20302-Hammond, Flora
Faculty

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 185 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

 

Titles & Appointments

  • Chair, Department of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
  • Covalt Professor of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
  • Education
    1990 MD Tulane University
    1986 BS Tulane University
  • Research

    Dr. Hammond’s research focuses on the longterm issues confronting individuals with disability due to brain injury, stroke and spinal cord injury, and effectiveness of treatments. Particular areas of focus include: irritability, aggression, emotional control, relationships and marriage, as well as prognosis and longterm outcomes. 

    Dr. Hammond's research is informing a transition in the care of brain injury to focus on brain injury as a chronic condition to more proactively and comprehensively meet the needs for people living with the chronic effects of brain injury. 

  • Professional Organizations
    American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rebahilitation
    American Congress of Rehabilitation Medicine (ACRM)
    Association of Academic Physiatrists
  • Board Certifications
    American Board of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation - Brain Injury Medicine
    American Board of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation - Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
  • Clinical Interests

    Brain Injury, Concussion, Stroke, Spasticity due to brain injury or stroke, Irritability and aggression due to brain injury, Prognosis and recovery after brain injury

     

  • Awards
    Org: Drexel University School of Medicine
    Desc: Executive Leadership in Academic Medicine Fellow
    Scope: National
    Date: 2018-04-26
    Org: American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
    Desc: Distinguished Member Award
    Scope: National
    Date: 2017-10-06
    Org: National Institute on Disability Independent Living Rehabilitation and Research
    Desc: Mitch Rosenthal, PhD Best Paper
    Scope: National
    Date: 2016-12-08
    Org: University of Texas Galveston Medical Branch & Transitional Learning Services; Galveston Brain Injury Conference
    Desc: Moody Prize for Distinguished Initiatives in Brain Injury Research
    Scope: International
    Date: 2016-05-02
    Org: National Institute on Disability Independent Living Rehabilitation and Research
    Desc: Mitch Rosenthal, PhD Best Paper
    Scope: National
    Date: 2015-12-03
    Org: American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
    Desc: Best Neurologic Rehabilitation Poster Presentation
    Scope: National
    Date: 2014-10-02
    Org: Indiana University Purdue University Indianapolis
    Desc: Prestigious External Award
    Scope: National
    Date: 2014-05-16
    Org: National Institute on Disability Rehabilitation and Research
    Desc: Mitch Rosenthal, PhD Best Paper
    Scope: National
    Date: 2013-12-08
    Org: Baylor College of Medicine, Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
    Desc: Distinguished Alumnus Award
    Scope: University
    Date: 2013-10-03
    Org: American Congress of Rehabilitation Medicine
    Desc: David Strauss Poster Award
    Scope: National
    Date: 2013-09-28
    Org: American Congress of Rehabilitation Medicine
    Desc: Fellows Award
    Scope: National
    Date: 2013-09-28
    Org: American Congress of Rehabilitation Medicine/American Society of Neurorehabilitation
    Desc: Best Poster Presentation
    Scope: International
    Date: 2013-09-06
    Org: Baylor College of Medicine, Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
    Desc: Leavitt Lecture Award
    Scope: Department
    Date: 2013-06-06
    Org: Rehabilitation Hospital of Indiana and Dr. Lisa Thompson Foundation
    Desc: Golden Brain Award
    Scope: Campus
    Date: 2013-03-15
    Org: National Institute on Disability Rehabilitation and Research
    Desc: Mitch Rosenthal, PhD Best Paper
    Scope: National
    Date: 2012-12-03
    Org: Faculty of 1000
    Desc: top 2% of published articles in biology and medicine
    Scope: National
    Date: 2012-12-01
    Org: National Association of Rehabilitation Research and Training Centers
    Desc: Best Paper Presentation
    Scope: National
    Date: 2012-06-01
    Org: Santa Clara Valley Medical Center Brain Injury Conference
    Desc: Best Poster Presentation
    Scope: National
    Date: 2012-05-06
    Org: Brain Injury Association - America
    Desc: William Fields Caveness Award for national and international research impacting brain injury care
    Scope: International
    Date: 2011-10-03
    Org: National Institute on Disability Rehabilitation and Research
    Desc: Mitch Rosenthal, PhD Best Paper Award
    Scope: National
    Date: 2010-12-05
    Org: Carolinas HealthCare System
    Desc: Record Breaker Award for excellence in external grant funding
    Scope: Campus
    Date: 2009-05-20
    Org: Association of Academic Physiatrists
    Desc: Young Academician Award
    Scope: National
    Date: 2001-02-28
    Org: Association of Academic Physiatrists
    Desc: Best Faculty Paper Presentation
    Scope: National
    Date: 2001-02-28
    Org: Tulane University School of Medicine
    Desc: Community Service Award
    Scope: University
    Date: 1988-06-01

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