Ann C. McKee, MD
William Fairfield Warren Distinguished Professor
Boston University

MD, Case School of Medicine
BS, University of Wisconsin Madison

Dr. McKee completed her undergraduate studies at the University of Wisconsin and received her medical degree from the Case Western Reserve School of Medicine. She completed residency training in neurology at Cleveland Metropolitan General Hospital and fellowship training in neuropathology at Massachusetts General Hospital. She was Assistant Professor of Neuropathology at Harvard Medical School from 1991-94, when she became Associate Professor of Neurology and Pathology at Chobanian and Avedisian School of Medicine. In 2011, she was promoted to Professor of Neurology and Pathology. Dr. McKee directs the Neuropathology Service for the New England Veterans Administration Medical Centers (VISN-1) and the Brain Banks for the Boston University Alzheimer’s Disease Center, Center for the Study of Traumatic Encephalopathy, Framingham Heart Study, and Centenarian Study, which are all based at the Bedford VAMC. Dr. McKee is also the Chief Neuropathologist for the National VA ALS Brain Bank.

Dr. McKee’s research interests center on the neuropathological alterations of neurodegenerative diseases, with a primary focus on the role of tau protein, axonal injury, trauma, vascular injury, and neurodegeneration. Much of her current work centers on mild traumatic brain injury from contact sports and military service and its long-term consequences. As a board-certified neurologist and neuropathologist, she is particularly interested in the clinical, behavioral and psychological manifestations of pathological disease and the neuroanatomical localization of clinical symptoms. She has written widely on many neurodegenerative diseases including Alzheimer’s disease, Lewy Body disease, Parkinson’s Disease, Progressive Supranuclear Palsy, Multiple System Atrophy, Frontotemporal Degeneration, Corticobasal Degeneration and Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy (CTE). She has been an invited participant in several NIH-sponsored workshops on Progressive Supranuclear Palsy, Vascular Dementia and Traumatic Brain Injury. Dr. McKee’s work has been essential in establishing the clinical and pathological spectrum of trauma induced neurodegenerative disease, including CTE and Chronic Traumatic Encephalomyelopathy.

Recently, she has received widespread acclaim for her case series featured in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) that found nearly every former National Football League (NFL) player who played at least one regular season game and whose brain then was donated for research was diagnosed post-mortem with Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy (CTE).

Boston University Chobanian & Avedisian School of Medicine

Boston University Chobanian & Avedisian School of Medicine
Pathology & Laboratory Medicine

Framingham Heart Study

Boston University
Evans Center for Interdisciplinary Biomedical Research

Graduate Faculty (Primary Mentor of Grad Students)
Boston University Chobanian & Avedisian School of Medicine, Graduate Medical Sciences

VA Boston Healthcare System

The Contribution of Age-Related Tauopathies to Alzheimer's Disease
09/01/2023 - 08/31/2026 (Multi-PI)
PI: Ann C. McKee, MD
NIH/National Institute on Aging

Boston University Alzheimer's Disease Research Center
08/15/2021 - 06/30/2026 (PI)
NIH/National Institute on Aging

National Alzheimer's Coordinating Center
07/01/2021 - 05/31/2026 (Subcontract PI)
University of Washington NIH NIA

Tau Pathology in Motor Regions and Parkinsonism in Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy: A Comparison to Progressive Supranuclear Palsy and Corticobasal Degeneration
05/01/2022 - 04/30/2025 (Key Person / Mentor)
NIH/National Institute of Neurological Disorders & Stroke

Microglial Lysosomal Dysfunction Following Head Trauma Contributes to Tau Pathology in Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy
03/15/2023 - 03/14/2025 (Key Person / Mentor)
NIH/National Institute of Neurological Disorders & Stroke

An integrated biobanking platform for frontotemporal dementia research
12/01/2021 - 11/30/2024 (PI)
Rainwater Charitable Foundation

Study of White Matter Alterations After Repetitive Head Injury Using AI
08/01/2022 - 08/31/2024 (PI)
Mac Parkman Foundation

Late Pathologies of Exposure to Repetitive Head Impacts from Contact Sports: White Matter and Vascular Contributions to Cognitive Impairment, Dementia, and Neuropsychiatric Symptoms
09/15/2021 - 08/31/2024 (Multi-PI)
PI: Ann C. McKee, MD
NIH/National Institute of Neurological Disorders & Stroke

Traumatic Brain Injury and Repetitive Head Impacts: Contributions to AD/ADRD and CTE Neuropathology and Resulting Clinical Syndromes
09/30/2019 - 07/31/2024 (PI)
NIH/National Institute of Neurological Disorders & Stroke

National Alzheimer's Coordinating Center - Supp
04/06/2022 - 05/31/2024 (Subcontract PI)
University of Washington NIH NIA

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Boston University Alzheimer's Disease Core Center

CTE and Posttraumatic Neurodegeneration: Neuropathology and Ex Vivo Imaging

CENC-VA TBI Brain Tissue Repository

Molecular and Genetic Investigation of Tau in Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy (CTE)

Yr Title Project-Sub Proj Pubs
2024 Neuropath Core 5U19AG068753-05-8056
2024 VA Biorepository Brain Bank 5I01BX002466-10
2023 Boston University Alzheimer's Disease Research Center 5P30AG072978-03
2023 Core D: Neuropathology Core 5P30AG072978-03-9744
2023 Neuropath Core 5U19AG068753-04-8056
2023 CTBI:CBI Tauopathy in Mice and Human: Neurodegeneration after Repetitive Neurotrauma: Mechanisms and Biomarker Discovery 5I01BX004613-04
2023 Admin Core 5U54NS115266-05-6538
2023 Traumatic Brain Injury and Repetitive Head Impacts: Contributions to AD/ADRD and CTE Neuropathology and Resulting Clinical Syndromes 5U54NS115266-05
2023 The Contribution of Age-Related Tauopathies to Alzheimer's Disease 2RF1AG062348-06
2022 Core D: Neuropathology Core 5P30AG072978-02-9744
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  1. Nowinski CJ, Rhim HC, McKee AC, Zafonte RD, Dodick DW, Cantu RC, Daneshvar DH. 'Subconcussive' is a dangerous misnomer: hits of greater magnitude than concussive impacts may not cause symptoms. Br J Sports Med. 2024 Jul 01; 58(14):754-756.View Related Profiles. PMID: 38719575
  2. Culhane JE, Jackson CE, Tripodis Y, Nowinski CJ, Dams-O'Connor K, Pettway E, Uretsky M, Abdolmohammadi B, Nair E, Martin B, Palmisano J, Katz DI, Dwyer B, Daneshvar DH, Goldstein LE, Kowall NW, Cantu RC, Stern RA, Huber BR, Crary JF, Mez J, Stein TD, McKee AC, Alosco ML. Lack of Association of Informant-Reported Traumatic Brain Injury and Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy. J Neurotrauma. 2024 Jun; 41(11-12):1399-1408.View Related Profiles. PMID: 38445389
  3. Butler MLMD, Pervaiz N, Ypsilantis P, Wang Y, Cammasola Breda J, Mazzilli S, Nicks R, Spurlock E, Hefti MM, Huber BR, Alvarez VE, Stein TD, Campbell JD, McKee AC, Cherry JD. Repetitive head impacts induce neuronal loss and neuroinflammation in young athletes. bioRxiv. 2024 Mar 28.View Related Profiles. PMID: 38585925; PMCID: PMC10996668; DOI: 10.1101/2024.03.26.586815;
  4. Cheng S, Chang S, Li Y, Novoseltseva A, Lin S, Wu Y, Zhu J, McKee AC, Rosene DL, Wang H, Bigio IJ, Boas DA, Tian L. Enhanced Multiscale Human Brain Imaging by Semi-supervised Digital Staining and Serial Sectioning Optical Coherence Tomography. Res Sq. 2024 Mar 21.View Related Profiles. PMID: 38562721; PMCID: PMC10984089; DOI: 10.21203/;
  5. Alexander A, Alvarez VE, Huber BR, Alosco ML, Mez J, Tripodis Y, Nicks R, Katz DI, Dwyer B, Daneshvar DH, Martin B, Palmisano J, Goldstein LE, Crary JF, Nowinski C, Cantu RC, Kowall NW, Stern RA, Delalle I, McKee AC, Stein TD. Cortical-sparing chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CSCTE): a distinct subtype of CTE. Acta Neuropathol. 2024 Feb 26; 147(1):45.View Related Profiles. PMID: 38407651
  6. Alosco ML, White M, Bell C, Faheem F, Tripodis Y, Yhang E, Baucom Z, Martin B, Palmisano J, Dams-O'Connor K, Crary JF, Goldstein LE, Katz DI, Dwyer B, Daneshvar DH, Nowinski C, Cantu RC, Kowall NW, Stern RA, Alvarez VE, Huber BR, Stein TD, McKee AC, Mez J. Cognitive, functional, and neuropsychiatric correlates of regional tau pathology in autopsy-confirmed chronic traumatic encephalopathy. Mol Neurodegener. 2024 Feb 06; 19(1):10.View Related Profiles. PMID: 38317248; PMCID: PMC10845638; DOI: 10.1186/s13024-023-00697-2;
  7. Montoliu-Gaya L, Alosco ML, Yhang E, Tripodis Y, Sconzo D, Ally M, Grötschel L, Ashton NJ, Lantero-Rodriguez J, Sauer M, Gomes B, Nilsson J, Brinkmalm G, Sugarman MA, Aparicio HJ, Martin B, Palmisano JN, Steinberg EG, Simkin I, Turk KW, Budson AE, Au R, Farrer L, Jun GR, Kowall NW, Stern RA, Goldstein LE, Qiu WQ, Mez J, Huber BR, Alvarez VE, McKee AC, Zetterberg H, Gobom J, Stein TD, Blennow K. Optimal blood tau species for the detection of Alzheimer's disease neuropathology: an immunoprecipitation mass spectrometry and autopsy study. Acta Neuropathol. 2023 Dec 30; 147(1):5.View Related Profiles. PMID: 38159140; PMCID: PMC10757700; DOI: 10.1007/s00401-023-02660-3;
  8. Su Y, Protas H, Luo J, Chen K, Alosco ML, Adler CH, Balcer LJ, Bernick C, Au R, Banks SJ, Barr WB, Coleman MJ, Dodick DW, Katz DI, Marek KL, McClean MD, McKee AC, Mez J, Daneshvar DH, Palmisano JN, Peskind ER, Turner RW, Wethe JV, Rabinovici G, Johnson K, Tripodis Y, Cummings JL, Shenton ME, Stern RA, Reiman EM. Flortaucipir tau PET findings from former professional and college American football players in the DIAGNOSE CTE research project. Alzheimers Dement. 2024 Mar; 20(3):1827-1838.View Related Profiles. PMID: 38134231; PMCID: PMC10984430; DOI: 10.1002/alz.13602;
  9. Saltiel N, Tripodis Y, Menzin T, Olaniyan A, Baucom Z, Yhang E, Palmisano JN, Martin B, Uretsky M, Nair E, Abdolmohammadi B, Shah A, Nicks R, Nowinski C, Cantu RC, Daneshvar DH, Dwyer B, Katz DI, Stern RA, Alvarez VE, Huber B, Boyle PA, Schneider JA, Mez J, McKee AC, Alosco ML, Stein TD. Relative Contributions of Mixed Pathologies to Cognitive and Functional Symptoms in Brain Donors Exposed to Repetitive Head Impacts. Ann Neurol. 2024 Feb; 95(2):314-324.View Related Profiles. PMID: 37921042; PMCID: PMC10842014; DOI: 10.1002/ana.26823;
  10. Chang S, Yang J, Novoseltseva A, Abdelhakeem A, Hyman M, Fu X, Li C, Chen SC, Augustinack JC, Magnain C, Fischl B, Mckee AC, Boas DA, Chen IA, Wang H. Multi-Scale Label-Free Human Brain Imaging with Integrated Serial Sectioning Polarization Sensitive Optical Coherence Tomography and Two-Photon Microscopy. Adv Sci (Weinh). 2023 Dec; 10(35):e2303381.View Related Profiles. PMID: 37882348; PMCID: PMC10724383; DOI: 10.1002/advs.202303381;
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People 5/24/2024

