Find traumatic brain injury resources in the Rural Disability Resource Library

March 10, 2020


Looking for traumatic brain injury resources?

Check out the Model Systems Knowledge Translation Center posts on the Rural Disability Resource Library, RTC:Rural’s information website. There you can find links to some fantastic resources to support individuals with spinal cord injury (SCI), traumatic brain injury (TBI), and burn injury.

The Model Systems Knowledge Translation Center (MSKTC) works to make sure the latest and best research findings are being used in healthcare decision-making. In order to help improve the health and quality of life of people with spinal cord injury, traumatic brain injury, and burn injuries, MSKTC creates resources and products that share relevant research findings with the people who need this information.

The resources and information created and shared by MSKTC are important resources that help support people with disabilities so they can engage in their rural communities. In promoting this shared goal, RTC:Rural helps to share these resources with people in rural communities who can benefit from this information.



Free research-based user-friendly resources for individuals living with traumatic brain injury and their families

The Model Systems Knowledge Translation Center (MSKTC; offers free research-based user-friendly information resources to support individuals living with traumatic brain injury (TBI) as well as spinal cord injury (SCI) and burn injury.

We’d like to encourage you to visit the MSKTC website by following the links below to download or print out TBI resources.

MSKTC is funded by the National Institute on Disability, Independent Living, and Rehabilitation Research, Administration for Community Living, US Department of Health and Human Services.


TBI Factsheets

The MSTKC TBI factsheets cover a wide range of topics such as:

All factsheets are also available in Spanish.

Find all the factsheets here: TBI Factsheets


TBI Facts and Figures based on National TBI Model System Database

National Database: 2019 Profile of People within the Traumatic Brain Injury Model Systems


Quick Review of Research

A plan language summary of research studies

Quick Review of Research



Change in Memory After TBI: These videos feature Jason Cowper and Tonya Howell as they share their stories of coming to terms with changes in their memory, and strategies they use to compensate for these changes. The videos also includes the perspectives of health care professionals at the Texas TBI Model System of TIRR Memorial Hermann, who provide clinical insight on the changes in memory that some people experience after sustaining a TBI.

TBI and Depression: These videos show the impact of traumatic brain injury (TBI) on depression. Brandon Blake and Michelle Kauffman share how they worked with TBI Model System researchers to address challenges they faced with depression after experiencing a TBI.

Relationship After TBI: These videos show the impact of traumatic brain injury (TBI) on a couple’s relationship.  Hugh and Rosemary Rawlins share how they worked with TBI Model System researchers to address challenges they faced after Hugh experienced a TBI.



Slideshows on topics including:

  • Alcohol after a TBI
  • Couples’ Relationships after a TBI
  • Depression after a TBI
  • Emotional Problems after a TBI
  • Fatigue and TBI
  • Memory and Moderate to Severe TBI
  • Sexuality after a TBI
  • Sleep and TBI
  • Spasticity and TBI

Find all the videos here: Living with Traumatic Brain Injury- Slideshows


Hot Topic Modules

MSKTC Burn Hot Topic Modules consist of a suite of resources such as videos, a factsheet, and a slideshow to support people with traumatic brain injury. 

Find them here: TBI Topic Modules


Research Resources

In addition to TBI resources, the MSTKC has also produced free research-based resources on SCI ( and burn injury ( The MSKTC resources may be reproduced and distributed freely with appropriate attribution. Prior permission must be obtained for inclusion in fee-based materials.



For questions about MSKTC resources, please contact