Traumatic Brain Injury Model System

The TBI Model System program was started in 1987 with funding from the National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research (NIDRR) to improve care and long term outcomes for people who have had a traumatic brain injury (TBI).

Currently there are 16 TBI Model System centers across the nation recognized for their excellence in rehabilitation after TBI. Each center collects data about the patients they treat and their recovery, and the information is compiled and analyzed to find best practices. The TBI Model Systems project has led to many of the national guidelines for treatment after TBI.

The Rusk Rehabilitation TBI Model System is a collaborative endeavor involving NYU Langone Medical Center, Bellevue Hospital Center, and several trauma and medical centers throughout New York City. Rusk Rehabilitation offers an excellent environment to generate new knowledge and scientific evidence to improve outcomes for all persons with TBI through the development of innovative interventions, clinical assessment and outcomes tools, and expanded service delivery options.