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Anirudh Maddali

Dr. Bieliauskas is a clinical specialist in neuropsychology, closed head injuries, dementing disorders, and Parkinson’s disease.

His research interests include: cognitive and personality changes with normal and abnormal aging, psychometric indicators of cognitive disorders, depression and dementia, neuropsychological predictors of critical life tasks, and cognitive changes in chronic disease.

Dr. Eckner received his M.D. degree from Case Western Reserve University and his M.S. degree from the University of Michigan in Clinical Research Design and Statistical Analysis. His research addresses mild traumatic brain injury in athletes, including concussion prevention through neck strengthening exercise, concussion biomechanics, determining the role of reaction time testing in concussion assessment, long term effects of concussion on neurological health, as well as, in the management and rehabilitation of athletes.

Dr. Eckner is an Associate Professor in the Department of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation, Director of Clinical Research, Michigan NeuroSport and PM&R Concussion Programs, and Director of the PM&R Resident Research Program, in addition to the Michigan Concussion Center’s Research Associate Director.

Sun Young Park, PhD, is an associate professor in the Stamps School of Art and Design and the School of Information at the University of Michigan. Dr. Park’s research areas include Human-Computer Interaction (HCI), Computer Supported Cooperative Work (CSCW), Interaction Design, and Health Informatics. Her research focuses on empowering individuals to help them access, understand, and share their health-related data for effective communication and shared decision-making. Her research projects have been funded by the University of Michigan Office of Research (UMOR), National Science Foundation (NSF) CRII and CAREER, National Health Institute (NIH), and Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ).

Dr. Seagly is a licensed psychologist, and a clinical neuropsychologist, as well as an Assistant Professor in the Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation.  She is the Director of the Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) Rehabilitation Program. She received her Ph.D. from the Virginia Consortium Program in Clinical Psychology.  She completed her clinical internship at the Rusk Institute of Rehabilitation Medicine at New York University and her APPCN neuropsychology fellowship at the Rehabilitation Institute of Michigan.  She trained for three years in TBI Model Systems prior to accepting a TBI-focused faculty position in the Division of Rehabilitation Psychology and Neuropsychology (RPN) in 2017.  Since joining the University of Michigan, she has started an RPN adult concussion program incorporating both brief assessment and intervention, and has been collaborating with Brain Injury Medicine physicians on further development of the inpatient TBI program, incorporating the Learning Health System for improving patient care and research on TBI outcomes.  Her research interests are primarily in the areas of psychosocial, cognitive and quality of life outcomes following TBI, concussion outcomes, performance validity tests, and improving collaborative rehabilitation treatment.

Dr. Nicholas Szerlip is originally from New York, just north of Manhattan, but lived many places around the country while growing up. He attended Columbia University for his undergraduate studies, where he obtained a bachelor’s degree in psychology. He then attended Tulane University School of Medicine in New Orleans, where he obtained his medical degree. After graduating from medical school, Dr. Szerlip completed his residency training at the University of Maryland (Shock Trauma) in Baltimore. Dr. Szerlip is on the University of Michigan Trauma Committee and as a former college athlete has an interest diagnosis of head injuries.

Dr. Popovich is a Sports Neurology fellowship-trained Neurologist who provides clinical concussion care in the University of Michigan NeuroSport clinic and is a team physician for Eastern Michigan University Athletics. Dr. Popovich has a number of research interests focused on treatment and recovery after traumatic brain injury. He has developed a patient database for the Sports Neurology clinic which tracks the pathogenesis and recovery after a concussion to evaluate clinically useful biomarkers of recovery and the roles of exercise in recovery.

Dr. Karvonen-Gutierrez is an Assistant Professor of Epidemiology in the School of Public Health at the University of Michigan. Dr. Karvonen-Gutierrez’s research focuses on the impact of chronological aging, reproductive aging and obesity and their intersections, on the development and progression of chronic disease and musculoskeletal outcomes through the creation of a metabolically-dysfunctional and pro-inflammatory environment. To address her research agenda, Dr. Karvonen-Gutierrez pursues mechanistic and biologic hypotheses using both epidemiologic and clinical research designs leveraging her leadership in ongoing cohort studies as well as new data collection efforts.

Dr. Waldron completed her PhD at Wayne State University and clinical fellowship at the Ann Arbor VA/University of Michigan, after which she practiced as a clinical neuropsychologist for 7 years at the Rehabilitation Institute of Michigan in Detroit in outpatient neurological rehabilitation. Dr. Waldron joined our faculty in September 2019 as Associate Professor of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation within the Division of Rehabilitation Psychology and Neuropsychology. Her clinical practice at Burlington and Med Rehab includes assessment and treatment of patients who have experienced brain injuries across the spectrum of severity, including concussion. She has published extensively in the areas of brain injury and rehabilitation, with particular emphasis on non-neurological influence on rehabilitation outcomes, interdisciplinary care, resilience, and positive psychological interventions.

Kylee Phillips, MD, MBA is a Clinical Assistant Professor in the Department of Emergency Medicine and a Team Physician for the University of Michigan Department of Athletic Medicine. She is board certified in both Emergency Medicine and Sports Medicine.
Dr. Phillips graduated from the University of Arizona School of Medicine and the Eller College of Management. She completed her Emergency Medicine residency at Temple University Hospital in Philadelphia and then came to the University of Michigan to complete her Sports Medicine Fellowship. She currently serves as the Director for the Emergency Medicine Sports Medicine elective and is the Coordinator of the Sports Medicine-Emergency Medicine Fellowship. Dr. Phillips’ clinical interests include the use of ultrasound for musculoskeletal injuries and emergency action planning for athletic events. She also works to improve the assessment and treatment of concussions and musculoskeletal injuries by Emergency Medicine physicians.