TBI Model System Center Team

Amy K. Wagner, MD is an internationally recognized leader in traumatic brain injury research in both basic and clinical platforms. Her main focus is investigating possible impacts of an individual's gender, neurotransmitters, and neurochemistry may have on recovery outcomes after TBI.

Patricia M. Arenth, PhD is a clinical psychologist and neuropsychologist specializing in the effects of injury and disability on behavioral and cognitive functioning. As associate project director of the TBIMS she oversees many of the clinical trials related to treatment and education.

Raj Kumar, MPH is an epidemiologist by training, and has extensive experience with statistics and methods as they apply to applied clinical research in the field of Traumatic Brain Injury. He also actively participates in patient recruitment, data management, and medical record abstraction.

Daniel A. Rusnak, B.A. has been a research coordinator at the University of Pittsburgh since 2003 and is currently project coordinator of the Traumatic Brain Injury Model Systems (TBIMS) Research. He is primarily involved in recruitment, data collection and follow up, and biological sample collection. Contact Dan for informaion about TBIMS.
email: rusnakda@upmc.edu
ph: 412.232.5734

Amery Treble-Barna, PhD is a clinical neuropsychologist and postdoctoral scholar specializing in the neurobehavioral consequences of TBI and the influence of genetics and epigenetics on neurobehavioral outcomes. She participates in data analysis and dissemination.

Ashley Covatto received her Bachelor of Science degree in Neuroscience from the University of Pittsburgh and is currently a project coordinator for the Traumatic Brain Injury Model Systems (TBIMS) Research Study. Her main areas of focus are recruitment, long term participant follow up and data collection, biological sample collection and storage, and data management.