Completed Research Studies

The Brain Injury Research Center of Mount Sinai has conducted and successfully completed a number of studies on the causes, diagnoses, and treatments of traumatic brain injuries.

Longitudinal Study of College Athlete Success

The study characterized the incidence, prevalence and enduring consequences of concussions/mild traumatic brain injury (mTBI) in a sample of college athletes who were followed longitudinally.

Texas Juvenile Justice Traumatic Brain Injury Pilot Screening Program

This research study focused on providing valid and comprehensive data analyses resulting in a more thorough understanding of the correlation between TBI and psychological and behavioral problems, including delinquent behavior.

Youth Short Term Executive Plus: Implementing a Cognitive Intervention Among Young Offenders to Reduce Violence and Recidivism

This intervention targeted cognitive and behavioral challenges associated with executive dysfunction as well as deficits in emotional self-regulation with a recidivist juvenile offender population of youths with and without TBI.

Effect of Light Exposure during Acute Rehabilitation on Sleep after TBI

This study evaluated whether certain types of light exposure helped improve sleep and fatigue in patients that have experienced a TBI on the acute rehabilitation unit.

Management of Post-TBI Fatigue with Light Exposure

This study evaluated two kinds of light therapy to improve fatigue, sleep, mood, and cognitive abilities. Data analysis is underway. 

Online Group Treatment for Emotional Regulation

This research study evaluated a method of group treatment delivery aimed to help individuals with TBI learn skills to deal with problems of emotional regulation. This study is now closed; data analysis is underway.

Associations between Self-Discrepancy, Perfectionism, Depression and Anxiety in Individuals with TBI

The purpose of this project was to characterize the associations between self-discrepancy, perfectionism, and depression and anxiety in individuals with mild, moderate, and severe TBI. The project data, currently being analyzed, will guide the development of a psychotherapeutic intervention that will greatly improve upon current efforts to treat post-TBI depression and anxiety.

Performance-Based Assessment of Executive Functioning in TBI

This pilot project evaluated the utility of a naturalistic, standardized, performance-based test as an ecologically valid measure of cognition and everyday functioning for individuals with traumatic brain injury (TBI).

Effects of Aerobic Exercise on Cognition, Mood, and Fatigue Following TBI

The purpose of this study was to collect information for and evaluate the effectiveness of an aerobic exercise treatment program to treat difficulties with thinking skills, mood, and fatigue that interfere with everyday functioning.

Short-Term Executive Plus (STEP): A Randomized Controlled Trial of Short-Term Intensive Cognitive Rehabilitation

The purpose of this study was to evaluate the effectiveness of a program designed to treat difficulties with thinking, planning, remembering, organization, and problem solving that interfere with everyday functioning. The STEP program was found to be efficacious in improving self-reported post-TBI executive function and problem solving. A training manual for professionals is available for download.

Validation of the Brain Injury Screening Questionnaire (BISQ)

The purpose of this project was to characterize symptoms that are common after TBI, and to create a sensitive and comprehensive instrument to screen for lifetime history of brain injuries. The full BISQ screening tool has been validated and is available for professionals.

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