Brian Brooks

Dr. Brian Brooks


Adjunct Assistant Professor

Cumming School of Medicine, Department of Pediatrics

Adjunct Associate Professor

Faculty of Arts, Department of Psychology

Associate Member

Hotchkiss Brain Institute

Child Health & Wellness Researcher

Alberta Children's Hospital Research Institute, Owerko Centre

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Educational Background

B.S. Psychology, University of Lethbridge, 1999

Doctor of Philosophy Clinical Psychology, University of Calgary, 2005

M.S. Clinical Psychology, University of Calgary, 2001


Areas of Research

Brain Injury
Health Outcomes
Psychosocial outcomes

My program of research is focused on the neuropsychological outcomes of children and adolescents with acquired brain injuries, with most studies looking at concussion/mTBI. There are four broad goals of my research with youth:

  • Improve our ability to diagnosis, manage, and prognosticate after brain injury
  • Understand neurobiopsychosocial markers of the post-concussion syndrome
  • Evaluate long-term outcomes from brain injury
  • Explore treatment methods for youth with concussion/mTBI (both early prevention of poor recovery and treatment of those already with post-concussion syndrome)

I employ a variety of tools in my research, including computerized cognitive testing, traditional paper-and-pencil neuropsychological testing, psychological questionnaires, and neuroimaging. I collaborate with numerous other investigators locally (ACH and the University of Calgary), provincially, nationally, and internationally.

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