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Summary

In this special episode of Brain Injury Today, host Deborah Crawley, BIAWA Executive Director, has a conversation with Jeanne Hoffman, Ph.D. Director of the University of Washington's TBI Model Systems to discuss how research is helping improve outcomes for people with traumatic brain injury.

Show Notes

In this special episode of Brain Injury Today, Brain Injury Alliance of Washington | BIAWA Executive Director Deborah Crawley has a conversation with Jeanne Hoffman, Ph.D., Program Director of University of Washington's TBI Model Systems.

From research to reality, they discuss why research is important to help improve outcomes for individuals with traumatic brain injury while examining access to healthcare including adjustment to disability and new healthcare models and health services.

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Jeanne Hoffman, Ph.D.
Project Director of the University of Washington’s TBI Model System 

Dr. Hoffman is a Professor in the Department of Rehabilitation Medicine at the University of Washington School of Medicine and is a clinical psychologist who provides care for individuals with TBI in inpatient rehabilitation and outpatient clinic at the UWMC. Dr. Hoffman has demonstrated her familiarity with the current literature and methods with research on headache, expertise in intervention research, and health services research, as well as in her clinical role as an attending psychologist at the UWMC. 

Dr. Hoffman enjoys helping individuals cope more effectively with a significant change in their health due to injury and adjust to any new disability that occurs as a result.

Prior to becoming the Project Director for the TBI Model System, Dr. Hoffman completed a study as the Principal Investigator on a local  project to evaluate the effectiveness of scheduled telephone follow up for individuals with spinal cord injury (SCI) on the SCI Model System and is an investigator on the current cycle of the SCI Model System local project to evaluate the use of collaborative care to address pain, depression, and physical activity after SCI 

She has extensive experience with design and analysis of intervention programs for individuals with TBI and SCI including projects to evaluate the impact of exercise on mood after TBI from a prior TBI Model System project and the impact of hydrophilic catheters to reduce urinary tract infections in individuals with SCI.


 

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Brain Injury Today is the official podcast of the Brain Injury Alliance of Washington. Join Executive Director Deborah Crawley for insightful and inspiring conversations from members of the brain injury community.