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Gerard Gioia PhD

Director, Safe Concussion Outcome Recovery & Education (SCORE) Program, Children's National Hospital,

Gerard Gioia, PhD, is the director of the Safe Concussion Outcome, Recovery & Education (SCORE) Program at Children's National Hospital. He is a professor at George Washington University School of Medicine. Dr. Gioia treats persons and families with brain injuries with dual areas of interest in disorders involving the executive functions and pediatric concussion/mild traumatic brain injury (TBI). He has been the principal investigator of several multi-site CDC-funded research studies of pediatric mild TBI with a focus on the development of methods/tools for the evaluation of the executive functions and post-concussion neuropsychological functioning. He has developed several smartphone apps, Concussion Recognition & Response and Concussion Assessment and Response (CARE Sport), the Acute Concussion Evaluation (ACE) and ACE Care Plan, a pediatric neurocognitive test for concussion, and post-concussion symptom scales for children and parents. He works closely with the CDC on their “Heads Up” concussion educational programs, as a contributing author to the toolkits.

Dr. Gioia is the past president of the Sports Neuropsychology Society and has been an active participant in numerous national and international guideline groups including: the International Concussion in Sport Group Consensus meetings since 2004, CDC Pediatric Mild TBI Guidelines, the Canadian Pediatric Concussion Living Guidelines, and the American Academy of Neurology Sports Concussion Guideline Author panel. He is the team neuropsychologist for the NFL’s Baltimore Ravens, school systems, and numerous youth sports organizations in the Baltimore-Washington region. He consults with the local and National Governing Organizations of ice hockey, lacrosse, football, rugby and soccer related to concussion management and is the chair of the Medical Advisory Panel for USA Football and a member of the National Advisory Board of the Positive Coaching Alliance, and the USA Lacrosse Sport Science & Safety Committee.