Benjamin Brett, PhD
8701 Watertown Plank Rd.
Milwaukee, WI 53226
PhD, Counseling Psychology, The University of Memphis, Memphis, TN
MS, Mental Health Counseling, State University of New York at New Paltz, New Paltz, NY
BA, Psychology, Curry College, Milton, MA
Benjamin Brett, PhD, is a clinical neuropsychologist and assistant professor in the departments of neurosurgery and neurology. As a faculty member of the Brain Injury Research Program and the Center for Neurotrauma Research, Dr. Brett studies the acute and chronic effects of traumatic brain injury (TBI). He holds committee positions across various organizations including the Sports Neuropsychological Society, American Academy of Clinical Neuropsychology, and National Neurotrauma Society. Dr. Brett is co-investigator on a number of multicenter studies examining acute and chronic effects of TBI. In clinical practice, Dr. Brett specializes in the neuropsychological evaluation of adults with diverse neurologic and neurobehavioral presentations.
Honors and Awards
2019 – Student Representative to the American Academy of Clinical Neuropsychology Board of Directors
2019 – Outstanding Trainee Research Award: Sports Neuropsychological Society Concussion Symposium
MCW Program / Core Facilities
- Brain Injury Research Program
- Center for Neurotrauma Research
- Comprehensive Injury Center
- Neuroscience Research Center
Dr. Brett’s current research focuses on identifying the mechanisms and pathways by which TBI and repetitive head impacts (RHI) place individuals at risk for long-term neurological sequelae later in life. His research interests also include examining health and lifestyle factors throughout the lifespan that intensify and attenuate the risk of later life decline associated with TBI and cumulative RHI.
Relating American Football Age of First Exposure to Patient-Reported Outcomes and Medical Diagnoses Among Former National Football League Players: An NFL-LONG study.
(Lempke LB, Walton SR, Brett BL, Chandran A, DeFreese JD, Mannix R, Echemendia RJ, McCrea MA, Guskiewicz KM, Meehan WP 3rd, Kerr ZY.) Sports Med. 2023 May;53(5):1073-1084 PMID: 36479682 SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-85143437804 12/09/2022
Relationship Between Neighborhood Disadvantage and Mild Traumatic Brain Injury Symptoms.
(Miller T, Kallenbach MD, Huber DL, Brett BL, Nelson LD.) J Head Trauma Rehabil. 2023 Mar-Apr 01;38(2):165-174 PMID: 36731041 PMCID: PMC9998328 SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-85149809439 02/03/2023
Premorbid Risk Factors and Acute Injury Characteristics of Sport-Related Concussion Across the National Collegiate Athletic Association: Findings from the Concussion Assessment, Research, and Education (CARE) Consortium.
(Memmini AK, Mosesso KM, Perkins SM, Brett BL, Pasquina PF, McAllister TW, McCrea MA, Broglio SP, CARE Consortium Investigators.) Sports Med. 2023 Mar 16 PMID: 36929588 03/18/2023
Functional Recovery, Symptoms, and Quality of Life 1 to 5 Years After Traumatic Brain Injury.
(Nelson LD, Temkin NR, Barber J, Brett BL, Okonkwo DO, McCrea MA, Giacino JT, Bodien YG, Robertson C, Corrigan JD, Diaz-Arrastia R, Markowitz AJ, Manley GT, TRACK-TBI Investigators.) JAMA Netw Open. 2023 Mar 01;6(3):e233660 PMID: 36939699 PMCID: PMC10028488 SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-85150751436 03/21/2023
Incorporation of concussion history as part of the LIfestyle for BRAin Health (LIBRA) modifiable factors risk score and associations with cognition in older former National Football League players.
(Brett BL, Aggarwal NT, Chandran A, Kerr ZY, Walton SR, DeFreese JD, Guskiewicz KM, Echemendia RJ, Meehan WP 3rd, McCrea MA, Mannix R.) Alzheimers Dement. 2023 Jan 28 PMID: 36708229 SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-85147353226 01/29/2023
Joint Injury and OA are Associated with Cardiovascular Disease Risk Factors in Former NFL Athletes: An NFL-LONG study.