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Tampa Bay Times 5/17/2024

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10News San Diego 4/25/2024


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CBC Canada 3/27/2024

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Penticton Herald 3/27/2024

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The Boston Globe 3/18/2024

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NBC News 3/17/2024

Maine mass shooter’s brain tissue showed signs of traumatic injury but not CTE

CNN 3/7/2024

Maine mass shooter had traumatic brain injuries, new scan finds

NBC Nightly News 3/7/2024

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Portland Press Herald 3/7/2024

Robert Card: Maine mass shooter's brain showed signs of injury, doctors say

BBC 3/7/2024

Maine mass shooter Robert Card had traumatic brain injury, Boston University CTE researchers find

Boston Herald 3/7/2024

BU CTE Center: Lewiston, Maine, Mass Shooter Had Traumatic Brain Injury

Brink 3/7/2024

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Health Day 3/7/2024

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USA Today 3/7/2024

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Vermont Public Radio 3/7/2024

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The Washington Post 3/7/2024

Evidence of traumatic brain injury in shooter who killed 18 in deadliest shooting in Maine history

WBUR 3/7/2024

Evidence of traumatic brain injury in shooter who killed 18 in deadliest shooting in Maine's history

Chron 3/7/2024

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Los Angeles Times 3/6/2024

Maine shooter had signs of traumatic brain injury before Lewiston rampage, according to BU study

The Boston Globe 3/6/2024

‘Significant evidence’ of traumatic brain injuries found in study of Lewiston mass shooter’s brain

Boston 25 3/6/2024

'A silent and ignored pandemic:' Domestic violence survivors may face risk of CTE

KTVL 3/5/2024

Researchers start studying traumatic brain injury from domestic violence

NPR 3/5/2024

: 'A silent and ignored pandemic:' Domestic violence survivors may face risk of CTE

CBS Austin 3/5/2024

Can We Find a Cure for Alzheimer’s Disease?

The Brink 2/21/2024

Contact sports cause CTE. So why are Americans watching more football than ever?

STAT 2/9/2024

Flag football's popularity surges amid increasing concerns about brain injuries

WJAR 2/8/2024

Flag football's popularity surges amid increasing concerns about brain injuries

NBC Montana 2/8/2024

Newsom blocks proposed ban on youth tackle football: ‘Parents have the freedom to decide’

Los Angeles Times 1/17/2024

Did exposure to grenade blasts affect the gunman in the Maine mass shooting?

The Boston Globe 1/12/2024

Boston University Study Reveals High Prevalence of CTE Among Young Athletes

BNN 11/26/2023

‘A living hell inside of my head’: For first time, more advanced stage of CTE diagnosed in teen football player

CNN 11/20/2023

Dr. Ann McKee Is on a Quest to Save Humanity’s Brains

WIRED 11/14/2023

Chronic traumatic encephalopathy risk increases with longer rugby careers, study finds

Medical Xpress 10/24/2023

Risk of Degenerative Brain Condition Increases With Longer Rugby Union Career

Neuroscience News & Research 10/24/2023

Rugby players increase risk of serious brain disease by 14 per cent every year - report

The Irish Times 10/24/2023

CTE risk increases with longer rugby careers: Boston University study

Boston Herald 10/23/2023

Chasing Life

CNN 10/10/2023

Serious Brain Trauma Starts Well Before Young Athletes Go Pro

WIRED 9/12/2023

Chronic traumatic encephalopathy in young athletes

National Institutes of Health 9/12/2023

They Played Football as Children. Now Their Families Mourn

Rolling Stone 9/9/2023

BU study: Young amateur athletes are getting CTE 8/31/2023

Report: CTE in young athletes

ESPN SportsCenter 8/30/2023

CTE identified in brains of young athletes

Healio 8/30/2023

New Boston University study finds CTE in 40% of athletes under 30

WGBH 8/30/2023

Younger athletes at risk of chronic brain injuries, study finds

WBUR 8/30/2023

Autopsy Study of Athletes Who Died Young Shows Many Had Signs of CTE

US News & World Report 8/29/2023

New Study Finds CTE Is Common in Brains of Athletes Under 30

WebMD 8/29/2023

Largest study of brains of athletes younger than 30 finds early signs of CTE even in amateur players

CNN 8/28/2023

Study finds CTE in 40% of athletes who died before 30

ESPN 8/28/2023

Study finds connection between CTE and athletes who died before age 30

USA Today 8/28/2023

Boston University researchers find CTE in brains of young athletes; Suggest prevention is possible

WCVB 8/28/2023

Boston University CTE study: 41% of contact sport athletes who died young had CTE

Boston Herald 8/28/2023

Young Amateur Athletes at Risk of CTE, BU Study Finds

BU Today 8/28/2023

Boston University Study Examines CTE in Youth Athletes

WBZ News Radio 1030 8/28/2023

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USA Today 5/26/2023

An N.F.L. Doctor Wants to Know Why Some Players Get C.T.E. and Other’s Don’t

The New York Times 5/18/2023

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Associated Press 5/16/2023

Portland Timbers legend Jimmy Conway had Stage 4 CTE, study finds

The Oregonian 5/16/2023

Football bonded them. Its violence tore them apart.

The Washington Post 5/14/2023

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After a concussion, kids’ brains need a break: from sports, bright lights, and too much homework

KUOW 3/29/2023

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The Boston Globe 3/27/2023

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WBUR 3/27/2023

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ABC News 3/13/2023

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People 3/1/2023

Former NFL cornerback Irv Cross posthumously diagnosed with ‘most severe type’ of CTE, researchers say

New York Post 3/1/2023

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CBS News 2/28/2023

Irv Cross, former NFL star and the first African American to work full-time as an analyst on national TV, had stage four brain disease CTE when he died aged 81, researchers say

Daily Mail 2/28/2023

Former NFL cornerback Irv Cross posthumously diagnosed with ‘most severe type’ of CTE, researchers say

Fox News 2/28/2023

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United Press International 2/28/2023

Ex-NFL player, pioneering broadcaster Irv Cross posthumously diagnosed with Stage 4 CTE

USA Today 2/28/2023

Former NFL star, CBS anchor Irv Cross had brain disease CTE

Associated Press 2/27/2023

Editorial: Know, treat head trauma symptoms

The Sun 2/16/2023

Conrad Dobler's family to donate ex-NFL lineman's brain for CTE research

USA Today 2/15/2023

CTE found in 345 of 376 former NFL players studied

The National Desk 2/11/2023

In Autopsy Study, Over 90% of Former NFL Players Showed Signs of Brain Disease CTE

US News & World Report 2/9/2023

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HealthDay 2/9/2023

Researchers Found CTE in Nearly 92% of Former NFL Players

WCBS Radio 2/8/2023

Most Former NFL Players in Boston University Study Had CTE

WebMD 2/8/2023

New research from Boston University shows widespread brain damage in former NFL players

WGBH 2/8/2023

BU Finds CTE in Nearly 92 Percent of Ex-NFL Players Studied

BU Today 2/7/2023

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New York Daily News 2/7/2023

Twenty-one former Dolphins had CTE, Boston University research study reveals

Palm Beach Post 2/7/2023

Boston University provides update on CTE study, discovers brain disease in 92 percent of ex-NFL players analyzed

USA Today 2/7/2023

Degenerative brain disease CTE is found in nearly 92 percent of deceased NFL players' brains studied by Boston University researchers

Daily Mail 2/6/2023

Researchers confirm 91.7% of 376 former NFL players in study had CTE

United Press International 2/6/2023

Nearly all former NFL players in Boston University study diagnosed with CTE

WCVB 2/6/2023

CTE found in nearly 92% of former NFL players studied by Boston University

CBS Boston 2/6/2023

BU researchers find CTE in almost 92% of former NFL players they studied 2/6/2023

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Boston Herald 2/6/2023

These young female athletes died by suicide. They all had head injuries in common

CNN 2/5/2023

Two former Denver Broncos stars will donate their brains to medical research when they die to study brain disease that’s associated with repeated head hits

Daily Mail 12/12/2022

My God, Herschel Walker, What Have You Become?

Esquire 12/5/2022

World Rugby’s self-reinforcement on concussion is a problem for the sport

The Guardian 11/2/2022

Medical perspectives on the NFL’s concussion protocol

WGBH 10/9/2022

How does the NFL's concussion protocol work? Explaining the five-step process for return to play

The Sporting News 10/3/2022

Miami Dolphins QB Tua Tagovailoa out indefinitely after second head injury

NBC 9/30/2022

Tua Tagovailoa Shouldn't Play the Rest of the Season After 2 Head Injuries, Concussion Expert Says

People 9/30/2022

Stunt performers included in study of degenerative brain disease

United Press International 8/11/2022

Boston University CTE Center researchers to study brains of stunt performers

Boston Herald 8/10/2022

Soccer star reveals evidence of possible link between his career and brain damage

CBS Mornings 7/6/2022

Parents of late NFL star Demaryius Thomas reveal he suffered CTE Stage 2

Good Morning America 7/5/2022

Boston University CTE researchers say former NFL star Demaryius Thomas had CTE

The Boston Herald 7/5/2022

An N.F.L. Star’s C.T.E. Diagnosis Offers Only Partial Insight

The New York Times 7/5/2022

Former soccer star Bruce Murray speaks out on his struggles with memory, possible link to CTE

CBS News 7/5/2022

Boston University researchers say late NFL star wide receiver Demaryius Thomas had degenerative brain disease CTE

ESPN 7/5/2022

What is CTE and How Often Are Soccer Players Diagnosed With It?

NBC 10 Boston 6/30/2022

Major League Soccer player Scott Vermillion's family speaks out on league's 1st CTE diagnosis

ABC News 6/30/2022

Family of Major League Soccer player opens up about CTE diagnosis

Good Morning America 6/30/2022

First known case of CTE in American pro soccer diagnosed in brain of former MLS player Scott Vermillion

USA Today 6/28/2022

Boston University researchers confirm the first case of CTE in a former MLS player

WHDH 6/28/2022

CTE diagnosed in ex-MLS player Vermillion, a 1st for league

Associated Press 6/28/2022

A degenerative disease: Doctor says not only concussions, but cumulative ‘sub-concussive’ blows to the head lead to CTE

The Union 6/15/2022

What happened to Taylor?: Friends, family look back at the college football player who suffered from chronic traumatic encephalopathy

The Union 6/15/2022

Brain Disorder Found in Some NFL Players Appears Rare in Combat Veterans, Study Finds 6/8/2022

Family of late 49er Greg Clark shares story of his battle with CTE

San Jose Mercury News 4/20/2022

Brain exam confirms late college football star Colt Brennan suffered from CTE

WQAM-AM 2/25/2022

‘It's the Continuous Hits’: Colt Brennan’s Family Learns CTE Played Role in His Death

Sports Illustrated 2/24/2022

Cialis and Brain Blood Flow; Sleep and Media Use; Can Tarantulas Solve Chronic Pain?

MedPage Today 2/15/2022

Former Canadiens star Backstrom had CTE, researcher says

TSN 2/1/2022

Can COVID-19 alter your personality? Here's what brain research shows.

National Geographic 12/29/2021

Everyday people fear they have CTE. A dubious market has sprung up to treat them

NPR 12/23/2021

‘We thought it was just concussions’ – CTE and the death of Vincent Jackson

The Irish Times 12/19/2021

A new revelation unfolds in the death of former NFL receiver Vincent Jackson

ABC's Good Morning America 12/16/2021

Former NFL wide receiver Vincent Jackson diagnosed with stage 2 CTE

USA Today 12/16/2021

Vincent Jackson, former NFL star found dead in hotel room in February, had stage 2 CTE, family says

CBS 12/16/2021

NFL players are 4 times more likely to develop ALS, a new study shows

NPR 12/16/2021

Dangers of CTE in former athletes

ABC News 12/16/2021

Former NFL star Vincent Jackson had stage 2 CTE when he died: family

New York Post 12/16/2021

Family of Former NFL WR Vincent Jackson Says Researchers Diagnosed Him With CTE

Sports Illustrated 12/16/2021

Widow of former NFL star Vincent Jackson speaks out for 1st time since his death, reveals CTE diagnosis

ABC's Good Morning America 12/16/2021

A former NFL player who killed 6 had 'unusually severe' stage 2 CTE that can change behavior, expert says

CNN 12/16/2021

NFL players are four times more likely to die of ALS, study finds

CNN 12/15/2021

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CNN Headline News 12/15/2021

New Day With John Berman and Brianna Keilar

CNN New Day 12/15/2021

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Daily Mail 12/15/2021

Former NFL player accused of killing six people was suffering from severe CTE

The Guardian 12/14/2021

Autopsy finds severe brain trauma in ex-NFL player who shot 6 people

The Hill 12/14/2021

Former NFL Player Who Shot And Killed 6 Had 'Severe' CTE, Doctors Say

Huffington Post 12/14/2021

An ex-NFL player who killed 6 people and then himself had CTE, doctors say

NPR 12/14/2021

Coroner: Ex-NFL player who killed six had severe CTE

Reuters 12/14/2021

Medical examiner says ex-NFL player Phillip Adams had CTE during S.C. shooting

UPI 12/14/2021

Autopsy Of NFL Player Accused Of 6 Killings Reveals 'Unusually Severe' CTE

WBZ Radio 12/14/2021

Former NFL player who killed six people had stage 2 CTE, autopsy finds

CBS 12/14/2021

A former NFL player who killed 6 had 'unusually severe' stage 2 CTE that can change behavior, expert says

CNN 12/14/2021

Former NFL player Phillip Adams, who shot to death six people and killed himself, suffered from CTE

USA Today 12/14/2021

Ex-NFL player Phillip Adams had CTE at time of rampage that killed 6, doctors sa

NBC News 12/14/2021

Docs Reveal Ex-NFL Player Had Severe Brain Injury When He Killed 6

Daily Beast 12/14/2021

Boston University doctors say ex-NFL player Phillip Adams had CTE when he killed six people and himself

WCVB 12/14/2021

Former NFL player Phillip Adams had CTE when he allegedly gunned down 6 people: BU CTE Center

ABC News 12/14/2021

Autopsy: Severe brain trauma in ex-NFL player who shot 6

AP 12/14/2021

Ex-Patriot who killed six in murderous rampage suffered ‘unusually severe’ CTE, doc says

Boston Herald 12/14/2021

Phillip Adams suffered from extensive CTE

CBS Mornings 12/14/2021

NPR Investigates: CTE, Desperate Patients, And The Hope For A Cure (Pt 1)

NPR 11/22/2021

Former Stanford player Zach Hoffpauir, who died accidentally, diagnosed with ‘startling’ CTE levels

The Mercury News 8/24/2021

Former Stanford football player Zach Hoffpauir posthumously diagnosed with CTE at 26

SFGate 8/24/2021

“He had no memories of it whatsoever’: How Chuck Crist’s family discovered he had CTE

Buffalo News 7/11/2021

Olympic Bobsledder Who Killed Himself Likely Had C.T.E.

New York Times 4/8/2021

Doctors provide consensus symptoms of CTE among living, a major step for researchers

The Washington Post 3/15/2021

More football leads to worse CTE, scientists say. Consider NFL great Willie Wood

The Washington Post 3/12/2021

Vincent Jackson's brain will be donated for CTE research

USA Today 2/18/2021

Super Bowl 2021: Dark side of the NFL including murder cases, suicides, & the horror brain disease found in dead players

The Sun 2/7/2021

How a Damaged Drainage System May Lead to More Severe Concussions

Smithsonian Magazine 2/1/2021

The Good Kind of Brain Drain

The Atlantic 1/23/2021

A new way of looking at concussions

Knowable Magazine 1/20/2021

Dr Ann McKee: Rugby is ready to explode. Children should not be playing it

The Times 1/13/2021

The NFL and Nickelodeon made football kid-friendly. In light of concussions, is that wise?

Yahoo 1/13/2021

Steve Thompson in group of ex-rugby union internationals to sue for brain damage

BBC 12/8/2020

Team Canada's Erin Ambrose donating brain for concussion research

The Sudbury Star 12/1/2020

Each Year You Play Football Increases Your Chances of Developing CTE by 30 Percent

League of Fans 10/29/2020

Ministry Of Sport Brain Health Week Kicks Off With Dr. Ann McKee

Ministry of Sport 9/13/2020

Disease Caused by Concussions Led to Football Player’s Suicide: ‘He Wanted Us to Tell His Story’

People Magazine 9/10/2020

Tackle Football in Childhood: Does Age Matter?

Medpage Today 9/10/2020

Researchers at BU hoping results from recent CTE study will help lead to development of treatments

WHDH-TV 8/11/2020

L.A. firefighter fights against time in battle with ALS

The Los Angeles Times 5/22/2020

We Know Repeated Head Hits Contribute to CTE—But What About Alzheimer’s Disease?

BU Today 4/29/2020

‘They Keep Telling Me I’m Crazy’: A Navy SEAL’s Desperate Search for Answers About His Own Brain Injury & His Family’s Cause Now

People 3/14/2020

Helmets protect athletes’ skulls. Will the NFL use neuroscience to protect their brains?

Salon 3/9/2020

In brains of dead athletes, researchers seek clues to head trauma

Reuters 2/20/2020

CTE doctor Bennet Omalu claims NFL behind Washington Post hit piece

New York Post 2/10/2020

Exactly How Dangerous Is Football?

