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

Leo Otterbein
Leo E. Otterbein, PhD
Professor of Surgery, Harvard Medical School
Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center 
 
Kevin Guskiewicz
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
Michael McCrea, PhD, ABPP-CN
Director, Brain Injury Research
Medical College of Wisconsin
 
Ruben Echemendia, MD
Ruben Echemendia, MD
Clinical Director, UOC Concussion Care Clinic
University Orthopedic Center – State College, PA

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
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
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
Benjamin Brett, PhD
Assistant Professor
Department of Neurosurgery
Medical College of Wisconsin 
 
Candice P. Goerger, MS
Candice P. Goerger, MS
Assistant Program Director,
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill 

Samuel R. Walton, PhD 
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
 Hope Campbell, MSN, RN
Research Nurse,
Medical College of Wisconsin
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