Center faculty member writes essay responding to DCMS Committee report
September 3, 2021
By Andrew Moser
Concussion Center faculty member Adam Finkel, clinical professor of Environmental Health Sciences at the University of Michigan School of Public Health, wrote an essay for the British Safety Council magazine titled “Brain injury in sport: why the House of Commons report falls short.” Finkel wrote the essay in response to the Digital, Culture, Media, and Sport (DCMS) Committee of Britian’s House of Commons July 2021 report “Concussion in Sport,” which highlights the potential for long-term risk as a result of participation in sport.
“I give the July 2021 report Concussion in Sport, written by the Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) Committee of the House of Commons, a ‘one hand clapping’ review. In places, it’s a brilliant repudiation of the ‘manufactured doubt’ that has plagued the issue of brain disease in contact sport, but it offers only self-regulation in response, and more disappointing still, it offers a brand of voluntarism that addresses past problems more than it seeks to prevent future ones,” writes Finkel.
Read his entire response here.