Clinical Outcomes Assessment Core

The Outcomes Core reviews and analyzes existing COAs in Stage I. In Stage II, the OC will oversee site training for collection of outcome data. The OC is lead by Murray Stein, MD MPH, with expertise in sport-related TBI provided by Michael McCrea, PhD and Kevin Guskiewicz, PhD.

Core Leader | Murray Stein, MD MPH

Dr. Stein is Distinguished Professor of Psychiatry and Family & Preventive Medicine and Vice Chair for Clinical Research in Psychiatry at the University of California, San Diego, where he directs the Anxiety & Traumatic Stress Disorders Program. He serves on the TED Executive and Steering Committees and Outcomes Core providing expertise in psychiatry and PTS.

Core Co-Leader | Michael McCrea, PhD

Dr. McCrea 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. Dr. McCrea has led several large, multi-center studies on the effects of traumatic brain injury and sport-related concussion. He has experience in utilizing DoD-affiliated databases to conduct epidemiological and prospective research on the effects of mTBI in OEF/OIF service members. Dr. McCrea serves on the TED Executive Committee and its Outcomes Core.

Core Co-Leader | Kevin Guskiewicz, PhD

Dr. Guskiewicz is the Kenan Distinguished Professor and Co-Director of the Matthew Gfeller Sport-Related Traumatic Brain Injury Research Center and Director of the Center for the Study of Retired Athletes in the Department of Exercise and Sport Science at The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He holds joint appointments in the Department of Orthopaedics, UNC Injury Prevention Research Center, and Doctoral Program in Human Movement Science. Over the past 18 years, Dr. Guskiewicz’s research has focused on sport-related concussion. He has investigated the effect of sport-related concussion on balance and neuropsychological function in high school and collegiate athletes, and the long-term neurological issues related to playing sport. Dr. Guskiewicz has been the recipient of 23 funded research grants, and has published over 90 journal articles and six textbook chapters related to concussion in sport.