HOPE Study Seeking Contact Sport Athletes – Both Men & Women

What is CTE?
CTE is a progressive degenerative brain disease associated with repetitive hits to the head.  This study is designed to develop methods of diagnosing CTE during life.

About the Study
Participation involves a 2 – day visit once a year to the Boston University School of Medicine.  Participants undergo a variety of tests, including neurologic exam, tests of memory and thinking, mood and behavior questionnaires, blood draw, and an MRI scan of the brain.

You may be eligible if you:

  • Live in the Greater Boston Region (within 100 miles of Boston)
  • Are at least 50 years old
  • Played a minimum of 5 years of any of these sports:
    • football
    • Boxing
    • Soccer
    • MMA
    • Rugby
    • Ice Hockey

At least 2 of those years occurred at the collegiate, semi-professional, or professional levels

For more information, contact Alyssa Phelps at: phelps@bu.edu or 617-358-6545