National Collegiate Athletic Association, and the Department of Defense and are chronicled in medical journals and book chapters. Dr. Broglio was awarded the new investigator award by the National Athletic Trainers’ Association in 2011 and Fellowship in the American College of Sports Medicine in 2014.
Colonel (Ret.) Paul. F. Pasquina, M.D. is the Professor and Chair of the Department of Rehabilitation Medicine and Director of the Center for Rehabilitation Sciences Research (CRSR) at the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences (USUHS). He is also the Chief of the Department of Rehabilitation at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center (WRNMMC). He is a graduate of the United States Military Academy at West Point and USUHS, completed his residency at Walter Reed Army Medical Center and completed a fellowship in primary care sports medicine at Georgetown/USUHS. His board certifications include PM&R, Electrodiagnostic Medicine, and Pain Medicine. His current research efforts are focused on exploring new technologies to enhance the recovery, rehabilitation, and reintegration of combat casualties, primarily through his work as the Director of the Center for Rehabilitation Sciences Research (www.CRSR.org). Prior to his military retirement, he served as the Chief of the Department of Orthopedics and Rehabilitation at WRNMMC; Consultant to the Army Surgeon General; Senior Officer in Charge of the Ortiz Medical Clinic, International Zone, Baghdad, Iraq; and Secretarial appointee for the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs’ Advisory Committee on Prosthetics and Special Disabilities Programs. He continues to serve as a consultant to the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA), U.S. Army’s Medical Research and Material Command (MRMC), Food & Drug Agency (FDA), and University of Pittsburgh School of Health and Rehabilitation Science. Dr. Pasquina has received multiple military awards, as well as awards for teaching and mentorship, including the U.S. Army’s “A” Proficiency Designation for academic excellence, the Order of Military Medical Merit, the Legion of Merit with two oak leaf clusters, da Vinci Lifetime Achievement Award, Partners in Progress Heroes of Military Medicine Award, Lewis Aspey Mologne Award, Alfred Mann Foundation Scientist of Year Award, Distinguished Clinician Award from the American Academy of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation, and Honorary Fellow of the Rehabilitation Engineering and Assistive Technology Society of North America (RESNA).
Grant Iverson, PhD has a longstanding research program in two broad areas: (i) outcome from mild traumatic brain injury in athletes, civilians, military service members, and veterans; and (ii) improving the methodology for assessing and identifying mild cognitive impairment. He has published more than 285 empirical articles, reviews, and book chapters.
He served as the Chair for the Canadian Psychological Association Section on Clinical Neuropsychology from 2003-2010. He was a Member of the Board of Governors of the International Neuropsychological Society from 2008-2011. He is a member of the Board of Governors of the International Brain Injury Association (2012-2015). He served as a consensus panel member for the 3rd and 4th International Conferences on Concussion in Sport in Zurich, Switzerland in 2008 and 2012. He served as an Advisor to the Neurocognitive Disorders Workgroup (Traumatic Brain Injury) for the Diagnostic & Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, 5th Edition (DSM-V). He also served as a founding member of the Traumatic Brain Injury Subcommittee of the Defense Health Board, a civilian advisory board to the United States Secretary of Defense. He is the President-Elect of the National Academy of Neuropsychology
M. Roy Wilson, M.D., M.S., was unanimously elected President of Wayne State University by the Board of Governors on June 5, 2013. He assumed the presidency on August 1, 2013.
Prior to joining Wayne State, Dr. Wilson served as deputy director for strategic scientific planning and program coordination at the National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities (NIMHD) of the National Institutes of Health (NIH).
Previously, Dr. Wilson was dean of the School of Medicine and vice president for health sciences at Creighton University, president of the Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, and, concurrently, chancellor of the University of Colorado Denver/Anschutz Medical Campus and chair of the Board of Directors of University of Colorado Hospital. Immediately prior to joining NIH, Dr. Wilson chaired the Board of Directors of Charles R. Drew University of Medicine and Science and was acting president during part of that time.
