The University of Kentucky Center for Clinical and Translational Science is gathering voluntary data from survivors for a study on traumatic brain injuries. 


Dr. Justin Karr, Assistant Professor of Clinical Neuropsychology, Principal Investigator, says: 

“Brain injury due to intimate partner violence has been regarded as an invisible injury and overlooked public health issue. We’re hoping to learn more about the unmet health needs that survivors experience following a brain injury so that we may determine how to best address those needs. 

There has been a lot of focus on brain injury in athletes and Veterans, but much less focus on survivors of intimate partner abuse. This is a new direction in research on brain injury, and we’re thankful to GreenHouse17 and the women who have participated in our study, as they help us conduct research to inform care for other women with brain injuries.” 


Decreased coordination, inability to concentrate, and memory lapses are associated with injuries which can make it harder for someone to escape abuse, find safety, and begin to heal. These common symptoms can often be missed during standard evaluations.  

The research findings will help inform clinicians on how to best support women with head injuries.


Women between the ages of 18 – 59 who have had a head injury from a partner or survivors who have never had a head injury from any cause.  


To learn more about the study and see if you are eligible, call 859-880-1218.  

Brain Health and Relationships Study Pamphlet