Faculty Council

Members of the faculty council have demonstrated leadership in traumatic brain injury, and specifically concussion research, and will play a critical role to convene and represent the faculty voice on center faculty related matters.  Specifically, the Concussion Center Faculty Council will serve in the following roles:

  • Provide intellectual guidance
  • Review and provide recommendations for center strategy
  • Identify and formulates key research questions
  • Advise the Executive Committee on the research agenda
  • Advise the Executive Committee on membership engagement activities
  • Evaluate center funded research support proposals
  • Approve and oversee educational outreach programs


Frederick Korley, MD, PhD

Dr. Fred Korley
Associate Professor, Emergency Medicine, Michigan Medicine

Michael Popovich, MD

Michael Popovich
Assistant Professor, Department of Neurology

Faculty Council Members

Bara Alsalaheen, PhD, PT

Dr. Bara Alsalaheen
Associate Professor of Physical Therapy

Jacob R. Joseph, M.D.

Dr. Jacob Joseph
Clinical Assistant Professor Department of Neurological Surgery

Douglas Noll, PhD

Ann and Robert H Lurie Professor Department of Biomedical Engineering

Sami Rifat, MD, FACSM

Medical Director University of Michigan Athletics

Anne Sales, MSN, PhD, RN

Anne Sales
Professor Department of Learning Health Sciences

Katharine Seagly, PhD

Katharine Seagly
Assistant Professor Department of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation

Philip Veliz, PhD

Philip Veliz
Assistant Research Professor School of Nursing