Seattle Pediatric Concussion Research Collaborative

Despite growing concerns about concussion, very little research has been done on how it impacts younger children, there are no objective ways to diagnose concussion, and there are no effective treatments for people with persistent concussion symptoms. The Seattle Pediatric Concussion Research Collaborative was launched in 2014 to address these knowledge gaps.

Made possible by a $5 million gift from the Satterberg Foundation, the Collaborative is one of the nation’s largest pediatric concussion research programs. Our world-class team unites experts in different areas – from sports medicine to psychiatry to neurosurgery – to conduct clinical studies that improve our understanding of youth concussion and find better ways to prevent, diagnose and treat it.

Lab News

NIH Awards $10-Million Grant to Consortium Researching Concussions in School-Aged Children

The National Institutes of Health’s National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke has awarded a $10-million grant to the Four Corners Youth Consortium. The study led by Dr. Frederick Rivara at Seattle Children’s will examine biomarkers for youth concussion recovery and pursue improving prevention and treatment approaches. Learn more.

Contact Us

Contact us to learn more about participating in our studies or joining our team:

Program Director
Frederick P. Rivara, MD, MPH 


Building Cure
1920 Terry Ave.
Seattle, WA 98101

Mailing address

PO Box 5371
Mailstop: Cure-3
Seattle, WA 98145-5005

Participate in Research

Help us answer questions about childhood health and illness, and help other children in the future. Learn more.