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Effective Nov. 1, 2023, clients and families, visitors, vendors and staff are required to wear a mask while moving throughout the hospital, including while in elevators, in spaces where clients receive care or participate in research. A medical grade mask will be available upon entry.

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Concussion research is a critical part of the Bloorview Research Institute and informs the clinical care at the Holland Bloorview Concussion Centre. Researchers at the PRISM Lab, the PEARL Lab and the NOvEL Labs all have ongoing innovative, ground-breaking research to create a world of possibilities for children living with concussions and their families.

Please find below a list of concussion-related research studies:

Principal Investigator: Dr. Tom Chau, PRISM Lab


  • Using functional near-infrared spectroscopy (fNIRS) to measure brain activity during dual-task performance in pediatric concussion patients

Principal Investigator: Dr. Shannon Scratch, NOvEL Lab


  • R2Play: A simulated sports environment to support return-to-play decision-making following youth concussion
  • Pathway for Progress: The impact of interdisciplinary team-based assessment for youth with concussion and their families
  • Parent and family functioning in children with Post-Concussion Syndrome
  • Concussion Neuropsychological Database

Concussion Studies in Review

Principal Investigator: Dr. Elaine Biddiss, PEARL Lab


  • R2Play Feasibility Study: Testing a simulated sports environment to support return-to-play decision-making following youth concussion
  • R2Play: Developing movement-based measures to score a sports-based concussion assessment using wearable sensors