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Benjamin Brett PhD

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Assistant Professor

Institution: Medical College of Wisconsin
Department: Neurosurgery
Division: Research
Program: Brain Injury Research


MCW Program / Core Facilities

  • Brain Injury Research Program
  • Comprehensive Injury Center
  • Center for Neurotrauma Research
  • Neuroscience Research Center
  • Publications (41)

  • Latent Profile Analysis of Neuropsychiatric Symptoms and Cognitive Function of Adults 2 Weeks After Traumatic Brain Injury: Findings From the TRACK-TBI Study. (Brett BL, Kramer MD, Whyte J, McCrea MA, Stein MB, Giacino JT, Sherer M, Markowitz AJ, Manley GT, Nelson LD, TRACK-TBI Investigators, Adeoye O, Badjatia N, Boase K, Barber J, Bodien Y, Bullock MR, Chesnut R, Corrigan JD, Crawford K, Diaz-Arrastia R, Dikmen S, Duhaime AC, Ellenbogen R, Feeser VR, Ferguson AR, Foreman B, Gardner R, Gaudette E, Gonzalez L, Gopinath S, Gullapalli R, Hemphill JC, Hotz G, Jain S, Keene CD, Korley FK, Kramer J, Kreitzer N, Levin H, Lindsell C, Machamer J, Madden C, Martin A, McAllister T, Merchant R, Mukherjee P, Ngwenya LB, Noel F, Okonkwo D, Palacios E, Puccio A, Rabinowitz M, Robertson C, Rosand J, Sander A, Satris G, Schnyer D, Seabury S, Taylor S, Temkin N, Toga A, Valadka A, Vassar M, Wang K, Yue JK, Yuh E, Zafonte R) JAMA Netw Open 2021 Mar 01;4(3):e213467 PMID: 33783518 PMCID: PMC8010589 SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-85103609977 03/31/2021    
  • Research Letter: Sleep Mediates the Association Between Prior Concussion and Depressive Symptoms. (Brett BL, Meier TB, Savitz J, Guskiewicz KM, McCrea MA) J Head Trauma Rehabil 2021 Feb 22 PMID: 33656485 03/04/2021    
  • Disparate Associations of Years of Football Participation and a Metric of Head Impact Exposure with Neurobehavioral Outcomes in Former Collegiate Football Players. (Brett BL, Nader AM, Kerr ZY, Chandran A, Walton SR, DeFreese JD, Guskiewicz KM, McCrea M) J Int Neuropsychol Soc 2021 Feb 10:1-13 PMID: 33563361 02/11/2021    
  • Distinct latent profiles based on neurobehavioural, physical and psychosocial functioning of former National Football League (NFL) players: an NFL-LONG Study. (Brett BL, Walton SR, Kerr ZY, Nelson LD, Chandran A, Defreese JD, Echemendia RJ, Guskiewicz KM, Meehan Iii WP, McCrea MA) J Neurol Neurosurg Psychiatry 2021 Mar;92(3):282-290 PMID: 33483350 SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-85099772966 01/24/2021       1 Citation
  • Health-promoting behaviours and concussion history are associated with cognitive function, mood-related symptoms and emotional-behavioural dyscontrol in former NFL players: an NFL-LONG Study. (Walton SR, Kerr ZY, Brett BL, Chandran A, DeFreese JD, Smith-Ryan AE, Stoner L, Echemendia RJ, McCrea M, Meehan Iii WP, Guskiewicz KM) Br J Sports Med 2021 Jan 04 PMID: 33397673 01/06/2021    
  • Association of Previous Concussion with Hippocampal Volume and Symptoms in Collegiate-Aged Athletes. (Meier TB, España LY, Kirk AJ, Nader AM, Powell JE, Nelson LD, Mayer AR, Brett BL) J Neurotrauma 2021 Feb 16 PMID: 33397203 PMCID: PMC8082726 01/06/2021    
  • Positive association between serum quinolinic acid and functional connectivity following concussion. (Meier TB, España L, Nitta ME, Kent Teague T, Brett BL, Nelson LD, McCrea MA, Savitz J) Brain Behav Immun 2021 Jan;91:531-540 PMID: 33176183 PMCID: PMC7769223 SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-85096006725 11/12/2020    
  • Association of Head Impact Exposure with White Matter Macrostructure and Microstructure Metrics. (Brett BL, Koch KM, Muftuler LT, Budde M, McCrea MA, Meier TB) J Neurotrauma 2021 02 15;38(4):474-484 PMID: 33003979 PMCID: PMC7875606 SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-85100539318 10/03/2020    
