Flora Hammond, M.D.

Program Director - Indiana University School of Medicine/Rehabilitation Hospital of Indiana TBI Model System

Dr. Hammond is a board certified physiatrist who completed her medical degree at Tulane University School of Medicine, PM&R residency at Baylor College of Medicine, and brain injury fellowship at the Rehabilitation Institute of Michigan. Since December 2009, Dr. Hammond has served as the Chair of PM&R at IUSM and Chief of Medical Affairs at RHI. She also serves as the RHI Brain Injury Program Medical Director, and is a full Professor with tenure at IU. 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 has served as PD of the Carolinas TBIMS grant during the past 14 years, and PD for a multi-site clinical trial of amantadine for irritability and aggression. Relevant to the proposed work, she has also conducted 2 prior single-site randomized, controlled medication trials for the treatment of post-TBI irritability. Dr. Hammond is an experienced researcher who has conducted numerous RCTs and numerous prospective multi-center studies. She has conducted extensive participatory work in the area of irritability towards the goal of developing a theoretical model of irritability and improving measurement and treatment of this problem. She has authored more than 85 peer-reviewed publications. Her excellence in research, teaching, and administration has been acknowledged by receipt of the 2001 Association of Academic Physiatrists Young Academician Award from the Association of Academic Physiatrists and the 2011 Brain Injury Association of America William Caveness Award.