LEGEND (Longitudinal Examination to Gather Evidence of Neurodegenerative Disease)

The study focuses on examining the effects of repetitive head impacts (like one may receive playing some organized sports) in living people.  Participants complete online questionnaires and talk with a member of our study staff once a year over the phone so we may gather information on concussions, athletic history, medical history, and cognitive functioning. Participants can also choose to provide a saliva sample for genetic analysis.  The goal is to track our participants’ progress over time, so we can see who develops problems down the road and who does not.


Learn MORE about LEGEND and additional CTE Research Here