Centers and Institutes

Traumatic Brain Injury Model Systems Center

The Traumatic Brain Injury Model Systems Center at Indiana University School of Medicine provides comprehensive care for patients with traumatic brain injury (TBI) and studies the causes, course of recovery and outcomes after traumatic brain injury.


The National Institute on Disability, Independent Living, and Rehabilitation Research established the Traumatic Brain Injury Model Systems in 1987. This designation recognizes rehabilitation centers that provide the highest level of comprehensive and multidisciplinary care while building national capacity for high-quality treatment and research serving persons with traumatic brain injury, their families and their communities.

National TBI Database

Through the center, IU School of Medicine is one of 16 sites that contributes to a national database of traumatic brain injury, which enrolled its 17,000th participant in January 2019. Studies that use this research resource focus on traumatic brain injury, stroke, spinal cord injury, amputees and traumatic brain injury genetics.

Center Leadership

Flora Hammond, MD

Flora Hammond, MD

Chair, Department of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
Dawn M. Neumann, PhD

Dawn M. Neumann, PhD

Associate Professor of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation