2023.03.09 – Social Determinants of Health and Traumatic Brain Injury: Implications for Rehabilitation Service Delivery and Outcomes (Live Webinar)

A Mitchell Rosenthal Memorial Research live webinar featuring Adam R. Kinney, Ph.D., Nazanin H. Bahrani, Ph.D., and Lisa A. Brenner, Ph.D. Airs live at 2 p.m. ET March 9, 2023.

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Social determinants of health (SDoH) are social and economic conditions that affect a wide range of health-related outcomes (e.g., functioning, quality of life, the risk for adverse events). There is growing recognition that SDoH significantly impacts rehabilitation outcomes among persons living with traumatic brain injury (TBI). This webinar will summarize findings from several recent studies which illustrate the ways in which SDoH can influence rehabilitative care delivery and a return to functioning among those with TBI.

Learning Objectives

  • Discuss the ways in which social determinants of health influence access to quality rehabilitative care for TBI.
  • Explain the ways in which social determinants of health shape overall recovery from TBI.

Includes 1 ACBIS CEU.

Speaker Bios:

Nazanin H. Bahraini, Ph.D. is a Clinical Research Psychologist and Director of Education at the Rocky Mountain Mental Illness, Research, Education and Clinical Center (MIRECC) for suicide prevention. In addition, she is an Associate Professor of Psychiatry and Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at the University of Colorado School of Medicine. She obtained a Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology from the University of Denver in 2008 and completed a post-doctoral fellowship at MIRECC in 2010. She is a licensed clinical psychologist in the state of Colorado. Dr. Bahraini's research primarily focuses on designing and testing implementation interventions to improve the uptake of evidence-based practices in suicide prevention in the Veterans Health Administration. 

Lisa A. Brenner, Ph.D. is a Board Certified Rehabilitation Psychologist, and a Professor of Psychiatry, Neurology, and Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (PM&R) at the University of Colorado, Anschutz School of Medicine, and the Director of the Veterans Integrated Service Network (VISN) 19 Mental Illness Research, Education, and Clinical Center (MIRECC). She is the Research Director for the Department of PM&R. Dr. Brenner is also a Fellow of the American Psychological Association, Division 22, Rehabilitation Psychology. Her primary area of research interest is traumatic brain injury, co-morbid psychiatric disorders, and negative psychiatric outcomes including suicide. She serves as the Research Division Director for the American Association of Suicidology, and an Associate Editor of the Journal of Head Trauma Rehabilitation. Dr. Brenner has numerous peer-reviewed publications, participates on national advisory boards, and is currently co-authoring a book regarding neurodisability and suicide.

Adam R. Kinney, Ph.D. is an occupational therapist and a Polytrauma/TBI Postdoctoral Fellow at the Rocky Mountain Mental Illness, Research, Education and Clinical Center (MIRECC). He completed his Ph.D. in the Department of Occupational Therapy at Colorado State University in 2019. While pursuing his Ph.D., he collaborated with New Start for Student Veterans, a supported education program for student Veterans, to investigate factors influencing a range of clinical outcomes, including resilience, community reintegration, and academic performance. Dr. Kinney's primary research interests include investigating factors that influence the successful implementation of evidence-based treatment for Veterans with a history of mild traumatic brain injury. He is also interested in understanding how multi-level (e.g., person-, provider-, system-, or societal-level) determinants influence patterns of service delivery and positive outcomes among those with a history of traumatic brain injury.


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