UW TBI Model System Research Projects

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Investigators at the TBI Model System have many projects underway, including:
  • Headaches after mild, moderate, and severe TBI
  • Sleep Disturbances after TBI
Look below for more details on specific projects:

Traumatic Brain Injury Model System

Headaches after TBI

APP Study
This study is looking into the effectiveness of Amitriptyline in preventing post traumatic headaches in people who have experienced a mild TBI in the last 12 weeks.

Contact: Danielle Lozier at (206)744-5196 or uwtbi@uw.edu for more information.

This study is investigating the efficacy of Sumatriptan in treating post-traumatic headache in people who have experienced a moderate to severe TBI in the last 24 months.

Sumatriptan has been approved since 1991 for the treatment of migraine headaches. This study is looking at how effective this medication is at treating post-traumatic headache. Participants in this study must be having headaches, be willing to complete a daily headache questionnaire, and be willing to come to the University of Washington for up to 4 study related visits.

Contact Leslie Kempthorne at (206)543-0219 or email ette@uw.edu for more information.

Sleep issues after TBI

This study, also known as the TWILIGHT Study, is investigating the efficacy of providing daily phototherapy in the morning to patients whom have experienced a recent TBI.  

This study is currently recruiting patients whom are receiving care on the Inpatient Rehabilitation Unit at Harborview Medical Center.  

Other UW TBI Research

Treating chronic headache after mTBI with Botox
Dr. Sylvia Lucas, M.D., Ph.D
Elisa McGee
Phone: 206-598-9260
Email: emcgee@uw.edu

Hand & Arm Function
Namrata Grampurohit, Ph.C., MOTh, OTR/L
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Phone: 206-353-6054
Email: namot@uw.edu