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Brian L Brooks

Position: 

Neuropsychologist, Neurosciences Program, Alberta Children's Hospital;Adjunct Assistant Professor, Departments of Paediatrics and Clinical Neurosciences;Adjunct Associate Professor, Department of Psychology Program in Clinical Psychology

Address: 

2888 Shaganappi Trail NW
Calgary, AB  T3B 6A8

Biography: 
Research Activities: 

Neuropsychological outcomes from acquired brain injury

Other Area(s) of Research: 

Concussion;  postconcussion syndrome; traumatic brain injury; perinatal and pediatric stroke; encephalitis

Research interests:

Mission: A commitment to enhancing children’s functioning, outcome, and quality of life following a brain injury through world-class clinical research that will directly improve the quality of care

My program of research is focused on the neuropsychological outcomes of children and adolescents with acquired brain injuries, with most studies looking at concussion/mTBI. There are four broad goals of my research with youth:

  1. Improve our ability to diagnosis, manage, and prognosticate after brain injury
  2. Understand neurobiopsychosocial markers of the post-concussion syndrome
  3. Evaluate long-term outcomes from brain injury
  4. Explore treatment methods for youth with concussion/mTBI (both early prevention of poor recovery and treatment of those already with post-concussion syndrome)

I employ a variety of tools in my research, including computerized cognitive testing, traditional paper-and-pencil neuropsychological testing, psychological questionnaires, and neuroimaging. I collaborate with numerous other investigators locally (ACH and the University of Calgary), provincially, nationally, and internationally.

 

Publications: 
Degrees: 
  • Ph.D. (Doctor of Philosophy)
Administrative Assistant: 

Emily Tam
Phone: 403.955.7961