Esther Bay, phd, acns-bc
Clinical Associate Professor, School of Nursing
In order to transform the lives of the 53 million persons who are living with the effects of traumatic brain injury and to specifically impact those who sustain milder injuries (75% of those with injury), Dr. Bay’s research focuses on portable, easy-to-use behavioral interventions. By incorporating these interventions into the personal and worklives of persons sooner after injury, large gains for improved quality of life are made possible through daily symptom and stress self-management. Then, more permanent changes associated with the injury can be minimized or reduced. These mindfulness-based interventions can directly impact brain-behavior relationships. By incorporating these mind-body strategies into their personal lives, lessening of depressive and TBI-related symptoms is possible. This allows persons to manage their stress and achieve notable changes in work and family life.