CARE Consortium researchers from around the country are publishing scientific papers from data gathered in the CARE Consortium in peer-reviewed medical journals. Among other topics, these papers initially will focus on:

  • The acute effects of concussion and repetitive head impact exposure;
  • Analysis of head impact forces;
  • Advanced brain imaging techniques;
  • Genetics and blood biomarkers and their relationship to brain injury;
  • And clinical and neurobiological recovery times.

While each study’s findings are focused on a specific subject, and all reflect emerging information, taken together, the papers paint an early but comprehensive portrait of the cause and effects of acute concussion and repetitive head impact exposure. This page will be updated frequently with the latest findings.

Full-Text CARE Consortium Research Papers

Dec 2019: Identifying and evaluating concussion risk factors across multiple injury settings

Dec 2019: Prevalence of clinically significant MRI findings in athletes

Dec 2019: Estimated age at first exposure to contact sports and neurocognitive performance in service academy athletes

Dec 2019: Accounting for variance in concussion tolerance between individuals

Dec 2019: A data-driven approach to acute concussion assessment 

Apr 2019: Return to play and risk of repeat concussion in college football players

Feb 2019: Estimated age at first exposure to football and neurocognitive performance among NCAA male student-athletes

Jan 2019: Influence of self-reported fatigue on baseline concussion assessment scores

Oct 2018: Health-related quality of life following concussion in student-athletes

Oct 2018: King-Devick test time varies by testing modality

Oct 2018: Comparison of head impact exposure between concussed football athletes and matched controls

Aug 2018: Cerebral blood flow in acute concussion

Apr 2018: Influences of mental illness, current psychological state and concussion history on baseline concussion assessment performance

Mar 2018: Analysis of a baseline concussion battery among U.S. service academy members

Mar 2018: Immediate removal from activity after sport-related concussion is associated with shorter clinical recovery and less severe symptoms in collegiate student-athletes

Mar 2018: Baseline performance of NCAA athletes on a concussion assessment battery

Feb 2018: Quantifying the value of multidimensional assessment models for acute concussion

Feb 2018: Correlation of concussion symptom profile with head impact biomechanics

Jan 2018: Socioeconomic status and race outperform concussion history and sport participation in predicting collegiate athlete baseline neurocognitive scores

Jan 2018: Age at first concussion influences number of subsequent concussions

Nov 2017: Influence of postconcussion sleep duration on concussion recovery in collegiate athletes

Nov 2017: Test-retest reliability and interpretation of common assessment tools

Oct 2017: Acute white-matter abnormalities in sports-related concussion

Oct 2017: Stability of MRI metrics in the advanced research core of the CARE Consortium

Mar 2017: CARE Consortium structure and methods