The University of Alabama at Birmingham Traumatic Brain Injury Model System (UAB-TBIMS) has been a TBIMS since 2002. The UAB-TBIMS operates within the UAB Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, which is located at Spain Rehabilitation Center in the UAB Hospital complex. Here it establishes and maintains links with emergency medical service agencies throughout the state, with state vocational rehabilitation and long-term follow-up programs.


Research Projects

As Lead Center

As Participating Center

Title Project Type Start Date End Date
Care4TBI Collaborative 09/01/2021 08/30/2028
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
Menopause in Women with TBI Modular (Joint) 09/30/2017 10/01/2022
Caregiver Resilience: A Longitudinal Investigation Modular (Joint) 09/30/2017 10/01/2022
Health Literacy Following Traumatic Brain Injury and Impact on Health-Related Outcomes Modular (Joint) 09/30/2017 09/29/2022
Natural History of Headache - 5-Year Follow-Up Collaborative 09/30/2012 10/01/2017
Enhancing the TBI Model System Core Dataset to Expand Research on Environmental Influences Affecting Outcomes from TBI Modular (Joint) 10/02/2007 09/30/2012
Statins and Outcome After TBI: An Observational Study Modular (Joint) 10/02/2007 09/30/2012
UAB Traumatic Brain Injury Model System
Phil Klebine

University of Alabama at Birmingham 529 Spain Rehabilitation Center, Birmingham,


UAB Traumatic Brain Injury Model System

Research Center Staff

Robert C. Brunner, M.D.

Project Director

Thomas A Novack, Ph.D., ABPP

Project Consultant

Laura Dreer, PhD

Research Project Investigator

Jenny Marwitz, M.A.,

Project Co-Director