Grace Griesbach, Ph.D.

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National Director of Clinical Research for the Centre for Neuro Skills

Dr. Griesbach received her doctorate in Behavioral Neuroscience at the University of Texas at Austin. Dr. Griesbach is most well known for her National Institute of Health (NIH) funded research on traumatic brain injury that has focused on mechanisms that facilitate recovery and enhance rehabilitation. She has served as a reviewer for the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke, Veterans Administration and the Federal Advisory Committee for the Scientific Merit Review Board for Brain Injury. She is also a member of the NIH and Department of Defense (DOD) Sports Concussion Common Data Elements Working Group. She currently holds an appointment as Adjunct Associate Professor at the Neurosurgery Department, Geffen School of Medicine, UCLA and is Secretary Treasurer elect for the National Neurotrauma Society. 


Selected Publications:

Griesbach, G.S., Kreber, L.S., Harrington and Ashley, M.J. (2015). Post-Acute TBI Rehabilitation: Effects on Outcome Measures and Life Care Costs. Journal of Neurotrauma, PMID: 25496475.

Wells, E.M., Goodkin, H.P. and Griesbach, G.S., (2015). Challenges in Determining the role of rest and exercise in the management of mild traumatic brain injury. Journal of Child Neurology, PMID: 25688071.

Griesbach G.S. and Hovda, A. (2015). Cellular and Molecular Neuronal Plasticity following traumatic brain injury. In: Handbook of Clinical Neurology-Traumatic Brain Injury Volume II, Grafman, G.H. and Salazar, A.M. 
(Eds), Elsevier, Amsterdam. PMID: 25701914.

Griesbach G.S.. Tio, D. Nair, S. and Hovda, A. (2014). Recovery of Stress Response Coincides with Responsiveness to Voluntary Exercise after Traumatic Brain Injury. Journal of Neurotrauma, 31,674-682. PMID: 24151829.

Iverson, G.L., Gagnon, I., and Griesbach, G.S. (2012). Active Rehabilitation for Slow-to- Recover Children Following Mild Traumatic Brain Injury in: Mild Traumatic Brain Injury: From Basic Science to Clinical Management, Yeates, K.O. and Kirkwood, M. (Eds), Guilford Press.

Griesbach G.S.. Vincelli, J., Tio, D. and Hovda, A. (2012). Effects of Acute Restraint-Induced Stress on Glucocorticoid Receptors and BDNF after Mild Traumatic Brain Injury." Neuroscience, 210, 393-402; PMID: 22445725.