Brian L. Brooks

Adjunct Assistant Professor


Associate Member

Hotchkiss Brain Institute

Research and teaching

Research areas

  • Traumatic Brain Injury

Research activities

My program of research is focused on the neuropsychological outcomes of children and adolescents with acquired brain injuries, with most studies looking at concussion/mTBI. There are four broad goals of my research with youth:

  1. Improve our ability to diagnosis, manage, and prognosticate after brain injury
  2. Understand neurobiopsychosocial markers of the post-concussion syndrome
  3. Evaluate long-term outcomes from brain injury
  4. Explore treatment methods for youth with concussion/mTBI (both early prevention of poor recovery and treatment of those already with post-concussion syndrome)

I employ a variety of tools in my research, including computerized cognitive testing, traditional paper-and-pencil neuropsychological testing, psychological questionnaires, and neuroimaging. I collaborate with numerous other investigators locally (ACH and the University of Calgary), provincially, nationally, and internationally. My research is supported by the CIHR Embedded Clinician Researcher Salary Award.