CBI Directory & Labs

Researchers at The Ohio State University are advancing how we understand and approach brain injury as a chronic condition. Even mild brain injuries can have persistent, long-term effects that impact our future health and wellness. Understanding, detecting, treating, and preventing these effects is essential to solving the silent epidemic of traumatic – or rather, chronic – brain injury. Click on the names of our faculty below to learn more about the researchers of Ohio State's Chronic Brain Injury Program.

Program Team

Program Coordinator

Julie Hannahs

Program Manager

Kedar Hiremath, MBA, MPH

Communications Assistant

Jenna McCloskey

Faculty Advisory Board

Medical Director, TBI Rehabilitation Program
Assistant Professor, Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation

Sheital Bavishi, DO

Division Director of Rehabilitation Psychology
Professor Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation

Jennifer Bogner, PhD, ABPP, FACRM

Director, Ohio Valley Center for Brain Injury Prevention & Rehabilitation
Emeritus Professor, Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation

John Corrigan, PhD, ABPP

Assistant Professor, Surgery

Daniel Eiferman, MD

Associate Professor, Electrical & Computer Engineering

Emre Ertin, PhD

Assistant Professor, Neurology

Yousef Hannawi, MD

Assistant Professor, Psychology

Jasmeet Hayes, PhD

Assistant Professor, Electrical and Computer Engineering

Asimina Kiourti, PhD

Director, Rodent Behavior Core
Assistant Professor, Neuroscience

Olga "Niki" Kokiko-Cochran, PhD

Associate Chair, Academic Affairs
Professor, Materials Science Engineering

John Lannutti, PhD

Assistant Professor, Materials Science & Engineering

Jinghua Li, PhD

Director, Center for Brain & Spinal Cord Repair, Executive Director, Belford Center for Spinal Cord
Professor and Chair, Neuroscience

Phillip Popovich, PhD

Assistant Professor, Physical Therapy

Catherine Quatman-Yates, DPT, PhD

Director, Center for Healthy Aging, Self-Management and Complex Care
Professor, Nursing

Karen M. Rose, PhD, MS, RN, FGSA, FAAN

Assistant Professor, Neuroscience

Andrea Tedeschi, PhD

Principal Investigator, Center for Injury Research & Policy, Nationwide Children's Hospital
Associate Professor, Pediatrics & Epidemiology

Ginger Yang, PhD, MPH

Translational Neurotrauma Labs

College of Medicine Aging, cellmolecular biology, memory, neurodegeneration, neuroinflamation, plasticity, stress

Ruth M. Barrientos, PhD

College of Medicine Aging, cell molecular biology, imaging, cognitive impairment, neurodegeneration

Harry Fu, PhD

College of Medicine Aging, memory, neurodegeneration, neuroinflammation

Jie Gao, PhD

College of Arts and Sciences Memory, animal models, stem cell biology

Elizabeth Kirby, PhD

College of Medicine Aging, cell/molecular biology, memory cognitive impairment, neurodegeneration

Olga "Niki" Kokiko-Cochran, PhD

College of Medicine Neurotrauma, axonal repair, neural plasticity

Andrea Tedeschi, PhD

College of Medicine Assistant Professor, Department of Neuroscience

Cole Vonder Haar, PhD

College of Medicine Neuromuscular physiology, neurodegeneration, peripheral nerve injury, age-related loss, CNS disease

William David Arnold, MD

College of Veterinary Medicine Cell/molecular biology, clinical trials, imaging, neuroinflammation

Kara Corps, DVM, PhD

College of Medicine Aging, memory, neurodegeneration, neuroimmunology, TBI, stress

Jonathan Godbout, PhD

College of Medicine Biomechanics, imaging, neurodegeneration, neuroinflammation, cell/molecular biology

Chen Gu, PhD

College of Medicine Development, neurodegeneration, stem cells, TBI, organoids

Mark Hester, PhD

College of Pharmacy Pharmacology, neurodegeneration, cellular mechanisms

Kari Hoyt, PhD

College of Arts and Sciences Biomarkers, cognitive impairment, mood disorders, stress, neural circuits, sex differences

