Michael McCrea, PhD, ABPP
The Shekar N. Kurpad, MD, PhD, Chair in Neurosurgery; Professor; Vice Chair of Research; Co-director, Neurotrauma Research Center; Director, Brain Injury Research Program
8701 Watertown Plank Rd.
Milwaukee, WI 53226
Predoctoral Internship, Clinical Psychology/ Neuropsychology, Vanderbilt University Medical School, Nashville, TN, 1993-1994
PhD, Clinical Psychology, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, Milwaukee, WI, 1994
MS, Clinical Psychology, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, Milwaukee, WI, 1991
BA, Psychology & Sociology, Loras College, Dubuque, IA, 1988
Dr. Michael McCrea is a board-certified clinical neuropsychologist. He is currently The Shekar N. Kurpad, MD, PhD, Chair in Neurosurgery; Professor of Neurosurgery and Neurology; Vice Chair of Research; Co-director of the Center for Neurotrauma Research; and Director of Brain Injury Research at the Medical College of Wisconsin in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Dr. McCrea earned his doctoral degree from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, then completed his internship training in neuropsychology at Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, followed by a postdoctoral fellowship at Northwestern University Medical School.
He is a 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. 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 is a member of the United States Department of Defense Health Board External Advisory Committee on Traumatic Brain Injury advising the Office of the Secretary of Defense on management and research of military related traumatic brain injury.
The acute clinical and neurophysiological effects of traumatic brain injury in civilians, athletes and military personnel.
Temporal Network Analysis of Neurocognitive Functioning and Psychological Symptoms in Collegiate Athletes after Concussion.
(Liebel SW, Turner CG, Svirsko AC, Garcia GP, Pasquina PF, McAllister TW, McCrea MA, Broglio SP, CARE Consortium Investigators.) J Neurotrauma. 2023 Mar 22 PMID: 36802771 02/22/2023
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
The Effects of Rest on Concussion Symptom Resolution and Recovery Time: A Meta-analytic Review and Subgroup Analysis of 4329 Patients.
(Kontos AP, Eagle SR, Braithwaite R, Preszler J, Manderino L, Turner RL, Jennings S, Trbovich A, Hickey RW, Collins MW, McCrea M, Nelson LD, Root J, Thomas DG.) Am J Sports Med. 2023 Feb 27:3635465221150214 PMID: 36847271 02/28/2023
Baseline concussion assessment performance by sex in military service academy rugby players: findings from the CARE Consortium.
(Hunzinger KJ, Cameron KL, Roach MH, Jackson JC, McGinty GT, Robb JB, Susmarski AJ, Estevez CA, Broglio SP, McAllister TW, McCrea M, Pasquina PF, Buckley TA.) BMJ Mil Health. 2023 Feb 17 PMID: 36804739 SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-85159312639 02/23/2023
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
Polygenic risk for mental disorders as predictors of posttraumatic stress disorder after mild traumatic brain injury.
(Stein MB, Jain S, Parodi L, Choi KW, Maihofer AX, Nelson LD, Mukherjee P, Sun X, He F, Okonkwo DO, Giacino JT, Korley FK, Vassar MJ, Robertson CS, McCrea MA, Temkin N, Markowitz AJ, Diaz-Arrastia R, Rosand J, Manley GT, TRACK-TBI Investigators.) Transl Psychiatry. 2023 Jan 25;13(1):24 PMID: 36693822 PMCID: PMC9873804 SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-85146843158 01/25/2023
Salivary Cortisol Dynamics After Mild Traumatic Brain Injury.
(Musacchio S, Kallenbach MD, Huber DL, Raff H, Johnson BD, Leddy J, McCrea MA, Meier TB, Nelson LD.) J Head Trauma Rehabil. 2023 Jan 21 PMID: 36696236 01/26/2023
School-level determinants of incidence of sports-related concussion: Findings from the CARE Consortium.
(Singichetti B, Marshall SW, Breedlove KM, Cameron KL, McCrea MA, McAllister TW, Broglio SP, CARE Consortium Investigators.) PLoS One. 2023;18(4):e0284259 PMID: 37036887 PMCID: PMC10085044 SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-85152103765 04/11/2023
Achieving Consensus Through a Modified Delphi Technique to Create the Post-concussion Collegiate Return-to-Learn Protocol
(Memmini AK, Popovich MJ, Schuyten KH, Herring SA, Scott KL, Clugston JR, Choe MC, Bailey CM, Brooks MA, Anderson SA, McCrea MA, Kontos AP, Wallace JS, Mihalik JKR, Kasamatsu TM, McLeod TV, Rawlins MLW, Snedden TR, Kaplan M, Akani B, Orr LJCL, Hasson RE, Rifat SF, Broglio SP.) Sports Medicine. April 2023;53(4):903-916 SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-85142144020 04/01/2023
Primary and Secondary Risk Factors Associated With Concussion Symptom Clusters in Collegiate Athletes: Results From the NCAA-DoD Grand Alliance CARE Consortium
(Nolan KE, Caccese JB, Kontos AP, Buckley TA, Garcia GGP, Port N, Broglio SP, McAllister TW, McCrea M, Pasquina PF, Hayes JP.) Orthopaedic Journal of Sports Medicine. April 2023;11(4) SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-85150816716 04/01/2023
Sensitivity and Specificity of the ImPACT Neurocognitive Test in Collegiate Athletes and US Military Service Academy Cadets with ADHD and/or LD: Findings from the NCAA-DoD CARE Consortium
(Czerniak LL, Liebel SW, Zhou H, Garcia GGP, Lavieri MS, McCrea MA, McAllister TW, Pasquina PF, Broglio SP, Benjamin HJ, Brooks A, Buckley T, Cameron KL, Clugston JR, Duma SM, Eckner JT, Estevez C, Feigenbaum LA, Giza CC, Goldman JT, Hoy A, Jackson JC, Kaminski TW, Kelly LA, Kontos AP, Master CL, McDevitt J, Mihalik JP, Miles CM, Ortega J, Port N, Putukian M, Schmidt J, Susmarski A, Svoboda SJ.) Sports Medicine. March 2023;53(3):747-759 SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-85140043902 03/01/2023
Recommendations for Medical Discharge Documentation and Academic Supports for University Students Recovering From Concussion.
(Memmini AK, Popovich MJ, Schuyten KH, Herring SA, Scott KL, Clugston JR, Choe MC, Bailey CM, Brooks MA, Anderson SA, McCrea MA, Kontos AP, Wallace JS, Mihalik JKR, Kasamatsu TM, McLeod TV, Rawlins MLW, Snedden TR, Kaplan M, Akani B, Orr LCL, Hasson RE, Rifat SF, Broglio SP.) J Head Trauma Rehabil. 2022 Oct 14 PMID: 36731046 02/03/2023