Current Research Studies

Concussion - Four Corners Youth Concussion Registry

Condition or Therapy:

Concussion, Mild Traumatic Brain Injury


Orthopedics and Sports Medicine, Rehabilitation Medicine, Adolescent Medicine

What is the goal of this study?

We want to understand the natural history of youth concussion and how it may vary by age, gender, and cause of injury, including type of sport. Information from the registry is designed to inform future study development on ways to improve concussion recovery.

This study is being conducted in partnership with the University of Washington, the University of California at Los Angeles, and Children’s National Medical Center.

Who can join the study?

This study may be a good fit for caregivers with children who:

  • Are 5 to 18 years old
  • Were diagnosed with a concussion or a mild traumatic brain injury (mTBI)
  • Visited a Seattle Children’s or a University of Washington clinic within 8 weeks of their injury date
  • Speak English or Spanish

What will happen if my child takes part in this study?

Enrolling in the registry takes very little time. If you choose to participate, caregivers and children spend 15 to 20 minutes on the phone to provide consent. After this, caregivers spend less than 10 minutes (in total) to answer brief, online survey questions about their child’s concussion.

Caregiver participation is not needed for youth who are 18 years old.

Despite the small time commitment, your participation has a positive impact on medical research and the health outcomes of children who experience future concussions and allows us to better determine how to treat youth with these injuries.

Who can I contact for more information?

For more information, call 206-495-3761 or email the study team.

Study Location(s):

All study activities take place over the phone and online.

Clinic locations: Seattle Children's Main Hospital Campus, Seattle Children's at Overlake, Seattle Children's North Clinic in Everett, Seattle Children's South Clinic in Federal Way, Seattle Children's CURE-3

Principal Investigator:

Dr. Sara Chrisman
Research Center: Center for Child Health, Behavior and Development