Over the last several decades, the public’s understanding of a Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) and the cognitive, behavioral, and emotional sequelae of the same has undergone radical transformation. There is ample evidence that supports the fact that rehabilitation is a critical part of the road to recovery and making treatment functional can be done successfully by a bridge into the community where the TBI survivor hopes to thrive. However, what’s still missing is the society’s lack of awareness of the needs of those who have sustained a TBI and are experiencing life-altering consequences.
On this episode, the Senior Health Scientist on the Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) Team at the Center for Disease Control (CDC), Juliet Haarbauer-Krupa, PhD, returns to discuss the therapeutic consideration to successfully manage a TBI. This episode offers an expanded view on how to accentuate the lifestyle change in the form of skill building, use of compensatory strategies, and family support to build the person's hope back.
About Julie Haarbauer-Krupa, Ph.D.
Juliet Haarbauer-Krupa, PhD, is a Senior Health Scientist on the Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) Team in the Division of Unintentional Injury Prevention (DUIP) at the Injury Center. As a behavioral scientist, her role on the TBI team is to devise research projects and products to better understand trends in TBI in the U.S., and to improve health outcomes for individuals living with a TBI. She is project lead on the Report to Congress, the Management of Traumatic Brain Injury in Children, and the Return to School Projects in the division. Recent publications include: a report on life expectancy and unemployment outcomes for moderate to severe TBI; PTSD in mild TBI; point of healthcare entry for children with concussions; talking to young children about concussions; and service delivery systems for children with TBI.
Dr. Haarbauer-Krupa has 30 years of experience and has authored over 20 publications and presentations in the area of TBI with specialties in rehabilitation and pediatric populations. She previously served as a faculty member at The University of Pittsburgh, George Washington University, and Georgia State University, and currently holds an adjunct position in the Department of Pediatrics at Emory University’s School of Medicine.
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