Dr. Wilson’s research has focused on glaucoma and blindness in populations from the Caribbean to West Africa. He holds elected memberships in the National Academy of Medicine (Institute of Medicine), the Glaucoma Research Society, the American Ophthalmological Society, and the Society of Medical Administrators. He has served on the executive committee of the NIH-funded Ocular Hypertension Treatment Study, chaired the Data Monitoring and Oversight Committee of the NIH-funded Los Angeles Latino Eye Study, and currently chairs the Data Monitoring and Oversight Committee of the African-American Eye Disease Study. Dr. Wilson was a member of the advisory councils of both NIMHD and the former National Center for Research Resources, and currently serves on the Advisory Council of the NIH Director as well as the NIH Director’s National Advisory Committee on Diversity in the Biomedical Research Workforce (Co-chair). He serves on the governing boards of many national organizations including the Association of Public and Land-Grant Universities, the Coalition of Urban Serving Universities, and the Association of American Medical Colleges (Chair). Dr. Wilson is a member of the Presidents Council of both the NCAA, Division II and the Association of Governing Bodies (Vice-chair).
Dr. Wilson received his undergraduate degree from Allegheny College, an M.S. in epidemiology from the University of California, Los Angeles, and an M.D. from Harvard Medical School. He was selected for the list of Best Doctors in America for a consecutive 14 years by Best Doctors Inc. and was a finalist for the Los Angeles Business Journal’s Healthcare CEO of the Year in 2011.
Douglas H. Smith, M.D., is the Robert A. Groff Endowed Professor and Vice Chairman for Research and Teaching in Neurosurgery at the University of Pennsylvania’s Perelman School of Medicine. He also serves as Director of Penn’s renowned Center for Brain Injury and Repair (CBIR), which includes over 30 principal investigators and their laboratory staff collectively studying mechanisms, diagnosis and treatments for traumatic brain injury. Additionally, Dr. Smith is the Scientific Director and Executive Board Member for the Big 10/ Ivy League Collaboration on Concussion and he is a member of the US National Football League’s (NFL) Scientific Advisory Board. For research awards, Dr. Smith is director of several multi-center National Institutes of Health (NIH), PA State and Foundation grants on concussion and he directs an NIH training grant for brain injury. Dr. Smith’s group has identified key pathological features of concussion, leading to the development of novel clinical assessment tools. The team has also discovered mechanisms of concussion that trigger progressive neurodegeneration, such as chronic traumatic encephalopathy. These collective efforts are represented in over 200 published scientific reports.
Dr. Steve Marshall is an epidemiologist in UNC’s Gillings School of Global Public Health. He is the Director of University of North Carolina’s Injury Prevention Research Center and also has an adjunct appointment in the Department of Exercise and Sport Science. He works closely with colleagues in the Sports Medicine Research Laboratory, the Center for Study of Retired Athletes, and the Mathew Geller Sports-Related Traumatic Brain Injury Center. His area of research focus is injury prevention, sports medicine, surveillance of sports injury, lower extremity injuries and musculoskeletal disorders and concussion.
William P. Meehan III, MD, is Director of the Micheli Center for Sports Injury Prevention and Director of Research for the Brain Injury Center at Boston Children’s Hospital. He graduated from Harvard Medical School where he is currently an Associate Professor of Pediatrics and Orthopaedics. He conducts both clinical and scientific research in the area of sports injuries and concussive brain injury. His research has been funded by the National Institutes of Health, the Center for the Integration of Medicine and Innovative Technology, the National Football League Players Association, the National Football League, and the National Hockey League Alumni Association. He is the 2012 winner of the American Medical Society for Sports Medicine’s award for Best Overall Research. He has multiple medical and scientific publications, is author of the books Kids, Sports, and Concussion: A Guide for Coaches and Parents and Concussions, and is co-editor of the book, Head and Neck Injuries in Young Athletes.
COL Sidney R. Hinds II, M.D., MC, USA, FAAN, is a neurologist and nuclear medicine physician who is currently serving as the Brain Health Research Program Coordinator for the DoD Blast Injury Research Program Coordinating Office and as the Medical Advisor to the Principle Assistant for Research and Technology (PAR&T), Medical Research and Materiel Command, FT Detrick, MD. His most recent prior duty position was as the Defense and Veterans Brain Injury Center’s (DVBIC) fifth national director from July 1, 2013 to 16 March 2016.
