Head Injury Tracker Project
The Head Injury Tracker (H.I.T.) is a tool for athletic trainers and school officials to easily record and track concussions. H.I.T. was developed through the Maine Concussion Management Initiative Research Group at Colby College. With the H.I.T. Project, schools gain a better understanding of concussions and subsequent recovery in their student population.
In 2013, we offered the tracker to more than 30 high schools in Maine and every college in the New England Small College Athletic Conference. We made the tracker available to all Maine high schools in August 2015, and all Massachusetts high schools in August 2016. The project continues to gain momentum and illuminate schools, parents, and athletes to the value of concussion statistics in their communities.
Project Manager and HIT Project Administrator, MCMI
- Factors Associated With Self-Reported Concussion History in Middle School Athletes. Clinical Journal of Sport Medicine. (PDF)
- Investigating Effects of Sex Differences and Prior Concussions on Symptom Reporting and Cognition Among Adolescent Soccer Players. The American Journal of Sports Medicine. (PDF)
- New method to induce mild traumatic brain injury in rodents produces differential outcomes in female and male Sprague Dawley rats. Journal of Neuroscience Methods. (PDF)
- High School Athletes With ADHD and Learning Difficulties Have a Greater Lifetime Concussion History. Journal of Attention Disorders. (PDF)
- Multiple prior concussions are associated with symptoms in high school athletes. Annals of Clinical and Translational Neurology. (PDF)