CCHE Seminar: The role of Education in Determining Post-Concussion Employment, Disability and Health: evidence from the Track-TBI Study

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Dr. Étienne Gaudette
(Adjunct Research Professor, University of Southern California)

Friday, October 19th, 2018
10 AM – 12 PM
HS 412 (155 College St)


Abstract: Concussion can have significant long-term adverse effects on a person’s ability to work. This study investigates the role of education in recovery from brain injury using unique data from a large, prospective, multi-center observational study cohort – the Transforming Research and Clinical Knowledge in Traumatic Brain Injury (TRACK-TBI) study – which includes detailed information on socioeconomic status of patients, clinical data, treatment, follow-up, employer support, and outcome measures.


Dr. Étienne Gaudette is a Senior Health Economist at the Ontario Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care, an Adjunct Research Professor at the University of Southern California (USC) Department of Pharmaceutical and Health Economics, and a Health Economist at the USC Keck-Schaeffer Initiative for Population Health Policy. Since 2016, he has been working with the TRACK-TBI research group to assess the impact of triage decisions and follow-up care for the economic well-being of patients after a traumatic brain injury. Dr. Gaudette’s research has been featured in renowned health economics journals such as PharmacoEconomics and Value in Health, as well as medical journals such as JAMA Network Open and Medical Care.