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Benjamin Brett, PhD

Benjamin Brett, PhD

Assistant Professor


  • Neurosurgery/Neurology
    8701 Watertown Plank Rd.
    Milwaukee, WI 53226


Post-Doctoral Fellow, Clinical Neuropsychology and Translational TBI Research, Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, WI
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

2020 – David I.M. Fine Award for Excellence in Postgraduate Training and Research: Department of Neurology, Medical College of Wisconsin
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

Research Interests

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.