Affiliations: Psychological and Brain Sciences, Neuroscience
Award: Woodrow Wilson
Effects of Blast-Induced Traumatic Brain Injury on Stress and Fear
Blast-induced traumatic brain injury occurs when the brain is exposed to an explosion of sufficient magnitude, duration, and proximity to cause neurotrauma; it is the signature injury of modern combat. My research project aims to examine the effects of the blast-induced traumatic brain injury on stress levels and fear response. The impact of blast injury on stress and fear may affect task performance and is an important unknown that may have implications for the return to active duty criteria for blast-exposed military personnel.
Mentors: Dr. Rebecca German and Dr. Regina Campbell-Malone, Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation JHMI
(Paper pending publication)