Does the microbiome play a role in adverse outcomes following mTBI and PTSD?

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Principal Investigator(s):
  • Kathleen Pagulayan, PhD

Final report

The proposed research will be a preliminary investigation into the potential association between microbiota abundance, hormone levels, peripheral inflammation and current symptoms (psychiatric and cognitive) in Veterans with and without a history of mild traumatic brain injury (mTBI). This work has the potential to form a new line of research that could ultimately provide new treatment options for individuals who have persisting symptoms following mTBI.

Project Period:
May 1, 2020 April 30, 2022

Funding Type(s):

Garvey Institute for Brain Health Solutions

Geographic Area(s):
King County, Seattle/Puget Sound

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Targeted Condition(s):
PTSD, Trauma/Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI)