Prof Ann Glang

Title and Name: Professor Ann Glang

QUB Honorary Professor 

Address for correspondence:

Center on Brain Injury Research and Training,
University of Oregon,
1600 Millrace Drive,
Suite 202,
Eugene, OR 97403, USA.

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Ann is a Research Professor at the University of Oregon and Director of the Center on Brain Injury Research and Training. She began her career as a researcher in 1987 after receiving her PhD in Special Education from the University of Oregon. Combining her interests in Special Education with her commitment to the principles of effective instruction, Prof Glang has designed and studied interventions developing effective strategies to help teachers and families support children and adolescents with brain injuries. As the parent of a child with physical disabilities, Prof Glang brings the unique perspectives of researcher, educator, and parent to her work. Since 1987, Prof Glang has secured and directed or co-directed nearly 30 federally funded research projects focused on individuals with Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI), including both descriptive and intervention research projects. Prof Glang has published numerous articles in refereed journals, edited two books on her work with children with TBI, and co-authored five manuals for educators serving children with TBI. In addition, Prof Glang has led the development of a range of SBIR-funded health education programs, including Brain Injury Partners, an intervention to train family members of children with TBI in advocacy skills, and Brain 101, a concussion education program for high schools.

Selected publications:

  • Dettmer, J., Ettel, D., Glang, A. & McAvoy, K. (2014).  Building statewide infrastructure for effective educational services for students with TBI: Promising practices and recommendations.  Journal of Head Trauma Rehabilitation, 29(3), 224-232.
  • Swartz, L., Glang, A., Schwebel, D., Wolfe, G., Gau, J. & Schroeder, S. (2013).  Keeping Baby Safe: A randomized trial of a parent training program for infant and toddler motor vehicle injury prevention.  Accident Analysis & Prevention, 60, (35–41).
  • Davies, S., Fox, E., Glang, A., Ettel, D. & Thomas, C.  (2013).  Traumatic Brain Injury and Teacher Training:  A Gap in Educator Preparation.  Physical Disabilities:  Education and Related Services, XXXII, I, 55-65.
  • McLaughlin, K., Glang, A., Vondy Beaver, S., Gau, J., & Keen, S. Web-based   Training in Family Advocacy (2013).  Journal of Head Trauma Rehabilitation, 25 (8), 341-348.
  • Ehlhardt Powell, L., Glang, A., Ettel, D., Todis, B., Sohlberg, M. M., & Albin, R. (2012). Systematic instruction for individuals with acquired brain injury: Results of a randomized controlled trial. Neuropsychological Rehabilitation, 22(1), 85–112.
  • Todis, B. Glang, A., Bullis, M., Ettel, D., & Hood, D. (2011). Longitudinal Investigation of the Post-High School Transition Experiences of Adolescents with Traumatic Brain Injury. Journal of Head Trauma Rehabilitation, 26(2), 138-149.
  • Glang, A., Todis, B., Sublette, P., Brown, B.E., & Vaccaro, M. (2010). Professional development in TBI for educators: The importance of context. Journal of Head Trauma Rehabilitation, 25(6), 426-432.

Selected grant awards:

  • 2011-14    Co-Investigator, Grant # H133G110126, Defining Success: Development of a Web-based Tool to Improve Transition Outcomes for Students with Traumatic Brain Injury. National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research.
  • 2010-14    Principal Investigator, Grant # H133G100153, Development of a Web-based Tool for Families Impacted by the Cognitive, Behavioral, and Social Challenges of TBI. National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research.
  • 2009-14    Site Project Director, Grant #H133B090010, Rehabilitation Research and Training Center on Interventions for Children and Youth with TBI, National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research.
  • 2006-14   Principal Investigator, Grant # H21MC06769-01-00, Access to Services for Oregonians with TBI.  Maternal and Child Health Bureau/Oregon Department of Education.
  • 2006-13   Principal Investigator, Grant # H133A060075. TBI Transition System (T-BITS): Systematic Hospital-to-School Transition for Students with Traumatic Brain Injury. National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research.

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