  • Age-Group Differences and Annual Variation in Return-To-Play Practices After Sport-Related Concussion. (Kerschner AE, Huber DL, Brett BL, Meier TB, Nelson LD, McCrea MA) Clin J Sport Med 2020 Sep 15 PMID: 32941381 PMCID: PMC7956921 09/18/2020    
  • Prospective study of the association between sport-related concussion and brain morphometry (3T-MRI) in collegiate athletes: study from the NCAA-DoD CARE Consortium. (Bobholz SA, Brett BL, España LY, Huber DL, Mayer AR, Harezlak J, Broglio SP, McAllister T, McCrea MA, Meier TB, CARE Consortium Investigators) Br J Sports Med 2021 Feb;55(3):169-174 PMID: 32917671 PMCID: PMC7855484 SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-85095693842 09/13/2020    
  • Cumulative Effects of Prior Concussion and Primary Sport Participation on Brain Morphometry in Collegiate Athletes: A Study From the NCAA-DoD CARE Consortium. (Brett BL, Bobholz SA, España LY, Huber DL, Mayer AR, Harezlak J, Broglio SP, McAllister TW, McCrea MA, Meier TB, CARE Consortium Investigators) Front Neurol 2020;11:673 PMID: 32849177 PMCID: PMC7399344 08/28/2020    
  • 2020 COVID-19 American Academy of Clinical Neuropsychology (AACN) Student Affairs Committee survey of neuropsychology trainees. (Guidotti Breting LM, Towns SJ, Butts AM, Brett BL, Leaffer EB, Whiteside DM) Clin Neuropsychol 2020 Oct - Nov;34(7-8):1284-1313 PMID: 32842877 SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-85089856225 08/28/2020    
  • Bifactor Model of the Sport Concussion Assessment Tool Symptom Checklist: Replication and Invariance Across Time in the CARE Consortium Sample. (Brett BL, Kramer MD, McCrea MA, Broglio SP, McAllister TW, Nelson LD, CARE Consortium Investigators, Hazzard JB Jr, Kelly LA, Ortega J, Port N, Pasquina PF, Jackson J, Cameron KL, Houston MN, Goldman JT, Giza C, Buckley T, Clugston JR, Schmidt JD, Feigenbaum LA, Eckner JT, Master CL, Collins MW, Kontos AP, Chrisman SPD, Duma SM, Miles CM, Susmarski A) Am J Sports Med 2020 09;48(11):2783-2795 PMID: 32809856 PMCID: PMC7484253 SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-85089531957 08/19/2020    
  • Systemic inflammation moderates the association of prior concussion with hippocampal volume and episodic memory in high school and collegiate athletes. (Brett BL, Savitz J, Nitta M, España L, Teague TK, Nelson LD, McCrea MA, Meier TB) Brain Behav Immun 2020 10;89:380-388 PMID: 32717401 PMCID: PMC7572869 SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-85089140897 07/28/2020       1 Citation
  • Benefits of team sport participation versus concerns of chronic traumatic encephalopathy: prioritizing the health of our youth. (Zuckerman SL, Yengo-Kahn AM, Brett BL, Kuhn AW, Wolfson DI, Kerr ZY) Concussion 2020 May 14;5(2):CNC75 PMID: 32509327 PMCID: PMC7270841 06/09/2020    
  • Memory Performance and Quantitative Neuroimaging Software in Mild Cognitive Impairment: A Concurrent Validity Study. (Umfleet LG, Butts AM, Janecek JK, Reiter K, Agarwal M, Brett BL, Ryan JJ, Reuss J, Klein A, Correro AN, Franczak M) J Int Neuropsychol Soc 2020 11;26(10):954-962 PMID: 32340636 SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-85084404896 04/29/2020       1 Citation