Kathryn Lenz, PhD

College of Medicine Neurodegeneration, glutamate transporters, Alzheimer's

Glenn Lin, PhD

College of Arts and Sciences Decision-making, memory, diffusion model

Gail McKoon, PhD

College of Medicine Mechanisms associated Ion channels, transporters, receptors & signaling proteins

Peter Mohler, PhD

College of Veterinary Medicine Animal models, CNS injury, neuropathic pain

Sarah Moore, DVM, ACVIM

College of Medicine Neuronal signaling, biological rhythms, neurological disorders

Karl Obrietan, PhD

College of Medicine CNS development, neoplastic disorders, stem cells

Jose Otero, MD, PhD

College of Nursing Biomarkers, imaging, stress, clinical trials, memory, neuroinflammation, plasticity

Rita Pickler, PhD

College of Arts and Sciences Neuroplasticity, aging, mindfulness, neuroimaging

Ruchika Prakash, PhD

College of Arts and Sciences Decision-making, memory, diffusion model

Roger Ratcliff, PhD

College of Medicine Biomarkers, epidemiology, exercise, neurodegeneration, neuroinflammation,

Andrew Sas, MD, PhD

College of Medicine Cell/molecular biology, neural circuits, plasticity/regeneration, myelination

Wenjing Sun, PhD

College of Public Health Concussion, children, sports-related TBI, policy

Ginger Yang, PhD, MPH

College of Optometry Cell/molecular biology, neurodegeneration, psychometrics, vision impairment

Phillip Yuhas, OD, PhD

College of Medicine Aging, cell/molecular biology, memory cognitive impairment, neuroal circuits, plasticity

Min Zhou, MD, PhD

College of Education and Human Ecology Aging, Alzheimer's, animal models, biomarker discovery, cell biology, cognitive impairment, dementia

Ouliana Ziouzenkova, PhD

Treatment & Prevention Labs

College of Medicine Deep brain stimulation, high-intensity focused ultrasound

Vibhor Krishna, MD

College of Medicine Spinal cord injury, TBI, neuroimmunology

Jan Schwab, MD, PhD

College of Medicine Rehabilitation, brain injury, disorders of consciousness, virtual reality

Sheital Bavishi, DO

College of Medicine Data analysis/management, TBI rehab, neuropsychology, comparative effectiveness

Cynthia Beaulieu, PhD

College of Medicine Neuromodulation, treatment, acute, electrostimulation

Marcia Bockbrader, MD, PhD

College of Medicine TBI Model System, rehabilitation, randomized trials, propensity score analysis

Jennifer Bogner, PhD, ABPP, FACRM

College of Medicine Biomechanics, mechanisms of injury

John Bolte, PhD

College of Medicine Cognitive correlates, TBI, neurodegeneration

Laura Boxley, PhD, ABPP-CN

College of Medicine Neurophysiology, motor control, biomechanics

John Buford, PhD, PT

College of Optometry Aging, clinical trials, functional imaging, neurodegeneration, structural imaging, TBI

Stacey Choi, PhD

College of Medicine Clinical Trials, cognitive/behavioral rehab, decision-making, health disparities, memory-cognitive

Marissa DeJesus, CNP

College of Optometry Traumatic brain injury, photophobia, pupillometry

Andrew Hartwick, OD, PhD

College of Medicine Biomechanics, clinical care/trials, cognitive/behavioral rehab, exercise, movement disorders, rehab

Jill Heathcock, MPT, PhD

College of Arts and Sciences Cognitive behavioral rehabilitation, imaging, mood disorders

Kristin Hoskinson, PhD

College of Social Work Aging, adult development, gerontology

Shannon Jarrott, PhD

College of Medicine Aging, Alzheimer's, cognitive impairment, dementia, exercise, fine arts, game-based therapies

Deb Kegelmeyer, DPT

College of Medicine Aging, Alzheimer's, Parkinson's, clinical trials, cognitive impairment, exercise, mood disorders

Anne Kloos, PT, PhD

College of Medicine Cognitive/behavioral rehabilitation, physical rehabilitation, plasticity/regeneration

