The Center on Brain Injury Research and Training

Welcome to CBIRT!


CBIRT, a center under the Office of the Vice President for Research and Innovation at the University of Oregon, conducts research and training to improve the lives of children and adults with traumatic brain injury (TBI). CBIRT’s research focuses on developing interventions to improve outcomes related to education, employability, and quality of life. Our training activities promote the use of best practices among educators and other professionals who serve individuals with TBI. 

Partners in these endeavors include individuals with TBI, family members, educators and other professionals who serve individuals with TBI, hospitals, and research colleagues throughout the United States and beyond.

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What We Do


CBIRT was established at the UO in 2013 as a center whose primary mission is research and training in evidence-based supports for individuals with traumatic brain injury (TBI).


CBIRT’s research in childhood brain injury has included studies examining school-delivered academic and social support interventions and validated practices from the field of special education that are applicable for students with TBI.


A major focus of CBIRT’s work has been in professional development for educators who work with students with TBI. Lack of awareness contributes to many of the challenges of serving students with TBI.


CBIRT is viewed nationally and internationally as a respected source for information, resources, and evidence-based practices on brain injury for researchers, educators, families, and individuals with TBI.

Ann Glang and Melissa McCart

Faculty Publications

CBIRT faculty members produce a variety of publications reflecting our commitment to both academic scholarship and promoting awareness and education of traumatic brain injury.  Learn more about our research interests by browsing...
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Participate in Research

Are you interested in participating in a research study? CBIRT researchers are looking for participants to help answer important questions impacting the lives of individuals with TBI and their families. Check back here for open...
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Latest News

Ann Glang at IBIA
Mar, 07, 2017
Ann Glang, PhD, and Catrin Rode, PhD, presented at the International Brain Injury Association’s...
Ann Glang
Mar, 07, 2017
Melissa McCart, DEd, and Ann Glang, PhD, presented April 21, 2017 at the Ahead of the Game: Achievin...
Tom Keating, Ann Glang, and Shari Wade
Feb, 19, 2017
There's an innovative new project under way to develop a web-based training and information resource...



April 2017

Past webinar recording. Audrey McKinlay, PhD

Dr. McKinlay shared findings from her study examining the association between childhood TBI and criminal behavior. This study involved a cohort of 266 children and a comparison control from Christchurch, New Zealand. Please click here to listen to webinar.  


This info is fantastic! Thank you very, very much! What a wonderful resource you are for the world of brain injury. Educator
Holy Cow! This is awesome :) I didn't even think to research it this way. You have provided invaluable information and if need be, the place to go for more :) Individual with TBI Oregon
Thank you again – these are great resources Educator Colorado