South Florida TBI Model System

Our Mission

Our mission is to conduct research that contributes to evidence-based rehabilitation interventions and clinical and practice guidelines which improve the lives of individuals with TBI. Our team of dedicated, experienced professionals is
lead by project director, Doug Johnson-Greene, PhD, MPH, ABPP.

What is TBI?

Traumatic brain injury (TBI) is defined as damage to the brain caused by an external physical force. Examples include motor vehicle accidents, gunshot wounds to the head, falls and assault.

The brain serves as the control center for all of the body’s functions including conscious (walking and talking) and unconscious activities (breathing, heart rate). The brain also controls thought, comprehension, speech and emotion. Injury to the brain can disrupt some or all of these functions