Bauer’s current projects include evaluation of factors that contribute to post-concussion disabilities, with the goal of preventing or alleviating long-term problems resulting from head injuries and concussions. He and his team are also studying whether graded aerobic exercise can play a positive role in recovering from traumatic brain injury. He is also evaluating the detrimental effect of sleep problems on post-concussion recovery. In past work, in collaboration with the UF Clinical and Translational Science Institute, his team established a practice-based concussion/traumatic brain injury research network among Florida health practitioners. Other ongoing research projects examine differential diagnosis and preclinical detection of dementia, hippocampal contributions to spatial memory, and structure-function relationships in memory disorders using structural and functional brain imaging techniques.
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Responding to a pandemic
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The department was also among the first in the country to adopt telehealth for neuropsychology, emerging as a national leader in telehealth for this specialty. Faculty members published a procedure manual for neuropsychological telehealth on the Society for Neuropsychology website and provided input and suggestions to many other academic health centers and private practitioners. Russell Bauer, Ph.D., a professor in the department, participated in a national webinar for practitioners on risk management for teleneuropsychology.
Concussions and CTE: More complicated than even the experts know
The Conversation online
For many, American football is a beautiful game that is simple to enjoy but complex to master. Choreographed with a mixture of artistry and brutality, it features the occasional “big hit” or bone-jarring tackle, forcing a fumble and turning the tide of the game.
UF study: Playing with concussion backfires
Gainesville Sun online
“I think many athletes naively believe that concussion symptoms will go away, or if they report a concussion, it will keep them out of play for a lot longer,” Russell Bauer, a professor in the UF department of clinical and health psychology and the senior author of the study, said in a UF release. “These data show that if you do have signs of concussion and you wait to report it, you may actually have a longer road back to the playing field.”
Impaired motor control after sport-related concussion could increase risk for musculoskeletal injury: Implications for clinical management and rehabilitationJournal of Sport and Health Science
This review presents a conceptual framework and supporting evidence that links impaired motor control after sport-related concussion (SRC) to increased risk for musculoskeletal injury. Multiple studies have found that athletes who are post-SRC have higher risk for musculoskeletal injury compared to their counterparts. A small body of research suggests that impairments in motor control are associated with musculoskeletal injury risk.
Making a Difference: Affective Distress Explains Discrepancy Between Objective and Subjective Cognitive Functioning After Mild Traumatic Brain InjuryJournal of Head Trauma Rehabilitation
To assess the relationship between subjective cognitive symptoms and objective cognitive test scores in patients after concussion. We additionally examined factors associated with subjective and objective cognitive dysfunction, as well as their discrepancy.
Rationale and Design of the National Neuropsychology NetworkJournal of the International Neuropsychological Society
The National Neuropsychology Network (NNN) is a multicenter clinical research initiative funded by the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH; R01 MH118514) to facilitate neuropsychology’s transition to contemporary psychometric assessment methods with resultant improvement in test validation and assessment efficiency.
A Normative Reference vs. Baseline Testing Compromise for ImPACT: The CARE Consortium Multiple Variable Prediction (CARE-MVP) NormsSports Medicine
Sports medicine clinicians routinely use computerized neurocognitive testing in sport-related concussion management programs. Debates continue regarding the appropriateness of normative reference comparisons versus obtaining individual baseline assessments, particularly for populations with greater likelihood of having below- or above-average cognitive abilities. Improving normative reference methods could offer alternatives to perceived logistical and financial burdens imposed by universal baseline testing.
A novel method of evaluating semantic intrusion errors to distinguish between amyloid positive and negative groups on the Alzheimer's disease continuumJournal of Psychiatric Research
The development and validation of clinical outcome measures to detect early cognitive decline associated with Alzheimer's disease (AD) biomarkers is imperative. Semantic intrusions on the Loewenstein Acevedo Scales of Semantic Interference and Learning (LASSI-L) has outperformed widely used cognitive measures as an early correlate of elevated brain amyloid in prodromal AD and has distinguished those with amnestic mild cognitive impairment (aMCI) and high amyloid load from aMCI attributable to other non-AD conditions.
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