Christine Koterba, PhD

College of Medicine Constraint-induced therapy, stroke, rehabilitation

Deborah Larsen, PhD, PT

College of Medicine Drug delivery, tumor biology, neurosurgery

Russell Lonser, MD

College of Arts and Sciences TBI, rehabiliation, pediatric, communication

Jennifer Lundine, PhD

College of Nursing Geriatrics, delirium, patient outcomes, robotics

Lorraine Mion, PhD, RN, FAAN

College of Nursing Aging, Alzheimer's, cognitive impairment, dementia, functional imaging, neural circuits, pain

Todd Monroe, PhD, RN-BC, FNAP, FAAN

College of Medicine Neurotrauma, rehabilitation, patient outcomes

Jerry Mysiw, MD

College of Public Health Cognitive, behavioral rehabilitation, health disparities & stress, domestic violence

Julianna Nemeth, PhD

College of Arts and Sciences Medical humanities, narrative medicine, literature

Jim Phelan, PhD

College of Medicine Spinal cord injury, neuroimmunology, regenerative medicine

Phillip Popovich, PhD

College of Arts and Sciences Aging, cognitive/behavioral rehabilitation, TBI, communication

Christina Roup, PhD

College of Medicine Caregiver burden, prevention, physical rehabilitation, memory, cognitive impairment


College of Medicine Emergency Medicine, geriatrics, pain management

Lauren Southerland, MD

College of Medicine Biomarkers, Alzheimer's, synaptic injury

Rawan Tarawneh, MD

College of Nursing Geriatrics, cognitive dysfunction, rehabilitation

Judith Tate, PhD, RN

College of Medicine Cognitive/behavioral rehab, clinical care trials, imaging, memory, cognitive impairment

Hudson 'Gerry' Taylor, PhD

Data & Detection Labs

Chronic brain injury, sport-related concussion, neurodegeneration, postural control, virtual reality

Jaclyn Caccese, PhD

Signal processing, wireless communication, biosensors

Emre Ertin, PhD

Biomarkers, imaging, memory, metabolomics, mood disorders, neural circuits, neurodegeneration

Jasmeet Hayes, PhD

MRI, aging, cognitive impairment, memory, exercise

Scott Hayes, PhD

Wearable electronics, neural circuits, neuromodulation

Asimina Kiourti, PhD

Data analysis, imaging, machine learning, signal processing

Kiryung Lee, PhD

Biomarkers, biosensors/wearables, cognitive/behavioral rehab, neural circuits

Jinghua Li, PhD

TBI, neuroimaging, functional and structural connectivity

Zeynep Saygin, PhD

Epidemiology, health disparities, data analysis/management

Jeffrey Wing, PhD

Computational neuroscience, Alzheimer's, Biological and brain signal processing, memory, learning

Hojjat Adeli, PhD

Aging, Alzheimer's, biomarker discovery, nanotechnology, neurodegeneration, atomic force microscopy

Gunjan Agarwal, PhD

Game technologies, physical therapy, visualization

Roger Crawfis, PhD

Biomarker discovery, functional imaging, structural imaging, TBI

Nathan Doble, PhD

Neural interfaces, stretchable microelectrode arrays

Liang Guo, PhD

Nanotechnology, microfabrication

Derek Hansford, PhD

NMR spectroscopy, Alzheimer's

Christopher Jaroniec, PhD

Microwave sensing, rough surface scattering

Joel Johnson, PhD

Novel neuroimaging, biomarkers

Michael Knopp, MD, PhD

Data Analysis, imaging, neural circuits

Sebastian Kurtek, PhD

Nanotechnology, biomaterials

John Lannutti, PhD

Computational modeling, computer-aided drug discovery

Steffen Lindert, PhD

Computational biology, EEG, sleep, electrostimulation, TBI, neural circuits, pediatric

Paola Malerba, PhD

Emotional rehab, game-based therapies, mobile health, stress. smart environments

Kevin Passino, PhD

Aging, animal models, biomarker discovery, ocular biomechanics, data analysis, device development

Matthew Reilly, PhD

Alzheimer's, dementia, and neuroimaging

Doug Scharre, MD

Nanotechnology, quantum dots, neuronal growth

Jessica Winter, PhD