Robert Stern

Professor of Neurology and Neurosurgery, Boston University School of Medicine (BUSM)

Dr. Robert Stern is a Professor of Neurology and Neurosurgery at Boston University School of Medicine (BUSM), where he is also a Co-director of the Center for the Study of Traumatic Encephalopathy as well as Director of the Clinical Core of the BU Alzheimer’s Disease Center, one of only 30 centers funded by the National Institutes of Health (NIH). A major focus of his research involves the long-term effects of repetitive brain trauma in athletes and the military, including chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE). He recently received a grant from NIH to fund his work on developing methods for detecting and diagnosing CTE during life; this was the first grant for CTE ever funded by NIH.

Dr. Stern has published over 200 journal articles, chapters, and abstracts, and is a Fellow of both the American Neuropsychiatric Association and the National Academy of Neuropsychology. Among his numerous affiliations, Dr. Stern is a member of the Mackey-White Traumatic Brain Injury Committee of the National Football League Players Association.

Dr. Stern received his undergraduate degree from Wesleyan University and his master’s and PhD in clinical psychology from the University of Rhode Island.

Hear from Robert A. Stern and Chris Nowinski (MED’17) from Sports Legacy Institute on the newest research on head injuries in sports and the military in Head Games: Decoding the Impact of Repetitive Brain Trauma in Sport.