  • Investigating the Range of Symptom Endorsement at Initiation of a Graduated Return-to-Play Protocol After Concussion and Duration of the Protocol: A Study From the National Collegiate Athletic Association-Department of Defense Concussion, Assessment, Research, and Education (CARE) Consortium. (Brett BL, Breedlove K, McAllister TW, Broglio SP, McCrea MA, CARE Consortium Investigators, Hoy AMR, Hazzard JB Jr, Kelly LA, Port N, Putukian M, Pasquina P, Jackson J, McGinty G, O'Donnell P, Cameron KL, Houston MN, Giza C, Benjamin HJ, Buckley T, Clugston JR, Schmidt JD, Feigenbaum LA, Mihalik JP, Guskiewicz K, Anderson S, Master CL, Collins MW, Kontos AP, Chrisman SPD, Brooks MA, Rowson S, Miles CM, Susmarski A) Am J Sports Med 2020 05;48(6):1476-1484 PMID: 32298132 SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-85083577427 04/17/2020       4 Citations
  • Chronic traumatic encephalopathy research viewed in the public domain: What makes headlines? (Wolfson DI, Kuhn AW, Kerr ZY, Brett BL, Yengo-Kahn AM, Solomon GS, Zuckerman SL) Brain Inj 2020 03 20;34(4):528-534 PMID: 32064946 02/18/2020       5 Citations
  • The Association Between Persistent White-Matter Abnormalities and Repeat Injury After Sport-Related Concussion. (Brett BL, Wu YC, Mustafi SM, Saykin AJ, Koch KM, Nencka AS, Giza CC, Goldman J, Guskiewicz KM, Mihalik JP, Duma SM, Broglio SP, McAllister TW, McCrea MA, Meier TB) Front Neurol 2019;10:1345 PMID: 32038451 PMCID: PMC6990104 SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-85079132454 02/11/2020    
  • Functional Status Examination Yields Higher Measurement Precision of Functional Limitations after Traumatic Injury than the Glasgow Outcome Scale-Extended: A Preliminary Study. (Nelson LD, Brett BL, Magnus BE, Balsis S, McCrea MA, Manley GT, Temkin N, Dikmen S) J Neurotrauma 2020 02 15;37(4):675-679 PMID: 31663425 PMCID: PMC7045351 SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-85079099398 10/31/2019       2 Citations
  • Commentary: The Florida Youth Concussion Law: A Survey-Based Observational Study of Physician Practices and Their Legislative Awareness. (Zuckerman SL, Vance EH, Brett BL) Neurosurgery 2019 11 01;85(5):E959-E961 PMID: 31504854 09/11/2019    
  • Age of First Exposure to American Football and Behavioral, Cognitive, Psychological, and Physical Outcomes in High School and Collegiate Football Players. (Brett BL, Huber DL, Wild A, Nelson LD, McCrea MA) Sports Health 2019 Jul/Aug;11(4):332-342 PMID: 31173699 PMCID: PMC6600580 SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-85067887525 06/08/2019       14 Citations
  • The Neuropathological and Clinical Diagnostic Criteria of Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy: A Critical Examination in Relation to Other Neurodegenerative Diseases. (Brett BL, Wilmoth K, Cummings P, Solomon GS, McCrea MA, Zuckerman SL) J Alzheimers Dis 2019;68(2):591-608 PMID: 30856113 SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-85063779706 03/12/2019       7 Citations
  • Imaging findings after acute sport-related concussion in American football players: A systematic review. (Monk SH, Legarreta AD, Kirby P, Brett BL, Yengo-Kahn AM, Bhatia A, Solomon GS, Zuckerman SL) J Clin Neurosci 2019 Mar;61:28-35 PMID: 30487055 11/30/2018       1 Citation
  • Prognostic Factors in Pediatric Sport-Related Concussion. (Zuckerman SL, Brett BL, Jeckell AS, Yengo-Kahn AM, Solomon GS) Curr Neurol Neurosci Rep 2018 11 05;18(12):104 PMID: 30397831 11/07/2018       3 Citations
  • Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy and Neurodegeneration in Contact Sports and American Football. (Zuckerman SL, Brett BL, Jeckell A, Yengo-Kahn AM, Solomon GS) J Alzheimers Dis 2018;66(1):37-55 PMID: 30223396 09/19/2018       7 Citations
  • The Relationship Between Prior Concussions and Depression Is Modified by Somatic Symptomatology in Retired NFL Athletes. (Brett BL, Mummareddy N, Kuhn AW, Yengo-Kahn AM, Zuckerman SL) J Neuropsychiatry Clin Neurosci 2019;31(1):17-24 PMID: 30187822 09/07/2018       3 Citations
