Spaulding-Harvard TBI Model System (SH-TBIMS) is one of 16 centers in the nation that have been selected by the National Institute of Disability and Rehabilitation Research (NIDRR) to receive federal funding as a Traumatic Brain Injury Model System (TBIMS) for the 2022-2027 funding cycle. The SH-TBIMS is comprised of Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) and Brigham and Women’s Hospital (BWH), our two Level 1 trauma centers, and Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital (SRH) and Spaulding Hospital Cambridge (SHC), our two inpatient rehabilitation sites.

As a TBI Model System, Spaulding is a national leader in TBI research and care. Spaulding has worked hard to improve care for patients with severe acquired brain injury, including the development of the Disorders of Consciousness (DoC) program, which tailors care to each patient's individual needs. As a Model System, Spaulding-Harvard works to continuously be on the cutting-edge of TBI research.

Research Projects

As Lead Center

Spaulding-Harvard Traumatic Brain Injury Model System
Michael Bergin, PhD

Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital, Charlestown, Massachusetts


Spaulding-Harvard Traumatic Brain Injury Model System

Research Center Staff

Joseph T. Giacino, PhD

Project Director/ Principal Investigator

Ross Zafonte, DO

Project Co-Director/ Co-Director of Clinical Care

Lynne Brady Wagner,

Director of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

Mary Slavin, PhD

Director of Dissemination