children and adolescents visit emergency rooms for traumatic brain injury every year.
I believe all teachers and teaching staff could benefit from this program. Educator


In the Classroom After Concussion:

Best Practices for Student Success


The Center on Brain Injury Research and Training offers comprehensive, web-based training for classroom teachers.

  • Discover how brain injury differs from other disabilities
  • Create a classroom that supports student success
  • Learn simple, practical strategies to use in your classroom
Learn More

What We Do

start here icon


This section of the website includes links to local and national resources relevant to brain injury.  If you're an individual with brain injury, a family member, or anyone interested in learning more, we invite you to browse...
Read more
brush and floss

Family Support

A brain injury can alter life forever, for the person who sustains the injury as well as those in a relationship with that person.  The more you know about brain injury the more confident you will be in your ability to cope with these...
Read more
library shelves

Research Matters

We provide brief reviews of research literature relevant to educating students with concussions and other brain injuries. These research briefs provide summaries of newly released studies highlighting the key point for easy access....
Read more
students in hallway at school

TBI Tips

TBI Tips is a monthly infosheet on topics relevant to brain injury. Each issue covers a topic of interest to educators supporting students with brain injury. In recent issues, the infosheet has discussed assistive technology,...
Read more

Recorded Webinars

Access recorded versions of CBIRT’s webinar series featuring experts in the field of brain injury including: Gerard Gioia, PhD, Michael Koester, MD, Audrey McKinlay, PhD, David Kracke, JD, Jim Chesnutt, MD, Ryann Watson-Stites, PhD,...
Read more

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...
Read more

Latest News

two people at table working
Sep, 10, 2018
Oregon was one of 10 states recently awarded a TBI State Partnership Mentor Grant —a cooperative agr...
David Kracke
Sep, 10, 2018
The Center on Brain Injury Research and Training (CBIRT) at the University of Oregon is pleased to a...
New Oregon TBI Team members
Nov, 15, 2017
Melissa McCart, DEd, Project Coordinator for the Oregon TBI Education Team, held a training for new...

At a Glance


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.



January 2019

Functional Behavior Assessment (FBA) and Behavioral Supports | Cathy Jensen

Join us for a 1-hour webinar on Thursday, January 17th at 3:00pm Pacific Time with Cathy Jensen. Cathy Jensen started her career as a school psychologist for NWRESD 21 years ago. During that time, she has supported students with challenging behaviors across the full continuum of special educ...


February 2019

Challenging Students: A Case Study | Gerry Gioia, PhD

Join us for a 1-hour webinar with Gerry Gioia, PhD on Wednesday, February 13th at 1:00pm Pacific Time.  Dr. Gerry Gioia is a pediatric neuropsychologist with varied yet integrated roles including clinical service, research investigation, and education/training of students. Dr. Gioia ser...


May 2019

Behavior for High Need Students | George Sugai, PhD

Join us for a 1-hour webinar on Tuesday, May 21st  at 3:00 pm Pacific Time with George Sugai, PhD.  Dr. George M. Sugai received his Ph.D. at the University of Washington and is currently co-director of the national Center on Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports in additi...


Wow, that was very helpful. You're a wonderful resource!!!!! Educator
Wow, - I was thrilled to have such a comprehensive search the information is exactly what I was needing and will have a positive impact on brain injury education and prevention in... Medical Personnel
Holy Cow! This is awesome :) I didn't even think to research it this way. You have provided invaluable information and if need be, the place to go for more :) Individual with TBI Oregon