Research - Traumatic Brain Injury

Workplace discrimination and traumatic brain injury: the national EEOC ADA research project.

McMahon, B.T., West S.L., Shaw, L.R., Waid-Ebbs K., Belongia, L. Work 25(1):67-75, 2005.

Researchers explore the likelihood and conditions of employment discrimination following TBI. Read abstract here.

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Diagnostic Labels, Stigma, and Participation in Research Related to Dementia and Mild Cognitive Impairment.

 Garand, L., Lingler, J.H., Conner, K.O., and Dew, M.A. Research in Gerontological Nursing, 2(2): 112–121. 2009.

There is a stigma associated with the labels of dementia and mild cognitive impairment that impedes peoples’ willingness to seek and receive care. Read article here.


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Perceived stigma, strain, and mental health among caregivers of veterans with traumatic brain injury.

Phelan, SM, Griffin, JM, Hellerstedt, WL, Sayer, NA, Jensen, AC, Burgess, DJ and van Ryn, M. Disability and Health Journal, 4(3); 177-184, 2011.

The researchers found that when veterans with traumatic brain injury’s caregivers’ perceived discrimination and stigma, the caregivers experienced poor mental health outcomes. Read abstract here.

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