(Kuenze C, Pietrosimone B, Currie KD, Walton SR, Kerr ZY, Brett BL, Chandran A, DeFreese JD, Mannix R, Echemendia RJ, McCrea M, Guskiewicz KM, Meehan WP.) J Athl Train. 2023 Jan 16 PMID: 36645831 01/17/2023
Comparison of Various Metrics of Repetitive Head Impact Exposure And Their Associations With Neurocognition in Collegiate-Aged Athletes.
(Amadon GK, Goeckner BD, Brett BL, Meier TB.) Arch Clin Neuropsychol. 2023 Jan 06 PMID: 36617242 01/09/2023
Cognitive decline and quality of life after resective epilepsy surgery.
(Janecek JK, Brett BL, Pillay S, Murphy H, Binder JR, Swanson SJ.) Epilepsy Behav. 2023 Jan;138:109005 PMID: 36516616 SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-85143982821 12/15/2022
Traumatic brain injury: progress and challenges in prevention, clinical care, and research.
(Maas AIR, Menon DK, Manley GT, Abrams M, Åkerlund C, Andelic N, Aries M, Bashford T, Bell MJ, Bodien YG, Brett BL, Büki A, Chesnut RM, Citerio G, Clark D, Clasby B, Cooper DJ, Czeiter E, Czosnyka M, Dams-O'Connor K, De Keyser V, Diaz-Arrastia R, Ercole A, van Essen TA, Falvey É, Ferguson AR, Figaji A, Fitzgerald M, Foreman B, Gantner D, Gao G, Giacino J, Gravesteijn B, Guiza F, Gupta D, Gurnell M, Haagsma JA, Hammond FM, Hawryluk G, Hutchinson P, van der Jagt M, Jain S, Jain S, Jiang JY, Kent H, Kolias A, Kompanje EJO, Lecky F, Lingsma HF, Maegele M, Majdan M, Markowitz A, McCrea M, Meyfroidt G, Mikolić A, Mondello S, Mukherjee P, Nelson D, Nelson LD, Newcombe V, Okonkwo D, Orešič M, Peul W, Pisică D, Polinder S, Ponsford J, Puybasset L, Raj R, Robba C, Røe C, Rosand J, Schueler P, Sharp DJ, Smielewski P, Stein MB, von Steinbüchel N, Stewart W, Steyerberg EW, Stocchetti N, Temkin N, Tenovuo O, Theadom A, Thomas I, Espin AT, Turgeon AF, Unterberg A, Van Praag D, van Veen E, Verheyden J, Vyvere TV, Wang KKW, Wiegers EJA, Williams WH, Wilson L, Wisniewski SR, Younsi A, Yue JK, Yuh EL, Zeiler FA, Zeldovich M, Zemek R, InTBIR Participants and Investigators.) Lancet Neurol. 2022 Nov;21(11):1004-1060 PMID: 36183712 SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-85140080624 10/03/2022
Emotional Resilience Predicts Preserved White Matter Microstructure Following Mild Traumatic Brain Injury.
(Cai LT, Brett BL, Palacios EM, Yuh EL, Bourla I, Wren-Jarvis J, Wang Y, Mac Donald C, Diaz-Arrastia R, Giacino JT, Okonkwo DO, Levin HS, Robertson CS, Temkin N, Markowitz AJ, Manley GT, Stein MB, McCrea MA, Zafonte RD, Nelson LD, Mukherjee P, TRACK-TBI Investigators.) Biol Psychiatry Cogn Neurosci Neuroimaging. 2022 Sep 21 PMID: 36152948 PMCID: PMC10065831 SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-85147112800 09/25/2022
Psychometric Properties of Computerized Cognitive Tools and Standard Neuropsychological Tests Used to Assess Sport Concussion: A Systematic Review.
(Wilmoth K, Brett BL, Emmert NA, Cook CM, Schaffert J, Caze T 2nd, Kotsonis T, Cusick M, Solomon G, Resch JE, Cullum CM, Nelson LD, McCrea M.) Neuropsychol Rev. 2022 Aug 30 PMID: 36040610 SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-85137257452 08/31/2022
Associations of lifetime concussion history and repetitive head impact exposure with resting-state functional connectivity in former collegiate American football players: An NCAA 15-year follow-up study.
(Walton SR, Powell JR, Brett BL, Yin W, Kerr ZY, Liu M, McCrea MA, Guskiewicz KM, Giovanello KS.) PLoS One. 2022;17(9):e0273918 PMID: 36084077 PMCID: PMC9462826 SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-85137733349 09/10/2022