The New Yorker 2/1/2020

What a lifetime of playing football can do to the human brain

VOX 2/1/2020

Does Football Bear Responsibility for a Chiefs Legend’s 1980 Murder-Suicide?

Slate 1/31/2020

What Does Football Do to the Brain?

BU Today 1/30/2020

The Perfect ’72 Dolphins and Football’s Ultimate Toll

The New York Times 1/30/2020

From Scientist to Salesman

The Washington Post 1/22/2020

Experts rip doctor-turned-evangelist Bennet Omalu for CTE claims

The New York Post 1/22/2020

Aaron Hernandez: Netflix documentary investigates CTE injury

Fox Sports Australia 1/20/2020

Aaron Hernandez” 5 Bombshell Details We Learned From Netflix’s Docu-Series

BET 1/17/2020

How Netflix’s Aaron Hernandez documentary could bring attention back to the hidden epidemic in American’s national sport

The Independent 1/16/2020

Aaron Hernandez Netflix documentary: 10 questions still unanswered in ‘Killer Inside’

Mass Live 1/15/2020

Netflix’s Aaron Hernandez Doc Examines the Full Story of the NFL Star Turned Convicted Murderer

Esquire 1/15/2020

CTE Rears its Ugly Head Again with New Aaron Hernandez Documentary

LA Times 1/15/2020

Netflix’s New Docuseries ‘Killer Inside’ Examines The Fall of Aaron Hernandez

Oxygen 1/8/2020

'We NEED more studies': Neurologists demand urgent research into whether contact sports cause motor neurone disease after rugby star Rob Burrow is diagnosed aged 37

Daily Mail 12/20/2019

A Troubled Ex-USC Football Star Died at 31. His Family Hoped That Studying His Brain for CTE Would Help Others

LA Times 12/3/2019

Pro Soccer Players More Likely to Develop Dementia: Study

U.S. News & World Report 10/21/2019

Pro Soccer Players More Likely to Develop Dementia: Study

HealthDay 10/21/2019

Study reveals concussions in high school sports have dropped 40% since 2013 - but football head trauma that causes CTE is still on rise

The Daily Mail 10/15/2019

Pointed ‘Tackle Can Wait’ TV ad hits amid sobering new CTE study’s stats

Sporting News 10/14/2019

Watch: PSA Claims ‘Tackle Football Is Like Smoking’

Breitbart 10/14/2019

More Years of Football, Higher Odds for Brain Disease Later

HealthDay 10/10/2019

Every 2.6 Years of Playing American Football Doubles Risk of Devastating Brain Disease

ZME Science 10/9/2019

More Years of Football, Higher Odds for Brain Disease Later

U.S. News & World Report 10/9/2019

NFL stars’ risk of developing the degenerative brain disease CTE soars by a THIRD every year they play, study finds

Daily Mail 10/8/2019

CTE Risk Goes Up 30% For Each Year Of Playing Football

Futurity 10/8/2019

NFL Stars' Risk of Developing the Degenerative Brain Disease CTE Soars by a THIRD Every Year They Play, Study Finds

Daily Mail 10/8/2019

Scary: Study Finds Every Year of Tackle Football Raises Chances of CTE 30%

The Daily Wire 10/8/2019

CTE Risk More Than Doubles after Just Three Years of Playing Football

BU Today 10/7/2019

CTE Risk, Severity Increases With Years Playing Football, Study Shows

Boston Herald 10/7/2019

The Transformers

BU Today 9/20/2019

Study Shows Hockey Great Stan Mikita Suffered from CTE

AP 9/13/2019

Why Women’s Soccer Players are Worried About Their Brains

Bleacher Report 9/10/2019

College Football Season Is Here. Will Universities Continue To Ignore The Risk Of Brain Damage?

Forbes 9/2/2019

Dementia Tied to White Matter Rarefaction in Football Players With CTE

MedPage Today 8/5/2019

Patriots Legend Nick Buoniconti Dies

BU Today 8/1/2019

Aaron Hernandez's estate reaches secret settlement with the families of two men the deceased ex-Patriots star was acquitted of killing during a night club altercation in 2012

Daily Mail 7/26/2019

Do Brain Injuries Affect Women Differently Than Men?

New York Times Magazine 6/26/2019

On the Precipice of Memory Loss: Pursuing Better Diagnostic Tools for Patients with CTE and Other Neurodegenerative Disorders

Genetic Literacy Project 6/13/2019

Ann McKee Urges MED Graduates to Speak Up for the Voiceless

BU Today 5/28/2019

Exploring the real science behind tackle football's risks

WPVI-TV 5/28/2019

For Patients With Memory Loss, Working Towards Better Diagnosis

Undark 5/6/2019

Widow Of Hockey Enforcer Todd Ewen Blames NHL For CTE, His Death

NBC News 5/6/2019

The Tragic Post-Hockey Life of an NHL ‘Enforcer’

The Atlantic 4/25/2019

Four BU Professors Receive University’s Highest Faculty Honor

BU Today 4/20/2019

Gronk’s retirement becomes a flashpoint in CTE debate

NBC Sports 3/30/2019

Gronk Retires. Were Concussions and CTE a Factor?

