Shaken Brain: The Science, Care, and Treatment of Concussion

Elizabeth Sandel, Postbac ’84

Shaken Brain by Elizabeth Sandel, Postbac ’84, a specialist in traumatic brain injury, offers a comprehensive resource on concussions: how they occur, best practices for care, and long-term consequences. (Harvard University Press, 2020)

“A fascinating page turner. Propelled by Dr. Sandel’s exceptional storytelling and clinical expertise, Shaken Brain sheds light on the myths and misunderstandings surrounding concussions, and their consequential impact on so many lives.” ―Marilyn Spivack, cofounder and past president, Brain Injury Association of America

Elizabeth Sandel, MD, is a medical director for Paradigm, which leads the workers’ compensation industry in solving complex health-care challenges and improving lives. A clinical professor of physical medicine and rehabilitation at the University of California Davis School of Medicine, she is past president of the American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation and is a panelist for the national Traumatic Brain Injury Guidelines project.