Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation

CorriganJohnDEmeritus Professor, Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Director, Ohio Valley Center for Brain Injury Prevention and Rehabilitation

Wexner Medical Center
Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation

480 Medical Center Drive
Columbus, OH 43210
614-293-3830
John.Corrigan@osumc.edu

General Research: For more than three decades Dr. Corrigan’s research has focused on long-term patient outcomes from traumatic brain injury (TBI). His investigations have examined ways to optimize the use of data from the TBI Model Systems National Database, which includes 15,000 patients who received inpatient rehabilitation following medical care for moderate to severe traumatic brain injury. This research has produced findings on the five-year outcomes of patients who underwent rehabilitation following TBI as well as excess mortality resulting from TBI.

He is the director of The Ohio Valley Center for Brain Injury Prevention and Rehabilitation. Its mission is to provide education and develop programs to improve the quality of life for persons who experience traumatic brain injury.

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Clinical Interests: Neuro rehabilitation, psychological adaptation, brain injuries

Research Techniques: Longitudinal outcomes, population surveys, participatory action research, long-term outcomes following traumatic brain injury, traumatic brain injury as a chronic health condition, education and treatment for co-occurring traumatic brain injury and substance abuse, service delivery systems change to improve quality of life for persons living with traumatic brain injury and their families

Current Research:

  1. “Ohio Regional Traumatic Brain Injury Model System: This grant supports one site in the TBI Models Systems multi-center, longitudinal study of outcomes from traumatic brain injury. Local research projects address substance abuse treatment after traumatic brain injury and co-morbidities affecting long-term outcomes. Corrigan (PI) NIDILRR/US Department of Health and Human Services
  2. Identification of TBI and Accommodations for Living in the Community :This grant was awarded through the TBI State Implementation Grants program to provide consultation and propose systems change that will allow Ohio’s Home and Community Based Services waivers to better serve persons with traumatic brain injury. Corrigan (PI) Health Resources and Services Administration, US Department of Health and Human Services
  3. Comparative Effectiveness of Rehabilitation Interventions for Traumatic Brain Injury: This project will study therapies provided during acute rehabilitation of traumatic brain injury to determine what activities, with what pragmatic characteristics, are associated with better outcomes. Bogner (PI) Patient Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI)
  4. Transforming Research and Clinical Knowledge in Traumatic Brain Injury: This multi-center longitudinal data collection project will test and refine Common Data Elements (CDEs), neuroimaging standards, and best practices for genetics and proteomics in traumatic brain injury (TBI) studies. Manley (PI) University of California San Francisco NINDS/National Institutes of Health

Active Funding: NINDS/National Institutes of Health, Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI), Health Resources and Services Administration, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

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Education:
PhD: Counseling Psychology, The Ohio State University
MA: Counseling Psychology, The Ohio State University

Postgraduate Education: Rehabilitation Psychology

Residency: Rehabilitation Psychology, The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center

Editorial Activities:
1994 - Present Board Member, Editor-in-Chief (2009 - present), Editor
(2007- 2009) Journal of Head Trauma Rehabilitation
1993 - 2012 Board Member, Brain Injury
1996 - 2011 Board Member, Applied Neuropsychology
1999 - 2005 Board Member, Rehabilitation Psychology
1987 - 1989 Board Member, American Journal of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation

Society/Memberships:
1998 - Present American Congress of Rehabilitation Medicine
1984 - Present American Psychological Association
1988 - Present Ohio Psychological Association
1985 - Present Central Ohio Psychological Association

Honors/News:
  • August 2014 MedTips: Awards and Announcements
  • Medical Tips: Awards and Announcements
  • Ohio State's Wexner Medical Center Designated as State's Lead Agency for Brain Injury
  • Veteran's Day MedTips
  • Research to Focus on Long-Term Challenges of TBI Patients
  • Gold Key Award from the American Congress of Rehabilitation Medicine
  • Robert L. Moody Prize for Distinguished Initiatives in Brain Injury Research and Rehabilitation
  • William F. Caveness Award from the Brain Injury Association of America
  • Leonard Diller Award from the American Psychological Association, Division of Rehabilitation Psychology
  • Roger Barker Distinguished Career Award from the American Psychological Association, Division of Rehabilitation Psychology
  • Karl F. Heiser Presidential Award, American Psychological Association
  • Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science
  • Fellow of the American Psychological Association in the Division of Rehabilitation Psychology (22) and the Division of Counseling Psychology (17)
  • Fellow of the American Congress of Rehabilitation Medicine 2014 Appointed to the Institute of Medicine’s Board on the Health of Select Populations
  • 2008 Distinguished Research Career Award from the North American Brain Injury Society
  • 2007 Friend of the National Association of State Head Injury Administrators
  • 2002 State Leadership Award of Excellence from the State Assembly of the Brain Injury Association of America
  • 2001 Athena Award for Best Research Paper at the 37th Annual Conference of the Association of Academic Physiatrists (co-author with F. Hammond)
  • 1999 Distinguished Service Award, Division of Rehabilitation Psychology, American Psychological Association
  • 1993 Distinguished Service Award, Great Lakes Region of the National Rehabilitation Counseling Association
  • 1992 Distinguished Service Award, Ohio Psychological Association
  • 1992 Distinguished Service Award, Ohio Rehabilitation Counseling Association
  • 1991 Special Projects Award, Ohio Psychological Association: "Hospital Privileges for Psychologists"
  • 1990 Special Projects Award, Ohio Psychological Association: "A Plan for the 90's" 1987 Outstanding Service Award, National Head Injury Foundation/Ohio Association

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