In his current capacity, he serves to collaborate, advise and promote military relevant neurological and psychological medical and non-medical research efforts within the DoD and with external partners. One of his efforts to accomplish this mission is his additional role as co-primary investigator on the VA, DoD, VCU collaboration, entitled the Chronic Effects of Neurotrauma Consortium (CENC). This is a concerted effort to analyze the natural history of mild traumatic brain injury, and its potential long-term effects. The creation of this consortium was in direct response to the National Research Action Plan (NRAP) of 2013.
As national director, DVBIC, COL Hinds oversaw all aspects of the organization’s mission, which is to serve active duty military and veterans with traumatic brain injury (TBI) through state-of-the-art medical care and care coordination, and innovative clinical research and educational programs.
His other recent military medicine leadership roles include: deputy director of the Armed Forces Radiobiology Research Institute (AFRRI) for Military Medical Operations; the in-theater neurologist in Afghanistan, and chief of Nuclear Medicine Services at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center, chief of integrated nuclear medicine services for the Base Realignment and Closure process that combined the former Walter Reed Army Medical Center, National Naval Medical Center and Fort Belvoir Community Hospital.
While deployed to Afghanistan from February to July 2012, he oversaw standardization of care at 11 concussion care centers as the theater neurology consultant and MRI utilization. Performing site visits allowed him to ensure that staff had appropriate training, education and resources. He reviewed cases, shared best practices, promoted in-theater TBI research and worked with theater providers to identify and close gaps in patient care.
From August 1990 to March 1991, COL Hinds was the executive officer, treatment platoon leader and ambulance platoon leader of C Company, 224th Forward Support Battalion, 24th ID, in Saudi Arabia and Iraq, during Desert Shield/Desert Storm.
He was the Distinguished Honor graduate of the U.S. Army Medical Department patient administration course and served at the Army Defense Medical Information System from 1991 to 1992, testing and advising the Composite Health Care System (CHCS I).
He served as the medical platoon leader, 4-64 Armor Battalion, 24th ID at FT Stewart, GA from OCT 1988 to August 1990.
COL Hinds has held multiple appointments and academic posts, including nuclear medicine consultant for the North Atlantic Regional Medical Command, assistant professor of radiology and neurology, Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences
He graduated from the United States Military Academy in 1988 and served as a Medical Service Corps Officer from 1988 until 1992. He received his M.D. from the University of Connecticut Health Center and was re-commissioned as an Army Captain in 1996.
COL Hinds completed his neurology internship and residency at the former Walter Reed Army Medical Center and the National Naval Medical Center from 1996 to 2000. He was a staff neurologist and then chief of neurology at Landstuhl Regional Medical Center from 2000 to 2004. He completed the Walter Reed Nuclear Medicine Fellowship Program in 2006 and has been a staff nuclear medicine physician in the national capital region since that time.
COL Hinds’ awards include the Legion of Merit, Bronze Star Medal (1 OLC), Meritorious Service Medal (2 OCL), Expert Medical Badge, Parachutist Badge, Air Assault Badge, the Army Medical Department’s A Proficiency designator and the Order of Military Medical Merit. He is a graduate of the Combined General Staff College, Jungle Warfare School, Medical Effects of Ionizing Radiation (MEIR) and the Tactical Combat Medical Care (TCMC) Course.
Kathryn O’Connor received her Ph.D. in Kinesiology from the University of Michigan in 2018 along with an MS in Clinical Research Design and Statistical Analysis. Her research focuses on concussion recovery, in particular, mental and cognitive health. Currently, Kathryn is a post-doctoral scholar at the University of Kentucky where she has been awarded a post-doctoral fellowship at the University of Kentucky Sanders-Brown Center on Aging through the NIA-funded Alzheimer’s Disease Translational Research Training Program. In addition to her research interest in concussion, Kathryn also grew up playing ice hockey and played in college at the College of the Holy Cross.