Completed Research

Physical Fitness

Outcomes, supports and barriers related to intensive exercise participation for adults with chronic moderate to severe acquired brain injury (Presentation, Publication). This study measured the effects of high-intensity group exercise on endurance, advanced mobility and gait speed of adults with chronic severe acquired brain injury.

Cognitive Fitness

Impact of a computer-based cognitive fitness exercise program in chronic brain injury survivors. This pilot study measured the feasibility and benefits of daily computer-based cognitive “exercise” on the health and function of chronic brain injury survivors.

Feasibility and benefits of computerized cognitive exercise to adults with chronic acquired brain injury and moderate-to- severe cognitive impairments. This pilot intervention study measured the benefits of daily computer-based cognitive “exercise” on the health and function of chronic brain injury survivors. Brain Injury, in press.

Social Fitness

Talking with Pictures: Understanding community integration of older adults with acquired brain injury (ABI)

This participatory study explored the community integration of five older adults (age 55+) with ABI (traumatic brain injury, stroke, brain tumor, and guillaine-barre) living in Lexington, MA. Participants used photography and writing to reflect on their lives, experiences, and community, and to communicate their findings.  Study photos and exhibits have informed town government decision-making (approval of funding for sidewalk improvement) and raised awareness of ABI in the community.

View a video summary on our YouTube Channel here.

Transitional life experiences of the long-term brain injury survivor: A qualitative study to understand survivor’s perspectives. This purpose of this study is to understand the transitional life experiences of long term brain injury survivors and give voice to their experience moving to a fully-integrated, independent living model of housing with an individually-driven model of support services.