Dr. Hammond is the chairman and Covalt Professor of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at the IU School of Medicine. As chief of medical affairs at RHI, Dr. Hammond will assist with strategic planning, research, quality, safety and service excellence.
Most recently Dr. Hammond was director of research and the Brain Injury Program at the Carolinas HealthCare System in Charlotte, N.C., and an adjunct professor at the University of North Carolina. Her primary research focus is traumatic brain injury, including predicting outcomes and identifying long-term issues and developing treatments.
Other research projects in traumatic brain injury patients have included the effects of irritability and aggression on the patient and caregiver; depression; family needs; circulatory problems, substance abuse, gender differences and fiscal issues regarding therapy or lack of therapy.
Dr. Hammond is a graduate of the Tulane University School of Medicine, New Orleans, La. She completed an internship at AMI Presbyterian – St. Luke’s Hospital in Denver, Colo., her residency in physician medicine and rehabilitation at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston Texas, and a fellowship in brain injury at Wayne State University, Detroit, Mich.