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Dr. Maerlender is a former sport psychologist turned board certified clinical neuropsychologist. He has served on national and state brain injury boards; he was a founding member of the Big10-Ivy League TBI Research Collaboration and is the Emeritus Research Director. In 2013 he served on the Institute of Medicine Committee on Concussion in Youth Sports.

After 20 years at Dartmouth Medical School and Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center as Director of Pediatric Neuropsychology, Dr. M. retired to start the clinical research program at the new Center for Brain, Biology and Behavior (CB3) located in Memorial Stadium at the University of Nebraska, Lincoln. He also saw patients at the University of Nebraska Medical Center in Omaha.. As Director of Clinical Research and Associate CB3 Director, he developed research programs for studying concussions in elite athletes. After 4 years Dr. M. returned to his homein New Hampshire where he continues to do grant-supported research, write scientific papers, teach, see patients, and do clinical and organizational consulting. In his spare time he gardens and coaches rugby in a new tab).

Recent publications

  1. Maerlender, A. (2022) A survey of concussion diagnosis and documentation. Sports Medicine and Therapy. Open Access. DOI: 10.29328/journal.jsmt.1001056
  2. Choi, G., Crisco, J.J., Smith, E. Duma, S.,  RowsonS.,  Campolettano, E., Kelley, M., Jones, A.,  Stitzel; Urban, J.,  Genemaras, A., Beckwith, J.,  Greenwald, R., Maerlender, A, (2022). Head Impact Exposure in Youth and Collegiate American Football, Annals of Biomedical Engineering, 50(11), 1488-1497. doi: 10.1007/s10439-022-02974-5.
  3. D’Alonzo, B.A., Bretzin, A.C., Wiebe, D.J., and the Ivy League–Big Ten Epidemiology of Concussion Study Investigators (2022). The Role of Reported Affective Symptoms and Anxiety in Recovery Trajectories Following Sport-related Concussion. American Journal of Sports Medicine. June 1, 2022. doi:10.1177/03635465221098112
  4. Wiebe DJ, Bretzin AC, D’Alonzo BA, and the Ivy League–Big Ten Epidemiology of Concussion Study Investigators (2022). Progression through return-to-sport and return-to- academics guidelines for concussion management and recovery in collegiate student athletes: findings from the Ivy League–Big Ten Epidemiology of Concussion Study. British Journal of Sports Medicine. Epub ahead of print: 4/8/22. doi:10.1136/bjsports-2021-104451


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