Helping the Hidden Victims of Traumatic Brain Injury

What comes to mind when you think of someone who has suffered a traumatic brain injury (TBI)? An athlete who plays a contact sport such as football or hockey, perhaps? Someone who has served in the military? The victim of a car accident?

While it’s certainly true that these are likely candidates for TBIs, one Massachusetts General Hospital researcher has identified an often-overlooked segment of the population that frequently suffers repeated TBIs—women who have experienced intimate partner violence (IPV).

Read more about Eve Valera, PhD, a researcher at the Martinos Center for Biomedical Imaging at Massachusetts General Hospital, and how she is working to learn more about the traumatic brain injuries suffered by women in abusive relationships.

Eve Valera points to brains scans on her computer monitor in her office
Eve Valera, PhD, reviews data from brain scans in her office at the Martinos Center for Biomedical Imaging.

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