Hernández CAIRR Neuroscience Laboratory

Clinical Assessment of Injury, Recovery & Resilience (CAIRR)

Goals and Objectives of the Lab: 

Our clinically-based program of research focuses on improving the lives of individuals affected by traumatic brain injury (TBI), stroke and the adverse consequences of stress, including Veterans, athletes and individuals with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). In trying to develop new treatment options, we take into account current treatments (their successes and limitations) and explore the potential of novel interventions, particularly those stemming from Complementary and Alternative Medicine (CAM). To this end, we conduct randomized, placebo-controlled, blinded trials of acupressure in those with TBI and/or PTSD.

Principal Investigator:

Theresa D. Hernández, Ph.D., Associate Dean for Research, College of Arts and Sciences, University of Colorado Boulder

Professor, Department of Psychology and Neuroscience, Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, University of Colorado

Senior Investigator and Research Psychologist. Eastern Colorado Healthcare System, Rocky Mountain MIRECC (Mental Illness, Research, Education &  Clinical Center)