Flora Hammond, M.D.

Project Director - Carolinas Traumatic Brain Injury Rehabilitation and Research System

Dr. Hammond is Professor and Chair of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (PM&R at Indiana University School of Medicine, and at the Rehabilitation Hospital of Indiana serves as Chief of Medical Affairs Brain Injury Program Director. Prior to 2009, Dr. Hammond worked at Carolinas Rehabilitation for 14 years where she served as the Research Director and Brain Injury Program Director. She completed her medical degree at Tulane University School of Medicine, PM&R residency at Baylor College of Medicine, and brain injury fellowship at Rehabilitation Institute of Michigan. She is board certified in PM&R. Dr. Hammond is an experienced researcher who has conducted numerous randomized, clinical trials, and numerous prospective multi-center studies. She has served as Project Director of the Carolinas TBI Model System grant since 1998, and project director for a multisite clinical trial of amantadine for irritability and aggression. She has authored more than 85 peer-reviewed publications. Her excellence in research, teaching, and administration has been acknowledged by receipt of the 2001 Young Academician Award from the Association of Academic Physiatrists and the 2011 William Caveness Award from the Brain Injury Association of America.