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Flora Hammond

Flora Hammond, MD

Chair, Department of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation

Bio

Dr. Hammond is a board certified Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation physician (Physiatrist) who is an active clinician, researcher, and administrator.  She completed her medical degree at Tulane University School of Medicine, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation residency at Baylor College of Medicine, and brain injury medicine fellowship at the Rehabilitation Institute of Michigan.  She is professor and Chair of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at Indiana University School of Medicine; Chief of Medical Affairs and Brain Injury Medical Director at the Rehabilitation Hospital of Indiana.  She is Project Director of the Indiana Traumatic Brain Injury Model System, and Chair of the TBI Model Systems Program Executive Committee. Dr. Hammond’s research and advocacy focuses on the longterm issues confronting individuals with disability and treatment effectiveness. She has authored more than 160 peer-reviewed publications. Dr. Hammond has received several awards acknowledging her contributions, including the 2001 Association of Academic Physiatrists Young Academician Award, the 2011 Brain Injury Association of America William Caveness Award for national and international research contributions, the 2016 Robert L. Moody Prize for Distinguished Initiatives in Brain Injury Rehabilitation and Research, and the 2017 American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Distinguished Member Award.

 

 

Key Publications

Hammond F, Grattan K, Sasser H, Corrigan J, Bushnik T, Zafonte R: Long-term Recovery Course Following Traumatic Brain Injury: A Comparison of the Functional Independence Measure and Disability Rating Scale. J Head Trauma Rehabil, 2001;16(4):318-329.

Hammond FM, Hart T, Bushnik T Corrigan J, Sasser H: Changes and Predictors of Change in Communication, Cognition, and Social Function Between 1 & 5 Years After TBI. J Head Trauma Rehabil; 2004;19(4):314-28.

Hammond FM, Grattan K, Sasser H, Corrigan J, Rosenthal M, Bushnik T, Shull W: Five Years After TBI: A Study of Individual Outcomes and Predictors of Change in Function. Neurorehabil 2004;19(1):25-36.

Hammond FM, Davis CS, Whiteside YO, Philbrick P, Hirsch MA: Marital Adjustment and Stability following traumatic brain injury: A pilot qualitative analysis of spouse perspectives. J Head Trauma Rehabil 2011;26(1):69–78.

Hammond FM, Davis CS, Cook JR, Philbrick P, Hirsch MA: Relational Dimension of Irritability Following Traumatic Brain Injury: A Qualitative Analysis of Couples’ Perspectives. Brain Injury 2012;26(11):1287-96.

Giacino JT, Whyte J, Bagiella E, Kalmar K, Childs N, Khademi A, Eifert B, Long D, Katz DI, Cho S, Yablon SA, Luther M, Hammond FM, Nordenbo A, Novak P, Mercer W, Maurer-Karattup P, Sherer M. Placebo-controlled trial of amantadine for severe traumatic brain injury. N Engl J Med. 2012 Mar 1;366(9):819-26.

Hammond FM, Horn S, Smout R, Chen D, DeJong G, Scelza W, Jha A, Ballard P, Bloomgarden: Acute Rehospitalizations during Inpatient Rehabilitation for Spinal Cord Injury. Arch Phys Med Rehabil 2013;94(4 Suppl 2):S98-105.

Hammond FM, Lieberman J, Smout R, Horn S, Dijkers MP, Backus D: Missed Therapy Time during Inpatient Rehabilitation for Spinal Cord Injury. Arch Physical Med Rehabil 2013;94(4 Suppl 2):S106-114.

Hammond FM, Knotts A, Pershad R, Norton HJ: Effectiveness of Amantadine Hydrochloride in the Reduction of Chronic Irritability and Aggression after Traumatic Brain Injury: A Randomized, Controlled Trial. J Head Trauma Rehabil Epub ahead of print Nov 22, 2013.

Hammond FM, Sherer M, Malec JF, Zafonte RD, Whitney M, Bell Kathleen, Dikmen S, Bogner J, Mysiw J, Pershad R, Amantadine Irritability Multisite Study Group. Amantadine Effect on Perceptions of Irritability after Traumatic Brain Injury: Results of the Amantadine Irritability Multisite Study (AIMS). J Neurotrauma, March 2015, http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25774566 

Hammond FM, Davis CS, Cook JR, Philbrick P, Hirsch MA: A Conceptual Model of Irritability Following Traumatic Brain Injury: A Qualitative, Participatory Research Study. J Head Trauma Rehabil ePAP June 23, 2015.  2016;31(2):E1-E11.

Hammond FM, Horn SD, Smout RJ, Beaulieu CL, Ryser DK, Sommerfeld, T: Readmission to Acute Care Hospital during Inpatient Rehabilitation for Traumatic Brain Injury. Arch Phys Med Rehabil 2015;96(8Suppl3):S293-303.

Hammond FM, Horn SD, Smout RJ, Seel RT, Beaulieu CL, Corrigan JD, Cullen N, Sommerfeld T, Brandstater ME: Rehospitalization During the First 9-Months Following Inpatient Rehabilitation for Traumatic Brain Injury. Arch Phys Med Rehabil 2015;96(8Suppl3):S330-339.

Hammond FM, Barrett RS, Dijkers MP, Zanca J, Guerrier T, Horn SD, Dunning MR, Hauser E. Group Therapy Utilization During Inpatient Rehabilitation Following Traumatic Brain Injury. Arch Phys Med Rehabil 2015;96(8Suppl3):S282-292.

Hammond FM, Barrett RS, Shea T, Seel RT, McAlister TW, Kaelin D, Ryser DK, Corrigan JD, Cullen N, Horn SD: Psychotropic Medication Use for TBI Patients During Acute Inpatient Rehabilitation. Arch Phys Med Rehabil 2015;96(8Suppl3):S2256-273.

Hammond FM, Malec JF, Zafonte R, Sherer M, Bogner J, Dikmen S, Whitney M, Bell K, Perkins S, Moser EA: Amantadine for the Treatment of Aggression

 

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Titles & Appointments

  • Covalt Professor of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation