The ENIGMA brain injury project and global data collaboration with Emily Dennis

Written by Sharon Salt (Senior Editor) & Kimberley Ndungu (Future Science Group)

The ENIGMA brain injury group – also referred to as the ENIGMA Consortium – is a global collaboration that brings together researchers in imaging genomics, neurology and psychiatry to understand brain structure and function based on imaging techniques, genetic data and patient populations. The initiative includes several working groups, including those focused on military brain injury, pediatric moderate-to-severe traumatic brain injury (TBI), adult moderate-to-severe TBI, intimate partner violence, sports-related head injury and many more. 

In this video interview, we had the pleasure of speaking with Emily Dennis (University of Utah, UT, USA) at the Frontiers in TBI conference (16 September 2019, London, UK) to hear more about how the ENIGMA brain injury group came to fruition, including the challenges faced when working on such a big collaborative project. Emily also speaks about what her hopes for the future of this field include.

Questions about the ENIGMA brain injury project:

00:17 – What inspired you to become involved in TBI research?

00:47 – How did the ENIGMA brain injury group come about?

02:54 – Could you tell us more about the pediatric moderate-to-severe TBI subgroup of this study?

03:45 – What are the challenges faced when working on such a big collaborative project?

06:32 – What are your hopes for the future of this field?

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The opinions expressed in this interview are those of the interviewee and do not necessarily reflect the views of Neuro Central or Future Science Group.