The Northern New Jersey Traumatic Brain Injury Model System (NNJTBIS) has been designated as a NIDILRR TBI Model System Center continuously since 2007. The NNJTBIS includes a premier rehabilitation research facility, Kessler Foundation (KF), top-ranked inpatient rehabilitation hospital (Kessler Institute for Rehabilitation) and 4 trauma centers (University Hospital, Morristown Medical Center, Saint Joseph’s Regional Medical Center, Hackensack University Medical Center) with the goal of improving the quality of life of individuals with TBI.

Research Projects

As Lead Center

As Participating Center

Title Project Type Start Date End Date
Financial Vulnerability in Persons with TBI Modular (Joint) 09/01/2022 08/31/2027
State Programs and Outcomes from TBI Modular (Joint) 09/01/2022 08/31/2027
BeHealthy: Chronic Disease Management for TBI Collaborative 09/01/2021 08/30/2025
Characterization and Treatment of Chronic Pain after Moderate to Severe Traumatic Brain Injury Collaborative 10/01/2018 09/30/2023
Trajectories of Cognitive Functioning Years after TBI (BTACT) Modular (Joint) 10/01/2017 09/30/2022
Caregiver Resilience: A Longitudinal Investigation Modular (Joint) 09/30/2017 10/01/2022
Menopause in Women with TBI Modular (Joint) 09/30/2017 10/01/2022
Problem solving training for care partners Modular (Joint) 09/30/2017 09/29/2022
Health Literacy Following Traumatic Brain Injury and Impact on Health-Related Outcomes Modular (Joint) 09/30/2017 09/29/2022
Evaluation and Implementation of the TBI-QoL Instrument Modular (Joint) 10/01/2012 09/30/2017
Northern New Jersey Traumatic Brain Injury System
Belinda Washington

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Northern New Jersey Traumatic Brain Injury System

Research Center Staff

Nancy D. Chiaravalloti, PhD

Project Director

Jeanne Lengenfelder, PhD

Dissemination Coordinator

Anthony Lequerica, PhD

Co-Investigator, Data Manager, Cross Cultural Coordinator

Paige Rusnock, BS, BA

Research Coordinator

Belinda Washington, BA

Research Coordinator