BU Today 3/27/2019

Before CTE Diagnosis, Tommy Nobis’ Family Was Troubled By His Behavior

Atlanta Journal Constitution 1/30/2019

A somber Super Bowl reminder in ‘Mr. Falcon’ CTE diagnosis

Associated Press 1/29/2019

Subconcussive Head Impacts Alter Oculomotor Responses

Reuters Health 12/26/2018

Tim Green’s ALS: Is it fair to blame football?

Syracuse 12/17/2018

Why We Still Don’t Know How Many NFL Players Have CTE

Five Thirty Eight 12/17/2018

'No Safe Blow to the Head': Why One Season of Childhood Football Likely Means Irreversible Brain Damage

CBN News 12/10/2018

Ex-Patriot Kevin Turner’s children are battling the nurse who became his wife and heir

The Boston Globe 12/7/2018

Doctors Said Hockey Enforcer Todd Ewen Did Not Have C.T.E. But He Did

The New York Times 11/30/2018

Gene Variation May Explain Most Severe CTE

Futurity 11/29/2018

VA researchers named most influential people in health care by TIME magazine

Military Times 11/28/2018

T 100 2018

Time 11/28/2018

Why Some People Develop More Severe CTE Symptoms than Others

Association of American Universities 11/21/2018

NHL Won't Admit Liability, Will Pay Around $19 Million In Concussion Lawsuit Settlement

Deadspin 11/13/2018

Scientists zero in on genetic risk factor for Alzheimer's-like brain disease CTE

CBS News 11/5/2018

Specific Gene Variant Linked To Severe Symptoms Of CTE

UPI 11/5/2018

Why Some People’s CTE Symptoms Are More Severe Than Others

BU Today 11/3/2018

Analysis shows 147 college football programs had at least one player diagnosed with CTE

USA Today 11/2/2018

In football, CTE skeptics like Merril Hoge challenge brain-damage conclusions, but Doug Baldwin cites ‘common sense’

The Seattle Times 10/26/2018

Merril Hoge, co-author of new book are way off target in discussing football, CTE

USA Today 10/24/2018

10 key points from Gladiator: Aaron Hernandez and Football Inc.

The Boston Globe 10/23/2018

How one flawed study and irresponsible reporting launched a wave of CTE hysteria

Yahoo Sports 10/23/2018

A Terrible Thing To Waste

The Boston Globe 10/18/2018

Ann Mckee Elected to the National Academy of Medicine

BU Today 10/15/2018

CTE researchers seek to study more female brains

The Washington Post 10/11/2018

Scientists seek veterans to help treat CTE

60 Minutes – CBS News 9/16/2018

Combat veterans coming home with CTE

CBS News 9/16/2018

While adjusting to NFL's new helmet rule, Ravens players, coaches wonder how it will affect the game

Baltimore Sun 9/5/2018

Researchers close in on CTE diagnosis in living, one brain at a time

USA Today 8/24/2018

Startling jump in NFL player claims for Parkinson's and ALS pushes payout projections past 65-year total in 18 months

Los Angeles Times 8/8/2018

Another CTE diagnosis in soccer adds to growing concern

Yahoo Finance 8/7/2018

Athletes Who May Have Suffered From CTE — And The Tragic Outcomes

Oxygen 6/26/2018

Boynton joins NHL concussion lawsuit, pledges brain to science

TSN 6/21/2018

NHL Commissioner Bettman sidesteps question about concussions

Los Angeles Times 5/28/2018

Naperville Park District latest to add flag football as parents' fear of concussions grows

Chicago Tribune 5/5/2018

The Tragic Diagnosis They Already Knew: Their Brother Died With C.T.E.

The New York Times 5/3/2018

Former NHLer Parker had CTE when he died

TSN 5/3/2018

Starting tackle football early sets kids up for brain problems

Futurity 5/2/2018

MED Researchers: Youth Football Linked to Earlier Brain Problems

BU Today 4/30/2018

Playing football young may mean earlier cognitive, emotional problems

CNN Health 4/30/2018

TIME’s 100 Most influential People: BU’s Ann McKee

Time 4/19/2018

Is the NHL doing enough to prevent concussions? Eric Lindros, others don't think so 4/19/2018

Experts say CTE ‘is associated with ice hockey play'

Daily News 4/12/2018

Family of Late Minnesota Hockey Star Waiting for Results from CTE Lab

KSTP 2/27/2018

Former Seahawks' brains shed light on NFL head injuries

King 5 News 2/21/2018

Intercepted Podcast Bonus: The NFL’s Violent Ballet

The Intercept 2/1/2018

Bob Costas will skip the Super Bowl because of the NFL’s connection to brain trauma

SB Nation 1/24/2018

Kevin Turner’s rugged road

ESPN 3/16/2011

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2018 Alzheimer’s Association: Henry Wisniewski Lifetime Achievement Award
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