  • Long-Term Neuroimaging Findings in American Football Players: Systematic Review. (Legarreta AD, Monk SH, Kirby PW, Brett BL, Yengo-Kahn AM, Bhatia A, Solomon GS, Zuckerman SL) World Neurosurg 2018 Dec;120:e365-e379 PMID: 30144599 08/26/2018       1 Citation
  • Normative Data for the Sway Balance System. (Brett BL, Zuckerman SL, Terry DP, Solomon GS, Iverson GL) Clin J Sport Med 2020 09;30(5):458-464 PMID: 30113969 08/17/2018       2 Citations
  • Sway Balance Mobile Application: Reliability, Acclimation, and Baseline Administration. (Mummareddy N, Brett BL, Yengo-Kahn AM, Solomon GS, Zuckerman SL) Clin J Sport Med 2020 09;30(5):451-457 PMID: 29952841 06/29/2018       1 Citation
  • The role of family and personal psychiatric history in postconcussion syndrome following sport-related concussion: a story of compounding risk. (Legarreta AD, Brett BL, Solomon GS, Zuckerman SL) J Neurosurg Pediatr 2018 09;22(3):238-243 PMID: 29856298 06/02/2018       6 Citations
  • Improving treatment motivation in individuals with psychosis: Predictors of response to motivational enhancement. (Brett BL, McGovern JE, Choi J, Fiszdon JM) Psychiatry Res 2018 08;266:36-39 PMID: 29803184 05/29/2018       3 Citations
  • Risk Factors Associated With Sustaining a Sport-related Concussion: An Initial Synthesis Study of 12,320 Student-Athletes. (Brett BL, Kuhn AW, Yengo-Kahn AM, Solomon GS, Zuckerman SL) Arch Clin Neuropsychol 2018 Dec 01;33(8):984-992 PMID: 29471410 02/23/2018       7 Citations
  • Initial symptom presentation after high school football-related concussion varies by time point in a season: an initial investigation. (Brett BL, Kuhn AW, Yengo-Kahn AM, Kerr ZY, Bonfield CM, Solomon GS, Zuckerman SL) Sports Med Open 2018 Jan 31;4(1):8 PMID: 29387986 PMCID: PMC5792382 02/02/2018    
  • Team versus individual sport participation as a modifying factor in the development of post-concussion syndrome after first concussion: A pilot study. (Jeckell AS, Brett BL, Totten DJ, Solomon GS) Appl Neuropsychol Child 2019 Jul-Sep;8(3):199-205 PMID: 29351382 01/20/2018    
  • On-Field Signs Predict Future Acute Symptoms After Sport-Related Concussion: A Structural Equation Modeling Study. (Brett BL, Kuhn AW, Yengo-Kahn AM, Jeckell AS, Solomon GS, Zuckerman SL) J Int Neuropsychol Soc 2018 05;24(5):476-485 PMID: 29307322 01/09/2018       4 Citations
  • Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy in Football Players. (Zuckerman SL, Brett BL, Yengo-Kahn AM) JAMA 2017 12 19;318(23):2352 PMID: 29260220 12/21/2017       2 Citations
  • Two-year Test-Retest Reliability in High School Athletes Using the Four- and Two-Factor ImPACT Composite Structures: The Effects of Learning Disorders and Headache/Migraine Treatment History. (Brett BL, Solomon GS, Hill J, Schatz P) Arch Clin Neuropsychol 2018 Mar 01;33(2):216-226 PMID: 28666316 07/02/2017       1 Citation
  • Comparison of Neurocognitive Performance in Contact and Noncontact Nonconcussed High School Athletes Across a Two-Year Interval. (Brett BL, Solomon GS) Dev Neuropsychol 2017;42(2):70-82 PMID: 28452600 04/30/2017       4 Citations
  • The influence of validity criteria on Immediate Post-Concussion Assessment and Cognitive Testing (ImPACT) test-retest reliability among high school athletes. (Brett BL, Solomon GS) J Clin Exp Neuropsychol 2017 Apr;39(3):286-295 PMID: 27585635 09/03/2016       4 Citations
  • Long-term Stability and Reliability of Baseline Cognitive Assessments in High School Athletes Using ImPACT at 1-, 2-, and 3-year Test-Retest Intervals. (Brett BL, Smyk N, Solomon G, Baughman BC, Schatz P) Arch Clin Neuropsychol 2016 Dec 01;31(8):904-914 PMID: 27538440 08/20/2016    
  • Last update: 05/14/2021