Our NFL LONG Study Team

Principal Investigator

William Meehan, MD
William P. Meehan III, MD
Director, Micheli Center for Sports Injury Prevention
Director of Research, Brain Injury Center, Boston Children’s Hospital

Co-Principal Investigators


Kun Ping Lu, MD, PhD
Chief, Division of Translational Therapeutics, Department of Medicine
and Cancer Center
Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center 

Leo E. Otterbein, PhD
Professor of Surgery, Harvard Medical School
Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center 
 

Kevin Guskiewicz, PhD
Executive Director, Center for the Study of Retired Athletes
Co-Director, Matthew Gfeller Sport-Related TBI Research Center
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill 

Michael McCrea, PhD, ABPP-CN
Director, Brain Injury Research
Medical College of Wisconsin
 

Ruben Echemendia, MD
Clinical Director, UOC Concussion Care Clinic
University Orthopedic Center – State College, PA 

Xiao Zhen Zhou, MD
Assistant Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School
Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center 

Research team

Rebekah Mannix, MD, MPH
Rebekah Mannix, MD, MPH
Senior Associate Physician in Medicine, Division of Emergency Medicine,
Boston Children's Hospital
Associate Professor of Pediatrics and Emergency Medicine, Harvard Medical School
  

Weili Lin, PhD
Director, Biomedical Research Imaging Center
Dixie Lee Boney Soo Distinguished Professor Neurological Medicine
Vice Chair of Basic Research Department of Radiology
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill 

Zachary Kerr, PhD, MPH
Research Director, Center for Study of Retired Athletes
Assistant Professor, Exercise and Sport Science
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill 

Benjamin Brett, PhD
Neuropsychology Fellow
Medical College of Wisconsin 
 

Candice P. Goerger, MS
Assistant Program Director,
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill 

 
Samuel R. Walton, PhD
Postdoctoral Research Associate
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

 Caprice Hunt
Caprice Hunt, MPH, CHES
Research Coordinator
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

 Hope Campbell, MSN, RN
Research Nurse,
Medical College of Wisconsin
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