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, PhD
Sep, 22, 2017
CBIRT Director Ann Glang, PhD gave two presentations at the Second International Conference on...
Sep, 15, 2017
I don’t know about you, but some days my life feels like a knot of tangled string with no end piece...
Melissa McCart at
Sep, 15, 2017
Melissa McCart, DEd, presented on “Concussion in the Classroom: Supporting Students with T...



October 2017

Using the Transition Toolkit

Join us for a webinar with Sue Hayes, Special Programs Administrator for the High Desert Education Service District in Central Oregon.  Sue will discuss the Transition Tool Kit and how she uses it with students to prepare for life after high school. This is a 1-hour pr...


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