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NFL Concussion Grant

NFL Concussion Grant

Dr. William Meehan discusses the NFL-LONG Study: Advancing Understanding of Concussions

EDUCATION

Undergraduate Degree

  • Boston College , Boston , MA

Medical School

  • Harvard Medical School , Boston , MA

Internship

  • Boston Children's Hospital , Boston , MA

Residency

  • Boston Children's Hospital , Boston , MA

Fellowship

  • Boston Children's Hospital , Boston , MA

PROFESSIONAL HISTORY

William P. Meehan III, MD, is Director of the Micheli Center for Sports Injury Prevention, Director of Research for the Brain Injury Center at Boston Children’s Hospital, and Prinicpal Investigator of the Neurological Function across the Lifespan: A LONGitudinal, prospective and translational study for former NFL players (NFL-LONG). He graduated from Harvard Medical School where he is currently an Associate Professor of Pediatrics and Orthopaedics.

Dr. Meehan conducts both clinical and scientific research in the area of sports injuries, spine injuries, and concussive brain injury. His research has been funded by the National Institutes of Health, the Center for the Integration of Medicine and Innovative Technology, the National Football League Players Association, the National Football League, and the National Hockey League Alumni Association. He is the 2012 winner of the American Medical Society for Sports Medicine’s award for Best Overall Research. He has multiple medical and scientific publications, is author of the books Kids, Sports, and Concussion: A Guide for Coaches and Parents and Concussions. He is is co-editor of the book, Head and Neck Injuries in Young Athletes and an Associate Editor of the journal Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise.

CERTIFICATIONS

  • American Board of Pediatrics, Pediatric Emergency Medicine
  • American Board of Pediatrics, Sports Medicine