"The war has brought with it great tragedy. We have a responsibility to make as much as we can out of what has happened. It's been my goal to take one piece of this--traumatic brain injury, and better understand its impact on the individual and figure out how to maximize a person's functioning after they've been injured."
Dr. Louis French is the Chief of TBI, Department of Rehabilitation, WRNMMC. He is also the Acting Director of Research for the DVBIC network and the site director for DVBIC at WRNMMC. He is a lead investigator with the Center for Neuroscience and Regenerative Medicine (CNRM).
Dr. French received his doctorate in clinical psychology from the George Washington University. He completed fellowships in clinical and experimental neuropsychology at the National Institute of Mental Health and in neuropsychology, focusing on TBI at the Defense and Veterans Brain Injury Center (DVBIC) at WRNMMC. Dr. French is the Chief of TBI, Department of Rehabilitation, WRNMMC. He is also the Acting Director of Research for the DVBIC network and the site director for DVBIC at WRNMMC; the largest site in that network.
Dr. French is responsible for overseeing all aspects of the screening, assessment, and rehabilitation of those with TBI at the largest military care facility in the Department of Defense (DoD) network. In his current role, Dr. French has participated in multiple Federal panels and workgroups about TBI in the military, helping to shape current policy on screening and treatment for TBI on the battlefield and at home. These included the Army Surgeon General’s Taskforce on TBI, whose report provided the foundation for the structure of TBI screening and treatment that is currently in place in the DoD. He was one of the authors who reshaped the SAC to construct the Military Acute Concussion Evaluation (MACE), which is the standard for concussion screening in theater. At WRAMC, he participates in a diversified research portfolio. He is principal investigator on eight studies of TBI in returning Service Members. He is a lead investigator with the CNRM. He is also an Assistant Professor of Neurology at the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences.