The Marcus Institute for Brain Health (MIBH) at the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus is a clinical care and research institute for Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) and Psychological Health (PH) conditions such as post-traumatic stress, depression, and anxiety. Our mission is to deliver comprehensive care, conduct focused research, and export knowledge to benefit military Veterans, athletes, civilian patients, their families, health care professionals, and society. At the MIBH, we strive to advance training, educational and research activities in support of our clinical care model.
The primary focus of the MIBH is to care for former military personnel who have separated from active duty, with special consideration for those who were separated with “Other Than Honorable” or “Dishonorable” discharge status due to TBI or PH conditions. It will also serve civilian adults who have sustained mild to moderate TBI and are experiencing lingering neurological problems or co-morbid PH conditions. As an example, some retired athletes have had repeated hits to the head, for which ongoing neurological care is needed. While each condition can independently cause specific symptoms, co-occurrence can cause a complex constellation of symptoms that vary widely and require a treatment plan specific to each individual.
For many years, people struggled alone with mild to moderate brain injuries. Concussions were “just a bump on the head.” Today we know differently. There are clear changes in functioning after brain injury and for many people there are long-term changes. Treatment for TBI and associated psychological health symptoms requires a sophisticated healthcare team. MIBH is that team to fill this critical need for comprehensive and customized care.