iversonDr. Iverson has a longstanding research program in two broad areas: (i) outcome from mild traumatic brain injury in athletes, civilians, military service members, and veterans; and (ii) improving the methodology for assessing and identifying mild cognitive impairment. He has published more than 285 empirical articles, reviews, and book chapters.

He served as the Chair for the Canadian Psychological Association Section on Clinical Neuropsychology from 2003-2010. He was a Member of the Board of Governors of the International Neuropsychological Society from 2008-2011. He is a member of the Board of Governors of the International Brain Injury Association (2012-2015). He served as a consensus panel member for the 3rd and 4th International Conferences on Concussion in Sport in Zurich, Switzerland in 2008 and 2012. He served as an Advisor to the Neurocognitive Disorders Workgroup (Traumatic Brain Injury) for the Diagnostic & Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, 5th Edition (DSM-V). He also served as a founding member of the Traumatic Brain Injury Subcommittee of the Defense Health Board, a civilian advisory board to the United States Secretary of Defense. He is the President-Elect of the National Academy of Neuropsychology

jordanBarry D. Jordan, M.D., M.P.H., is the assistant medical director of Burke Rehabilitation Hospital in White Plains, NY. He is also director of the Memory Evaluation Treatment Service. He is a board certified neurologist with specialized interests in sports neurology, Alzheimer’s disease, and traumatic brain injury.

Dr. Jordan is currently the Chief Medical Officer of the New York State Athletic Commission and a team physician for U.S.A. Boxing. He is also an Associate Professor of Clinical Neurology at Weill Medical College of Cornell University. Dr. Jordan graduated from the University of Pennsylvania with a B.A. in neurophysiology and obtained his M.D. degree from Harvard Medical School. Dr. Jordan completed his neurology residency training at the New York Hospital-Cornell University Medical Center. Dr. Jordan has completed several fellowships including:  public health at Cornell University Medical College, clinical neurology at the New York Hospital-Cornell Medical Center, sports neurology at the Hospital for Special Surgery, and behavioral neurology at U.C.L.A. Medical Center.

Currently Dr. Jordan serves on the National Football League (NFL) Players Association Mackey-White Traumatic Brain Injury Committee and the National Football League (NFL) Neuro-Cognitive Disability Committee. He also serves on the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Concussion Task Force and the Pop Warner Medical Advisory Committee.

kellyDr. James P. Kelly, a neurologist who is one of America’s top experts on treating concussions, serves as the Director of the National Intrepid Center of Excellence (NICoE), which opened in 2010 and is located on the campus of the Walter Reed National Military Medical Center in Bethesda, MD.

While serving as the NICoE’s Director, Kelly is professor of neurosurgery and physical medicine and rehabilitation at the University of Colorado School of Medicine. His past positions include assistant dean for graduate medical education at the University of Colorado School of Medicine, and the neurology residency program director at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. Dr. Kelly has also served as director of the Brain Injury Program at the Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago. He was the neurological consultant for the Chicago Bears of the National Football League and is consulted frequently by professional, elite amateur and youth athletes who have sustained concussions. Kelly co-authored the sports concussion guidelines of the American Academy of Neurology and the Standardized Assessment of Concussion that is widely used in athletic and military settings. Additionally, for the past ten years, Dr. Kelly has been named as one of America’s Top Doctors as well as being listed in several Who’s Who publications.

In addition, Kelly is a fellow of the American Academy of Neurology and a diplomat in Neurology of the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology; past-president of the Colorado Society of Clinical Neurologists; and a consulting neurologist to the Defense and Veterans Brain Injury Center – a component center of the Defense Centers of Excellence (DCoE). He was the first chairman of the Defense Health Board’s Traumatic Brain Injury External Advisory Subcommittee for Military Clinical Care, Research and Education.

