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Brain Injury Research Program

The Brain Injury Research Program is led by neuropsychologist Michael McCrea, PhD, Professor of Neurosurgery and Neurology. The program was established in 2011 and focuses on investigating the acute and chronic effects of traumatic brain injury (TBI). With funding from the Department of Defense, National Collegiate Athletic Association and other sources, current research employs basic and applied methods to study civilian, military and sport-related brain injury. Ongoing projects include neurocognitive assessment of mild traumatic brain injury (mTBI), advanced multi-modal MRI techniques; head impact research; and determining the short- and long-term effects of mTBI and concussion.
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Symptom Tracking Application for Concussion – S.T.A.C.

S.T.A.C., or the Symptom Tracking Application (app) for Concussion, is a symptom evaluation tool for the 22 most common symptoms of concussion. In the event of a concussion, it is important to track symptoms in order to monitor recovery. This app allows concussed individuals, or their parents or coaches, to evaluate their concussion symptoms daily. We developed the app for populations that may not have immediate access to athletic trainers or other healthcare professionals. Using the app, a concussed person can easily keep an electronic log of concussion symptoms throughout the recovery process.

This app was chosen as one of three winners in the Second Annual MCW Mobile App Challenge in 2015 and was developed in collaboration with the UWM App Brewery.

The development team included: Adam Pfaller, prior Clinical Research Assistant; Ashley LaRoche, Clinical Research Coordinator; Robyn Furger, MA, Clinical Research Coordinator; Jennifer Hill, MA, Program Manager; Lindsay Nelson, PhD, Assistant Professor of Neurosurgery; and Michael McCrea, PhD, Professor of Neurosurgery, Director of Brain Injury Research from the Medical College of Wisconsin and Martin Gostisha, Lead Student Developer; Evan Timmerman, Student Developer, and Dustin Hahn, Project Manager from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee.

Contact Us

If you have questions about symptoms or treatment of head injury, please call your physician’s office to discuss with a healthcare provider or refer to the links below. We cannot provide medical consultations.

Brain Injury Research Program
Medical College of Wisconsin
Hub for Collaborative Medicine
8701 Watertown Plank Rd.
Milwaukee, WI 53226
(414) 955-7300


Many of our research participants complete follow-up visits with us at Froedtert Hospital in the Pavilion Building. If you have a visit with us, please park in Lot 4 and enter through the large revolving door off of the circle drive.

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