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Co-Director, Brain Recovery After Injury (BRAIN) Health and Wellness Center

Director, Brain Injury Rehabilitation Program, Division of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation

Site Director, Rehabilitation Research Experience for Medical Students (RREMS)

Associate Professor, UC Department of PediatricsUC Department of Neurology and Rehabilitation Medicine


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My Biography & Research


Brad Kurowski, MD, MS, is a rehabilitation medicine physician with expertise in brain injury medicine and pediatric rehabilitation medicine. He is interested in how medical, behavioral, physical therapy, lifestyle, and other interventions, individually and in combination, can be used to optimize health and wellness after injury and in disease. His overriding passion is to develop innovative solutions that help individuals and organizations cultivate their passion, develop, and thrive.

Clinical Interests

Traumatic brain injury; across all severity levels concussion through more severe injuries

Research Interests

Understanding individual, injury/disease-related, and socio-environmental factors that influence health, functioning, and wellness after injury and in disease and optimizing management approaches to improve physiologic and clinical outcomes

Academic Affiliation

Associate Professor, UC Department of PediatricsUC Department of Neurology and Rehabilitation Medicine


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Brad G. Kurowski, MD, MS6/30/2019

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My Education

MS: Clinical and Translational Research, University of Cincinnati College of Medicine, Cincinnati, OH.

MD: Case Western Reserve, University School of Medicine, Cleveland, OH.

BS/MS: Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, MA.

My Publications

A Randomized Comparative Effectiveness Trial of Family-Problem-Solving Treatment for Adolescent Brain Injury: Parent Outcomes from the Coping with Head Injury through Problem Solving (CHIPS) Study. Wade, SL; Cassedy, AE; McNally, KA; Kurowski, BG; Kirkwood, MW; Stancin, T; Taylor, HG. Journal of Head Trauma Rehabilitation. 2019; 34:E1-E9.

Adolescent quality of life following family problem-solving treatment for brain injury. Wade, SL; Cassedy, AE; Taylor, HG; McNally, KA; Kirkwood, MW; Stancin, T; Horn, PS; Kurowski, BG. Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology. 2019; 87:1043-1055.

Neurocognitive and Quality of Life Improvements Associated With Aerobic Training for Individuals With Persistent Symptoms After Mild Traumatic Brain Injury: Secondary Outcome Analysis of a Pilot Randomized Clinical Trial. Gladstone, E; Narad, ME; Hussain, F; Quatman-Yates, CC; Hugentobler, J; Wade, SL; Gubanich, PJ; Kurowski, BG. Frontiers in Neurology. 2019; 10.

Rehabilitation Practices in Patients With Moderate and Severe Traumatic Brain Injury. Kreitzer, N; Rath, K; Kurowski, BG; Bakas, T; Hart, K; Lindsell, CJ; Adeoye, O. Journal of Head Trauma Rehabilitation. 2019; 34:E66-E72.

Influence of Methylphenidate on Long-Term Neuropsychological and Everyday Executive Functioning After Traumatic Brain Injury in Children with Secondary Attention Problems. LeBlond, E; Smith-Paine, J; Riemersma, JJ; Horn, PS; Wade, SL; Kurowski, BG. Journal of the International Neuropsychological Society : JINS. 2019; 25:740-749.

Early Protocolized Versus Usual Care Rehabilitation for Pediatric Neurocritical Care Patients: A Randomized Controlled Trial. Fink, EL; Beers, SR; Houtrow, AJ; Richichi, R; Burns, C; Doughty, L; Ortiz-Aguayo, R; Madurski, CA; Valenta, C; Chrisman, M; et al. Pediatric Critical Care Medicine. 2019; 20:540-550.

PICU-Based Rehabilitation and Outcomes Assessment: A Survey of Pediatric Critical Care Physicians. Treble-Barna, A; Beers, SR; Houtrow, AJ; Ortiz-Aguayo, R; Valenta, C; Chrisman, M; Smith, CM; Duffett, M; Choong, K; Watson, RS; et al. Pediatric Critical Care Medicine. 2019; 20:E274-E282.

Genetic Influences on Behavioral Outcomes After Childhood TBI: A Novel Systems Biology-Informed Approach. Kurowski, BG; Treble-Barna, A; Pilipenko, V; Wade, SL; Yeates, KO; Taylor, HG; Martin, LJ; Jegga, AG. Frontiers in Genetics. 2019; 10.

The Effect of Antidepressants on Depression After Traumatic Brain Injury: A Meta-analysis. Kreitzer, N; Ancona, R; McCullumsmith, C; Kurowski, BG; Foreman, B; Ngwenya, LB; Adeoye, O. Journal of Head Trauma Rehabilitation. 2019; 34:E47-E54.

Examination of Injury, Host, and Social-Environmental Moderators of Online Family Problem Solving Treatment Efficacy for Pediatric Traumatic Brain Injury Using an Individual Participant Data Meta-Analytic Approach. Zhang, N; Kaizar, EE; Narad, ME; Kurowski, BG; Yeates, KO; Taylor, HG; Wade, SL. Journal of Neurotrauma. 2019; 36:1147-1155.