After attaining a bachelor’s and master’s degree in psychology from Western Michigan University, Kelly graduated from medical school at Northwestern University and completed his neurology residency and behavioral neurology fellowship at the University of Colorado.

marshallDr. Steve Marshall is an epidemiologist in UNC’s Gillings School of Global Public Health.  He is the Director of University of North Carolina’s Injury Prevention Research Center and also has an adjunct appointment in the Department of Exercise and Sport Science. He works closely with colleagues in the Sports Medicine Research Laboratory, the Center for Study of Retired Athletes, and the Mathew Geller Sports-Related Traumatic Brain Injury Center. His area of research focus is injury prevention, sports medicine, surveillance of sports injury, lower extremity injuries and musculoskeletal disorders and concussion.

talavageDr. Tom Talavage received his Bachelors of Computer and Electrical Engineering and Masters of Electrical Engineering from Purdue University in 1992 and 1993, and his PhD from the MIT-Harvard Division of Health Sciences and Technology (Speech and Hearing Sciences Program) in 1998.  He has been a faculty member at Purdue University since 1998, holding a joint appointment as Professor in the School of Electrical and Computer Engineering and the Weldon School of Biomedical Engineering.  Prof. Talavage serves as Founding Co-Director of the Purdue MRI Facility, which was established as a clinical-research partnership in November 2007.  Professor Talavage was one of the pioneers in the application of functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) of the auditory system, conducting many of the first mappings of the response properties of auditory cortex.  Since 2008, he has been one of the lead investigators in the Purdue Neurotrauma Group, by which work he is now recognized as a leading expert in the area of sub-concussive injuries and how they contribute to short- and long-term mild traumatic brain injury. Prof. Talavage is a Senior Member of the IEEE and is a member of the NCAA’s task force on concussions in sport.

wallaceRachel Wallace is from Braintree, MA and attended Braintree High School where she was a three-sport athlete in soccer, basketball and lacrosse.  In high school she was a member of both the National and Spanish National Honor Society and captain of the lacrosse team.  Throughout high school she volunteered to coach both basketball and soccer.  After graduating in 2009, she then attended Simmons College in Boston, MA where she was a member of the lacrosse team, secretary of Student Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC), and made Deans list on several semesters.  As a member of the lacrosse team she made All-Conference teams and Tournament team all four years.  She currently holds the record for most goals and overall points.  Her senior year she interned at Boston Children’s Hospital in the One Step Ahead Program where she conducted a study on obese or overweight children and their physical activity level.  In May 2013, she graduated with her Bachelors of Science in Exercise Science.  She currently works at an outpatient physical therapy clinic and is the assistant varsity lacrosse coach at the Winsor School in Boston, MA.

Eugene Smith

is in his 11th year as director of athletics at The Ohio State University. He is widely recognized among the leaders of his profession and has been named “one of the most powerful people in collegiate sport.” Smith was named the Buckeyes’ director of athletics March 5, 2005, and was elevated to vice president and director of athletics in January of 2014. He previously served as director of athletics at Arizona State, Iowa State and Eastern Michigan universities and is entering his 31st year in the role. At Ohio State, Smith oversees the nation’s most comprehensive and one of its most successful collegiate athletics programs.

Smith has additional oversight responsibility for a recently created Business Advancement Division of Ohio State which includes: Schottenstein Center, Nationwide Arena, Blackwell Hotel, Drake Union, Fawcett Center, and Trademark & Licensing.
In June of 2015 Smith was added to the Concussion Assessment, Research and Education (CARE) Consortium as a member of the CARE Consortium Scientific Advisory Board (SAB). The board will help provide input into the understanding of concussion-related issues.
Smith received his bachelor’s degree in business administration from Notre Dame in 1977. Following graduation, he joined the Notre Dame coaching staff under Dan Devine and remained in that capacity until 1981. The 1977 Notre Dame team captured the undisputed national championship. Smith has the unique distinction of winning national championships in football as a student-athlete, coach, and athletics director.

Dr Xu
Ronghui Xu

received her Ph.D. in Mathematics (with thesis topic in Survival Analysis, an area of Biostatistics) from the University of California, San Diego, in 1996. After a year as a postgraduate researcher she joined the Department of Biostatistics at the Harvard School of Public Health and Dana-Farber Cancer Institute as an assistant professor in 1997. Since then she worked with the Eastern Cooperative Oncology Group (ECOG) for seven years. In 2004 she returned to UC San Diego and is now Professor of Mathematics, Biostatistics and Bioinformatics. She is a recipient of the David P. Byar Young Investigator Award (1998) and Fellow of the American Statistical Association (2013).

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